‘Incredible Public- and Private-Sector Investments’
“Across North America, fleet operators are deploying electric drive technologies at a steadily increasing pace.” That’s the word from the organizers of the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo, which takes place May 1-4, 2017 in Long Beach, Calif.
“Join us in Southern California this May as transportation industry leaders share insight into the incredible public- and private-sector investments being made to advance the electric drive industry,” says ACT Expo organizer (and Fleets & Fuels publisher) GNA – Gladstein, Neandross & Associates.
The conference will illuminate
- efforts to reduce grid impacts and electric costs through renewable energy and managed charging;
- the development of batteries with increased range (and decreased price tags!);
- the growing availability of electric drive vehicles across multiple applications; and
- key drivers to continued market development, such as aggregated purchase incentives, funding availability (including the multi-billion dollar Volkswagen settlement; F&F, February 18), “and growing global pressure to effectively and meaningfully address transportation pollution.”
Scheduled ACT Expo 2017 speakers include
- Pete Melin, zero-emission technology director at Seattle’s King County Metro, which is integrating 120 battery-electric buses into its transit fleet;
- Andrea Pratt, City of Seattle fleet manager, who’ll discuss the use of AFVs/alternative fuel vehicles for first response operations;
- Clint Marsh, fleet design team leader for Sempra Utilities, who’ll tell how SDG&E/San Diego Gas & Electric is revolutionizing its fleet with 110 hybrid work trucks;
- Joanna Wadsworth, program manager for the City of Las Vegas, which has launched the first electric autonomous shuttle on U.S. public roads;
- Matt Damon Brown, fleet director at Stanford University, an early adopter of battery-electric shuttles; and
- Bill Burns, fleet operations manager, for the City of Columbus, Ohio, a U.S. DoT “Smart City” combining electric and automated technology.
ACT Expo attendees will learn too about electric drive technologies from ABB, BYD Motors, ChargePoint, FCA Motors, Ford, General Motors, GreenPower Bus, Hino Trucks, Honda, Kia, Mitsubishi Fuso, TransPower, US Hybrid, Workhorse, XL Hybrids and Zenith Motors.
Source: GNA with Fleets & Fuels follow-up