Alternative Fuels Program Manager
Tonia Buell specializes in E-Mobility – and currently champions efforts to connect state transportation corridors with electric vehicle charging. As the Alternative Fuels Program Manager for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), Tonia developed Washington’s zero emission vehicle infrastructure partnership (ZEVIP) program, expanding statewide access to fast charging through public-private partnerships. Tonia co-created the West Coast Electric Highway, the nation’s first multi-state highway corridor to provide passenger electric vehicle (EV) fast charging from Canada to Mexico. She now leads Washington’s deployment of the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program and oversees the Zero-emission Access Program (ZAP) community EV carsharing pilot. Tonia currently serves as a board director for Plug In America and is the Co-Chair of the state’s Interagency EV Coordinating Council. She has more than 20 years of work experience in clean transportation and holds an MBA from Golden Gate University.