FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 18, 2020
Contact: Whitley Porter
Nov. 18, 2020 (PASADENA, CA)— North America’s leading advanced transportation technologies consortium CALSTART announced the winners of its prestigious Blue Sky Award™ for 2020. The awards recognize outstanding market contributions to advanced sustainable transportation that cleans the air, improves energy efficiency, reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
The 2020 awards were presented on November 17th-18th, 2020 at CALSTART’s Annual Meeting Presented by Momentum.
The Blue Sky Award™ 2020 Winners are:
Governor Gavin Newsom of California won The Blue Sky Award™ for his leadership in the fight against climate change and for accelerating the pace of transportation technology development and market transformation through his recent executive order on zero-emission vehicles.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan won The Charles R. Imbrecht Blue Sky Innovation Award™ for her leadership in transportation energy policy and supporting a clean transportation industry.
IKEA/Ingka Group of Sweden won The Blue Sky Award™ for their industry leadership and follow-on actions to achieve 100 percent zero-emission last-mile deliveries worldwide by 2025.
The City of New York Department of Sanitation won The Blue Sky Award™ for leading NYC Clean Fleet implementation and innovation efforts by pushing for clean fuels from suppliers and serving as a test-bed for new technologies.
Stark Area Regional Transit Authority of Ohio won The Blue Sky Award™ for being a pioneer in the deployment of hydrogen fuel cell buses and your leadership in demonstrating their viability from the first prototype to the commercial product.
Volvo Group North America won The Blue Sky Award™ for their new Volvo VNR electric release this December, bringing an electric refuse truck to market in 2021, and offering a full family of HD electric trucks to Europe in 2021. Their innovation came through the Volvo LIGHTS project, but ultimately we honor their holistic approach to creating a blueprint for zero-emission commercial transportation.
CALSTART | Changing transportation for good
A national nonprofit consortium with offices in New York, Michigan, Colorado and California and partners world-wide, CALSTART works with 250+ member company and agency innovators to build a prosperous, efficient and clean high-tech transportation industry. We knock out barriers to modernization and the adoption of clean vehicles. CALSTART is changing transportation for good.