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