Medium- and heavy-duty vehicles account for nearly 25 percent of transportation emissions in the United States.
Join us as we partner with Forth for a networking event on Wednesday, February 19, on the topic of electrifying the medium- and heavy-duty vehicle sector.
Attendees will have the chance to learn more about strategies to transition fleets to electric power as well as ongoing pilot projects to electrify heavy-duty vehicles.
Multiple transit agencies in Washington are currently 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.
On the private sector side, manufacturers like BYD and Daimler are advancing heavy-duty innovations. Waste hauler Recology recently put the first all-electric Class 8 refuse truck in the country into service in Seattle and hopes to expand their electric fleet soon.
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 refuse trucks and plans for deployment in 2020.
What: Driving Beyond Light-Duty Electric Cars: Heavy-Duty Electrification
When: Wednesday, February 19, 4 - 6 p.m.
Where: Redhook Brewery -- 714 Pike Street, Seattle, WA