California Energy Commission and National Renewable Energy Laboratory to Host Zero-Emission Infrastructure Technology Manufacturing Workshop

Workshop to explore ways California can accelerate zero-emission vehicle infrastructure growth and generate ideas to align funding incentives

April 3, 2018 | Santa Monica, CA — Organizers of the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo, North America’s leading conference and expo on real-world applications of the latest advanced transportation technologies, today announced that the California Energy Commission (CEC) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will host a workshop to explore opportunities for the state to bring zero-emission infrastructure technology manufacturing to California. The workshop will be held in conjunction with the 2018 ACT Expo on Friday, May 4th, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Hyatt Regency in Long Beach, California.

The concept for the workshop was borne out of California’s goal to have five million zero-emission vehicles on the road by 2030, which in turn compels a need to assess infrastructure supply chains that will support these vehicles. As the state looks to zero-emission vehicles as a means to achieve its air quality and climate protection goals, California is also focused on fostering economic and job growth.

“With California’s ambitious target of deploying 5 million zero-emission vehicles over the next 12 years, the state faces a daunting task of building—and in many cases, financing—the infrastructure to support the steadily increasing demand,” said Erik Neandross, CEO at GNA, the producers of ACT Expo. “We are pleased in have CEC and NREL co-locate this timely and crucial workshop to discuss ways the state can accelerating ZEV infrastructure growth while focusing on creating real jobs here in California.”

Through a series of roundtable discussions, the workshop aims to:

  • Gain insight from experts at electric vehicle OEMs, EVSE suppliers, utilities, public agencies, workforce development organizations, and more
  • Capture lessons learned from companies manufacturing zero-emission infrastructure technology in California
  • Quantify opportunities for the establishment and growth of California zero-emission infrastructure technology manufacturing
  • Generate ideas to deploy and align funding incentives for effective and sustainable growth

Registration for the workshop is complimentary; however, seating is limited so advanced registration is required. For more information, visit


About the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo

ACT Expo is North America’s leading conference and expo showcasing real-world application of the latest transportation technologies, drive trains, and clean fuels. ACT Expo combines the best educational content in the industry with a cutting-edge trade show floor showcasing the most innovative technologies on the market today. The eighth year conference and expo is set for April 30 through May 3, 2018 in Long Beach, California and is expected to assemble thousands of attendees from across the advanced vehicle and alternative fuels industries. The annual event is produced by Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA), the leading North American consulting firm specializing in market development for low-emission and alternative fuel vehicle technologies, infrastructure and fuels for both on and off-road applications. Learn more at and