Electric Truck Bootcamp #8: Sustainable Supply Chains & End of Life

One of the top​ motivations for fleets to switch to electric trucks is sustainability. Yet questions remain around the sustainability of components supply chains — particularly batteries. NACFE and industry experts discuss what is being done to ensure responsible sourcing and disposal of electric truck components.


The Electric Truck Bootcamp is a 10-part educational series on electric trucks — hosted by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) and RMI — for fleet managers, utility planners, policymakers, and more. While the Run on Less – Electric event this September is focused on today’s fleet and OEM leaders who have electric trucks already in operation, the Electric Truck Bootcamp is designed with “fast followers” in mind, to:
  • Increase industry awareness of electric trucks
  • Provide professional development opportunities to decision-makers at all stages of their electrification journey
  • Synthesize quick takeaways and recommendations from NACFE and RMI’s electric truck work to date
  • Convene fleets and other stakeholders across the electric truck ecosystem to discuss key opportunities and challenges as they plan for future deployments of electric vehicles

Derek Matthews

Global Partnership Manager, Power & Propulsion Solutions

BAE Systems Inc.

Jimmy O’Dea

Senior Vehicles Analyst

Union of Concerned Scientists

Kunal Phalpher

Chief Commercial Officer


Jeff Spangenberger

Materials Recycling Group Lead, Applied Materials Division

Argonne National Laboratory