Electric buses are cleaner, quieter and increasingly more cost-effective than traditional diesel alternatives. But the complexities of charging are still a significant hurdle for many transit agencies converting their fleets to electric.
Join us for a one-hour webinar on the latest developments, challenges and solutions in electric bus charging. There will be a live Q&A with transit agencies who have deployed electric buses, as well as an overview of a recent report from Atlas Public Policy and EDF that incorporates findings from 28 industry interviews. Transit agencies, policy folks, utilities and electrification advocates are invited to come learn about specific examples, anecdotes and on-the-ground experiences from those at the forefront of transit electrification.
• Sarah Ryan (Moderator), Senior Manager, Fleet Electrification at Environmental Defense Fund: Sarah manages the analytics and research that make the case for procurement of medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicles as well as wider implementation of distributed energy resources.
• Nicole Lepre, Policy Analyst at Atlas Public Policy: Nicole conducts original research and analysis on EV policy and manages data projects to support Atlas’s transportation and power sector customers. She co-authored a recent report from Atlas Public Policy and supported by EDF, Deploying Charging Infrastructure for Electric Transit Buses: Best practices and lessons learned from deployments to date.
• Kate Tomford, Senior Analyst for Energy in the Finance Department, Chicago Transit Authority: Kate manages and supports initiatives including CTA’s transition to an all-electric bus fleet, energy efficiency upgrades, energy commodity procurement, and coordination with utilities.
• Julio Rodriguez, Senior Engineer and Project Manager, LA Metro: Julio is in charge of electrifying the North portion of the Silverline for LA Metro, which aims to convert its entire bus fleet to zero-emissions by 2030.