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Ramiro Lepe

Medium & Heavy Duty Transportation Electrification Sr. Advisor
Southern California Edison

After spending the last 15 years in the Transportation and Commercial Equipment Rental industries, Ramiro Lepe is now focused on helping Medium and Heavy-Duty Fleets transition to electric through Southern California Edison’s low to no-cost EV infrastructure installation program, Charge Ready Transport. Having worked with some of the industry’s largest fleets and knowing the unique challenges that they face when undertaking an electrification initiative, Ramiro’s mission is to demystify SCE’s various Fleet Electrification programs, and the EV infrastructure installation process. Ramiro represents SCE’s Charge Ready Transport program in a Senior Advisor capacity, and he earned his MBA from the University of Redlands, which coupled with his extensive fleet background, makes for a truly unique customer experience. Charge Ready Transport has a goal of installing infrastructure to support the electrification of 870 sites for a total of 8,490 Medium & Heavy-Duty Vehicles. The program offers an array of benefits to include two infrastructure installation options, commercial TOU rates, demand charge holiday’s, and charger hardware rebates (for eligible customers).

Ramiro Lepe’s Session(s):


ROI – Investing for the Long Haul — Thu, March 30, 2023

Taking a look at the Case Study from Legend Transportation INC. and its partners SCE and Daimler Trucks.

The cost of fuel and maintenance are crucial factors to consider in the trucking industry. With regenerative braking and lower energy costs, electric fleets are a fair competitor to their diesel counterparts. Dramatic changes to a business happen when operators realize that less maintenance, more uptime, productivity, and cheaper energy come from transitioning to electricity. In this session you will:

  • Weigh the options of less maintenance over time and up-front infrastructure expenditures
  • Learn how to accurately assess your current vehicles versus electric vehicles 
  • Leverage PHEV monitoring to maximize ROI
  • Understand the cost-saving benefits of TOU pricing for fleets and utilities 

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