Clean Commercial Transportation Update

Join us for this weekly series of live 30 minute updates on the latest in clean transportation news. In this fast-paced webcast hosted by CALSTART’s Bill Van Amburg, Executive Vice President, and Alycia Gilde, Senior Director, we cover key industry issues that will get you up to speed on the latest information that is moving our industry forward for good.

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JUNE 26, 2020

Our Update this week was 32 minutes of fast-paced information including the top news story this week about California’s new Advanced Clean Trucks rule with other states following along. We had a status update about the Clean Off-Road Equipment program from Niki Okuk, CALSTART’s CORE Program Manager, and an overview of the Volvo LIGHTS project from Kelly Leathers, Associate Project Manager for CALSTART. Dawn Fenton, Vice President, Government Relations & Public Affairs for Volvo spoke with co-host Bill Van Amburg about the Volvo LIGHTS project. Closing out the Update this week, co-host Alycia Gilde had a discussion about the West Coast Clean Transit Coalition with Eric Seilo, Senior Manager for Southern California Edison, as well as a recorded interview with Katie Sloan, SCE Director of eMobility and Building Electrification and CALSTART Board Member, about the coalition.

JUNE 19, 2020

The CCT Update started with an overview of the top industry news and included a status update about HVIP from Tarah Campi, CALSTART’s HVIP Program Manager, and an overview of the international efforts being undertaken by our Global Drive to Zero program led by Cristiano Façanha, PhD, CALSTART’s Global Director. This edition of the Update also included a recorded interview with Matt Petersen, President & CEO of Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) about their Santa Monica Zero Emissions Delivery Zone RFI. (You can watch the full version of the 13 minute interview here.)

After the Update we continued with the Update Extra to have a discussion about the work being done in DC by our members on three federal funding campaigns led by Kyle Winslow, CALSTART Federal Policy Director. Watch the video for more information about these working groups and to find out how to participate.

JUNE 12, 2020

This week’s fast-paced Update featured news about hydrogen vehicles and trucks followed by an update on the CALSTART Midwest programs from Maureen Marshall who covered key program in that region as well as the upcoming HTUF Webinar Series. This session also featured interviews with CALSTART’s new Trucks and Off-Road Initiative Senior Director, Kevin Walkowicz and a discussion about Nikola Corporation with Elizabeth Fretheim, Nikola’s Head of Business Development, National Accounts.

JUNE 5, 2020

Starting off with some of the most important clean commercial transportation news, CALSTART’s weekly live update also covered the newly opened Clean Mobility Options Program and then focused on Clean Corridors. After a discussion on the West Coast Collaborative Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Corridor Coalition and a brief review of current Federal policy initiatives, the CCT Update was followed by a half hour of lively discussion about Advancing Alternative Fuel Corridors with David Fialkov of NATSO, Gavin Gretter of Trillium CNG, and Kevin George Miller of ChargePoint.

MAY 29, 2020

In addition to curated clean commercial transportation news, this week’s special segments include a demonstration of CALSTART’s Funding Finder Tool, an overview of the new Clean Transit Innovation Network, and an interview with Diana Kotler of Anaheim Resort Transit.

MAY 22, 2020

The third edition of the Clean Commercial Transportation Update started with a curated list of commercial transportation news and this week’s special segments included a demonstration of CALSTART’s Total Cost of Ownership Estimator, an overview of the new Chicago Commercial Vehicle Readiness Guide, and an interview with Clean Energy Canada about Canada’s continuing commitment zero emissions vehicles and to Drive to Zero. You can see the full interview with Joanna Kyriazis, Senior Policy Advisor at Clean Energy Canada here.

MAY 15, 2020

Watch CALSTART’s new weekly series of live updates on the latest in clean transportation news – from fleet announcements to funding information. This half-hour interactive webcast, hosted by Bill Van Amburg and Alycia Gilde, covered the latest Industry News; our Coping with COVID Series featuring Keith Kerman, Chief Fleet Officer, Deputy Commissioner, New York City Department of City Administrative Services; and an update on the New York Truck Voucher Incentive Program from Ben Mandel.

Tune in to the Update “EXTRA” – a discussion with session attendees on “How Will COVID Change Commercial Transportation?”

This week we had a couple supplemental videos and attachments:

  • Catch the full Coping with COVID Interview with Keith Kerman, New York City Department of City Administrative Services, link here
  • View the slides from Ben Mandel’s discussion of the New York Truck Voucher Incentive Program

MAY 8, 2020

Take a look at the launch of CALSTART’s new series of live updates on the latest in clean transportation news. This half-hour interactive webcast covered the latest Industry News, Commercial Vehicle Program Updates and News (like an update on CORE – the Commercial Off-Road Equipment Voucher Incentive Program, and a new vehicle availability tool called ZETI or Zero Emissions Technology Inventory), Federal and California Policy Updates, and a quick rundown of upcoming events and ways to stay connect with CALSTART.

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