Nevada Medium- and Heavy-Duty EV Boot Camp

The Nevada Medium- and Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicle Boot Camp covered the wide-ranging benefits of electric trucks and buses in the Silver State.

The event, held in Las Vegas on March 31, 2022, featured expert speakers from industry, government, and advocacy organizations. They discussed the importance of electrifying medium- and heavy-duty (MHD) vehicles in Nevada, policy opportunities for accelerating their deployment, the current state of the market, the latest technology developments, and the experiences of public- and private sector fleets that are transitioning to MHD electric vehicles.

An event participant checks out an electric school bus on display.
An event participant checks out a BYD electric school bus on display at the Nevada Medium- and Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicle Boot Camp.

Nevada Joins Agreement to Electrify Trucks and Buses

At the event, Gov. Steve Sisolak announced that Nevada signed onto a multi-state agreement to electrify MHD vehicles, pledging that all new trucks and buses sold in the state will be zero-emission vehicles by 2050.

In the news: Nevada joins 16 other states in the Multi-State MHD Zero Emission Vehicle Memorandum of Understanding. Read more about the announcement in Electrek, Sustainable Bus, Green Car Congress, and KUNR Public Radio.

A Message from Senator Cortez Masto

Presentations

View slide decks from the boot camp’s presentations:

Presenters and Panelists

A panel of policy experts.
Nevada Medium- and Heavy-Duty EV Boot Camp
Nevada Howard Watts III
Attendees at the Nevada event
Two event participants explore an electric school bus in Nevada.
A representative from Nuvve discusses bidirectional charging at an event in Nevada.
A presenter at the Nevada electric vehicle boot camp.
Attendees at the Nevada EV boot camp

Amy Malaki

Amy Malaki is the Director of Partnerships and Policy at SkyNRG and SkyNRG Americas, pioneering global leaders in sustainable aviation fuel production and supply. Prior to SkyNRG, Amy was the Associate Director for the transportation portfolio at the ClimateWorks Foundation where she developed philanthropic investment strategies to advance a sustainable, equitable and low-carbon mobility system. She also pioneered the organization’s international aviation decarbonization strategy. Prior to that she focused on Asia business development at Better Place, a Silicon Valley electric vehicle network startup. She has a B.A. in Chinese and China studies from the University of Washington and an M.A. in international policy studies (energy and environment) from Stanford University.