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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 Colton Brown, Energy Program Specialist, at coltbrown@pa.gov.

Upcoming 2021 meetings:

  • Thursday, April 15: 10 am-noon via Webex video conference
  • Thursday, July 15; 10 am-noon via Webex video conference
  • Thursday, October 21; 10 am-noon via Webex video conference

Previous meeting: January 21, 2021

The January 21, 2021 DEPA meeting was held via video teleconference and attended by over 90 stakeholders. Please use the links below to access the meeting agenda, meeting presentation, and presentations delivered by guest speakers. During this meeting the Coalition (1) learned about time-of-use electric generation rates and their impact on EV adoption, (2) discussed EV annual fee considerations, (3) shared legislative news and member updates related to EVs and EV infrastructure, and (4) learned about the Clean Cities’ recent grant award from the Department of Energy to perform EV outreach and education.