Bjoern E Christensen

Bjoern has been at the forefront of VGI over the last 8 years being one of the key drivers of industry defining projects and actual V2G commercial deployments serving as the Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) of Nuvve, the world leader in V2G solutions.As CSO Bjoern was responsible for developing and implement strategies for Nuvve’s VGI expansion into the world market and specifically positioning Nuvve as the world leader in V2G solutions.Bjoern was a key driver of the Nikola and the Parker project in Denmark including key in writing the project applications and securing funding, and secured the qualification for Nuvve to participate in grid services in Denmark.Latest Bjoern secured Nuvve the large INVENT project at the University of San Diego funded by the California Energy Commission, to pave the way for commercial VGI fleet solutions in California and beyond. Bjoern served as the Principal Investigator on the project.During his time with Nuvve Bjoern worked closely with Prof. Willett Kempton widely considered the "Father of Vehicle-to-Grid" technology.Bjoern brings more than 30 years of international experience in Technology, Marketing, Business Development and Corporate Venture Capital.Prior to Nuvve, Bjoern co-founded the Corporate Venture fund Siemens Mustang Ventures in Silicon Valley and was named President & CEO.Siemens Mustang Ventures invested in some of the most successful IT/Networking startups of the time and helped them towards successful IPOs (COM21, Efficient Networks, Extreme Networks, Phone.Com, Virata, Sycamore Networks, Cambridge Silicon Radio).Through these investments Siemens gained access to best in class technologies on favorable conditions. Furthermore, he facilitated a number of M&A transactions, where Siemens acquired the portfolio companies.Later Bjoern served as President & CEO of Siemens Venture Capital (SVC), with worldwide responsibility for all Siemens AG venture investments. SVC had over 660M Euro under management in five funds: Energy, Industry, Healthcare , IT/Networking and Fund-in-Funds.Bjoern helped SVC to become one of the worlds most prominent and successful Corporate Venture Groups with 70+ direct investments and 30+ fund investments and with offices in San Jose, Boston, Munich, Beijing and Tel Aviv.Bjoern holds a Master of Science from the Technical University of Denmark and resides in Silicon Valley.

“GIVE ME YOUR TIRED, YOUR POOR, YOUR HUMBLED SPACs YEARNING TO BREATHE FREE😊”

SENDING MY ENCOURAGEMENT TO THE SPAC FOLKS “IN TROUBLED WATER”👍 On my last day of a trip to Denmark. Last Friday I watched on TV Jacob Hübertz the Interim CEO of the Danish Vækstfonden, which purpose is to discover and develop the companies that Denmark cannot afford to miss out on. Jacob explained how a growing number of …

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Tesla announces “North American Charging Standard (NACS)”

Dear Tesla, You have had: – Plug&Charge protocol support– 1-phase level 2 AC charging– Fast DC charging (which you call Supercharging)– Elegant, smaller, and lighter charging plug for many years.  You deserve a lot of credit for leading the E-Mobility transformation. I am on my 3rd Tesla Model S and enjoy the driving experience. However, you should have …

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MAKE E-SCHOOL BUSES BIDIRECTIONAL AND PREPARED FOR V2G FROM THE START. 

SHOULD BE A REQUIREMENT FOR UPCOMING EPA AWARDS 2023-2026 (Jennifer Granholm Michael S. Regan) Some statistics from the recent EPA e-school bus awards (see picture):· 91 awards for 1 school bus only.· 30 awards for the maximum of 25 vehicles each.· 317 awards for 1-10 vehicles – number of vehicles 1,013.· 41 awards for 20-25 vehicles – number of vehicles 992. …

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EPA E-SCHOOL BUS FUNDING INSIGHT

The recent EPA awards for e-school buses provided funding for 2,463 vehicles. EPA used a lottery system to select the awardees. School districts identified as priority areas serving low-income, rural, and/or tribal students made up 99% of the projects that were selected.  More applications are under review, and the agency plans to select more to …

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