Driving Beyond Light Duty Electric Cars: Heavy Duty Electrification


Feb 19th 4PM to 6PM

REDHOOK BREWLAB 714 PIKE ST. Game Room Seattle, WA 98122

We will discuss strategies to transition fleets to electric, and current pilots to electrify heavy-duty commercial service vehicles.

Driving Beyond Light Duty Electric Cars: Heavy Duty Electrification

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, Doug Fenty, Fleet Manager at Recology and Danny Ilioiu, Zero-Emissions Fleet Strategic Planning Manager at King County Metro

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.


Tony Cademarti, Fleet Program Manager at Everett Transit

Tony Cademarti has been dedicated to fleet maintenance since 2015. He is a prior Naval officer with over a decade of experience in the Navy (2002-2013). Following his time in the Navy, Tony began his career with the City of Everett in Fleet Maintenance and Management in 2015.  Tony is a current member of NAFA, and is looking to complete his NAFA CAFM certification. His duties include, but are not limited to, creating vehicle and equipment specifications (including transit buses and paratransit vehicles), processing new vehicle and equipment orders, vendor management, hazmat reporting, fuel infrastructure management, tracking and disposal of surplus vehicles and equipment, special projects coordination, and acting as the City’s Green Vehicle Coordinator. He assists the Vehicle Maintenance Manager in managing a mixed duty fleet of approximately 900 units (including Police and Fire), with 11 main fueling sites throughout the City. 


Doug Fenty, Fleet Manager at Recology

Doug is responsible for overseeing Fleet and Facilities Maintenance at both the 8th Ave. Yard and the Recology CleanScapes Material Recovery Facility (MRF). Doug began his career with Recology Cleanscapes in 2010. During his tenure, Doug has overseen the growth of the Recology CleanScapes fleet from 130 vehicles to over 200 today. Doug has been instrumental in the ongoing success and improvement of the company’s preventative maintenance programs. Doug began his career in fleet maintenance as a heavy duty mechanic with Ryder Truck Rental, where he spent over 20 years as a Mechanic, Fleet Maintenance Manager, Technical Training Manager, and Senior Training Consultant.


Danny Ilioiu , Zero-Emissions Fleet Strategic Planning Manager at King County Metro  

 Danny leads Metro’s technology evaluation and organizational strategic needs to successfully transition to zero-emissions propulsion systems. Previously, Danny served as the Director, Research & Development, MTA New York City Transit, Department of Buses, New York City, NY, where he Led a variety of tests, evaluations, leases, operations and projects to investigate how alternative fuels, propulsion systems, emission control systems and strategies can reduce emissions from MTA’s 5,700 bus fleet. 



Event Partner: Western Washington Clean Cities Coalition

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