Electrifying Trucking

Apr 12th 10AM to 11AM PST

Accelerating the Adoption of Trucking

Electrifying Trucking

How do we accelerate the adoption of electric trucking? Through automation,  increased battery range, charging availability, or all of the above? Join us on this webinar to discuss the future of electric long-haul trucks. 

Electric trucks require large batteries to haul large loads. The availability of charging stations is also limited and charging infrastructure is a key consideration for fleet managers, particularly for fleets that travel long distances. Some trucking companies have already adopted electric technology in isolated markets, but the reality is that these challenges prevent a large-scale rollout.

Join our speakers to discuss the technology’s growing influence on the electric transportation industry and the emergence of electric trucks in deliveries. 


Michael Roeth, Executive Director, North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE)

Mike has worked in the commercial vehicle industry for over 35 years, is the Executive Director of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency and is the trucking lead for RMI. Mike’s specialty is brokering green truck collaborative technologies into the real world at scale. Mike was awarded the prestigious SAE 2020 L. Ray Buckendale Lecturer and manuscript author. He has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the Ohio State University and a Master’s in Organizational Leadership from the Indiana Institute of Technology. Roeth served on the second National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine Committee on Reducing Fuel Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles, is a Department of Energy Merit Reviewer and past Chairman of the Board for the Truck Manufacturers Association. He understands the customers, operations and intricacies of the commercial vehicle industry having held various positions in product development, engineering, reliability and quality, sales, materials and plant management with Navistar and Behr/Cummins.


Salim Youssefzadeh, CEO and Co-Founder, WattEV

Salim Youssefzadeh is the CEO and Co-Founder of WattEV with a mission to speed up the transition of US trucking transport into zero emission faster than anyone could expect. WattEV uses a combination of business and technology innovation to create infrastructure and data driven workflow that provides truckers and fleet operators the lowest total cost of ownership. Salim graduated from UCLA (2011) with a BS in Electrical Engineering with emphasis on Computer Science and a BS in Applied Mathematics and graduated Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (2014) with a MS in Electrical Engineering and an MBA.

Ian Beil, Senior Grid Edge Engineer, Portland General Electric

Ian Beil is an electrical power system engineer, researcher, and instructor. As a Grid Edge Engineer at Portland General Electric, his work focuses on incorporating energy storage and electric vehicle technologies into the power system. He has held previous industry positions in transmission system planning, renewable energy integration, and electromagnetic transient analysis, and has worked in National Lab, consulting, and utility environments. He has also served as an adjunct faculty member at PSU's Maseeh College of Engineering since 2020.

Dawn Fenton, Vice President of Government Relations & Public Affairs, Volvo Group North America 

Dawn Fenton is the Vice President for Government Relations and Public Affairs at Volvo Group North America. She has been with Volvo Group for 10 years and has responsibility for federal government relations as well as California policy issues. Prior to joining the Volvo Group, Dawn worked for the Diesel Technology Forum and ABB, Inc. Dawn has worked in the government relations field for 30 years across a range of energy, environment, sustainability, foreign policy and trade-related issues in the public, private and non-profit sectors. She received her Master of Science in Foreign Service from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and her B.A. from Tufts University.