Be at the forefront of the mega trends driving the future of the industry—including automated and connected technologies, vehicle efficiency, drivetrain electrification, renewable fuels, corporate sustainability, and more. Browse the agenda by day or by educational track.

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9:30am - 5:00pm

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Investor Summit

Tracks

  • Goods Movement
  • Urban Mobility
  • Connected Fleet
  • Gaseous Fuels
  • Commercial EVs

Billions of dollars are now being invested on a global scale as the transportation energy landscape changes before our eyes. From innovate start-ups looking to make their mark on the world, to top global OEMs and suppliers working to maintain their leadership role in the industry, the investment in advanced technology and lower carbon fuels for the commercial transportation sector has never been this dynamic and exciting. The Investor Summit is the first-of-its-kind forum bringing together investors, entrepreneurs, top OEMs and suppliers, fleet customers, and policy makers to network and share ideas and information on the latest investment trends for clean fuels and advanced commercial vehicle technology.

Leveraging ACT Expo, North America’s largest advanced transportation technology and clean fleet event, the Investor Summit is an unrivaled opportunity for networking and trend-spotting. This full day event is divided into four parts: 1) an introduction and overview on the current state of investment in the advanced transportation sector; 2) an executive-level panel of leaders on the role of government investment to stimulate innovation; 3) lessons from venture capitalists and early stage investors; and, 4) a discussion on getting to true commercial market scale. With more than 4,000 ACT Expo attendees; C-suite level participation from top fleets, OEMs and suppliers; and a jam-packed expo hall floor showcasing the industry’s latest technologies, the Investor Summit is a not-to-be-missed forum for understanding where future trends and forward investments will be made.

9:30am - 9:45am: Welcome and Introduction

9:45am - 10:15am: Opening Keynote Speaker

10:15am - 11:30am: Part 1: Clean Tech Market Acceleration: The State of Investment in Advanced Transportation Technologies and Fuels

With global OEMs going “all in” on advanced technology development, an array of start-ups and new market players, significant regulatory drivers, and increased commitment from commercial fleet end-users, the level of investment in the space has reached tens of billions of dollars annually. It is an unprecedented time in the industry! Join this opening discussion on the dynamics and rapid growth in the advanced clean transportation market to gain an understanding of the current state of investment in this space and the unique challenges and opportunities of investing in the commercial vehicle and fuel sector.

11:30am - 11:45am: Break

11:45am - 1:00pm: Part 2: Jumpstarting the Market: Government’s Role in Market Development

Government investment and policy directives are often important catalysts for establishing new advanced clean transportation technology and fuel markets. While such investment has been more pronounced in California compared to other states and even at the national level, the collective, and increasingly coordinated investment by the public sector at the local, state and federal levels has provided significant results. Hear from a panel of leading government agencies on the continued and increasing role of government investment in building and accelerating new markets for advanced transportation technology.

1:00pm - 2:00pm: Luncheon + Keynote Speaker

2:00pm - 3:15pm: Part 3: Learning by Doing: Early Stage Investment in Technology Innovation

The advanced transportation technology market has never been more exciting, but getting to where we are today has required significant risk and boldness from entrepreneurs and investors alike. Of course, not all start-ups have succeeded and history is littered with remnants of good technologies that did not become viable businesses, especially in capital intensive industries such as the commercial vehicle market.

Join this session to hear from successful VC’s, investors, entrepreneurs, and companies who have learned hard-won lessons for early-stage investments and who have charted paths to market success. Gain an understanding of what makes for an attractive investment and how to parlay this into a scaled business model.

3:15pm - 3:30pm: Break

3:30pm - 4:45pm: Part 4: Scaling to Success: The Financial Leap to Mass Deployments

Going from tens, to hundreds, to thousands, and tens of thousands – truly reaching scale – involves significant financial capital that is far beyond what government incentives can provide. It also requires significant end-user investment in the advanced technology or fuel. So how do we get there? Join this final session with market-making fleets, OEMS, energy majors, and global financial institutions to discuss how innovative solutions and technologies have gone from the RD&D phase to mass-market penetration. Understand how such growth can occur, how long it can take for the market to ramp its investment, and what other key factors are critical for a technology to reach true commercial scale.

4:45pm - 5:00pm: Closing Remarks

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10:30am - 11:30am

Breakout Session

Clean Fuel Vehicle Boot Camp

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  • Gaseous Fuels
  • Goods Movement
  • Commercial EVs
  • Urban Mobility

In the Clean Fuel Vehicle Bootcamp, attendees will take a dive into the world of alternative fuel and advanced vehicles technologies with an overview of the clean fuel vehicle industry and its future. With new developments every day, keeping track of the industry can be a challenge. This session is a back-to- basics guide and provides an overview of the available fuels and vehicles on the market, offering a starting point for selecting the best alt fuel vehicle for your fleet. Speakers will provide a basis of knowledge for those new to alternative fuels or looking for a refresher course.

