Eric is a recognized innovation professional in the electric transportation, connected vehicle and new mobility space. Following service as an Intelligence Officer in the U.S. Navy, Eric held roles in strategy, product development and program management at GM, Boeing, and Quantum Technologies. He later directed the global Automotive X PRIZE competition that awarded $10M to the winning teams with vehicles exceeding 100 mpg (equivalent). As an independent consultant, Eric contributed as a core member of the Department of Energy’s Future Transportation Fuels Study, which advanced actions to overcome commercial barriers to electric vehicles (EVs) and accelerate consumer adoption. Eric holds graduate degrees in business management and technology policy from MIT’s Sloan School of Management and an engineering bachelors from USC. He earned a PhD in Transportation Technology and Policy at UC Davis where his examination of new car dealers in EV deployment won him recognition by USDOT as the National Center for Sustainable Transportation’s Outstanding Student of the Year. Cahill has been featured in The New York Times, Roll Call, The Detroit News, Automotive News and WIRED magazine.