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Learn how you can partner with KC and Central KS Clean Cities for transportation grants to upgrade fleets, use cleaner fuels and save money.

You asked. We listened. This session will provide details on how to apply for grants through MEC. Partnering with us lets you leverage funding from federal and state programs into more cost-effective operations and cleaner vehicles. We’ll discuss how to prepare a project proposal, and cover what technologies typically are – and aren’t – eligible.

This event will consist of a presentation followed by audience Q&A. We will use screen sharing to show our application forms and how to fill them out.

We’ll also touch on additional state and federal funding opportunities, and welcome your questions. Transportation stakeholders of all stripes are welcome, whether public or private, off-road or on – we hope you’ll join us on December 17th. Click here to register for this free event.

Thinking about EV options for your current medium- or heavy-duty fleet? Not sure where to start? Want to learn more? Join us on Tuesday, December 8th from 1:00-2:30 pm CST as we learn from industry leaders in production, manufacturing, integration, and adoption of medium and heavy-duty fleets. Learn about medium and heavy-duty electric vehicle options, how current companies have converted their fleets to electric, the benefits of switching, and any roadblocks our presenters have encountered along the way.

Andy Fry from Topeka Metro reveals their approach to bus electrification, while Larry Brasfield from Lion Electric, Kurt Neutgens from Orange EV, Julie Dietrich from Evergy discuss technology and actions to take before pursuing medium- and heavy-duty vehicle electrification. To hear how your fleet can evolve to meet the demand of future transportation, register here.

Larry Brasfield, Regional Sales Manager, Lion Electric Co. – Larry’s role with Lion Electric Co leverages his customer-focused approach and 30 years of experience in the trucking industry. For Lion Electric, the emerging leader in pure electric medium and heavy-duty trucks, Larry specs and sells fleet specific, right sized solutions that meet customers’ needs with zero-emission battery electric solutions. Larry grew up with trucking in the family as the third generation in the business and has worked in many different roles in the industry including full-service leasing, vocational truck sales and natural gas prior to the last 3½ years in EV trucks. The Brasfield legacy is now 4 generations strong as two of his three children are in the industry and he has been blessed with 5 grandchildren.

Julie Dietrich, Evergy – As a Program Manager on the new Electrification team at Evergy, Julie is responsible for developing and implementing the strategic vision for transit and fleet across Evergy’s Kansas and Missouri jurisdictions. This includes building partnerships with fleet managers and their affiliates and offering solutions and support related to fleet electrification.

 

 

Andy Fry, Topeka Metro – Andy is the Special Projects Engineer for the Topeka Metropolitan Transit Authority. He is the primary staff member in researching and understanding the implications of electrification of Topeka Metro’s electric bus pilot scheduled to go live in 2023. Andy has a Mechanical Engineering degree from Kansas State University and has worked in the area of utility regulation with Kansas utility providers and consumers in the Kansas Corporation Commission’s Utilities Division. Electric vehicle implementation continues to be a favorite focus of Andy’s career, across the various sectors of his work.

Kurt Neutgens, President & CTO, Orange EV – Kurt is the co-founder of Orange EV and leads engineering, production, sales, service, and technical support for the company. He has 30+ years of OEM product development and manufacturing experience. Kurt was VP of Engineering & Assembly for Harlan Global’s line of airport tractors and launched their all-electric line-up. He launched Electric Vehicle International’s first electric truck model. Kurt co-led Ford’s $2B Eco-Boost program strategy and definition and served as Engineering Manager of the Ford F-150.