Just a girl who plays with (mostly electric) cars, tilts at windmills as a lifestyle choice. After more than 20 years, it remains an adventure…
Oh, you wanted something a little more…detailed? Grown-up? Need a bio for an event or project we’re doing together? Okey dokey. Here are a couple, of different lengths:
The Full Monty:
Chelsea Sexton started selling cars at age 17 to put herself through college, but soon found her passion for electric vehicles (and her lead foot) as part of the General Motors EV1 program. In the two decades since, she has amassed unparalleled expertise in the electric transportation ecosystem, including market strategy, stakeholder engagement, retail processes, public policy, infrastructure, and communications.
Chelsea led the initial creation of the Automotive X PRIZE, which has since awarded $10 million to winning teams and inspired similar prize efforts to leverage talent and investment to catalyze efficient transportation solutions.
As a Senior Advisor to VantagePoint Capital Partners’ Cleantech practice, she helped guide the firm’s transportation-related investment priorities, most notably an early stake in Tesla Motors.
Chelsea’s diverse adventures have also included advising Audi, Nissan, Tesla, Chevrolet, Google, Best Buy, Edison Electric Institute, Hoover Institution, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, California Energy Commission, and many others. On the non-profit side, she co-founded Plug In America, the largest consumer-oriented electric drive advocacy group, and remained its Executive Director for several years.
Chelsea has been featured in a handful of books, TV shows, and the critically-acclaimed Sony Pictures Classics film, Who Killed the Electric Car?, and she was a Consulting Producer on the follow-up, Revenge of the Electric Car. She is quoted frequently in a variety of media outlets, and occasionally writes for one of them when a topic gets under her skin.
The Cliff’s Notes:
Chelsea Sexton’s electric transportation background includes working on General Motors’ EV1 program, serving as Director of the Automotive X PRIZE, Senior Advisor for VantagePoint Capital Partners, and co-founding Plug In America. Chelsea was featured in Who Killed the Electric Car?, and was a Consulting Producer on Revenge of the Electric Car. She currently serves as an advisor, consultant, and general pot-stirrer, is quoted frequently in a variety of media outlets, and occasionally writes for one of them.