“Partnership Highlights the Importance of Electric Drive Technologies’
The Electric Drive Transportation Association is for the second year running co-hosting the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo, North America’s largest clean vehicle event.
ACT Expo 2016 – the sixth annual – takes place May 2-5 in Long Beach, Calif. The annual gala is organized by GNA – Fleets & Fuels publisher Gladstein, Neandross & Associates.
The EDTA-ACT Expo partnership “highlights the importance of electric drive technologies to improve air quality and increase energy security,” GNA said Tuesday.
3,000 People Expected
ACT Expo 2016 is expected to attract more than 3,000 attendees and 250 sponsors and exhibitors “to examine the latest alternative fuel and advanced vehicle technologies for all weight classes, including electric drive, hybrid, hydrogen, natural gas, propane autogas, renewables, and efficiency technologies.”
“Given the tremendous electric drive activity in California and sweeping the nation, combined with the success of this past year’s event, ACT Expo is extremely excited to renew its partnership with EDTA,” said GNA CEO Erik Neandross.
‘A Hub of Activity’
“The 2016 event will showcase the significant range of electric-drive technologies now available and being deployed in the marketplace and will be a hub of activity for those looking to accelerate the deployment of advanced hybrid, battery, and fuel cell electric vehicles,” he said.
“Electric drive vehicles are helping to advance American energy security, environmental sustainability, and economic competitiveness,” said EDTA president Genevieve Cullen.
‘A True One-Stop-Shop Event’
“Leveraging ACT Expo’s well-established reach into the fleet market will allow us to further grow awareness and promote the benefits of electrified transportation to a wider consumer audience, connecting with fleet operators at a true one-stop-shop event.”
The electric drive vehicle market is anticipated to see explosive growth in the coming years, reinforced by last week’s announcement at the U.N. Climate Change Conference, COP21, from the International ZEV Alliance – an effort by 13 North American and European governments – to make all new passenger vehicles sold in their jurisdictions zero-emission by 2050.
A Hands-On Education
Programming at ACT Expo 2016 will allow attendees to gain a hands-on education on how electric drive vehicles can help address global climate change and assist metropolitan areas address the U.S. EPA’s increasingly stringent ozone non-attainment requirements.
EDTA programming at ACT Expo 2016 will include
- Fleet Case Studies: Gain firsthand insight on vehicle and infrastructure deployment for EVs;
- Off-Site Tours: See real-world EV fleet operations and infrastructure projects in action;
- Ride & Drive: Get behind the wheel of electric drive vehicles from all weight classes;
- Expo Hall: Explore EVs, HEVs, PHEVs, & FCVs, vehicle charging & refueling technologies; and
- Special Sessions: Attend the annual EDTA Member Meeting and Electric Drive Summit.
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Source: Gladstein, Neandross & Associates with Fleets & Fuels follow-up