When you think about who is most influential in the EV industry, Elon Musk likely comes to mind but not many other people.  We looked a dozens of engineers, CEO’s and even a few politicians when coming up with our list of the top ten most important people in EV’s for 2021.

Here is the video of the Top 10 Most Influential People in Electric Vehicles today:

After careful consideration names like Steve Girsky from Nikola fell out of the top 10.  We looked at people from Faraday Future, Byton, Lordstown and even China’s Kandi.  All of these people do have an important role to play but we believe the 10 people below are the ones the electric vehicle industry are watching.


Electric Vehicle’s Power Players 0:00
#12 Peter Rawlinson: CEO & CTO, Lucid Motors 0:40
#11 Thomas Ingenlath: CEO & Chief Designer, Polestar (think Volvo) 1:25
#10 Thomas Ulbrich: E-Mobility Board, Volkswagen 2:31
#9 Mate Rimac: Founder, Rimac Automibili 4:35
#8 Alejandro Agag: Chairman, Formula E 6:30
#7 RJ Scaringe: Founder, Rivian 8:18
#6 William Li: Founder, CEO & Chariman, Nio Inc 10:12
#5 Henrik Fisker: Founder & CEO, Fisker Automotive 13:02
#4 Giovanni Palazzo: CEO, Electrify America & Electrify Canada 15:30
#3 Hak Cheol Shin: CEO, LG Chem 17:38
#2 Mary Barra: CEO of General Motors 19:17
#1 Elon Musk: Founder & CEO, Tesla Motors 23:07


1 Comment

Cliff Gatling · April 23, 2021 at 10:48 am

There are so many people in EV industry and EV parts industry that noone has heard of! Most people opt for ignoring them but they are critically important to our future. Thanks

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