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Today we are discussing electric vehicles and broader electrification initiatives with Cory Hewett, Director of Electrification at Stealth Mode. As passionate as he is about emerging technologies, Cory sheds light on the critical intersection between community, technology, and sustainability. Surprisingly, the challenges surrounding EVs aren’t solely engineering-related but are heavily influenced by perceptions, emotions, and political dynamics, making timing a crucial factor. Cory shares insights drawn from his own journey, emphasizing the importance of knowing your personal values and aligning them with your actions.

Listen in to hear Cory’s advice for identifying and living by your core values, as well as his perspectives on the obstacles facing electric vehicle adoption. From debunking misconceptions to emphasizing the role of education in driving change, this episode offers a compelling exploration of electrification’s potential and the path forward for those curious about getting involved.

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What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • The importance of knowing your personal values.
  • Cory’s advice for finding your own personal values.
  • How Cory lives by his core values every day.
  • The biggest challenges electric vehicles are facing.
  • The importance of education when it comes to electric vehicles.
  • What Cory listens to and reads to stay up to date.
  • How to get involved in electrification.

Ideas Worth Sharing:

  • “Right now, the major challenges with EVs seem less related to engineering and are instead now more about perception, more emotional, more political and more timing based.” – Cory Hewett
  • “We’re firm believers that within any transition, energy, transportation or otherwise, there are going to be winners and losers. There are going to be those who embrace the change and there will be those who resist it.” – Dan Roberts
  • “I owe my success to having listened to the best advice and gone away to do the exact opposite. I don’t have the answers. If you listen to this episode and you’re like, ‘Oh, I’ll do what he did’…you’re screwed. I want to have as little advice as possible, but I’m happy to share my experience of trying, doing, failing, and occasionally being met with some success.” – Cory Hewett

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