webinar | Utilities Gearing Up to Help Fleets Electrify

    Thursday, March 26, 2020 | 12:00 PM CDT

    ICF Experts share key takeaways from new research into medium- and heavy-duty fleet vehicle markets, including what near-term opportunities there are for electric vehicles, and what they’re hearing from utility customers.

    You’ll also hear:

    • Key considerations for utilities, from understanding barriers to engaging key stakeholders and creating programs that help fleet managers through the process.
    • Perspectives from real-world utility programs on how utility customer expectations are evolving.
    • Insights into the implications of various alternative fuel pathways for the medium- and heavy-duty vehicle sector.

    If you can’t attend live, register to receive the recorded presentation.

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    WEBINAR | Electric Vehicle Charging Best Practices and Lessons Learned

    Wed, Mar 25, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM CDT

    In partnership with the NCDOT, the NC Clean Energy Technology Center is pleased to present a Sustainable Fleet Webinar on Electric Vehicle Charging Best Practices and Lessons learned. This webinar is in support of NC Governor Cooper's Executive Order 80 and the NCDOT ZEV Plan. Information will be presented from experts working across the US regarding lessons learned and best practices regarding public, workplace, multi-unit dwelling and fleet charging equipment deployment. Confirmed presenters include Electrify America and the Columbus Partnership, as well as leading US electrification cites. Charging infrastructure is considered one of the key components in the growth and adoption of electric vehicles. Successfully achieving such is not going to be trivial. Please join us to learn and discuss best practices in planning and strategic deployment.

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    webinar series | How Shuttle Bus Fleets Are Deploying EVs

    Join ACTNews for a two-part webinar series, in collaboration with PG&E, to learn how shuttle bus fleets can save money, eliminate tailpipe emissions, and simplify maintenance with electric vehicles and equipment.

    Which Electric Vehicles & Equipment are Right for Your Fleet?

    Tuesday, March 17 at 1:00 PM CDT

    Hear from leading OEM’s about the electric vehicles suited for shuttle bus fleets.

    Participate in this webinar to gain insight into:

    • Which electric vehicles and equipment are suited for shuttle bus fleets
    • When these vehicles will be available for deployment
    • How maintenance, fuel costs, and other factors contribute to total cost of ownership savings for fleets


    • Tim O’Neill, Electric Vehicle Onboarding, PG&E
    • Nick Bettis, Director, Business Development, Lightning Systems
    • Jose Paul Plackal, Director, Business Development & Marketing, Phoenix Motorcars
    • Peter Tuckerman, Sales Manager, Lion Electric Company

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    WEBINAR 2:
    How Two California Fleets Have Successfully Deployed EVs

    Tuesday, March 24 at 1:00 PM CDT

    Learn from two shuttle bus fleets that have successfully deployed electric vehicles in California.

    Participate in this webinar to gain insight into:

    • Fleet managers’ perspectives on the real-world benefits they have gained by electrifying their fleet
    • How fleets can leverage PG&E’s expertise and resources to successfully deploy EVs into regular operation
    • Realistic timelines and requirements for site planning, permitting and charger installation


    • Dean Kunesh, Electric Vehicle Onboarding Specialist, PG&E
    • Jerry Meek, Energy and Sustainability Manager, Genentech
    • More speakers to be announced.


    webinar series | How Distribution and Delivery Fleets Are Deploying EVs

    Join ACTNews' two-part webinar series, in collaboration with PG&E, to learn how distribution and delivery fleets can save money, eliminate tailpipe emissions, and simplify maintenance with electric vehicles and equipment.

    WEBINAR 1: Which Electric Vehicles & Equipment are Right for Your Fleet?

    Hear from leading OEM’s about the medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicles and equipment available for distribution and delivery fleets.

    Participate in this webinar to gain insight into:

    • Which electric vehicles and equipment are suited for distribution and delivery fleets
    • When these vehicles will be available for deployment
    • How maintenance, fuel costs, and other factors contribute to total cost of ownership savings for fleets


    • Will Quinn, Manager, Clean Energy Transportation, Customer Acquisition & Experience, PG&E
    • Eric Foellmer, Director of Marketing, XL Fleet
    • Aaron Gillmore, Vice President, Electric Trucks, BYD
    • Alex Voets, Sales and Marketing Manager, eMobility, Daimler

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    WEBINAR 2: How Two California Fleets Have Successfully Deployed EVs

    Learn from two distribution and delivery fleets that have successfully deployed electric vehicles in California.

