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“No organization is working to accelerate transportation change across the full range of
clean fuels and technologies as effectively as CALSTART. This ‘big tent’ portfolio strategy requires a sophisticated approach and can lead to competitive tensions but it is critical to advancing progress on our mutual goals of clean air, AND climate stability, AND good jobs.”

Karen Hamberg
CALSTART BOARD CHAIR; VICE PRESIDENT INDUSTRY AND GOVERNMENT RELATIONS, WESTPORT FUEL SYSTEMS

“CALSTART has grown from an early catalyst for innovation to its current status as a trusted partner for CARB, providing technical input and counsel and providing substantive support for strategies to drive faster commercialization of the clean, low carbon transportation technologies California and the world needs to meet our clean air and climate goals.”

Mary Nichols
CHAIR, CALIFORNIA AIR RESOURCES BOARD

“The Army has been a member of CALSTART for nearly 20 years. I believe CALSTART has served as a valuable partner and scout for the Army – a key part of its eyes, ears, and arms to connect with the commercial vehicle world. Its High-Efficiency Trucks Users Forum (HTUF) led to the first production hybrid trucks. They help the Army identify and validate dual-use advanced technologies that both meet military needs and support commercial manufacturing: a win-win for our nation.”

Jeffrey J. Jaczkoski
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, GROUND SYSTEMS CYBER ENGINEERING, U.S. ARMY TANK AUTOMOTIVE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER (TARDEC)

“CALSTART has a remarkable team of experts in technology, policy, and markets. We count on them to help structure and manage technology projects to meet UPS sustainability goals and bring funding to make them happen. But more than that, CALSTART provides us with unique, detailed, and powerful analysis of advanced vehicle performance that we do not see from others, helping us make smarter investments and choices on our future pathways.”

Scott Phillippi
BOARD CHAIR, CALSTART; SR. DIRECTOR OF MAINTENANCE AND ENGINEERING, UPS

“In more than 25 years of FTA’s research and demonstration activities on clean and efficient bus technologies, CALSTART has been a highly-valued partner. CALSTART helped us shape our national fuel cell bus program, which has driven new efficiencies and significant cost reductions and collaborated with us on many research and demonstration projects that have had a far-reaching impact on the transit industry. We value their technical knowledge and the practical experience they provide on new transit technologies in California and beyond.”

Vincent Valdes
ASSOCIATE ADMINISTRATOR, RESEARCH, DEMONSTRATION AND INNOVATION, FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

“CALSTART has been and continues to be a great resource for learning about and connecting with the clean transportation sector. Their market knowledge is second to none. Plus, they’ve been a great partner in developing and delivering innovative new transportation technologies to the market in New York State. NYSERDA is pleased to call CALSTART a trusted partner and friend.”

Adam Ruder
PROGRAM MANAGER, CLEAN TRANSPORTATION, NEW YORK STATE ENERGY RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

“CALSTART serves an important role as the bridge between where vehicle technology is today and where it can go in the future. CALSTART has been especially effective at advocating for clean vehicle incentives, and through its work, we can have crucial policy and technical discussions to help shape our investments, timing, and direction most effectively.”

John Viera
GLOBAL DIRECTOR, SUSTAINABILITY AND VEHICLE ENVIRONMENTAL MATTERS, FORD MOTOR COMPANY, CALSTART BOARD MEMBER

“CALSTART is a leading organization that has helped create effective programs and funding opportunities to accelerate the deployment of zero-emission transportation. Sponsoring AB 118 and helping create the voucher incentive projects (VIPs) has enabled public transit fleets to transition to Proterra’s state-of-the-art battery-electric buses. These programs have been key to moving our headquarters and expanding our manufacturing to California.”

Ryan Popple
CEO, PROTERRA

“CALSTART has been an exceptional partner for our company, helping us reach critical stakeholders to expand the understanding of our Opposed-Piston Engine technology, as well as to create opportunities to speed its development and deployment. They are more than just an effective advocate for clean transportation policies and programs – they are ground zero for the industry. They have been key to the continued success of our company and we’re looking forward to continuing to grow and work together.”

David Johnson
PRESIDENT & CEO, ACHATES POWER

“As a leader in all-electric trucks, FUSO is proud to consider CALSTART a trusted partner in bringing innovative products to the North American market. With them on our side, we better understand the EV space, fleet customers, funding opportunities, and key influencers.”

