June 20, 2023 10:00 AM – 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time (coffee and networking at 9:00 a.m.)


Pennsylvania Medium- and Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicle Bootcamp and Showcase

Join the Electrification Coalition for the Pennsylvania Medium- and Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicle Bootcamp. This in-person event will provide the latest information on the deployment of electric trucks and buses in the Keystone State. Policymakers, EV advocates, fleet managers, local and state government officials, and other stakeholders are invited to join this informative set of discussions on policy opportunities, vehicle availability, and the wide range of benefits EVs will provide for Pennsylvanians.

We’ll hear from leaders across Pennsylvania who are leading the charge from the state legislature, city and county governments, state agencies, and utilities. Manufacturers will bring their latest models onsite for an EV showcase, giving participants the opportunity to explore this new technology in person.

Thank you to Harrisburg University of Science and Technology for graciously hosting this event!


You can register for the event here.

Time Topic

Speaker – Click here for speaker bios (coming soon)

9:00-10:00 a.m. Coffee, Networking, and Electric Vehicle Display 

Thomas Built Electric School Bus – Rohrer Bus 

Ford eTransit Van – Rohrer Bus 

Cenntro LS400 Delivery Truck – T.P. Trailers, Inc. 

Blink Charging Series 8 Level 2 Charging Station

10:00 – 10:10 a.m. Welcoming Remarks   Katherine Stainken, Electrification Coalition  
10:10 – 10:20 a.m. Remarks from the City of Harrisburg  Karl Singleton, City of Harrisburg  
10:30 – 10:40 a.m.

Market Update: Medium and HeavyDuty Electrification 

Spencer Burget, Atlas Public Policy  

10:40 – 10:50 a.m.



10:50-11:30 a.m.

Business Perspectives on Medium- & Heavy-Duty Policy 

Moderator: Katherine Stainken, Electrification Coalition 

Dawn Fenton, Volvo Group North America

Jane Culkin, Highland Electric

11:30 – 12:05 a.m.

Laws, Regs and Big Rigs: Policy and Funding Opportunities for Electrifying the MHD Sector  

Moderator: Nick Miller, Electrification Coalition 

Colton Brown, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 

Dave Althoff, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection 

12:05 – 12:35 p.m. 

Lunch Break


12:35 – 1:20 p.m. 

Adapting the Grid for Our Electric Transportation Future 

Moderator: Nicholas Bibby, Advanced Energy United 

Thomas Bonner, PECO 

Francis Frank, PPL 

Alan Michel, First Energy

1:20 2:00 p.m. 

Getting Buses on the Streets: Electrifying School Buses 

Moderator: Max Turner, Electrification Coalition 

Kelsey Mattola, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 

Sue Gander, World Resources Institute  

Mark Carnes, Steelton-Highspire School District  

Mike David, Rohrer Buses 

2:00-2:15 p.m.

Remarks from the PA Department of Environmental Protection 

Acting Secretary Rich Negrin 

2:15-2:55 p.m.

Making Electrification Work: Lessons in Barriers, Challenges, and Deployment 

Moderator: Tony Bandiero, Eastern Pennsylvania Alliance for Clean Transportation 

Matthew Reis, PA GreenGov Council 

Darwin Craul, Capital Area Transit 

Thomas (Tommy) Perkins Sr., T.P. Trailers, Inc. 

Omar Sandlin, Cenntro Electric Group 

2:55-3:00 p.m. Closing Remarks

Electrification Coalition 

3:00-3:40 p.m.

Networking and Electric Vehicle Display 

Thomas Built Electric School Bus – Rohrer Bus 

Ford eTransit Van – Rohrer Bus 

Cenntro LS400 Delivery Truck – T.P. Trailers, Inc. 

Blink Charging – Series 8 Level 2 Charging Station 

Amy Malaki

Amy Malaki is the Director of Partnerships and Policy at SkyNRG and SkyNRG Americas, pioneering global leaders in sustainable aviation fuel production and supply. Prior to SkyNRG, Amy was the Associate Director for the transportation portfolio at the ClimateWorks Foundation where she developed philanthropic investment strategies to advance a sustainable, equitable and low-carbon mobility system. She also pioneered the organization’s international aviation decarbonization strategy. Prior to that she focused on Asia business development at Better Place, a Silicon Valley electric vehicle network startup. She has a B.A. in Chinese and China studies from the University of Washington and an M.A. in international policy studies (energy and environment) from Stanford University.