Kevin Walkowicz

Senior Director Truck Initiative

Kevin Walkowicz is the Sr. Director of CALSTART’s Truck and Off-Road Initiative where he leads efforts to help accelerate the pace of clean tech adoption in the medium and heavy-duty truck and off-highway space. Prior to joining CALSTART, he managed the Advanced Commercial Vehicle and Charging Infrastructure Group within NREL’s Center for Integrated Mobility Sciences at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.  There, he led efforts to develop and implement innovative research approaches to reduce transportation energy consumption and increase the use of domestic renewable resources in the transportation industry.  His work focused on conducting laboratory and in-use research, characterizing data and developing analysis, simulation & visualization tools.

He hopes his efforts will ultimately help to increase the use of clean and advanced technology for medium and heavy-duty vehicles + infrastructure.  A primary focus of his has been on understanding vehicle operations, assessing electric vehicle efficiency and characterizing fueling and recharging operations through duty cycle analysis.

Prior to joining NREL he worked at General Motors Corporation working with the vehicle development teams to lead emission control development projects.  He holds a B.S.M.E from Lawrence Technological University and a M.S. in engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.