Piggybacking: How to expedite the electrification RFP process

June 10, 2024
Discover the secrets to accelerating the electrification RFP process in the transit sector. Watch bp pulse, Los Angeles Department of Transportation, and Anaheim Transportation Network share valuable insights on assignability clauses, contract drafting, and project essentials for your EV fleet journey.

This webinar was originally held on June 10, 2024 and is now available for on demand viewing.

Duration: 1 Hour

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What’s needed to take a transit fleet electric? Using lessons learned from the transit sector, bp pulse, Los Angeles Department of Transportation, and Anaheim Transportation Network take a deep dive into the burning questions that you have about the fleet electrification process. During this session, the speakers will cover:

  • Assignability clauses allowing for transit piggybacking
  • Drafting contracts to expedite electrification
  • What a transit electrification project looks like

Join us to learn the ins and outs of transit electrification and gather tools to bring back to your own EV fleet journey. The session will conclude with Q&A, so bring your questions with you.


Chuck Ebbets
Chuck Ebbets
Senior Sales Manager–Transit
bp pulse

Chuck Ebbets has years of experience working within the EV ecosystem where he has helped strategize smart and managed charging solutions, and engaged with relevant stakeholders needed to deploy large EV infrastructure projects. He is bp pulse’s Sales Manager in the fleet division, where he supports transit agencies across the nation in meeting their electrification goals.

Paula Eberhardt
Paula Eberhardt
Director Of Finance and Administration
Anaheim Transportation Network


Paula is a seasoned professional with over 30 years of expertise in financial and administrative management spanning various sectors including transportation, telecom, education, food, and manufacturing. Her background includes proficiency in software and network management, extensive involvement in ERP implementation, and the automation of financial and administrative processes. Paula is driven by her passion for sustainable energy, advocating for minimizing carbon footprint practices where possible. She has actively pursued this interest by engineering and constructing a small off grid microgrid for a cabin.


David Somers
David Somers
Division Manager, Transit Grants, Budget, and Procurement Division
Los Angeles Department of Transportation


David heads the Transit Grants, Budget, and Procurement Division in the Bureau of Transit Programs. The Transit Grants, Budget, and Procurement Division ensures transit operations are adequately resourced to provide reliable and affordable service; manages capital budgets to maintain fleet and facility assets and meet the agency electrification goals as an earlier adopter of zero emission vehicles; and manages procurement processes to ensure the agency meets funding deadlines and the Bureau’s service goals. The Division also manages key compliance programs to ensure LADOT meets the grant terms of funding agencies such as Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).

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