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10:30am - 12:30pm

Workshops & Forums

Fleet Sustainability Workshop

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  • Urban Mobility
  • Goods Movement
  • Gaseous Fuels
  • Commercial EVs
  • Vehicle Efficiency

As global conversations increasingly shift to environmental sustainability, decision makers – from consumers to transportation procurement managers – are looking at companies to go above and beyond by incorporating “greener” practices into their daily operations and supply chain. However, many fleets are left to question what exactly does “green” mean, and how can they get there? Fleets are asking themselves how far they need to go to be green; what are customers really looking for; and not only how to get there in terms of advanced technologies and lower emission fuels, but from a marketing and communication perspective as well? Finding a way to be both economically sustainable, and environmentally sustainable is the ultimate goal in today’s leading commercial fleet world. In this workshop, fleets and industry leaders will showcase how they have translated an increased focus on environmental sustainability into everyday business and procurement decisions about fuels and technologies, how they have scored high marks when it comes to various reporting metrics and scoring, and how this has helped them to drive the economic performance of their business as well.

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10:30am - 3:45pm

Workshops & Forums

Connected Technology Workshop Session

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  • Goods Movement
  • Connected Fleet
  • Urban Mobility
  • Vehicle Efficiency
  • Commercial EVs

Today’s fleets recognize that connectivity is essential to remain competitive and meet increasingly rigorous operational and cost saving goals, but the ever-growing list of connected options has made it difficult for fleets to decide where to prioritize and who to partner with. With the sheer volume of information, we now see a shift in fleets looking to artificial intelligence and machine learning solutions to make sense of it all. The workshop will start with the basics of connected technology that every fleet owner must know to remain competitive before taking a deep dive on artificial intelligence and then finally concluding with an interactive panel discussion on making sure fleet systems are designed for the “fleet of the future”.

  • Sid Kakodkar, EV Solutions Engineer, Geotab
  • Sandeep Kar, Chief Strategy Officer, Fleet Complete
    Reducing Fleet Cost While Maximizing Productivity, Safety and Efficiency
  • John Sears, Head of Fleet Data Science, KeepTruckin

10:30am - 11:30am: Connected Tech Workshop: Maximizing Use of Data in an IOT World

Connected technology and the data it generates plays an increasingly vital role in today's fleet management and it will be even more critical as the intelligent “fleet ecosystem” develops. Many fleet owners are familiar with GPS, ELD, telematics and new offerings by OEMs and equipment providers, but many don’t fully understand the suite of solutions needed to maximize uptime, asset utilization, and efficiency that are needed for cost reductions and improved service. This session will highlight best practice for maximizing data use and participants will learn how to use these systems to improve performance of alternative fuel vehicles.

11:30am - 12:45pm: Lunch Break

12:45pm - 2:00pm: Connected Tech Workshop: The Power of AI as a Decision Tool

With the rise of artificial intelligence and machine learning, the often- overwhelming volume of information that accompanies new sensor and after-market part technologies is poised to be more coherent than ever before. In this session, you will hear from end-users and their partners who are using this rapidly evolving technology to provide information generated from sensors to fleet managers in a timely manner and useful for decision-making. Hear case studies and examples of using AI for data management, asset utilization, predictive maintenance, and more as well as where AI is headed and why it will be ever more important for fleets to understand. 

2:00pm - 2:15pm: Break

2:15pm - 3:45pm: Connected Tech Workshop: Building Architecture for the Future Fleet

Each new data system adds another layer of complexity for fleet owners and most have only begun to think about laying the foundational architecture for the connected fleet of the future. In this session, hear practical examples from fleets and solution providers to learn where the connected fleet is headed; how we can integrate and interconnect ELD, GPS and other data features; what leveraging opportunities exist; and how connectivity is increasing with electrification technologies.

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10:30am - 5:15pm

Workshops & Forums

Partner Events

11:30am - 12:30pm

Breakout Session

Choosing the Right AFV for your Fleet

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  • Gaseous Fuels
  • Commercial EVs

As industry leaders move to more economically and environmentally sustainable business models, fleet owners must adapt to market shifts and take advantage of cutting-edge technologies and fuels to avoid being left behind. With so many fuel options available, finding the correct fuel type that meets operational needs and economic and environmental sustainability goals can be a challenge. In this panel, speakers will provide an overview on the most common alternative fuel options, from full battery electric to natural gas, biofuels, and emerging hydrogen.

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1:00pm - 5:00pm

Workshops & Forums

Battery Technology Workshop

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  • Commercial EVs
  • Vehicle Efficiency
  • Goods Movement
  • Urban Mobility

With more fleets making the leap to electric than ever before, the industry is at an exciting point of constant evolution and innovation. Join ACT Expo’s 4th annual Battery Technology Workshop where we explore the current state of battery technology and some of the most pressing challenges facing fleet operators, manufacturers and regulators today and in the years ahead.

1:00pm - 2:15pm: Battery Tech Workshop: Fleet Techniques for Safety & Prolonging Battery Life

As the demand for EVs continues to grow, so do common fleet challenges surrounding maintenance and total cost of ownership. With battery costs so high, one of the top things on fleet minds is how long that battery will last in their new EV that starts out at 2-4x the cost of an internal combustion engine vehicle. Another top thing on fleet minds is making sure their personnel and first responders are up to date on the battery technologies to ensure safe and proper handling in and out of the field. How are fleets addressing these challenges? This session will explore: fleet experiences with battery lifecycle and degradation; techniques to prolong battery life; and addressing fleet concerns and safety on proper battery handling.

