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.