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The ongoing global shift from internal combustion engines to electric vehicles is, more than anything else, a war to win the hearts and minds of the vehicle buyer. In this global world war, one of the key battlefronts is social media, and the generals leading this particular battlefront are the EV, cleantech, e-Mobility and public policy influencers advocating for electric vehicles.
In this post, we give them due recognition as key social media influencers who have been fighting lonely battles for years and decades to electrify the future, sharing the latest news, trends and technologies that influence tens of millions of people on social media.
Here’s our list of the top 20 most influential EV influencers on social media that we follow, and urge you to do the same.
James Carter, Principal Consultant at Vision Mobility, is a speaker, author and expert in New Mobility. He has 19 years of OEM industry experience (Toyota), and last year his LinkedIn posts got 21 million views.
Jeremie Bernardin, Director of Electric Vehicle Training & Innovation, Integrated Automotive Experience, has worked for and with various levels of government, private and non-profit organizations as an electric vehicle industry specialist. He is also President and Co-Founder of the Electric Vehicle Association of Atlantic Canada.
With over 20 years of work experience in marketing and media, Bill Soule is passionate about driving the transition to electric vehicles and clean energy. With over 10k followers on LinkedIn, every post he makes further cements his thought leadership and influence in the discussions over electric vehicles and the future of transportation.
David Hunt, CEO and Founder of Hyperion Executive Search, is a talent expert, speaker, advisor, consultant, mentor, and podcast host, has a passion for the intersection of clean technology and business. You’ll get fascinating insights from exceptional cleantech founders and leaders that David interviews on the Leaders in Cleantech podcast.
Matt Damasceno is Managing Director, ENERGYDM Management, with a self-proclaimed leadership by influence style, and excellent communication that shines through in his posts on LinkedIn as well.
Matt has worked in the automotive, manufacturing, and industrial fields, and is now deeply focused on new mobility and emerging technologies, including automotive electrification, lithium-ion batteries, software-defined vehicles, and autonomous driving.
Writer, broadcaster and actor Robert Llewellyn is the host of Fully Charged, the world’s top clean energy and electric vehicle channel. He, along with presenters Maddie Moate, Jack Scarlett, Helen Czerski, Chelsea Sexton and Andy Torbet, explore and explain what is an unprecedentedly fast-paced technological revolution.
Ade Thomas is founder of Green.TV, which has become a leading e-Mobility agency and channel, having created the EV Summit, World EV Day, Ebike Summit, and ElectricDrives. In 2021, they launched the Decarbonisation Summit, to deliver cross-sectoral change. In 2022, they co-created EV LIVE at Blenheim Palace, a major consumer facing e-Mobility event.
Seth Leitman is founder of Green Living Guy®, GreenLivingGuy.com and Formed Green Living Guy Productions. He worked for the New York State Government for 10 years, mostly on green issues ranging from hybrid transit buses and EVs to indoor air quality. His total reach exceeds 40 million followers. Seth has authored nine books, and has a podcast with downloads at 25,000 per episode.
Social media influencer and Youtuber Alex Guberman is the creator and host of the weekly electric car news YouTube channel E for Electric, as well as a brand ambassador for the LA Auto Show / AutoMobility LA, and founder of one of the oldest and largest Tesla Model S communities on Facebook.
Business leader, tech entrepreneur and sustainable investor, Jordan Brompton is the co-founder and CMO of myenergi – a global leader in eco-smart home energy technology. Alongside being crowned Great British Entrepreneur of the Year, she was named in the named in the TE100, the Stonehage Fleming XV, the Top 10 Women in Energy and took home gold as EY Entrepreneur of the Year (North). She is also author of ‘Sparki and the journey to Earth’, which aims to educate children about the importance of working towards a greener future.
Roger Atkins is founder of Electric Vehicles Outlook Ltd. With over 38 years of automotive industry experience, he shares insights and stories through a popular blog, podcast, and LinkedIn platform, where he has almost 300,000 followers and has been recognised as a Top Voice for EV.
Rahul Bagdia is Chairman and Managing Director of pManifold evACAD, and a tireless clean energy advocate and teacher who has been working closely with governments all over the world, helping define their strategic e-Mobility roadmaps, supporting implementation, EV training, and driving adoption and impact.
Henrik Fisker, Chairman & CEO at Fisker Inc., is an innovation loving, protocol challenging automotive designer, entrepreneur, and EV pioneer who launched the world’s first premium plug-in hybrid 2011 Fisker Karma.
Aditya Tiwari is an HV Lithium-Ion battery system expert at VinFast. His inspiring posts on LinkedIn have a large following, and provide useful career guidance for those looking to enter into the EV industry.
Sandy Munro is Owner and CEO, Munro & Associates. He has assessed nearly every go-to-market EV since 1991, including the EV1, BMWi3, Toyota Prius, Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt and Bolt, the Tesla Model S, X, 3, and Y, and the Ford Mustang Mach-E.
Sandy shares his wealth of EV knowledge on his YouTube channel, Munro Live. He and his team of experts offer viewers a behind-the-scenes look at Munro’s teardown process. Sandy’s entertaining yet informative approach attracts an attentive and diverse audience.
Chelsea Sexton works at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). She became an independent consultant in 2001 and has worked for decades with automakers and utilities to encourage EV deployment, worked in venture capital to identify investment-worthy companies, co-founded the consumer advocacy organization Plug In America, and was featured in the documentary “Who Killed the Electric Car?”
Naveen Munjal is the Managing Director of Hero Electric Vehicles. In 2008, he was instrumental in founding the SMEV (Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles), the only representative body of the Indian Electric Vehicle Industry in India, whose consistent efforts resulted in the Indian Government’s push towards making EV adoption a key agenda under various policies both at a State and National level.
He also serves on the board of LEVA (Light Electric Vehicle Association), USA, and has been an advocate of climate change and zero-emission mobility and speaks at various global forums and conferences.
Joseph Mashele is Co-Chair Of The EPPR Working Group, under United Nations Pollution and Energy Working Party (GRPE). A technical Specialist (Automotive) for NRCS - National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications in South Africa, Joseph has also been instrumental in the development of product technical specifications for TG Truck products as Product Manager at MAN Truck & Bus SA (Pty) Ltd. His posts on LinkedIn are the go-to source for the latest news and trends in the EV industry in Africa.
Uday Narang, Founder at Omega Seiki Mobility, is the public face of the EV manufacturer on social media as well as at industry events and expert panels as an advocate and evangelist for sustainable transportation.
Shivaraj D is SVP Business Development in a stealth venture, with 20+ years of experience in the Automotive and EV industry in his track record. His breaking news posts on LinkedIn have a large following.