2:15pm - 2:30pm: Break

2:30pm - 3:45pm: Battery Tech Workshop: Pathways to Battery Improvement on Materials, Weight, & Life

In his keynote speech at ACT Expo 2019, Daimler CEO and President Roger Nielsen shared the three keys to commercial EV success: double battery power density, cutting battery cost in half, and reducing battery weight by half. With more EV models being introduced than ever before, the race is on for finding that ideal battery innovation that will curb price, reduce weight, and reach ranges not yet seen before in the industry, especially for cold weather. This session will explore the current state of battery technologies and the improvements slated to be made to help improve the total cost of ownership as well as fleet comfort in electrification.

3:45pm - 4:00pm: Break

4:00pm - 5:00pm: Battery Tech Workshop: Accelerating Second Life & Recycling

As widespread adoption of EVs continues, excitement surrounds the enjoyment of driving them, their potential to be energy independent, and the environmental benefits that accompany lack of tailpipe emissions. Amid this excitement, we need to take a moment and investigate the full lifecycle costs and costs and considerations of EVs. As these lower-range, less advanced EVs of yesteryear come back for service or go onto their next owner, are we prepared for all the batteries that will need replacement? And where do the old batteries go? This is no longer a hypothetical situation but one that requires action. This session will explore best practices and policy considerations needed to ensure these vehicles and the batteries used to power them are properly recycled or prepared for second life ability

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1:30pm - 4:15pm

Workshops & Forums

Workforce Development Workshop

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  • Gaseous Fuels
  • Connected Fleet
  • Commercial EVs
  • Vehicle Efficiency
  • Goods Movement
  • Urban Mobility

Employee training, recruitment, and development in advanced transportation technology has become an essential element in fleet adoption—and one that never stops being a necessity. Fleets have adapted to this new ever-evolving reality not only by adopting best practices from early implementation of natural gas and propane, telematics, and new data systems, but also by forming new and innovative partnerships and programs. This two-part workshop will start with the basic best practices that leading fleets are adopting and move into advanced topics like innovative training partners and training for technology-specific prevention, maintenance, and management.

1:30pm - 2:45pm: Workforce Development: Best Practices in Advanced Vehicle Technology Training

The previous two decades of alternative fuels experience in recruiting and training our transportation workforce have produced a set of hard-won best practices. This session will cover specific case studies from leading fleets and solutions providers to provide a workforce development roadmap for starting your fleet’s transition into advanced technology. Using a set of case studies to illustrate, the topics will cover best practices for and lessons learned from training, certification, and workforce development; additions to training programs for technicians and fleet managers; and essential tools and systems that employees must learn to use for successful adoption of advanced technology

2:45pm - 3:00pm: Break

3:00pm - 4:15pm: Workforce Development: Preparing for Data, Batteries, and Fuel Cells

Every new technology brings with it a set of new training requirements. This session will explore the new and perhaps unknown challenges that require special training for the latest advanced technology. The session will include fleet case studies from early innovation pioneers who learned by doing when no “manual” or set of best practices existed. Speakers will focus on the increasing complexity and digital interconnectedness of advanced technology transition, including connected technology, fuel cells, and electric and what your fleet needs to know to prepare for the challenges introduced by these advanced technologies.

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5:30pm - 8:00pm

Networking

Fleet Awards and Welcome Reception

Now in its fifth straight year, the ACT Expo Fleet Awards recognizes top industry fleet operators who show true leadership in clean transportation to achieve sustainability in their transportation operations. Join us as we highlight talented fleets and award one the top prize.

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8:00am - 9:30am

Breakout Session

Breakfast: Electrifying HD Municipal Applications

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  • Urban Mobility
  • Commercial EVs

Municipalities have been some of the early beneficiaries in the electrification of vehicles. To meet local agency needs, larger and increasingly specialized vehicles have begun to appear on the market. This session will showcase several of the first medium and heavy-duty electric vehicles to offer specialized services such as waste hauling, fire and other emergency response, street sweeping, and more that enable municipalities to provide services to citizens emissions-free. Participants will hear from vehicles manufacturers themselves, as well as municipalities that are testing and purchasing these vehicles for their operations.

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8:00am - 9:30am

Breakout Session

Breakfast: Greening Aviation: Transportation Innovations at Airports

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  • Urban Mobility
  • Commercial EVs
  • Gaseous Fuels

Airports present an incredible opportunity to reduce emissions and showcase to the world how clean transportation and clean energy can be possible at scale. From ground support equipment to multimodal passenger transportation initiatives to aircraft, significant opportunities exist for those operating in and out of airports to green their operations. Hear from the leading airports, fleets and technology providers on the drivers for greening aviation and lessons learned on beginning and scaling this transition.

