Brett Hauser is a renowned e-mobility expert who has been instrumental in shaping the global electric transportation industry. Today, he is harnessing private capital to accelerate zero-emission adoption across his private equity investments, corporate board positions, and non-profit advisory roles. His experience includes scaling two start-ups into global e-mobility players, defining international charging standards, developing infrastructure projects totaling more than $2 billion, and delivering outsized returns for technology fund investors in telematics, telecommunications, natural resources, and manufacturing.
Previously, Brett was the CEO of Greenlots, where he transformed a small electric scooter business into a global provider of turnkey smart charging solutions for electric vehicles. Under his leadership, Greenlots forged partnerships with General Motors, Ford, BMW, Kia, Southern California Edison, National Grid, Avista, and Southern Company, and the company was selected by Electrify America to deploy up to 5,000 fast chargers in cities across the United States. Brett also led the company through multiple funding rounds and the successful acquisition by Royal Dutch Shell.
Brett advocates for private sector climate leadership via his roles on the Ceres’ President’s Council, LACI Advisory Council, and the Energy Institute Advisory Board at his alma mater, the University of Texas at Austin. A decade ago, he co-founded the Open Charge Alliance, which championed open global standards to drive down infrastructure costs and enable more widespread and equitable access to charging infrastructure, and he is also a board member emeritus for the Alliance for Electric Transportation.
He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, who is a television writer and producer, and his son.
“With a strong portfolio of sites already under development in North America and plans for significant expansion, Voltera is clearly meeting a previously unmet need in the industry – the need for full-service charging facilities in the right place at the right time, delivered as a service. Voltera is solving the infrastructure challenges to enable widespread EV deployment and dramatically reduce emissions.”