Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) recently announced that Rakesh Aneja, head of eMobility at DTNA, has been appointed to the newly founded Electric Vehicle Working Group (EVWG) by the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Department of Transportation.
The EVWG, established by the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation, 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, according to the press release. EVWG collaborates closely with federal interagency working groups. Furthermore, the company notes that 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.
Under the guidance of the U.S. Secretaries of Energy and Transportation, the EVWG comprises 25 members, encompassing 6 federal stakeholders and 19 non-governmental stakeholders, the press release notes. This array of viewpoints includes representation from geographically diverse regions across the United States, spanning rural, urban, and suburban contexts.