Alison Pridmore is an Energy Analyst with the International Energy Agency (IEA), where she leads the work of the Energy Efficiency Division related to transport. Her work includes capacity building; research and policy advice for emerging economies. Alison’s work on urban areas involves identifying smart mobility options including charging and exploring city led transport responses to Covid 19. Broader work themes include battery swapping for electric vehicles and fuel economy standards Prior to joining the IEA, Alison was a principal consultant at Aether – an environmental consultancy. Her work included looking at the multiple benefits of energy efficiency and the consideration of electric vehicles from a life cycle perspective. Prior experience covers consultancy, academia, and policy sectors, including at Ricardo and the UK’s Sustainable Development Commission. Alison has a PhD in Transport from the University of Aberdeen, with her research examining the role of social influence on the take up of new vehicle technologies.