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8:00am - 9:30am

Breakout Session

Breakfast: Transforming Emissions from the First & Last Mile

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  • Commercial EVs
  • Urban Mobility
  • Connected Fleet
  • Goods Movement
  • Gaseous Fuels

E-commerce deliveries are time critical; and companies must balance meeting the consumer where they’re at while mitigating the cost of fueling and flexible logistics. But first mile/last mile deliveries also present an opportunity for companies to test drive alternative fuel, autonomous tech and other cutting-edge technology on short, local routes. Listen as companies adapting to the new pace of consumer demand discuss how they’ve addressed the challenges of this dynamic business model.

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10:00am - 10:30am

General Session

Welcome and Opening Remarks

11:00am - 12:00pm

General Session

Executive Panel: Exploring the Cutting Edge of Advanced Transportation Technology

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  • Goods Movement
  • Gaseous Fuels
  • Commercial EVs
  • Connected Fleet
  • Vehicle Efficiency
  • Urban Mobility

Today it is no longer optional for OEMs to consider offering advanced clean technology, it’s a requirement to remain relevant. Leading vehicle manufacturers and suppliers are having to juggle numerous cutting-edge technologies from the whole vehicle to connected technology and vehicle automation—all betting on a future that is not yet reality. And with a landscape of options that seems to grow by the minute. Hear from the top executives from major suppliers and manufacturers who are aggressively pushing ahead on advanced clean transportation technologies and what they’re betting big on, why they’re doing it, and what they’re most excited about for the future of the industry.

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12:00pm - 2:00pm

Networking

Lunch in the Expo Hall

12:00pm - 7:00pm

Networking

Expo Hall Open

2:00pm - 3:15pm

Breakout Session

Big Wheels keep on Turning: The Future of School Bus Replacement

Tracks

  • Gaseous Fuels
  • Urban Mobility
  • Commercial EVs

The surge in funding programs at the state level have led to a tremendous interest and award of school bus replacement projects. Faced with new bus technologies, school districts are forced to address challenges head on. This interactive panel will feature some of the early market entrants who have had to “run before they could walk” discuss challenges they have faced, including workforce training, infrastructure rollout, and the long-term operational costs. Panelists will share what they learned along the way in their path to replacing their school bus fleet with low emission technologies.

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2:00pm - 3:15pm

Breakout Session

Cool Runnings: Refrigerating with Zero Emissions

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  • Goods Movement
  • Gaseous Fuels
  • Commercial EVs

Transport Refrigeration Units (TRU) are a critical component of the perishable food supply chain but contribute to a significant portion of the emissions profile for the transport sector. Regulations are being introduced to curb these emissions through a combination of fuel shifts and technological innovation. New technologies are allowing food transporters to ditch the diesel-powered cooling and use more efficient, low and zero emission technology. Listen to OEM’s and end users discuss how they keep the cool running.

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2:00pm - 3:15pm

Breakout Session

Doubling Down on Hydrogen Infrastructure

Tracks

  • Gaseous Fuels
  • Urban Mobility
  • Goods Movement
  • Commercial EVs

Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (FCEVs) have seen growing interest from fleets and new market entrants from manufacturers. Given the opportunity hydrogen presents, especially in colder climates and longer haul, how close are we to developing a network of hydrogen fueling stations to support future fleet operations? This session will explore the enterprising companies addressing the challenge of fueling infrastructure and how they are beginning to build out a network of fueling stations that can support fleets.

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2:00pm - 3:15pm

Breakout Session

From Proof of Concept to Real World Implementation: The Commercial Viability of Autonomous Vehicles

Tracks

  • Connected Fleet
  • Goods Movement
  • Commercial EVs
  • Urban Mobility

There is perhaps no technology more revolutionary than autonomy. From advanced driver assistance features, to partially and fully automated safety features, and eventually, full self-driving vehicles, these technologies are changing the commercial fleet landscape by the day. Fleets want to understand how best to utilize this technology for fleet management, where the technology is today, and how to test and prepare for vehicle automation. This session will cover the following: fleet case studies from the early industry pioneers who paved the path for automation in fleet operations; regulatory agencies on rules and regulations that must exist to move deployments to the next stage; and technology providers on technological gaps and opportunities needed for widespread adoption

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2:00pm - 3:15pm

Breakout Session

Smart Solutions in E-Mobility: Learning from the Past to Prepare for the Future

Tracks

  • Commercial EVs
  • Urban Mobility

As electrification of the mobility space continues to spread across the country, the industry looks back at lessons learned to create best practices in the transit, car-sharing, and e-bike space. Hear from early fleet innovators on topics covering:

- Total cost of ownership
- Lessons learned from vendor selection and procurement
- Building Community buy–in
- Avoiding past pitfalls for future advanced vehicle deployment initiatives

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3:30pm - 3:35pm

General Session

General Session Remarks

3:35pm - 3:55pm

General Session

Keynote Speaker

Tracks

  • Urban Mobility
  • Goods Movement
  • Connected Fleet
  • Commercial EVs
  • Gaseous Fuels
  • Vehicle Efficiency

3:55pm - 5:00pm

Networking

State of Sustainable Fleets: Unveiling Industry & Fleet Leadership

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  • Urban Mobility
  • Connected Fleet
  • Goods Movement
  • Commercial EVs
  • Vehicle Efficiency
  • Gaseous Fuels

For 10 years, ACT Expo has highlighted and celebrated the early innovation that has taken place throughout the advanced clean transportation industry. From wide-scale deployments of heavy-duty natural gas trucks, to the wide array of propane vehicles, and the ever-increasing electrification of the commercial fleet sector, ACT has been the place where North America’s fleet operators come to understand the current landscape and to share how and why they've made the trek to more sustainable transportation. Join us for a special ACT Expo unveiling, and a discussion with top industry and fleet leaders on the current state and future of the sustainable transportation market.

