September 29-30, 2015
President and CEO John Boesel,  Senior VP Bill Van Amburg, VP Fred Silver, and others will speak at the High-Efficiency Truck Users Forum (HTUF) 2015 National Meeting & Technical Exchange hosted at TARDEC September 29-30 in Sterling Heights, MI. This event will provide an opportunity for HTUF stakeholders (military planners, OEMs, suppliers, and fleets) to exchange information on issues affecting the development and deployment of high-efficiency military and commercial vehicles. Building on past HTUF events, this is a working meeting that delivers action-oriented outcomes. Registration, speakers and a full agenda will be posted soon. See the preliminary agenda here.

October 26-29, 2015
President and CEO John Boesel, will lead two workshops at the VERGE Conference 2015. His focus will be on clean transportation and smart cities, including 
How Electric Buses are Accelerating Smart Cities. The event will be held in San Jose, CA at the Fairmont San Jose. More details, registration information and a full program are available online.

Recent past events:

July 7-9, 2015
President and CEO John Boesel spoke at the EVs and the Grid Summit in Los Angeles, CA on July 9. His panel's topic is Establishing EV Charging Infrastructure for Commercial and Public Sites. Senior VP Bill Van Amburg also moderated a panel, Moving Beyond Cars—Electrification of Heavy Vehicles and Public Transportation on July 9. 

July 8, 2015
Policy Director Jamie Hall presented at the 
Governor’s Office Five Pillars Symposium, Rethinking Transportation in California. His focus was on zero and near-zero vehicle technologies in last-mile delivery and advanced clean transit applications. The event agenda is available here.

June 25, 2015
President and CEO John Boesel spoke at the Silicon Valley Energy Summit 2015 at Stanford University. The lunchtime panel debate, “Internal Combustion Engines Have No Future in California" was held at the Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center.

June 25, 2015
President and CEO John Boesel spoke at 2015 Silicon Valley Energy and Sustainability Summit. The panel focused on the topic of achieving California Governor Jerry Brown's proposed 50% reduction in petroleum use, and the role of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. The Summit was held in Redwood City, CA.

May 21, 2015
Program Manager Steve Sokolsky and others spoke at the Southern California Airports Green Fleet Workshop. See the recap, including photos from the event, here.

May 19, 2015
President and CEO John Boesel participated in the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee Roundtable Discussion of Low and No Emission Bus policy. The discussion was held at the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC.

May 12, 2015
Program Manager Steve Sokolsky presented on making the business case for NG vehicles at the Southern California Natural Gas Trucking Fleet Workshop held by SoCal Gas at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside, CA. SoCal Gas is offering multiple workshops related to trucking, including events that focus on funding, loans, and fleets.

April 18, 2015
Project Manager Andrew Papson spoke at the unveiling of the new California Energy Commission-funded fuel cell bus at UC Irvine. Built by ElDorado with Ballard and BAE technology, the newest addition to the "Anteater Express" is the first zero-emission vehicle in UCI's fleet and will be refueled on-site at UCI's hydrogen station at the University's Advanced Power and Energy Program.

April 14-16, 2015
Senior VP Bill Van Amburg and others from CALSTART spoke at multiple sessions at NAFA 2015 Institute & Expo. At the event, Van Amburg helped unveil the NAFA Sustainable Fleet Standard Accreditation Program. The event was held in Orlando, FL.

April 6, 2015
Program Manager, Steve Sokolsky and others presented on fleet best practices at the Clean Fleet Transportation Efficiencies Forum, held in tandem with the Green California Summit & Expo. See the Forum's agenda

March 17, 2015
Policy Director Jamie Hall testified before the California State Senate at an informational hearing, The Road to 2020 and Beyond: The Role of the Transportation Sector in Meeting California's Climate Goals,giving stakeholder perspective to a joint session of the Senate Transportation and Housing and Environmental Quality Committees. 

March 12, 2015
President and CEO, John Boesel spoke at The Cars of Tomorrow Conference 2015in Mebourne, Australia on California's technology innovation, market development and strong policies to grow the global clean transportation industry.

February 8-10, 2015

Fred Silver
, VP, moderated a session, Novel approaches for transferring power to stationary and moving vehicles through conductive methods, on Tuesday,February 10 at the Conference on Electric Roads and Vehicles event in Park City, UT.

December 9, 2014
President and CEO, John Boesel, Senior VP Bill Van Amburg,and others from CALSTART were joined by industry and governmentleaders 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 onhydrogen 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. Theevent 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 addressthe barriers to the adoption of high-efficiency truck and bustechnologies. 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 Meetingon the Clean Technologies Panel on September 4, and on a breakoutsession 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 Areain an hour-long panel discussion, titled “Trends and Innovations in theNorthern California Megaregion." Hosted by Alameda CountyTransportation Commission (Alameda CTC) and the MetropolitanTransportation 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 heldat the Oakland International Airport Maintenance Center in Oakland, CAand included a vehicle expo and lunch. See presentations and photos from the event here.


HTUF 2014 National Meeting

9/22/2014 8:00:00 AM - 9/24/2014 5:00:00 PM


Argonne, Illinois



September 22-24, 2014, Argonne IL
HTUF represents the process for making change happen in the high efficiency truck and bus arena. Taking part in the HTUF National Meeting means you are helping to shape future products, increase current demand, and address barriers holding back the production and use of more efficient commercial vehicles. The HTUF National Meeting is built around action, engagement, and collaboration on future needs and hands-on practicality with current products.

Register now.

Click here for information on sponsorship or Ride & Drive vehicle participation, or contact Susan Romeo at or 626.744.5686.


Susan Romeo

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