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February 8-10, 2015
Fred Silver, VP, will be moderating a session, Novel approaches for transferring power to stationary and moving vehicles through conductive methods, on Tuesday, February 10 from 8-9am at the Conference on Electric Roads and Vehicles conference in Park City, UT.

February 23, 2015
Fred Silver, VP, will be moderating panel on Zero Emission Buses at the Energy Independence Summit in Washington, DC.

April 14-16, 2015
Senior VP Bill Van Amburg and others from CALSTART will speak at multiple sessions at NAFA 2015 Institute & Expo. Tuesday April 14th 10:30 am – Noon – Van Amburg will be reporting on the state of the clean transportation industry, markets and technology. On Wednesday April 15th 3:15 pm – 4:45 pm – Van Amburg will present the Sustainable Fleet Standard Program briefing. And on Thursday April 16th 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm – Van Amburg will help lead the Sustainable Fleet Panel Discussion. The event is being held in Orlando, FL. 

Recent past events:

December 9, 2014
President and CEO, John Boesel, Senior VP Bill Van Amburg, and others from CALSTART were joined by industry and government leaders at CALSTART's Annual Meeting and Blue Sky Awards. Among the stellar speaker line up, attendees heard from Richard Corey, Executive Director, CARB, Chris Grundler, US Environmental Protection Agency, Dr. Cheryl Martin, US Department of Energy, Janea Scott, Commissioner, California Energy Commission, and many more thought-leaders. See the agenda here.

November 10-13, 2014
Program Manager Steve Sokolsky facilitated a track on hydrogen infrastructure, and presented on CALSTART's hydrogen infrastructure committee work at the Fuel Cell Seminar & Expo on Best Practices in Hydrogen Fueling for Fuel Cell Transit Buses. Project Manager Andrew Papson presented survey results on transit agencies and fuel cell buses on November 10, and gave a presentation on November 11. The event was held in Los Angeles, CA.

October 15-16, 2014
Senior VP, Bill Van Amburg, gave the luncheon keynote address on the topic of fleet metrics at the North American Green Fleet Forum on October 16, day two of the event in Sacramento, CA. 

October 6-7, 2014
CALSTART Program Director, Steve Sokolsky, spoke about military and heavy-duty electric transportation issues at EPRI’s Non-Road Electric Transportation Advisory Committee meeting in Savannah, GA.

September 30-October 2, 2014
President and CEO, John Boesel, chaired the Mobility Track at Energy Storage North America and presented in a session: Electrification of Transportation in North America, Status, Drivers and Applications.  

September 22-24, 2014
President and CEO, John Boesel, Senior VP Bill Van Amburg, Program Director Steve Sokolsky and others spoke at the High-Efficiency Truck Users Forum National Meeting at Argonne National Laboratory. Industry and military thought leaders gathered to identify and address the barriers to the adoption of high-efficiency truck and bus technologies. Read the press release. Visit the web site. See the agenda. Watch the recap slideshow.

September 4-5, 2014
Senior VP, Bill Van Amburg, spoke at the 2014 West Coast Collaborative Partners Meeting on the Clean Technologies Panel on September 4, and on a breakout session panel, Medium- and Heavy-Duty Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEVs): Accelerating Deployment in the Western U.S. on September 4. 

July 23, 2014
President and CEO, John Boesel, presented at a half-day roundtable, Building a Regional Perspective: Goods Movement Opportunities and Issues in the Bay Area in an hour-long panel discussion, titled “Trends and Innovations in the Northern California Megaregion." Hosted by Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), the event was held in Oakland, CA.

June 25, 2014
Senior Project Manager, Steve Sokolsky, spoke at the Northern California Green Airports Workshop and Expo, co-hosted by CALSTART and East Bay Clean Cities. The event will be held at the Oakland International Airport Maintenance Center in Oakland, CA and included a vehicle expo and lunch. See presentations and photos from the event here.



CALSTART Press Releases 2014

  • CALSTART's Blue Sky Awards Presented
    North America’s leading advanced transportation technologies consortium – presented winners with its prestigious Blue Sky Award™ 2014.. The awards recognize outstanding marketplace contributions to the clean transportation industry by companies, organizations and individuals. Members of CALSTART’s Board of Directors presented the awards.

  • Media Advisory: Special Event to Spotlight So Cal’s Flourishing Clean Transportation Sector
    CALSTART to honor business, government leaders catalyzing innovative batteries, charging, fuels, more
     Southern California clean transportation leaders will gather to discuss the future of California energy and transportation at an event honoring individuals driving the development of new technology innovations, policies, and groundbreaking businesses at CALSTART’s annual Blue Sky Award luncheon. Considered a key driver in California’s clean transportation sector, Los Angeles represents the fastest growing electric market in the country with the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach serving as working test beds for groundbreaking technologies.
    Event includes:
    •    Mary Nichols, Chair, California Air Resources Board
    •    Pedro Pizarro, President, Southern California Edison
    •    Christopher Grundler, Director of the Office of Transportation and Air Quality, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    •    Dr. Cheryl Martin, Acting Director, Advanced Research Projects, Agency – Energy (ARPA-E), U.S. Department of Energy
    •    Stephen Berberich, President, California Independent System Operator Corporation
    •    Janea Scott, Commissioner, California Energy Commission
    •    Pasquale Romano, CEO, ChargePoint
    •    John Boesel, President, CALSTART

  • 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. 

  • John Boesel Statement on Governor Brown Signing SB 1204
    John Boesel, President and CEO of CALSTART, the nation's leading clean transportation consortium, issued a statement applauding California Governor Jerry Brown for signing Senate Bill 1204, which will create the California Clean Truck, Bus, and Off-Road Vehicle and Equipment Technology Program.

  • Leading EPA and NHTSA Officials to Deliver Keynotes on New Truck Efficiency Rules at High-Efficiency Truck Conference

    Two key executives representing the Federal agencies developing the next round of greenhouse gas standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles have been invited to address the High-Efficiency Truck Users Forum (HTUF) conference, planners announced today. David Friedman, Acting Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and Karl Simon, Director, Transportation and Climate Division, U.S. EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ) are expected to speak at the HTUF 2014 National Meeting ( on Tuesday, September 23.
  • Bill to Accelerate Development, Deployment of Cleaner Trucks and Buses on Way to Governor’s Office
    Senate Bill (SB) 1204, jointly authored by Senators Ricardo Lara (D-Long Beach/Huntington Park) and Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills), was sent to Governor Jerry Brown’s office for his signature. The measure was supported by a diverse and broad coalition, including the California Trucking Association and the Coalition for Clean Air.
  • NAFA Press Release: NAFA Pioneering Fleet Sustainability Program
    NAFA, a not-for-profit association for professionals who manage fleets of vehicles, is developing a Sustainable Fleet Standard Program, which aims to increase efficiency, while reducing emissions and fuel use. Developed in conjunction with CALSTART, the NAFA Sustainable Fleet Standard Program is one of its kind. With its development, NAFA intends to pioneer a movement in the fleet community which emphasizes the economic and environmental benefits and overall importance of sustainability. 

CALSTART Press Releases 2013