Organizers of the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo, North America’s largest advanced transportation and clean fleet event, announced that the 10th annual conference and expo will take place at the Long Beach Convention Center in Southern California from August 30 to September 2, 2021. ACT Expo 2021 will spotlight what the world’s most innovative transportation leaders are doing to move the industry forward.
“The investments we are seeing in the advanced transportation and clean energy sector are accelerating at a pace never seen before. Fuels and technologies that were once considered an ‘alternative,’ are becoming the core focus of global OEMs, an array of industry start-ups, and most importantly, a central part of fleet operators’ procurement plans,” says Erik Neandross, CEO of clean transportation consulting firm and producers of the event, GNA. “It’s symbolic that ACT Expo is taking the lead in this fall’s roster of commercial transportation conferences, leveraging our decades of experience delivering timely fleet education and hands-on access to the products shaping the future of the industry.”
WHAT TO EXPECT
ACT Expo 2021 will offer insight into the latest trends, policies, and technologies driving fleets toward advanced clean transportation solutions. This includes:
- Growing availability of low- and zero-emission vehicles and low carbon fuels for every fleet application
- Commitments to corporate sustainability and greening of the supply chain leading to scaled deployments
- Financial incentives and technology advancements to create more compelling total cost of ownership
- Key climate and environmental policies adopted at the state level across the US and by the Biden Administration
Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), Penske Transportation Solutions, and Shell will return as presenting sponsors; three companies that have been at the forefront of the transportation sector’s evolution for more than a century. DTNA offers its customers a variety of alternative fuel vehicles, including the eCascadia and eM2 battery-electric trucks. Penske, whose businesses provide transportation, supply chain, and technology solutions, has been a guiding beacon when it comes to implementing near-zero and zero-emission transportation technologies, while supporting its customers with their sustainability journey. Shell offers a full portfolio of clean as well as efficient transportation solutions to today’s commercial fleet operator. These offerings include carbon negative renewable natural gas, battery-electric vehicle charging, hydrogen transportation fuel, advanced lubricants, and next-generation biofuels.
“This support from this trio of private-sector innovators demonstrates the tremendous strength of the market and the significant opportunities that lie ahead,” Neandross says.
SUBMIT YOUR CASE STUDY, EXPLORE THE EXHIBIT HALL
ACT Expo invites industry leaders to present case studies and presentations covering fleets of all weight classes and transportation sectors. Case studies should be relevant to end user fleets with a focus on evaluation criteria as well as funding received. They should also include infrastructure and maintenance plans, procurement considerations, and total cost of ownership. Those interested should submit abstracts to conference organizers no later than February 26, 2021, at 5 pm PST. View additional details at www.actexpo.com/abstracts.
Every year, OEMs, fuel suppliers, technology providers, fleets, and developers unveil products and make corporate announcements from the ACT Expo. From electric and hydrogen to natural gas, propane autogas, and more, the exhibit hall represents all vehicle applications and fuels.
The industry’s leading suppliers are already confirmed to participate, including the aforementioned Presenting sponsors, as well as Platinum sponsors—Dana, Kenworth, Hyliion, Peterbilt, Meritor, and Volvo—and Gold sponsors—Agility, Allison, Bauer, BYD, Dulevo, Eaton, Ford, General Motors Fleet, Honda, International Truck, Hino, Lion, Linamar, Momentum, Morgan Kolson, Nissan, Propane Education & Research Council, Oshkosh, Sea Electric, Toyota, XL Fleet, Workhorse, and Xos. View the full list of sponsors at: www.actexpo.com/sponsors.
ALTERNATIVE ENERGY ACCELERATION
Neandross says that in spite of challenges from COVID-19, the pace of innovation has increased and accelerated with new product announcements from traditional suppliers and those assisted with millions of dollars of new investments.
“We can’t wait to showcase these new industry announcements and cutting-edge products—many for the first time—at ACT Expo 2021. With so much happening in in the industry, ACT Expo 2021 will truly be the event of the year.”
Registration is now open with early bird rates of $350 for fleets and $795 for industry registrations. Rates increase after April 16, 2021.
Find out more, visit www.actexpo.com.