ACT Expo 2013 Hits the Mark in Washington, DC

More than 3,000 atten­dees made it to ACT Expo 2013 last month in Wash­ing­ton, DC, mak­ing it the largest and most sig­nif­i­cant US annu­al con­fer­ence on alter­na­tive fuels and vehi­cles. It took place at the Wal­ter E. Wash­ing­ton Con­ven­tion Cen­ter in part­ner­ship with the U.S. Depart­ment of Ener­gy as a plat­form put key play­ers togeth­er in green ground trans­porta­tion. “We’d like to thank our spon­sors, exhibitors, speak­ers and atten­dees for a ter­rif­ic event in Wash­ing­ton,” said Erik Nean­dross, CEO at orga­niz­er Glad­stein, Nean­dross and Asso­ci­a­tion.

Fleet vehi­cles were dis­played by UPS, Proc­tor & Gam­ble, Frito-Lay, GE, FedEx, and oth­ers (more than 70 were on dis­play) –pow­ered by elec­tric, hybrid, hydro­gen, nat­ur­al gas, propane auto­gas and renew­able fuel tech­nolo­gies. Orga­ni­za­tions that par­tic­i­pat­ed includ­ed America’s Nat­ur­al Gas Alliance, Propane Edu­ca­tion and Research Coun­cil, Ryder Sys­tem, Inc., Shell Oil Com­pa­ny, Vol­vo, Peter­bilt, Ken­worth, Freight­lin­er, and oth­ers. Dis­plays filled the 100,000 square foot expo hall.

Some of the inter­est­ing announce­ments and dis­plays made dur­ing the con­fer­ence…. How AT&T saves with CNG; biodiesel and renew­able diesel join forces; Bold­er EV claims the first V2G for bat­tery trucks; Clean Ener­gy enters rail; CNG In A Box leads GE’s strat­e­gy; Odyne for plug-In trucks; and XL Hybrids for FedEx.

ACT Expo 2014 will be held with NGV Glob­al 2014, the world nat­ur­al gas vehi­cles meet­ing. These will take place May 5–9, 2014 in Long Beach, Calif.

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