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About Us

Our Mission

The Transportation Energy Institute is a non-advocacy research organization dedicated to studying transportation-energy. We consider “fuel” to be any type of energy being used to power a vehicle, and our research encompasses a breadth of issues affecting the vehicles and fuels markets.

Founded by NACS in 2013 as the Fuels Institute as a 501(c)(4) nonprofit social welfare organization, the Transportation Energy Institute publishes fact-based research projects designed to answer relevant market questions, not advocate for any specific outcome. Our reports are geared toward all industry stakeholders – from those trying to make strategic business decisions to policymakers considering legislation and regulations affecting the fuels and vehicles markets.

Because of our non-advocacy approach, we are the most diverse organization in the fuels and vehicles markets. The Transportation Energy Institute creates a place in which stakeholders of all persuasions can come together to collaborate, share perspectives and commission objective research analyzing the challenges and opportunities facing the market.

Our partners are dedicated to promoting facts and providing decision makers with the most credible information possible, so the market can deliver the best vehicle and fuel options to consumers. This collaborative, non-advocacy approach ensures our products are both objective and reliable.

Transportation Energy Institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, or sex in administration of its activities, and Transportation Energy Institute does not intimidate or retaliate against any individual or group because they have exercised their rights to participate in actions protected, or oppose action prohibited by 40 C.F.R. Parts 5 and 7, or for the purpose of interfering with such rights.

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Staff Members

Executive Director

Vice President

Director, Marketing and Communications

Director, Education and Special Projects

Karl Doenges

Executive Director, Charging Analytics Program

Meagan Ray

Administrative and Project Manager

Amy Kalafa

Multimedia Designer

Become a Contributor

The Transportation Energy Institute draws on the collective expertise of our distinctive contributors to analyze the technologies of today, trends of tomorrow, and market impacts of drivers such as fuel regulations, consumer behavior and market fundamentals. As a contributor to the Transportation Energy Institute, you have the opportunity to lend your unique voice to our research and to help us deliver an exceptional product, all while being given exclusive access to our many benefits.

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Research Fund

The Research Fund empowers the Board of Advisors to focus on the most important topics and answer the most relevant questions with the knowledge that funding is not a concern. Supporting the Research Fund of the Transportation Energy Institute will ensure that the organization continues contributing balanced and objective analyses of the critical issues facing the transportation energy sector.

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Speaker Program

Even if you are not a Transportation Energy Institute contributor, you can still benefit from our expertise. Drawing from our own original research, insights gained from our diverse contributors, and our analysis of outside reports, the Transportation Energy Institute has a unique understanding of the transportation energy market that it wants to share with you.

We are pleased to offer various speaking engagements as well as customized workshops for interested organizations.

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