    Participate in this webinar to gain insight into:

    • Fleet managers’ perspectives on the real-world benefits they have gained by electrifying their fleet
    • How fleets can leverage PG&E’s expertise and resources to successfully deploy EVs into regular operation
    • Realistic timelines and requirements for site planning, permitting and charger installation


    • Dean Kunesh, Electric Vehicle Onboarding Specialist, PG&E
    • Emily Conway, Fleet Sustainability Manager, PepsiCo North America
    • Scott Phillippi, Senior Director Automotive Maintenance and Engineering International Operations, UPS

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    webinar | An Electric Future and the Messy Middle: What You Need to Know Now

    February 13, 2020
    12 pm CST

    Trucking is at the start of significant changes in powertrains. Fleets face a litany of evolving choices such as improved diesels and natural gas, a seemingly endless array of hybrid technologies including fuel cells, and a variety of electric technologies including battery electric and catenary wire electric. When fuels are branded variously as “green”, “clean”, “near-zero emission”, and “renewable”—with no clear agreement on what these terms mean—how do you begin to decipher what’s best for your fleet?

    Join this webinar to learn:

    • The takeaways and industry challenges from The North American Council for Freight Efficiency’s (NACFE) recently released Guidance Report: Viable Class 7/8 Electric, Hybrid and Alternative Fueled Vehicles.
    • What the report’s primary conclusion—that the future is electric—means for fleets today and what the “messy middle” is in the interim.
    • Lessons from industry leaders that have, and will, be making significant decisions on which of these technologies are best for them.

    Webinar speakers:

    • UPS – Mike McDonald, Director, Sustainability and Government Affairs
    • Schneider – Rob Reich, EVP, Chief Administrative Officer
    • Daimler – Alex Voets, eMobility Product and Sales Strategy Manager
    • NACFE – Mike Roeth, Executive Director


    Webinar | 3 Tips for Successful Workplace EV Charging

    ChargePoint hosted a webinar on January 21st offering tips for Workplace Charging. Today, electric vehicle (EV) sales are growing 50% YoY, yet only 10% of EV drivers have access to charging at work. That means big opportunities for businesses seeking to improve engagement and retain top talent.

    In this webinar, you’ll learn:

    • Trends and predictions for e-mobility and workplace charging
    • Best practices for offering EV charging at work
    • How to reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) of your EV charging infrastructure
    • What to consider when evaluating EV charging solutions

    With 12 years of experience, more than 100,000 charging spots and over 60 million charges delivered, ChargePoint can help design a solution that meets the needs of your workplace.


    Tracy Thomas
    Senior Director
    Workplace Solutions
    Reem Bazzari
    Senior Product Marketing Manager

    ABOUT ChargePoint

    ChargePoint brings electric vehicle (EV) charging to more people and places than ever before with the world’s largest and most open EV charging network. We design, build and support all of the technology that powers this network, from charging station hardware to energy management software to a mobile app. Our work transforms transportation and energy use by helping more people choose to drive electric.

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    Webinar | Alternative Fuels Tax Credit: What Next?

    Wed, January 15, 2020 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST

    In December, the Alternative Fuels Tax Credit was extended after a 23-month lapse. NGVAmerica hosted a webinar about this three-year extension, what is next for companies hoping to claim the credit and efforts related to the future of the credit. 

    After months of lobbying, educating, and coalition building on Capitol Hill, NGVAmerica secured this important three-year excise tax credit extension for calendar years 2018, 2019, and 2020 in the final legislative hours before Congress left Washington for the holidays last month.

    This webinar was hosted on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. CST. You can view the presentation here:

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    Webinar | Multi-port, 1+MW Charging System for Medium- and Heavy-Duty EVs: What We Know and What Is on the Horizon?

    Join Argonne senior engineer, Ted Bohn, to learn more about the state of the industry for high-power, fast charging for medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicles. Ted leads the Industry Engagement working group of the DOE multi-lab “Multi-port 1 + MW Charging System for Medium- and Heavy-duty Electric Vehicles” effort. You will learn the latest on EV charging research and standards for large electrified fleet vehicles; who are the current industry leaders; what are some of the best practices from pilot programs; and what lies ahead for charging technology and standards.

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    Webinars | diesel emissions reduction act national grants

    Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 12 to 1 p.m. CST
    Join at: https://meet.lync.com/usepa/swift.faye/TG550JGJ

    Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 2 to 3 p.m. CST
    Join at: https://meet.lync.com/usepa/swift.faye/GKLCM5S6

    Wednesday, January 14, 2019 at 2 to 3 p.m. CST
    Join at: https://meet.lync.com/usepa/swift.faye/Q4CD0Z03

    Dial-In: (202) 991-0477
    Participant Code: 4149804#

    Webinar Highlights

    • Program Details
    • Changes This Year
    • Eligible Entities, Projects, Vehicles, Engines & Equipment
    • Funding: Availability, Project Funding Percentage, Restrictions
    • Proposal Submission
    • Evaluation Criteria
    • Potential Pitfalls
    • Tools, Resources and Support
    • Question & Answer Period

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

    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.

    Watch the recording of 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.

    Watch 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

    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 learned:

    • 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

    Listen Now

    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:

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    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

    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.