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FTA AWARDS NEARLY $55M FOR LOW AND NO EMISSION BUSES

Federal Transit Administration Awards Nearly $55M for Low and No Emission Buses

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced awards to 10 project teams to deploy 55 low and no emission fuel cell, battery electric and electric hybrid buses in neighborhoods from Stockton, California to Canto, Ohio.  38 of the 55 will be either electric or fuel cell powered and produce zero tailpipe emissions. CALSTART will work with three partner transit agencies on projects totaling nearly $24 million. The organization will assist its partners by providing various consulting services, such as data collection, analysis, surveys, specification alignment, and transit bus acquisition services. Read the press release here.

 
OP/ED: STAY THE COURSE ON CLEAN FUELS IN CALIFORNIA

California should stay on track with standard on cleaner fuels 

Legal challenges, political battles and scare tactics have not derailed California’s low-carbon fuel standard. As the state Air Resources Board gets ready to re-adopt the standard, we have one simple message: Keep going.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/op-ed/soapbox/article8839505.html#storylink=cpy
--John Boesel, President and CEO CALSTART and Michael McAdams, President, Advanced Biofuels Association
Special to the Sacramento Bee, February 2, 2015
 
NEW EV SHUTTLES ROLL IN MOUNTAIN VIEW

CALSTART helped administer California Energy Commission's project with Motiv Power Systems. The all-electric shuttle service serves residents in Mountain View, California. Google is donating the service for the City's residents. Read the press release.
Above: CEC's Jennifer Allen speaks at an unveiling in Mountain View California, flanked by dignitaries, on January 9, 2015.
 
A NEW ERA FOR CLEAN TRANSPORTATION: PATHWAYS FOR CLEAN TECHNOLOGIES


Download the slideshow Annual Meeting Summary Slide Show 2014 here.

CALSTART's Annual Meeting featured an outstanding agenda of top level speakers and rich content exploring key issues of interest to the clean transportation technologies industry. The event also celebrated the Blue Sky Award Winners for 2014, for their outstanding contributions to clean transportation policy and technology. Held on Tuesday, December 9 at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles, attendees enjoyed a lively exchange on strategies and initiatives designed to help the clean transportation industry scale products for market.

CALSTART Member companies, please log in to read the meeting notes
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CALSTART'S DIVERSE MEMBER COMPANIES
Click here to see an interactive map of member companies.

CALSTART’s 150+  Member Companies and Organizations
(PARTIAL LISTING)
Making Clean Transportation Happen


CALSTART's 150+ member companies represent all regions of the country. Diverse stakeholders work together to accelerate the market for clean transportation technologies and fuels, and to secure our energy future.

Member companies rely on CALSTART to:

• Facilitate industry networking;
• Provide up-to-date information on policy and funding; and
• Keep them apprised of industry trends

From Sacramento to Washington, DC, we work with members to shape industry relevant policy and funding conversations. Are you interested in finding out more about CALSTART's member services? Call us today 626/744-5600 or check out the simple online application form
 
PLAN AHEAD FOR 2015 CLEAN TRANSPORTATION EVENTS

Plan Ahead for 2015 CALSTART Event Participation, Sponsorship Opportunities 

CALSTART is poised to present a compelling array of clean transportation industry events in 2015, ranging from its Annual  Industry Meeting and informative technology workshops, to its policy summit and HTUF meetings. To be successful and continue to conduct these events on behalf of the industry, we need your support and are asking two things. First, we invite you to participate as frequently as possible in our CALSTART events which are created and planned with you in mind. Secondly, we are asking for your financial support to sustain these events as we work to grow the industry and inform policymakers, fleets, and other important stakeholders of the importance of clean transportation. Plan now to participate in and sponsor our CALSTART events; plan now to support the events of your choice. We look forward to your involvement in 2015!

Download the event planner for 2015 here.

 

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MEMBERS IN THE NEWS

VIA Motors - VIA Motors Electric Pick-Up Truck Enters Production

NRG - NRG eVgo Expanding National Fast Charging Network

ChargePoint - KCP&L to Install 1,001 EV Chargers

General Motors - Sustainability Provides Competitive Edge, GM Dealers Say

NAFA - NAFA Announces Program for 2015 I&E

Tesla Motors - Man Lists His Tesla Model S as an $85-a-night Airbnb Room

Read other member news.

 
A FIRST IN ZERO-EMISSION TECH

Nation's First 60' Battery/Fuel Cell Zero-Emission Bus Will Roll Soon

CALSTART announced it has received approval from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to develop North America’s first-ever fuel cell/battery combination zero emission 60-foot electric bus. New Flyer Industries will build the bus that will enable it to operate in daily urban service using a unique combination of a fuel cell and batteries. Read the press release.
 
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