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5:00pm - 7:00pm

Networking

Expo Hall Opening Reception

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Networking

Forth Reception

You’re invited to the Forth electric transportation networking mixer at ACT Expo. Join Forth in a celebration of the electric transportation industry while you connect with fellow colleagues and industry leaders.
The reception will take place at the Catalina Room at Gladstone’s Long Beach. We will offer hors d'oeuvres and drinks as we toast to clean transportation.

This event is sponsored by ABB.

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7:30am - 8:45am

Breakout Session

Breakfast: Taking the Fossil out of the Fuels: A Roundtable Discussion

Tracks

  • Gaseous Fuels
  • Goods Movement
  • Urban Mobility

Vehicle type is simply one factor in the decarbonization of our pipeline and fuel sources—and is an especially limiting factor when we are faced with so many older, traditional fueled vehicles on our road today and likely to be on our road for a significant time in the future as well. With the entrance of renewable fuels like renewable diesel, green gasoline, and renewable natural gas, we are presented with an interesting opportunity to reduce the emissions profile of those traditional fuels. This roundtable seeks to highlight fuel producers that are breaking barriers and creating opportunities to decarbonize traditional fuel sources while also exploring programs, policies, and best practices in pipeline decarbonization.

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7:30am - 8:45am

Breakout Session

Power Outages in the Age of Electrification

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  • Connected Fleet
  • Urban Mobility
  • Commercial EVs

The increase in weather-related and fire-related disasters has led to a growing concern of electrical grid blackouts, outages, and power safety shutoffs. Of course, for fleets looking to move to electric vehicles, such outages can create significant concerns around reliability, daily roll out and maintenance of operations. This breakfast session will examine how fleets can better prepare for future potential outages via a combination of hardware, software, and operational best practices in order to more successfully navigate their forward electrification plans.

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7:30am - 8:45am

Breakout Session

Ultra Clean Marine and Locomotive Applications

Rail and maritime fleets are at the precipice of an exciting time in equipment innovations. From LNG to battery electric, hybrid technologies, hydrogen fuel cell and a range of renewable fuels, we are now seeing some early industry pioneers not only pilot these technologies but also put them into commercial revenue service. This session will provide case studies and industry testimonials on these early market deployments and their role in the future of marine and locomotive industries.

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7:30am - 8:45am

Breakout Session

Women in ACT: Collaboration to Drive Innovation

Tracks

  • Commercial EVs
  • Urban Mobility
  • Goods Movement
  • Connected Fleet
  • Gaseous Fuels

Innovation is the leading buzzword in the transportation sector. Every company executive is being challenged to improve efficiency, bolster sustainability, and drive down operating costs. In previous years, the Women in ACT summit has shined a light on the critical need for a diversity of perspectives to meet the demands of our rapidly evolving industry. The more diverse your team—whether it be gender, generation, culture, or geography—the more likely your project or product is to achieve success with a broad market. This year’s summit will spotlight women in the public and private sector that have recognized the value of reaching beyond the walls of their organizations when developing projects and products meant to disrupt the market. Gain insight from our panelists on how to facilitate successful collaborations between organizations, including tips to ensure you are capturing a diverse range of perspectives.

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9:00am - 10:00am

General Session

ACT Talks

Tracks

  • Urban Mobility
  • Gaseous Fuels
  • Goods Movement
  • Commercial EVs
  • Connected Fleet
  • Vehicle Efficiency

Hear from some of the most forward-thinking fleet leaders and product developers on the exciting industry advancements occurring today and coming into the future. GNA’s ACT Talks are a series of short lightning talks by leading company executives who are blazing the trail in advanced clean transportation and energy.

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10:00am - 2:00pm

Technical Tours

Ride & Drive

10:00am - 6:00pm

Networking

Expo Hall Open

10:15am - 11:15am

Breakout Session

Every Part Counts: Upfits & Retrofits in Electrification

Tracks

  • Commercial EVs
  • Vehicle Efficiency
  • Urban Mobility
  • Goods Movement

Purchasing an electric vehicle direct from a manufacturer is not a fleet’s only pathway to get a vehicle that will meet their needs. Whether it’s due to lack of OEM product availability or by choice, a variety of upfit and retrofit technologies exist to help support fleet electrification. Join this session to hear from some of the leading upfit and retrofit companies and the fleet considerations and case studies in deployments.

