WEBINAR | Preparing for the Arrival of Heavy-Duty Battery Electric Trucks

    Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | 1 PM CST | Free

    Don't miss this webinar on heavy-duty battery electric trucks from ACTNews

    As our commercial transportation system moves increasingly towards electrification, fleet managers are left with complex questions beyond just deploying the vehicles themselves. Charging equipment, electricity rate structures, infrastructure upgrades, and new skills and safety requirements are just a few of the considerations fleet managers must now prepare for.

    Join ACTNews for this one-hour webinar to hear from project partners involved in Volvo LIGHTS—an innovative project taking heavy-duty, battery electric freight movement from the demonstration phase to a widespread reality.

    Participate in this webinar to hear from project stakeholders as they address the key issues around commercial vehicle electrification:

    • Volvo Trucks will provide an update on their Volvo VNR electric truck coming to North America, as well as an overview of the innovative Volvo LIGHTS project.
    • Southern California Edison will discuss key things fleets need to consider when installing charging infrastructure—including understanding timelines, calculating power needs, how to navigate permitting, leveraging available incentives, and more
    • TEC Equipment will share tips on how a dealership can effectively prepare to support the unique sales, service and maintenance needs of electric trucks.
    • Reach Out will share insight into how to identify and engage the right community leaders to help reduce potential barriers to successful project implementation.

    Webinar presenters include:

    Dawn Fenton

    Dawn Fenton
    Director, Sustainability & Public Affairs

    (Volvo Group)

    Andrew Papson

    Andrew Papson
    Advisor, Transportation Electrification

    (Southern California Edison)

    Bill Fisher

    Bill Fisher
    Director of Service


    (Tec Equipment)

    Diana Fox

    Diana Fox
    Executive Director


    (Reach Out)

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    Webinar | How EV Charging & Fleet Electrification is Changing the Value Chain of the Grid

    Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | 12 PM CST

    It’s clear that the electrification of transportation is the future, but the outlines of that future remain shrouded in a complex, confusing web of uncertainties. This ABB-hosted webcast will offer glimpses into the future of electrified transportation – from individual vehicles to fleets of delivery trucks to rideshare vehicles – through real-world and imminent use cases that illustrate how to optimize EVs’ interactions with the grid in ways that benefit owners and operators of both EVs and electric grids – as well as society as a whole. 

    In this hour-long webcast, attendees will learn:

    • How the development of EV infrastructure is currently progressing, what assets are already in place to help scale, and what’s still needed to achieve truly disruptive scale.
    • Real-world, use-case-based lessons – myths and realities – about charging infrastructure (both public and privately owned) developed by leading companies in building and operating that infrastructure.
    • The possible future for the optimized EV-grid relationship – including profitable new business models – based on leading-edge ideas and innovations applied on both sides of the meter.
    • What must happen next in technology, business/partnership/EV ecosystem strategy and government regulation to make electrified transportation a reality as quickly as possible.


    • John Davies, VP & Senior Analyst, GreenBiz Group


    • Ivo Steklac, COO/CTO, EVgo
    • Guido Jouret, Chief Digital Officer, ABB

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    Webinar | 2019 DERA School Bus Rebates Program

    The US EPA hosted an informational webinar on Monday to share information about the 2019 DERA School Bus Rebates Program.

    Webinar Highlights:

    • Program Overview
    • Eligibility (applicants & vehicles)
    • Process and Timeline
    • Common Issues
    • Question & Answer Period

    PODCAST | #185 Sustainable Cities and New Mobility | Convenience Matters

    Convenience Matters is brought to you by NACS with the help of The Fuels Institute.

    Lori Clark // Program Manager at North Central Texas Council of Governments and Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities Coordinator

    Clean Cities coalitions are transforming local transportation markets to implement alternative fuels, advanced vehicles, and fuel-saving strategies. With more than 80% of the U.S. population living inside the boundaries of Clean Cities and given convenience stores sell 80% of the nation’s fuel, hear how retailers can take advantage of available funds to assist in keeping fueling infrastructure in-line with customer needs.

