As Vice President at CALSTART, Fred Silver provides executive oversight on the Low Carbon Bus Program. He has worked with the Federal Transit Agency for more than eighteen years focusing on the commercialization of new bus technologies including Zero Emission Fuel Cell and Battery Buses, Hybrid Vehicles and Advanced Bus Rapid Transit Vehicles.
Fred also acted as the Director of the California Hybrid and Efficient Advanced Truck Research Center administered by CALSTART. The CalHEAT Truck Research Center developed a Technology and Market Transformation Roadmap which illustrated a pathway for California to meet their emissions and environmental policies as they relate to medium and heavy duty trucks.
Fred also provides executive oversight on CALSTART's First Mile Program with a focus of encouraging a modal shift to cleaner mobility, especially as it relates to transit connections, as well as fostering the integration of small electric vehicles and bicycles into the low carbon transportation plans for cities and regions.
Fred has a background in power electronics including a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University.