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John Gartner, Senior Research Director

John Gartner

John Gartner is a senior research director leading Navigant Research’s Transportation Efficiencies and Data Services programs. He has overseen custom research and consulting engagements for the world’s leading automotive companies, technology vendors, and infrastructure providers, and is responsible for content management, key industry and client relationships, and forecast model development. Gartner’s key areas of expertise include electric vehicles (EVs), EV charging infrastructure and integration into the grid, vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology, and advanced batteries.

Gartner has 29 years of experience in technology evaluation, market research, and consulting. He began his consulting career in information technology at the National Software Testing Laboratory in 1988, where he consulted on projects for government agencies and the world’s largest computer companies. Between 1993 and 2002, he managed a computer test laboratory and IT department, and oversaw the development of several data-driven websites. He has contributed to many leading IT and business publications, including Wired, Windows Magazine, Technology Review, Inc., and McKinsey Quarterly. Gartner also founded and edited Wired’s automotive website, Autopia, and was the first to report on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s overestimation of hybrid vehicles’ fuel economy. Gartner holds a BA in business administration-statistics from Temple University and a master’s degree in secondary education from Arcadia University.

Recent Reports

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  • Vehicle Grid Integration

    Managing Plug-In EVs in Grid Services: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts

    With range issues overcome and low costs for energy and maintenance, plug-in EVs (PEVs) are likely to steadily become the leading powertrain in light duty vehicle (LDV) transport by 2050 and in medium and heavy vehicle (MHDV) transport not long after. The electrification of transportation will increase load significantly. While basi...

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  • DC Fast Charging Equipment for EVs

    Direct current (DC) fast charging deployment is growing rapidly, spurred by increasing sales of battery EVs (BEVs) and the introduction of long-range BEVs. The technology has quickly shifted from being a niche segment of the overall EV charging market to the technology with significant investment momentum behind it. Moreover, the ma...

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  • Redefining Mobility Services in Cities

    The Impacts of Making Transport Clean, Shared, Automated, and Connected

    Around the world, major cities have been setting targets to combat the negative effects of local transport on public health, local pollution, noise levels, and GHG emissions. Sustainable mobility plans are counting on heavy investments in public transportation and biking infrastructure to compensate for the loss of personal vehicle ...

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  • Intelligent Transportation Systems

    Active Traffic Management, Multimodal Systems Integration,

    The advent of near ubiquitous connectivity and embedded intelligence is leading to more sophisticated systems for planning and managing transportation. The concept of Internet of Things (IoT) indicates that it is possible to receive and send data in real-time across all components of the transportation ecosystem, enabling more sophi...

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Recent Blog Posts

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  • Integration of EVs Becoming a Priority for Utilities

    September 26, 2017

    Utilities are rapidly coming off the sidelines and tackling the opportunity to integrate EVs head on. Sales of plug-in EVs (PEVs) in the United States have reached nearly 120,000 units so far in 2017, up 28% from the same period last year, according to HybridCars.com. Utilities are more actively planning to accommodate the growing n...

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  • Cities Taking Steps to Charge Up EV Sales

    June 9, 2017

    Urban areas with air quality concerns are promoting the use of plug-in EVs (PEVs) as a way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. By investing in EV charging infrastructure, cities such as New York City, Seattle, and Boulder are hoping to allay residents’ fears of not having a place to recharge their vehicles. New York City is emphas...

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  • Diversity of EVs to Power Sales Growth

    May 23, 2017

    Plug-in EV (PEV) sales have climbed by more than one-third thus far in 2017, and the plethora of new models coming out will continue to drive sales even higher during the next decade. Despite gasoline selling for less than $2.50 per gallon in much of the United States, PEV sales increased by 39% during the first 4 months of the year...

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  • Carshare Services Gear Up for Gig Economy

    May 5, 2017

    Younger urban dwellers are increasingly joining the ranks of carsharing, ride-hailing, and delivery service workers, as more and more companies are customizing their offerings for participants in the new gig economy. Driving jobs that offer flexible hours and attract predominantly younger drivers are known as “gigs.” Carshare co...

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Recent Press Releases


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