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October 25, 2018
Fred Silver, CALSTART Vice President and Bus Lead, has been selected to moderate a panel at the California Transit Association's Annual Fall Conference in Long Beach, CA. The panel, titled "ZEB Regulations: Impact on Operations", will be focused on addressing frequently identified barriers to the deployment of Zero Emission Buss (ZEBs): energy and infrastructure costs. Experts on localized storage of electricity and load management techniques will weigh in on the cost issues at hand.

October 16 and 17, 2018
Multiple CALSTART staff will be speaking at VERGE 2018 an annual conference and expo, put on by GreenBiz, that is dedicated to accelerating the clean economy.

CALSTART staff will be speaking at the following events:

Fleet Electrification Summit: Tuesday, October 16 - 8:00am - 12:15pm (Bill Van Amburg, Executive Vice President)
Self-Driving Cars 101: Tech, Regulation & More: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 8:30am - 12:15 pm (Ryan Schuchard, Policy Director)
Best Practices: Employee, Customer EV Engagement: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 11:15am - 12:15pm (John Boesel, President and CEO)

VERGE Transport will bring together vehicle manufacturers, transportation service suppliers, and government and policy makers to explore how to develop clean, efficient transportation systems that are accessible to all.

We encourage you to join us at VERGE 18!  Save 10% with our code: V18CALSTART.

September 24, 2018
Maureen Marshall, CALSTART Midwest Director, will be presenting at a Midwest Green Fleets event in Columbus, Ohio at 1 PM Eastern. The title of the panel is "The Advanced Technology Toolbox: What Transportation Professionals Need to Know Today about NGVs, Propane, Efficiency, Biofuels, Hydrogen and Plug in-Electric."

CALSTART Members can register for this event here:

September 13, 2018
Maureen Marshall will be presenting on the emerging micro-grid market and providing for an understanding of the basics of solar, energy storage, energy management techniques and auxiliary power systems that can combine to support the needs of larger electrified fleets. The panel that Maureen is a part of will also discuss the business case for micro-grid investments.

July 17, 2018
Ben Mandel and Dan Welch lead a meeting of the NY EV Workplace Charging Working Group, hosted by NYC Dept of Transportation. The EV Workplace Charging Working Group is a core component of the outreach strategy for CALSTART's Charge to Work NY program, a first-of-its-kind EV Workplace Charging initiative to increase the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in the greater New York City area. The EV Workplace Charging Working group will meet periodically to review outreach progress and help to hone the project's outreach and marketing strategy.

June 22, 2018
Ben Mandel spoke at Con Edison's EV Collaborative in NYC on Charge to Work NY. Charge to Work is a first-of-its-kind EV Workplace Charging initiative to increase the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in the greater New York City area. Charge to Work encompasses a multifaceted, three-year marketing and outreach campaign that seeks to engage over 100 businesses to encourage employees to replace their conventional gasoline vehicles with clean and highly-efficient EVs.

May 24, 2018
Thomas Paddon presented on the California HVIP Program and other CALSTART initiatives at the 100 Best Fleets Forum / Car, Bike and Truck Show which was hosted by Clean Cites, NAFA, APWA, San Joaquin County Fleet Services Division and The 100 Best Fleets in the Americas.

May 8, 2018
Alycia Gilde spoke at the CalCIMA Operations Conference at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Ontario, CA. The topic of Alycia's discussion was "HVIP Incentives for Low NOx Natural Gas Vehicles and Renewable Natural Gas". For more details, or to register for the event, click here.

April 24-27, 2018
Tom Brotherton spoke at the North American Fleet Association (NAFA) 2018 Institute & Expo in Anaheim, CA. Tom moderated a session titled "All Charged Up: Planning your EV Infrastructure". The session presented issues and solutions associated with providing the infrastructure needed to support electric vehicles.



CALSTART Press Releases 2017

  • More Than 50Companies Urge Congress to Maintain Federal EV Tax Credit
    Pasadena, CA – More than 50 companies signed a letter today urging members of the congressional conference committee on the tax bill to maintain the federal electrical vehicle (EV) tax credit. The signatories believe that the federal tax credit continues to be vital for U.S. competitiveness and the growth of the domestic electric vehicle and component industry. 
  • Federal Car Efficiency Standards Encouraging Innovation and Job Growth
    Federal car standardsare driving innovation and job growth.
  • CA Senators Call for More Funding for Clean Trucks and Buses
    Sacramento, CA – Four leading Senators called today for significantly increased state funding to reduce emissions from trucks and buses. The legislators said such funding is needed to improve air quality and help reduce toxic emissions along freight corridors and near ports and schools. 
  • CA Cap-and-Trade Policy is a Job Creator Says Industry Group
    Pasadena, CA –  An industry group representing more than 175 clean transportation technology companies said the bipartisan vote by the legislature and today’s approval by the Governor to extend California’s greenhouse gas Cap-and-Trade program will be create jobs and promote sustainable economic development. 
  • CALSTART Welcome Eight New Members
    CALSTART is pleased to welcome the following eight new members working with us to change the way the world moves by removing the barriers to clean transportation. These companies represent the breadth of stakeholders accelerating change across the transportation industry. Please join us in welcoming the following new members.
  • Hybrid Wheel Loader Proves 50% Fuel Efficiency Improvement
    Volvo Hybrid Wheel Loader Demonstrates 50% Improvement in Fuel Efficiency 
  • Industry Supports California's Cap-and-Trade Program, Urges Reauthorization Now
    Pasadena, CA –  Nearly 70 leading clean transportation companies and business associations expressed their strong support for the extension of California’s Cap-and-Trade program and urged legislative leaders and the Governor to extend the program through 2030. The group of businesses said the program is working and leading to job growth in California. 
  • Nation’s Largest Deployment of Rural SolarPowered EV Chargers
    Fresno, CA – CALSTART in partnership with the Fresno County Rural TransitAgency (FCRTA) and the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District(SJVAPCD) unveiled a model program providing solar powered electric vehiclecharging stations in 13 rural incorporated cities in Fresno County. This is thelargest deployment of solar powered electric vehicle charging stations in theSan Joaquin Valley, and the first to link all the rural cities in one singlecounty

  • California Vehicle Fleet Operators, Vehicle Manufacturers, and Fuel Producers Continue to Support the Low Carbon Fuel Standard
    SACRAMENTO—As California policymakers consider options to extend the state’s landmark climate change laws to 2030 and beyond, today 155 businesses and industry groups said they strongly support the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) in a letter to Governor Jerry Brown, Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León, and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon.
  • CALSTART Names New Board Officers – Hamberg Assumes Chair Position
    Pasadena, CA – The CALSTART Board of Directors today announced new boardofficers. The new Chair will be Karen Hamberg, Vice President of Industry andGovernment Relations at Westport Fuel Systems. Ms. Hamberg replaced Mike Britt,Director of Advanced Engineering at UPS. Mr. Britt served as the Board Chairfor the past two years and will remain on the Board.
  • CALSTART Announces “Charge to Work”
    The market-transforming initiative partners with public agencies, industry and over 100 forward-thinking companies to deploy EV workplace chargers and spur a charging network in the Greater New York City area.

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