Jay Friedland

Director/Senior Policy Advisor
Jay Friedland

Jay is CEO of Gridchange, LLC, a clean-tech consultancy with deep expertise in electric vehicles and EV infrastructure. Jay has over 35 years of experience managing a wide variety of technical, policy, educational, and business development programs. As the former legislative director of Plug In America, Jay worked with Congress, consumers, and industry and environmental leaders to drive the inclusion of more than $14 billion in US government funding for plug-in vehicles as part of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. He is a leading advocate for EV consumer protection legislation across the country and has worked to breakthrough key issues around EV charging in multifamily housing. A self-described serial entrepreneur, he has built successful companies, as well as developed key industry alliances between organizations both large and small. He has owned and driven fully electric vehicles over 150,000 miles in the last 20 years.