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.

Now is the time for car manufacturers to step up and help California mitigate the effects of wildfires and earthquakes (Part 3)

The Energy Resilient Vehicle (Part 3) This is the 3rd of a series of blogs that explains the concept of the Energy Resilient Vehicle. This blog goes into some details about what the ERV is and how the EV manufacturers can make ERVs. The next blog will take a view of the advantages to the …

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Now is the time for car manufacturers to step up and help California mitigate the effects of wildfires and earthquakes.

The Energy Resilient Vehicle (Part 2) California has always been on the forefront of helping car manufacturers to introduce climate friendly technology in their vehicles. A. The Story of smog and the Catalytic Converter in California  The first episodes of ‘smog’ occurred in Los Angeles in the summer of 1943. It got worse the following …

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Now is the time for car manufacturers to step up and help California mitigate the effects of wildfires and earthquakes (1).

A “new normal day” in a Californian’s life Autumn 2019. Last Friday we received a call from our electricity provider Pacific Gas & Electricity (PG&E). They told us that they would cut the power to the area where we live outside San Francisco because of high wind and dangerous fire conditions. It turned out that …

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How school buses could help run your air conditioning on hot summer days

Illinois is proposing to spend more of its VW settlement money on electric school buses than any other state. Schools are letting out, and that means many yellow buses are headed to storage. But what if instead of sitting idle for much of the summer, school buses had a seasonal job helping to balance the electric …

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It’s time to get serious about recycling lithium-ion batteries

A projected surge in electric-vehicle sales means that researchers must think about conserving natural resources and addressing battery end-of-life issues. As the popularity of electric vehicles starts to grow explosively, so does the pile of spent lithium-ion batteries that once powered those cars. Industry analysts predict that by 2020, China alone will generate some 500,000 …

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BYD and Toyota join forces to develop electric cars and batteries

Asian carmakers BYD and Toyota are teaming up to develop electric cars – and the batteries to power them – with a view to bringing the jointly developed vehicles to market by 2020 (Article). Announced on Friday, the deal will see electric sedans and “low-floor” SUVs developed by the two companies, which will then be …

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Electric car models to triple in Europe by 2021 – market data

The number of electric car models on the European market will more than triple within the next three years, new analysis shows. After several years of timid growth, EU carmakers will be offering 214 electric models in 2021 – up from the 60 available at the end of 2018. Transport & Environment (T&E), which publishes the analysis …

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