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Amped: The Benefits and Basics of Driving Electric Vehicles

Webinar series for Pennsylvania local governments, businesses, and residents

National Drive Electric Week, September 26 - October 4, 2020

The number of electric cars registered in Pennsylvania increased 50 percent in 2018. Although electric vehicles are still a small fraction of registered vehicles, the trend is clear: More Pennsylvanians want to drive electric vehicles for work and personal use.

Local governments, businesses, and residents are increasingly interested in the lifetime cost savings: Electric vehicles need less maintenance than gasoline or diesel vehicles and cost 50 - 70 percent less to fuel. Many want to drive these zero-emission vehicles to help improve air quality in their communities. Others want to do their part to reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and slow climate change.

Most people have a lot of questions about driving electric vehicles: What are they like to drive? How far will they go on a charge? Where are the charging stations? Is there any financial assistance to buy an electric vehicle or install a charger? Are electric trucks available?

Join us for this free webinar series on the benefits and basics of driving electric in Pennsylvania. Our broad range of speakers, including both experts and new converts, will answer your questions, share their knowledge and experiences, and get you as close to driving electric as virtually possible! 

Electric vehicles in Pennsylvania

Monday, September 28, 11:00 am - noon:
Driving Electric Vehicles: The Benefits and Basics for Local Governments

This webinar is for local government leaders wondering why their office should switch to electric vehicles, how to make the transition, and how to encourage EV use in their communities. Three municipal leaders from across Pennsylvania will share their experiences, and you’ll get an overview of electric vehicles in Pennsylvania and a summary of incentives available to local governments. Questions welcome.

Hosts: Colton Brown, DEP, and Ngani Ndimbie, PennDOT
Speakers:
Rebecca Kiernan, City of Pittsburgh; Joanne Tosti-Vasey and Don Holderman, Bellefonte Borough; Joe Green, Borough of Lansdale

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Tuesday, September 29, 11:00 am - noon:
Driving Electric Vehicles: The Benefits and Basics for Businesses

Why would a private business be interested in using electric vehicles? What difference can businesses make in accelerating electric vehicle growth? Learn about the electric vehicle experiences of private businesses in Pennsylvania, get a brief overview of electric vehicles, and find out about incentives available to businesses in the state. Questions welcome.

Hosts: Colton Brown, DEP, and Ngani Ndimbie, PennDOT
Speakers: David Landis, EPIC Metals, Rankin, PA; Steven Moelk, IKEA, Conshohocken, PA; Dale Kitchnefsky, OBX Property Management LLC, Tunkhannock, PA

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Wednesday, September 30, 11:00 am - noon (live)
Thursday, October 1, 6:00 - 7:00 pm (recording with live host and chat):
Driving Electric Vehicles: The Benefits and Basics for Pennsylvania Residents

Whether you’re curious about electric vehicles, thinking about buying one, or already own one, join us for this informative webinar to learn more about driving an electric vehicle in Pennsylvania. You’ll learn about everything from charging speeds and locations to overcoming range anxiety and rebates available for electric vehicle purchases. Questions welcome.

Hosts: Colton Brown, DEP, and Ngani Ndimbie, PennDOT
Special Guest Speaker: DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell
Speakers: Electric vehicle experts and fans from DEP, PennDOT, Eastern Pennsylvania Alliance for Clean Transportation, Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities, Duquesne Light Company, PECO Energy Company, ChargePoint, Electrification Coalition, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, ChargEVC, Charge Forward LLC

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Thursday, October 1, 1:00 - 2:00 pm:
Transitioning to Electric Vehicles: The Benefits and Basics for Fleet Managers

Can electric vehicles keep up with the high demands of fleet operations? Are electric vehicles cost competitive with gasoline or diesel vehicles? Hear from fleet managers about their experiences operating electric vehicles. You’ll also get a brief introduction to electric vehicles in Pennsylvania and a summary of incentives available for fleets. Questions welcome.

Hosts: Colton Brown, DEP, and Ngani Ndimbie, PennDOT
Speakers:
Taki Darakos, PITT OHIO Company, Pittsburgh; Kevin Sheehy and Matthew Sloan, University of Pittsburgh; Andy Krauss, Borough of Lansdale

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Amped EV Webinars

Sponsored by the Drive Electric Pennsylvania Coalition, with special thanks to DEP, PENNDOT, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Eastern Pennsylvania Alliance for Clean Transportation, and Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities.