Electric vehicles come in all shapes and size. Medium-and heavy-duty vehicles account for nearly 25 percent of transportation emissions in the United States.
Many transit agencies are transitioning from diesel to electric. In the Puget Sound region, Kitsap Transit, Pierce Transit, Everett Transit, and King County Metro have all-electric buses on the road today. King County Metro is committed to moving to a 100% zero-emissions fleet powered by renewable energy no later than 2040. In Portland OR. TriMet announced major actions to reduce its carbon footprint, which includes no future diesel bus purchases after 2025 and at least 340 electric buses in service by 2030.
On the private sector side, manufacturers like BYD and Daimler are advancing heavy-duty innovations with waste hauler Recology put an all-electric Class 8 refuse truck into service in 2019 and hopes to expand their electric fleet soon.
At our February networking event with the Western Washington Clean Cities Coalition, we will discuss strategies to transition fleets to electric and current pilots to electrify heavy-duty commercial service vehicles.
Our guest speakers will be Tony Cademarti, Fleet Program Manager at Everett Transit, and Doug Fenty, Fleet Manager at Recology.
Tony will discuss Everett Transit’s Green Vehicle initiative. Doug will highlight the technical specs of Recology’s new electric vehicles and plans for deployment in 2020.
Event Partner: Western Washington Clean Cities Coalition