Ben Mandel

Senior Director, Northeast Region

Ben is Senior Director, Northeast Region at CALSTART, where he works to integrate cleaner, more efficient vehicle technologies into public and private fleets. Ben steers CALSTART’s provision of technical assistance and outreach for the New York Truck Voucher Incentive Program (NYTVIP), its provision of fleet electrification planning support through Mass Fleet Advisor, support of NYMTC’s Clean Freight Corridors Planning Study, and development of the Zero-Emission Technology Inventory (ZETI) tool as part of CALSTART’s Global Commercial Vehicle Drive to Zero Program. Ben is also leading an upcoming national workplace charging assistance campaign called Charge to Work USA, funded by the US Department of Energy. His team was instrumental in supporting the passage of the Advanced Clean Truck Rule in New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts in 2021. Prior to joining CALSTART, Ben led policy development and implementation activities at the New York City Mayor’s Office of Sustainability for transportation and power sector initiatives in pursuit of New York City’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80% below 2005 levels by 2050. Ben holds a Master of Public Policy degree and a Master of Science degree in Energy & Resources from the University of California at Berkeley and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University.