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Drive Electric Pennsylvania Coalition

Drive Electric Pennsylvania Coalition participants, November 2017 meeting Drive Electric Pennsylvania Coalition participants, November 2017 meeting

Every year, more states and cities around the country are promoting the use of electric vehicles (EVs), as they increasingly see the value of reduced greenhouse gas emissions and the potential for new economic opportunities. The DEP Energy Programs Office partnered with stakeholders statewide in 2016 to form the Drive Electric PA Coalition and develop strategies to increase use of EVs by state and local government agencies, businesses, industry, and individual consumers in Pennsylvania. Through a process coordinated by an expert transportation consultant (supported by funding from the U.S. Department of Energy State Energy Program), the Coalition identified barriers to EV use in Pennsylvania and the most effective ways to overcome them.

Pennsylvania Electric Vehicle Roadmap

DEP and the Drive Electric PA Coalition published the "Pennsylvania Electric Vehicle Roadmap" in 2019. It reviews the state of the electric vehicle market in Pennsylvania, presents a set of proposed strategies to support the expansion of the EV market, and estimates the potential benefits and impacts to the state from an increased EV market. The roadmap is designed to inform policymakers, business owners, and other decision makers interested in supporting EV growth in Pennsylvania.

Electric Vehicle Roadmap: 2021 Update

DEP, PennDOT, and other Coalition members are working to implement the recommendations identified in the Roadmap. For highlights on progress made, more actions that can be taken, and a summary of the current electric vehicle market in Pennsylvania, all in an easy-to-use booklet format, see the Pennsylvania Electric Vehicle Roadmap: 2021 Update

Connect with the Coalition

The Drive Electric Pennsylvania Coalition includes state and municipal government officials, Clean Cities Coalitions, EV businesses and consultants, transportation organizations, electric utilities, environmental groups, auto companies, individuals, and other interested stakeholders.

Public Education Events

The Coalition periodically holds public education events on the benefits and operation of electric vehicles.

Coalition Meetings

The Drive Electric PA Coalition meets at least three times a year, and meetings are open to the public. If you'd like to be informed about upcoming meetings, please contact Geoff Bristow of the DEP Energy Programs Office at or 814-332-6681.

Next Meeting:

  • December 7, 2023 10:30 am – 2:00 pm; In-person (virtual option also available)
    PennDOT’s Riverfront Office Complex
    1101 South Front Street
    Harrisburg, PA, 17104

    Advance registration is required to attend in person. Please use the link below to register no later than 2:00 pm December 4th, 2023.

    DEPA PA Coalition Meeting Dec 7th Registration

    December 7th Meeting Agenda

Previous meeting: July 20, 2023

The July 20, 2023 DEPA Coalition meeting was held via MS Teams video conference and attended by over 90 stakeholders. The topics covered during this meeting included 1) updates on Level 2 Charging Rebates, DC Fast Charging Projects, the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate, Alternative Fuel Incentive Grant, Medium and Heavy-Duty Zero Emission Vehicle Pilot Grant program, and the new ZEV Roadmap by Geoff Bristow, DEP and updates to electric vehicles in PennDOT’s registration database and the NEVI program by Colton Brown, PennDOT; and 2) an electric vehicle Legislative Update by Nolan Ritchie, M.P.A., Executive Director Senate Transportation Committee. As usual, Coalition members provided updates on various programs and activities surrounding EV and EV infrastructure, including updates from Clean Cities and a brief discussion on the North American Charging Standard. For more detailed information on the information presented and the presenters, please use the links below to access the meeting agenda and slide presentations.