In 2020, three fleets deployed all-electric terminal trucks in the Kansas City and Chicago metropolitan areas under Metropolitan Energy Center’s (MEC) grant project, Electrifying Terminal Trucks in Unincentivized Markets.
On Tuesday, October 19 at 12pm CT, MEC will host a virtual roundtable with the project fleets as they share their real-world experiences with zero-emission freight handling. During an engaging Q&A session, they will discuss project costs, implementing the required charging infrastructure, training fleet personnel, and more. Orange EV, the electric truck manufacturer; Evergy, Kansas City’s electric utility; and our research partner from Penn State University will also join the panel to answer questions and share best practices to prepare for fleet electrification.
- Chris Butler, Director of Fleet Services, Johnson County Kansas
- Darin Darr, Lineage Logistics Site Manager, Hirschbach Motor Lines
- David Stringer, VP of Innovation, Lazer Spot Inc.
- James Telson, Associate Director of Innovation & Sustainability, Compass Supply Chain Solutions
- Jason Dake, Vice President Legal & Regulatory Affairs, Orange EV
- Julie Dietrich, Electrification Program Manager, Evergy
- Drew Torkelson, Lead Product Manager, Evergy
- XB Hu, Professor, Pennsylvania State University
This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) under the Award Number DE-EE0008887.