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Shivika Sahdev

PartnerNew York

Shivika Sahdev

PartnerNew York

Leader in the McKinsey Center for Future Mobility serving clients on navigating disruptions relating to electric-mobility. She co-leads McKinsey’s work on EV Charging Infrastructure and sustainability in advanced industries

Shivika is a leader of the firm’s work on disruptive mobility and serves automotive and aerospace OEMs, new entrants, suppliers, private-equity investors, and governments. She focuses on helping clients build strategies around where and how to engage in e-mobility and across the electric vehicle-charging ecosystem. Additionally, she has supported multiple clients on building decarbonization and emission-reduction strategies relating to transportation.

Before joining McKinsey, Shivika was a project leader at a strategy- and policy-advisory group where she worked with foundations, agencies, governments, and not-for-profit entities on energy and environmental issues.

Examples of her recent work include the following:

  • serving an e-mobility industrial in developing a strategy on where and how to engage in the electric-vehicle-charging value chain across different business-model options
  • serving a private equity group on assessing investments in a hardware provider and a pure-play electric-vehicle-charging software provider
  • helping an aerospace company to establish market sizing to inform investments in disruptive air mobility, specifically passenger and cargo electric vertical takeoff and landing
  • advising a large electric-vehicle-charging network in the United States on establishing its network including siting, installation planning, and go-to-market strategy
  • serving a global fuel-retail supplier on quantifying the impact of electrification, electric-vehicle charging, and autonomous vehicles on market size, trajectory, economics, and identifying opportunities for growth
  • supporting a major US utility in detailing a deployment strategy for a network of more than 5,000 level-two charging points, including design and construction, procurement support, and maintenance strate

Published work

Exploring consumer sentiment on electric-vehicle charging,” McKinsey & Company, January 2024

Can public EV-fast charging stations be profitable in the United States?,” McKinsey & Company, October 2023

What promise does V2X hold for fleets?,” McKinsey & Company, August 2023

Perspectives on wireless and automated charging for electric vehicles,” McKinsey & Company, April 2023

Identifying opportunities and starting to build a new green business in the industrial sector,” McKinsey & Company, October 2022

The 125th anniversary of the little engine that couldn’t,” McKinsey & Company, September 2022

Mobility’s net-zero transition: A look at opportunities and risks,” McKinsey & Company, April 2022

Building the electric-vehicle charging infrastructure America needs,” McKinsey & Company, April 2022

Net-zero emissions in US government fleets,” McKinsey & Company, April 2022

How cities can adapt to climate change,” McKinsey & Company, July 2021

How charging in buildings can power up the electric-vehicle industry,” McKinsey & Company, January 2021

Why most eTrucks will choose overnight charging,” McKinsey & Company, October 2020

The potential impact of electric vehicles on global energy systems,” McKinsey & Company, August 2018

Charging ahead: Understanding the electric-vehicle infrastructure challenge,” McKinsey & Company, August 2018

How battery storage can help charge the electric-vehicle market,” McKinsey & Company, February 2018

Past experience

Dalberg Global Development Advisors
Project leader


Columbia University
MPA, environmental science and policy

University of Pennsylvania
BA, mathematics and economics