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ACT Expo plans in-person return

Feb. 2, 2021
Live 2021 clean transportation event featuring sponsors Daimler, Penske, Shell set for Aug. 30-Sept. 2 in Southern California

Organizers of the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo, North America’s largest advanced transportation and clean fleet event, say the 10th annual conference and expo will take place Aug. 30 to Sept. 2 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Southern California.

ACT Expo 2021 will spotlight what the world’s most innovative transportation leaders—from vehicle OEMs, to technology and fuel suppliers, policymakers, and public and private fleet operators—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,” said Erik Neandross, CEO of GNA, a clean transportation consulting firm and producer of the event. “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.

“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.”

ACT Expo 2021 will offer insight into the latest trends, policies and technologies driving fleets to invest in advanced clean transportation solutions, including: 

  • 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 being adopted at the state level across the U.S. and by the Biden Administration

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), Penske Transportation Solutions and Shell are returning as presenting sponsors.

DTNA, a leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer, 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 customers with its sustainability journey. Shell offers a full portfolio of clean and efficient transportation solutions to today’s commercial fleet operator, including carbon negative renewable natural gas, battery-electric vehicle charging, hydrogen transportation fuel, advanced lubricants to maximize efficiency and performance, and next-generation biofuels.

“We are extremely honored to have the strong continued support of North America’s leading truck manufacturer, fleet solution provider and energy supplier,” Neandross said. “This support from this trio of private-sector innovators demonstrates the tremendous strength of the market and the significant opportunities that lie ahead.” 

ACT Expo invites dynamic and forward-thinking industry leaders to present case studies and compelling presentations covering fleets of all weight classes and from every transportation sector. Case studies should be relevant to end user fleets with a focus on evaluation criteria, funding received, infrastructure and maintenance plans, procurement considerations, and total cost of ownership. Abstracts should be submitted to conference organizers no later than 5 p.m. PT Feb. 26. Additional details are available at actexpo.com/abstracts.

Every year, the industry’s top OEMs, fuel suppliers, technology providers, fleets, and infrastructure developers unveil new products and make corporate announcements from the ACT Expo show floor. From electric, hybrid, and hydrogen to natural gas, propane autogas, and renewable fuels, the exhibit hall represents all vehicle applications and fuels. 

Leading industry suppliers are already confirmed to participate, organizers said, 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 actexpo.com/sponsors.

“In spite of the challenges brought on by COVID-19, the pace of innovation and technology development has only continued to increase in the last year and has recently started to accelerate with a range of new product announcements from both traditional suppliers and ones being assisted by the hundreds of millions of dollars of new investments,” Neandross said. “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 now is open, with early bird rates of $350 for fleets and $795 for industry registrations. Rates increase after April 16.

For more information, visit actexpo.com.

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