Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) recently shared that Rakesh Aneja, head of eMobility at DTNA, was appointed to the newly founded Electric Vehicle Working Group (EVWG) by the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Department of Transportation.
According to a company release, the EVWG was established by the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation and is entrusted with providing vital recommendations to the U.S. Secretaries of Energy and Transportation for integrating light-, medium-, and heavy-duty electric vehicles (EVs) into the U.S. transportation and energy systems.
By collaborating closely with federal interagency working groups, especially on fleet conversion, the EVWG aspires to ensure effective coordination and insightful consultation. Furthermore, the group will regularly report on barriers and opportunities to scale up EV adoption to the U.S. Secretaries of Energy and Transportation and key congressional committees, bolstering informed decision-making.
Under the guidance of the U.S. Secretaries of Energy and Transportation, the EVWG comprises 25 members, encompassing six federal stakeholders and 19 non-governmental stakeholders. This array of viewpoints includes representation from geographically diverse regions across the United States, spanning rural, urban, and suburban contexts.
“I am incredibly honored and enthusiastic to accept the invitation to serve as a Committee member of the U.S. Government’s Electric Vehicle Working Group," said Rakesh Aneja, head of eMobility at DTNA. “This is a significant recognition of the strides that DTNA has made in eMobility and underscores our commitment to leading sustainable transportation. I am thrilled to collaborate with this esteemed group and the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation to help shape the future of mobility in the United States.”