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Phil Oldridge

Chief Executive Officer
Envirotech

Phillip Oldridge is CEO and board chair of Envirotech Vehicles (EVTV), a transportation industry-leading provider and manufacturer of purpose-built, all-electric, zero-emission vehicles. Oldridge is a pioneer in the electric commercial vehicle industry with more than 30 years of experience in the manufacturing and distribution of electric vehicles and homologation. His passion for electric transportation and his strategic entrepreneurial approach has led to the launch of many new products within the marketplace, including the creation of North America’s first and only purpose-built, all-electric, zero-emission Class 3, 4, 5 and 6 vehicles. As a highly-regarded senior executive, Oldridge is an expert in providing strategic and financial insight, directing teams and delivering business results.

 

Before starting his tenure at EVTV, Oldridge was the founder and CEO of GreenPower Motor Company, a Canadian electric bus manufacturer that offers electric commercial vehicles for delivery, public transit, schools, vanpools, micro-transit, shuttles and more. Throughout Oldridge’s career, his impact in operations, design and manufacturing in the electric vehicle and transportation industry has been recognized in North America and internationally. He has provided operational expertise and served as CEO for companies across the globe including Bus & Coach International, Cannon Coach Lines, Inc., Nevada Charter, Inc. and Canamera Carriers, Inc. 

 

Oldridge holds a Master of Business Administration from Richmond, The American International University in London where he also received a Bachelor of Science degree. 

Phil Oldridge’s Session(s):


Fleet Diversification and Transition from ICE — Thu, March 30, 2023

Smooth the transition of your fleet by identifying which vehicles are best suited for your organization and the job, followed by an understanding of the requirement for each vehicle to outline the building blocks for a successful transition. The following topics will be covered: maintenance of an electric fleet, training employees, route considerations, installing charging infrastructure, etc.

  • Grasp the importance of cultivating strong partnerships with suppliers, OEMs, vehicle leasing, and fleet management companies
  • Measure current operations, electricity usage, and performance 
  • Organize recharging schedules appropriately and make use of smart charging to curb costs
  • Manage vehicle selection, maintenance, costs, and operations through side-by-side comparisons
  • Equip your staff with the proper skills and training to support an electrified fleet

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