Bill Lyons
VICE PRESIDENT – SALES OPERATIONS AT MITSUBISHI FUSO TRUCK OF AMERICA

“The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) has been a long-time funder and supporter of CALSTART. Partners like CALSTART help us integrate the cleanest and most efficient technology solutions into our clean air strategies.”

Wayne Nastri
EXECUTIVE OFFICER, SCAQMD, CALSTART BOARD MEMBER

“CALSTART’s staff is highly skilled and effective in its ability to convene the right partners, understand technology and market barriers and opportunities, and lead stakeholders to aggressive and meaningful outcomes, such as creating clean fuel corridors.”

Diane Turchetta
TRANSPORTATION SPECIALIST, FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION

“CALSTART is a knowledgeable organization that is connected to the pulse of what is real in transportation technology in the field and where it is going. This expertise and connection to real users makes them highly effective in making sure policy decisions are grounded, effective and supported.”

Patricia Monahan
PROGRAM DIRECTOR, TRANSPORTATION, ENERGY FOUNDATION

“I have been privileged to have helped CALSTART support the cause of a healthy environment for these past years, via deployment of our current state-of-the-art clean air technology and planning for our future capabilities such as electric drive. The Cummins team is looking forward to many more such years of work together to come.”

Thomas Dollmeyer
DIRECTOR, ELECTRIFICATION TECHNOLOGY, CUMMINS, INC.

“CALSTART is a dedicated industry advocate and expert source of information related to clean transportation options, funding sources, and policy/legislation.”

Richard Battersby
COORDINATOR AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, EAST BAY CLEAN CITIES

“CALSTART is a great source of technical and industry information, and an independent advocate.”

Ed Lovelace
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER & VP OF ENGINEERING, XL HYBRIDS

“Southern Company has been a long-time partner and member of CALSTART because we trust their dedication to driving sustainable change and their ability to go beyond talk and spur real products and tangible results today in the real world of fleets and manufacturers.”

Cedric Daniels
ELECTRIC TRANSPORTATION, ALABAMA POWER AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, CALSTART BOARD MEMBER

“CALSTART’s ability to match AFV fleet users with technology providers has been great for UTS. It’s a huge benefit to being a member and helps our marketing efforts be much more efficient.”

Joe Ambrosio
GENERAL MANAGER AND CTO, UNIQUE TECHNICAL SERVICES

“I was honored to have partnered with CALSTART and its exceptional team for more than a decade. CALSTART provided me, the folks I worked with at TARDEC, and the Army with a conduit to leverage commercial industry’s dual-use technologies. Via the High-Efficiency Trucks Users Forum (HTUF) we spurred the first commercial hybrid trucks and drivelines. Now in the commercial world myself, I continue my CALSTART connection, knowing that they remain unsurpassed in their deep knowledge of the clean transportation space, commitment to understanding user needs, and breadth of experience in forging partnerships and programs that make a difference for the nation and the military.”

Paul Skalny
FORMER DIRECTOR, U.S. ARMY NATIONAL AUTOMOTIVE CENTER; CHIEF SALES OFFICER & DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT, EVAOS INC.

“New York City has some of the most aggressive clean transportation goals in the world. We need partners who are equally committed and focused – CALSTART is! We value their energetic push for policy change, their ability to connect to motivated global partners, and their role in driving industry to improve technology. They do it all with good cheer and a collaborative spirit. Keep it up and congratulations!”

Keith Kerman
CHIEF FLEET OFFICER, DEPUTY COMMISSIONER, NEW YORK CITY DCAS

“CALSTART’s analysis identifying the technology and market roadmaps for advanced truck technologies has been of great value to the Port of Long Beach as we drive our port to zero emissions by 2035. Their knowledge of the key players in clean transportation and ability to serve as a resource to our staff to shape the new capabilities we need helps give us the confidence to set our ambitious goals.”

Rick Cameron
DIRECTOR PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT, PORT OF LONG BEACH ENVIRONMENTAL MATTERS, FORD MOTOR COMPANY

“CALSTART has been instrumental in helping us understand and address the top priorities and needs of fleets and manufacturers working through electric truck and bus infrastructure issues. Their knowledge and convening ability have helped us more quickly identify smart solutions to drive zero emissions transportation in California and set a model for the rest of the nation.”

Laura Renger
PRINCIPAL MANAGER, AIR & CLIMATE, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON, CALSTART BOARD MEMBER