NASEO State EV Workshop: Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicle Electrification

December 7, 2021, 1:00 - 4:00 PM ET

The Medium- and Heavy-Duty Electrification virtual workshop will invite fleets, the U.S. Department of Energy, private sector experts, and representatives from various state agencies to explore opportunities to support the reduction of pollution and electrification of fleet and freight vehicles. The event will be structured as a virtual roundtable, with a small group of fleets, federal agencies, private-sector experts, and state agencies offering remarks followed by interactive discussion. Additional state agencies and private sector partners have been invited to participate as webinar attendees in “listen-only” mode, and are encouraged to ask questions in the webinar “chat” and “Q&A.” This workshop is a follow-up event to the State EV Infrastructure Summit, and is part of NASEO’s larger initiative with U.S. DOE and NREL to explore what states need to build-out EV infrastructure in a strategic, efficient, and equitable manner. Please contact Cassie Powers ( or Dylan Tucker ( with any questions, or click here to register.


1:00 p.m. – 1:10 p.m. ET: Welcome and Introductions

  • Cassie Powers, Senior Managing Director, NASEO
  • Mark Smith, Technology Integration Program Manager, U.S. Department of Energy, Vehicles Technology Office

1:10 p.m. – 2:25 p.m. ET: Fleets as Anchor Tenants
This session will explore the impacts of and process of electrifying fleet vehicles, anticipated electric needs, and strategies to leverage consistent fleet vehicles charging to support the deployment of more public DC Fast Charging infrastructure. Roundtable participants will be invited to ask question of the panelists, share challenges individual states are facing, and identify potential models or best practices in the electric system planning/fleet nexus.

  • James di Filippo, Senior Policy Analyst, Atlas Public Policy
  • Caroline Travis, Director of Pricing and Capital Markets, Highland Electric 
  • Danny Ilioiu, Strategic Planning Manager, King Country Metro Transit
  • Brent Taylor, Assistant Commissioner for Fleets, NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services

2:25 p.m. – 2:35 p.m. ET: Break

2:35 p.m. – 3:55p.m. ET: Freight Electrification
This session will examine actions currently underway to reduce carbon emissions and other air pollution in the freight sector. Special attention will be given to the air quality impacts near ports and other communities bearing the burden of freight traffic.

  •  Amy Goldsmith, Board of Directors, Coalition for Healthy Ports
  • Morgan Caswell, Manager of Air Quality Practices, Port of Long Beach
  • Mackenzie Eldridge, eMobility Specialist, Schneider Electric

3:55 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET: Wrap-up and Next Steps