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Charging Electric Vehicle Infrastructure for Pennsylvania

January 31, 2023 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

With so many new electric cars becoming available, charging availability emerges as the spoiler. Does someone have a plan? Fortunately, in many parts of the country, and in particular, in Pennsylvania, there is a plan. In our January meeting, we meet Colton Brown, Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Coordinator for Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

Colton shares details of the funded plan for building electric vehicle charging infrastructure in Pennsylvania. The ambitious plan addresses key concerns of electric vehicle owners and operators seeking to adventure further from their homes for business or pleasure and jump-starts our conversion to electric transportation. As part of his presentation, Colton provides a comprehensive look at the electric vehicle landscape, including an introduction to electric vehicles and charging as well as a summary of EV initiatives and incentives in Pennsylvania.

Below is a link to Colton’s presentation:

PennDOT State Plan for Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment available at www.Penndot.pa.gov

Colton Brown is the newly created Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Coordinator for PennDOT, where he supports the development and implementation of the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Grant program for PennDOT. Colton’s previous Commonwealth experience includes managing level 2 and DC fast charging funding programs, and electric vehicle education initiatives. Colton obtained undergraduate degrees in Economics and Geography from Millersville University and a Master’s of Science in Environmental Planning and Management from Johns Hopkins School of Engineering for Professionals.

Following Colton’s presentation, we have an informal “Connections” session for those in the audience who want to stay in the Zoom session to continue the conversation. 


Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Association (eastern PA)