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10:15am - 3:00pm

Workshops & Forums

EV Charging Workshop

Tracks

  • Commercial EVs
  • Urban Mobility
  • Goods Movement

As fleets move from just a handful of units to dozens or even hundreds, how does their EV charging planning and use change? Join the second annual EV Charging Workshop where we discuss what has changed in the EV charging landscape over the past year, including some of the lessons learned in charging infrastructure deployments for fleets as well as tips and tricks to control costs, protect assets, and integrate advanced energy management and energy storage.

10:15am - 11:15am: EV Charging Workshop: Lessons Learned from Incorporating EV Charging into Fleet Operations

Fleet adoption of EVs has grown tremendously over the past year, providing several fleets around the nation with tangible data and experience on what it’s really been like incorporating EVs into their operation. In the first part of the EV charging workshop, we’ll be covering the evolution in EV charging deployments for fleets across weight classes and sectors (ranging from light duty to transit and off-road sectors). This session will examine the challenges in infrastructure deployments and management and the impact high power charging has and will have on the industry as more heavy duty EVs hit the road.

11:15am - 11:30am: Break

11:30am - 12:30pm: EV Charging Workshop: Innovative Hardware Solutions to Support Fleet Electrification and Control Cost

With the ever-growing interest in electrification, significant advancements have taken place on the charging side to support that need. This session will explore the innovative hardware solutions that have entered the market and the support they are able to provide fleets in electrifying at varying power levels. This session will also explore how hardware solutions like energy storage, microgrids, and more can be paired to support fleet resiliency and control long-term costs.

12:30pm - 2:00pm: Lunch

2:00pm - 3:00pm: EV Charging Workshop: “Quacking” the Cost Code with Energy Management

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Fleets have gotten accustomed to paying for fuel with fuel contracts or ebbing and flowing with the market but managing and paying for electricity is frequently uncharted territory for fleets.  Few are truly prepared for that first electric bill that comes in following a significant EV deployment.  Navigating time-of-use rates, cybersecurity software, and managing demand spikes and the duck curve can make or break the cost effectiveness of EV charging for fleet operations. With network-wide monitoring, customized interval charging time and real-time data becoming the industry norm, the technology and its capabilities in managing cost and energy profiles are getting smarter every day. Hear from leading fleets and technology providers as they share the opportunities and challenges of navigating cost and implementing advanced energy solutions.

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10:15am - 4:15pm

Workshops & Forums

Ultra Clean HD Vehicle Summit

Tracks

  • Gaseous Fuels
  • Goods Movement
  • Commercial EVs

The past year has seen some of the most significant heavy-duty vehicle industry innovations in history, and this next year promises even more, especially as fleets increasingly deploy this ultra-state-of-the-art technology in their operations. If you are interested in advanced tech and heavy-duty vehicles, you will not want to miss this year’s Summit. Get a comprehensive update from the leading OEMS, end user fleet operators, and other industry experts on everything from batteries and hydrogen, ultra-low emission natural gas and propane, renewable fuels, connected tech, autonomy and more. It will all be covered at this year’s Ultra Clean HD Vehicle Summit.

  • Bill Bliem, Senior Vice President, Fleet Services, NFI Industries
  • Gary Horvat, Vice President of eMobility, Navistar
  • Andrew Papson, eMobility Advisor, Southern California Edison

10:15am - 11:15am: Ultra Clean HD Vehicle Summit: Propane & Natural Gas Innovations & Opportunities

While zero emission technology has grabbed a lot of the attention and headlines, natural gas and propane truck procurements have continued to hit record numbers given their known economic and environmental sustainability benefits. Leading fleets like UPS have doubled down on their investments in these technologies, seemingly due to the positive Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and other confirmed benefits. Hear from leading fleets and industry partners about their forward investment plans and what technological and/or fuel innovations will continue to drive the gaseous fuel industry forward.

11:15am - 11:30am: Break

11:30am - 12:30pm: Ultra Clean HD Vehicle Summit: Fleet Case Studies in Electric

Fleets across the heavy-duty vehicle spectrum have waited with bated breath for the arrival of battery electrics. The last year has seen deployments of battery electric heavy-duty trucks from small startups and major OEMs alike. As this array of battery electric trucks is now taking to the street and being put through their paces, we have an opportunity to hear how they are doing. What’s working? What’s not? How are batteries performing under the rigors of heavy-duty operations? How is charging being handled? What have we learned thus far and what questions do we still have? Featuring a number of fleet end-users presenting case studies from their battery electric truck deployments of the last year, this session promises to provide the latest and more comprehensive insight into one of the industry’s most exciting technology developments.

12:30pm - 2:00pm: Lunch

2:00pm - 3:00pm: Ultra Clean HD Vehicle Summit: Fleet and Vehicle Case Studies in Hydrogen

Heavy-duty hydrogen fuel cell trucks are now being supplied by several OEMs and deployed in several commercial and municipal customer applications, with more on the way in 2020 and beyond. From port operations to warehouse, transit, and even street sweeping, listen as fleets talk about their experiences and success with their hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and decide for yourself if this really is the fuel of the future, and how quickly this technology will be ready for prime time.

