Reuben Sarkar

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation

Department of Energy

Reuben Sarkar is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation. He oversees EERE's Sustainable Transportation sector, which includes the Vehicle, Fuel Cell, and Bioenergy Technologies offices, all with a focus to reduce our oil dependence, avoid pollution, and create jobs by designing and manufacturing alternatives to petroleum fuels and more energy efficient cars and trucks. Before joining the Department of Energy, Mr. Sarkar was leading business development and strategy for Proterra, a manufacturer of electric buses and fast charging stations, with prior leadership roles in engineering. Previously, he worked at General Motors where his most recent role was as the lead design release engineer on the first generation electric drive system of the Volt. Reuben holds both Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in chemical engineering, as well as an MBA all from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.