Bill Elrick

CA Fuel Cell Partnership

Executive Director

Bill Elrick, Executive Director of the California Fuel Cell Partnership, has over two decades of experience in advanced transportation and energy. Mr. Elrick’s career began with his thesis in the mid-90s on the Introduction of Electric Vehicles into Communities. His expertise includes policy and program development, strategic planning, and a broad range of experience leading public and private entities in collaboratively building new markets. Prior to leading the development of the recent California Fuel Cell Revolution for a self-sustaining market in California, he initiated the original roadmap for launching the California fuel cell electric vehicle market. Mr. Elrick has an undergraduate degree from the University of Indiana and a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from Ball State University.

Sessions With Bill Elrick

Wednesday, 3 March

  • 11:30am - 12:00pm (CST) / 03/mar/2021 05:30 pm - 03/mar/2021 06:00 pm

    Agora Studio

    Agora Studio: FCEV vs. BEV: Which will win the race?

    Panel Power & Renewables Transportation & Mobility

    The prospects of hydrogen fuel cell applications in the light-duty automotive sector remain uncertain. Fuel cell costs are falling and performance increasing, yet not as rapidly as battery technology. Are these electric vehicle types mutually exclusive and in competition, or is there a path of co-existence? Is there a natural domain for each application, centered on vehicle segments and/or geography? How influential is the regulatory framework on each solution? Are policy makers technology neutral, or do they favor one type of EV over another? How could the advent of lifecycle/well-to-wheel–based CO2 regulation influence the trajectory of each technology option?