    Hosted by: Donovan Woods, Director of Operations, Fuels Institute and Paige Anderson, Director of Government Relations, NACS

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    Webinar | CLIMATE MAYORS EV PURCHASING COLLABORATIVE | Florida and the Southeast

    Since the launch of Climate Mayors Electric Vehicle (EV) Purchasing Collaborative in September, more than 70 cities and counties across the U.S. have committed to over 1,600 EVs, sending strong market signals and creating a national transition towards public fleet electrification.

    These informational webinars can provide your team with more information about the Climate Mayors EV Purchasing Collaborative. You may view the webinar recording below (updated on this page as they become available) for more information on the Collaborative and experiences from fleet professionals who have leveraged this exciting momentum on fleet electrification and successfully deployed EVs.

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    LCF Member Renewable Energy Group (REG) hosts a webinar addressing the question of how can biodiesel help fleets reduce emissions and cut costs while keeping performance strong? In this webinar we cover:

    • What differentiates biodiesel from other fuels
    • How biodiesel affects fleet performance
    • How you can potentially save money by using biodiesel
    • How you can get started with biodiesel
    • Case studies of fleets that run on biodiesel blends

    Fill out the form on the REG website to access this webinar:

    Request Access

    WEBINAR | Medium- & Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicle Charging Roadmap

    ACTNews has created a complimentary webinar presented in partnership with the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE).

    Charging infrastructure has been identified as one of the largest unknowns and sources of anxiety for fleets considering near-term adoption of medium- and heavy-duty battery electric vehicles. And while there is no one-size-fits-all solution to charging, there are key steps every fleet needs to consider to ensure they have a cost-effective charging strategy in place.

    This webinar offers insight into:

    • Key stakeholders to engage when establishing a charging plan
    • Realistic timelines for site planning, permitting and charger installation
    • Appropriate charging station hardware options to support your vehicles and duty cycles
    • How smart load management can make or break the economics of charging
    • Strategies and programs utilities are deploying to support vehicle electrification

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    WEBINAR | Transportation Energy Partners Policy Updates

    Transportation Energy Partners led a discussion on what the Democratic leadership of the House means for alternative fuels and infrastructure projects, an update on expired tax incentives, TEP's policy priorities for 2019 and the objectives for the Energy Independence Summit 2019.

    Presenters also provided details on the outlook for federal alternative energy policies and how to prepare for upcoming conversations with members of Congress and their staff members. View the recorded webinar below:

    WEBINAR | Fuel Cell Electric Buses: Progress toward Meeting Technical Targets

    The Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) presented a live webinar titled "Fuel Cell Electric Buses: Progress toward Meeting Technical Targets" on May 17, 2018. Leslie Eudy of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) discussed progress made toward meeting technical targets for fuel cell electric buses (FCEBs). In 2012, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) established technical targets to measure the progress of FCEBs toward commercialization. Targets include performance metrics such as fuel cell hour accumulation, fuel economy, availability, and reliability. Cost targets include capital, major components, and maintenance. NREL, under funding from both DOE and FTA, has been evaluating the performance of FCEBs compared to these technical targets and to conventional buses in similar service. This webinar provided recent performance results from FCEBs operated by six transit agencies. View the recorded webinar below:


    WEBINAR | The Power of Waste: Renewable Natural Gas as a Vehicle Fuel
    Previously recorded

    Recording from the Energy Vision and Louisiana Clean Fuels hosted Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) webinar on Wednesday, September 23.

    In response to EPA tightening emissions standards for landfills and farmers, LCF and Energy Vision are teaming up to bring together experts from across the country to help farms, waste water treatment facilities and landfills learn how to harvest their methane emissions and turn it into a valuable resource - renewable natural gas! CNG fleets are also invited to learn about another way to fuel their natural gas vehicles.


    WEBINAR | Propane Financial Common Sense for Schools 

    View this recorded webinar to learn why propane autogas buses are the best choice for school transportation — lower total cost-of-ownership compared with diesel buses, scalable and affordable infrastructure options for convenient on-site refueling, and buses from all four major OEMs.


    WEBINAR | Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicles Aid in Emergency Recovery Efforts

    Learn how alternative fuels and other advanced vehicle technologies can help emergency fleets react to and recover from natural disasters.