3:00pm - 3:15pm: Break

3:15pm - 4:15pm: Ultra Clean HD Vehicle Summit: The Future of Ultra Clean

The Ultra Clean HD Vehicle Summit has covered all the major fuel types in the alt fuel industry, but where does the future lie? Does diesel and efficiency still have a role? When will we see the adoption of alt fuels pass diesel and what is standing in our way of getting there? Listen to the leading heavy-duty vehicle manufacturers on what the future holds and whether it’s one that they all can agree on! This annual OEM panel always provides incredible insight into the future of advanced commercial vehicle technologies, and this year will certainly be no different!

Details

11:30am - 12:30pm

Breakout Session

A Fleet Recipe for Biofuels: Drop-ins, Blends, and other Renewable Products

Tracks

  • Gaseous Fuels
  • Vehicle Efficiency
  • Urban Mobility
  • Goods Movement

Renewable fuels have long been a sustainable option for fleets across vocations to use to meet their operational performance and emissions reduction goals. But biofuels do not come in just one flavor: there are a diverse set of offerings that can meet many fleet performance expectations. Join this session to hear from leading fleets, OEMs, and biofuel producers on the leading and emerging biofuel solutions to meet your fleet needs, from pure biofuels and blends, to renewable hydrogen and natural gas.

Details

12:30pm - 2:00pm

Networking

Lunch in the Expo Hall

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Breakout Session

Every Part Counts: Component Suppliers in Electrification

Tracks

  • Commercial EVs
  • Vehicle Efficiency
  • Gaseous Fuels
  • Urban Mobility
  • Goods Movement

While EVs may have fewer components than their internal combustion engine counterparts, choosing the right components can make or break the electrification experience. Join a discussion with body builders, powertrain, axle, battery and other critical electric suppliers as they help to answer the key questions you need to ask about your hybrid, fuel cell or battery electric vehicle.

Details

3:15pm - 4:30pm

Breakout Session

Leading by Example: Government Adoption of Clean Fuel Vehicles

Tracks

  • Commercial EVs
  • Connected Fleet
  • Urban Mobility
  • Gaseous Fuels

Government operations are often at the leading edge for advanced vehicle technology and alternative fuel vehicle deployments due to the localized nature of their operations and forward-thinking leadership. Hear from leading fleets and cutting-edge industry players on achieving ambitious emissions and innovation goals at the municipal level. This session will explore: innovative industry partnerships with government to advance adoption and deployments; approaches to government procurement for cost-effective vehicle acquisition; ways cities and other governments have enabled the assimilation of new vehicle technology; and plans and policies that are guiding future adoption.

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4:30pm - 6:00pm

General Session

Expo Hall Closing Reception

8:30am - 11:30am

Workshops & Forums

Efficiency & Electrification of Regional Haul Trucking

Presented by

Tracks

  • Goods Movement
  • Commercial EVs
  • Vehicle Efficiency

Successful implementation of Commercial Battery Electrical Vehicles (CBEVs) and related hybrids will require a focus on efficiency to maximize vehicle range. An increase in efficiency will lead to more range and therefore, less anxiety. Join NACFE as we unite fleets, OEMs, and suppliers as well as new members to the trucking industry, utilities, and charging system suppliers. The workshop will feature NACFE presentations, expert panel discussions with a Q&A session, and small roundtable discussions on key topics that are critical to efficient operation regardless of the fuel or energy source. Join us to help define the future of moving goods more efficiently and environmentally.

• Welcome
• NACFE Overview on Efficiency & Electrification
• Panel discussion with OEM/supplier, Charging System Supplier, Utility Company, & Fleet
• Extended questions and answers
• Interactive roundtable discussions on related topics

Details

9:00am - 12:00pm

Workshops & Forums

BSR’s Buyer-Supplier Roundtable: Understanding and Evaluating / Assessing the Market for Sustainable Fuels and Clean Technology

203AB

Presented by

BSR

Tracks

  • Commercial EVs

BSR’s Future of Fuels team will lead a workshop on evaluating sustainable fuel options, leveraging their newly published Roadmap for Sustainable Fuels. The workshop will help both companies new to sustainable fuels and those with ample experience evaluate their sustainable fuel options, based on the 3-phase criteria outlined in the Roadmap. Participants will leverage the Roadmap by testing several real-world case studies to demonstrate the fuel evaluation process, and will discuss how to actionably engage internally to facilitate procurement of sustainable fuels for viable fuel options.

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9:00am - 12:00pm

Workshops & Forums

Funding Workshop

Join GNA’s 4th Annual Funding Workshop to hear from agencies and fleets on the challenges and opportunities in securing funding for advanced vehicle and fueling station deployments. This workshop will provide a holistic look at the current opportunities and challenges for funding—including supporting future technologies like autonomous as well as full facility transformation with innovations like microgrids and energy storage.

9:00am - 10:15am: Funding Workshop: Funding Landscape Assessment

The last year has seen tremendous utility investment and government funding rolled out to support advanced clean transportation. What kinds of programs and trends are being seen in funding, and what does the future look like for continued funding support to buy down the higher incremental cost of purchasing new vehicle technology? This session will explore the current future state of funding, including: opportunities and constraints about government funding; process and considerations from utility programs; incentive opportunities for next generation technology, such as autonomous; and the long-term role of tax credits.

