Webinar: Charging Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicles
The Roadmap Panel Webinar Series
One of the challenges of electrifying heavy-duty vehicles is limited charging infrastructure. This webinar will explore how stakeholders can work together to overcome the market challenges of providing charging for electric trucks. Featuring speakers from Daimler Trucks North America, Southern California Edison, and Penske Trucks, the panelists will highlight how they are bringing clean heavy-duty mobility solutions to southern California.
Patty Monahan is one of five Commissioners on the California Energy Commission. Commissioner Monahan was appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom in April 2019. She fills the Commission's Science/Engineering position, and is the lead commissioner on transportation. Prior to joining the Energy Commission, Commissioner Monahan was the transportation program director at the Energy Foundation, where she funded campaigns across the U.S. to advance electric transportation and cleaner, more efficient vehicles. She held several positions with the Union of Concerned Scientists from 2001-2010, including director of the California office, deputy director of clean vehicles, and senior analyst. She worked at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9, as lead for the Toxic Release Inventory Program from 1997 to 2001 and as an environmental protection specialist from 1990 to 1992. She was a research associate with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory International Studies Program from 1992 to 1994. Commissioner Monahan received a bachelor of science from the University of California, Berkeley and she holds a master's degree in energy analysis and policy from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Andrew Cullen is Senior Vice President – Fuels & Facility Services at Penske Transportation Solutions. His areas of responsibility include fuel purchasing and management, utility management, environmental compliance, waste disposal and telecommunications for over 1,000 North America locations. Prior to being named to his current position, Cullen held the title of Vice President – Energy and Telecommunications Services for Penske Truck Leasing. Upon joining the company in 1995, he has served in a variety of capacities for Penske Truck Leasing, which includes: Manager of Facility Compliance Engineering, Director of Environmental Services, Director of Environmental and Telecommunication Services and Vice President of Environmental and Telecommunication Services for Penske. Before joining Penske, Cullen was employed by a leading civil and environmental engineering consulting firm, working on the evaluation, design, and construction of water, sewer, stormwater and remediation systems. A registered professional engineer in California and Massachusetts, Cullen earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in environmental engineering, both from Pennsylvania State University.