Accelerating Virginia’s Electrification of Medium- and Heavy- Duty Vehicles

State Policy Bootcamp

December 9, 2021, 9am – 12pm ET 

The bootcamp will cover the wide-ranging benefits of electric medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicles –from refuse trucks and delivery vans to school and transit buses to tractor trailer trucks. We will also discuss the policy opportunities for accelerating their deployment in Virginia. Speakers from the public sector and industry will discuss the state of the market, technology, and the experiences of fleets that are transitioning to EVs including municipalities, school districts and private industry. 

Click here to view the speaker bios. 

Time (ET) Topic Speaker
9:00 AM – 9:05 AM Welcoming Remarks Anne Blair 
Sr. Policy Manager, Electrification Coalition  
9:05 AM – 9:25 AM Keynote Remarks

Congressman Don Beyer, 8th Congressional District of Virginia

Delegate David Reid, 32nd District and Loudoun County

Chris Bast 
Chief Deputy Director, VA Department of Environmental Quality 

Video Remarks: Governor Northam

9:25 AM – 9:40 AM Medium- and Heavy- Duty Market Update Spencer Burget, Atlas Public Policy 
9:40 AM – 10:05 AM Business Perspectives on Medium & Heavy-Duty Policy 

Moderator: Dakoury Godo-Solo 
Policy Fellow, Electrification Coalition 

Joe Gwin, The Lion Electric
Heidi Sickler, Amply Power
– Kristopher Russel, Dominion Energy 
Aravind Kailas, Volvo

10:05 AM – 10:15 AM Coffee Break  
10:15 AM – 10:35 AM Why Electrification? Perspectives on National Security, Equity and Economic Opportunity 

Moderator: Anne Blair
Sr. EV Policy Manager, Electrification Coalition 

Da’Quan Love, NAACP, Virginia Chapter 

– General Charles F. “Chuck” Wald   
Abby Wulf, SAFE

10:35 AM – 11:10 AM Federal Partnerships for Fleet Electrification

Moderator: Katherine Stainken
Policy Director, Electrification Coalition 

Kyle Winslow, U.S. Department of Energy 
Maurice Henderson, U.S. Department of Transportation 

11:10 AM – 11:40 AM Getting Buses on the Streets: Electrifying Municipal Transit 

Moderator: Alleyn Harned
Virginia Clean Cities

Bill Eger, City of Alexandria 
Joe Empert, Engineering Consultant, CTE; Project Manager for the Alexandria zero emission bus feasibility study and fleet transition framework

11:40 AM – 11:50 AM Creating Collaboration: Pitch Your Idea for M&HD Electrification in VA    
11:50 AM – 11:55 AM Heavy Duty Deployment Demonstration Video  
11:55 AM – 12:00 PM Closing Remarks Anne Blair, Electrification Coalition

Creating Collaboration – Apply to Pitch Your Idea for MHD Electrification in VA

Please click here to submit your proposal if you would like to showcase your program, proposal, or idea during the Creating Collaboration session. A link will also be emailed to you after registration. Four groups or individuals will be selected to share your high-level ideas in a 5-minute pitch to the entire webinar group. Public-sector, non-profit, industry, and individuals are welcome to submit ideas.

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.