10:15am - 10:30am: Break

10:30am - 12:00pm: Funding Workshop: A Holistic Funding Approach to Facility & Energy Transformation

As fleets begin to undertake electrification, many are starting to look at their whole facility’s energy profile and how it can support new load from early vehicle deployments as well as long term electrification goals. This session will explore the economics of facility transformation and the incentives and programs that can both help lower short-term capital investments and increase the long-term return on investment.

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9:00am - 5:00pm

Workshops & Forums

Partner Events

Sid Kakodkar is an Electric Vehicle (EV) Solutions Engineer at Geotab. With a focus on Medium and Heavy Duty Electric Vehicles, Sid works with OEMs and fleets get the most out of the Goetab product suite. Sid also helps fleets transition to EVs and operate efficiently by leveraging data and analytics. Prior to joining Geotab, Sid led the University of Waterloo’s EcoCAR3 program, and held internships at Tesla Inc and General Motors.

Sandeep Kar is a global thought leader in the commercial vehicle industry. He leads corporate strategy at Fleet Complete with a mission of developing the company as a leading global provider of connected vehicle IoT solutions for the widest array of commercial vehicle industry ecosystem partners. Sandeep is widely regarded as a global expert and leader in commercial vehicle market and technology strategy development and works closely with OEMs and suppliers in developing strategic partnerships that enable companies to grow faster through effective leveraging of advanced technologies and globalized operating conditions. Sandeep routinely speaks at many industry events and is regularly quoted by media on issues of strategic importance to the commercial vehicle industry and serves in advisory boards of innovative companies, helping them find economies of scope and scale.

John Sears is Head of Fleet Data Science at KeepTruckin and leads modeling efforts related to safety, operational efficiency and asset utilization. Prior to KeepTruckin, he was a Senior Research Scientist at Uber, and also managed a data science team focusing on forecasting and budget optimization. Prior to Uber, he led statistical modeling efforts for the Philadelphia 76ers. He holds bachelor’s degree from Carleton College and a Masters from Stanford University.

Bill Bliem, Senior Vice President of Fleet Services at NFI, oversees the end-to-end management and maintenance of the company’s truck fleet and material handling equipment. Additionally, Bliem and his team manage NFI’s purchasing, licensing/tolls, and fuel departments. Today, NFI operates more than 4,200 tractors and over 12,000 trailers and chassis. The team also leads the company’s sustainability initiatives by identifying and implementing new technology to improve aerodynamics, fuel efficiency, and emissions.

Gary Horvat Vice President of eMobility at Navistar, has over 35 years of experience in the automotive industry. At Navistar he is responsible for augmenting and aligning Navistar’s eMobility team in all commercial, technical, and implementation activities for Navistar’s various product lines. Gary started his career at Eaton Corporation working on Heavy Duty Truck Axles and Transmissions and the majority of his career at General Motors where he was responsible for the engine controls on the third-generation small block V8 and as assistant chief engineer, launched the 3900 V6 Engine, winning the Popular Mechanics “Breakthrough” Award. At Proterra, Horvat was responsible for all engineering and technology development for that company’s electric bus product line and set a world record of 1101.2 miles for the longest range of any electric vehicle on one charge.

Andrew Papson is an Advisor in the eMobility group of Southern California Edison, dedicated to accelerating the deployment of electric trucks and buses. His work in the Charge Ready Transport program contributes to SCE’s goal of building and deploying over 200,000 EV trucks and buses by 2030. Andrew’s role focuses on building partnerships with industry and agency stakeholders in truck and bus sectors. Through coordination with public sector partners, establishing industry working groups, and participating in industry events, Andrew is a conduit for engaging stakeholders in how to partner on large EV infrastructure projects and socializing information on technology and market readiness.

Dr. Alicia Williams, GameChanger, Shell Alicia (Lee) Williams began her career with Shell after receiving her Doctorate from Louisiana State University in 2007.  Initially an Analytical Chemist, she spent most of her time in R&D and Manufacturing settings. After serving as a Quality Assurance and Quality Control Manager in Manufacturing, she moved to Houston for a role in Shell GameChangerTM.  As a Gamechanger, Lee actively scouts for innovators and ideas that can provide solutions to various energy challenges faced within Shell and ultimately determines technical and commercial viability of proposals submitted by external entrepreneurs and by tracking and evaluating potentially disruptive technologies, the Shell GameChanger team is able to identify opportunities and threats early, mitigate risks and deliver a high-value/high-novelty portfolio of options for Shell.

Dave Genise leads product strategy for Eaton eMobility’s growing line of transmissions for electrified commercial vehicles. He has worked in product development at Detroit Diesel, Ford, and for the last twenty-one years with Eaton where he most recently was involved in creating the eMobility business unit. Embracing an electrified commercial vehicle world, Eaton is committed to providing power electronics, power protection and driveline solutions meeting reliability expectations the brand is known for.