Thought Leadership

Brett Williams


Senior Principal Advisor

Dr. Brett Williams is Senior Principal Advisor for Electric Vehicle (EV) Programs at the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE).

Many of his activities are carried out in support of California's $900 EV rebate program, Clean Vehicle Rebate Project, for which he co-directs transparency and evaluation efforts, as well as for related activities in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Oregon and New Jersey. Previously he was an Assistant Adjunct Professor of Public Policy at UCLA, a postdoctoral scholar at UC Berkeley, and a researcher for Amory Lovins at the Rocky Mountain Institute. Brett has a PhD in Transportation Technology & Policy from UC Davis, a master’s degree in Environment & Development from Cambridge University (UK), and an undergraduate degree in Physics / Public Policy Analysis from Pomona College (Claremont, CA).