Drive Electric Pennsylvania Coalition
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.
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
firstname.lastname@example.org or 814-332-6681.
- April, 2023 (exact date TBD)
Previous meeting: January 24, 2023
The January 24, 2023 DEPA Coalition meeting was held via MS Teams video conference and attended by over 100 stakeholders. During this meeting the Coalition learned about a number of innovative EV charging technologies and strategies, including on-street charging via streetlight mounted EVSE, wireless inductive charging, and battery-integrated EVSE solutions. The group also learned about the latest in economic analyses of Vehicle-to-Grid and Fleets-to-Grid from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. As usual, Coalition members provided updates and various programs and activities surrounding EV and EV infrastructure., including updates from PennDOT, DEP, PECO, and others. For more detailed information on the information presented and the presenters, please use the links below to access the meeting agenda and slide presentations.