Reaching the Cost Tipping Point for Commercial Electric Vehicles

Not many fleet managers would deny they are feeling the pressure to explore fleet electrification. Fewer still would likely argue that the biggest barrier to going electric has historically been the cost. But with factors such as regulation, zero emission zones, and public opinion gaining momentum, electrification may be a foregone conclusion.

Join Lightning eMotors for an informative webinar! They’ll run the numbers that prove that the cost of moving people and cargo with electric vehicles has reaching a tipping point enabling fleets to save money every month and address looming sustainability requirements at the same time. Learn:

  • Where initial costs are now and where we expect them to go over the next two years
  • How the total cost of ownership for electric compares to traditional gas or diesel vehicles and where it is going
  • The questions you should be asking commercial electric vehicle vendors to assure you get the biggest bang for your buck when deploying CEVs
  • The optimal time to pull the trigger on the electrification

If fleet electrification is on your mind, this is a is a not-to-be missed opportunity to learn how and when to move forward.

Presenter: Tim Reeser, CEO & Co-Founder of Lightening eMotors

Blending Renewable Hydrogen into the Natural Gas Pipeline: Key Opportunities and Challenges

Renewable hydrogen has the potential to be an important solution for both the storage of renewable electricity and the decarbonization of our gas supply. However, natural gas utilities must adapt to store, transport, and deliver renewable hydrogen through their pipes.

Join Renewable Gas 360 to:

  • Learn about the steps that European utilities are taking to integrate renewable hydrogen into their energy systems
  • Explore the issues that U.S. gas utilities are addressing as they assess the role renewable hydrogen can play in decarbonizing their gas supply
  • Discover the steps the nation’s largest gas distribution utility is taking on hydrogen blending
  • Gain insight into the policies that can accelerate the use of renewable hydrogen

Preparing Your Hometown for Electric Vehicles

Louisiana Clean Fuels highlights case studies and best practices for developing an effective and equitable charging infrastructure.

Rural towns and smaller municipalities have specific challenges when it comes to the installation of electric vehicle charging infrastructure. From power delivery and lack of community support to local availability of electric vehicles and overall lack of awareness; rural townships may face multiple roadblocks to the implementation of their charging infrastructure plans. In this webinar, experts from electrical Co-ops, regulated utilities, EVSE experts and Clean Cities coalitions will share case studies and best practices to help you avoid the pitfalls that can impede your plans for an effective and equitable charging infrastructure that fits the needs of your residents today and tomorrow.

 

FLEET to FLEET

Join ACE Recycling & Disposal’s Matt Stalsberg and UCC’s Tammie Bostick on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 11-12:30 PM MST  in launching Fleet to Fleet, a conversation about the adoption and incorporation of CNG technology into your fleet.

ACE Disposal began purchasing CNG heavy duty trucks in 2008, now they own 112 CNG garbage trucks. In this webinar, Matt will share his secrets to running a successful CNG fleet.

SPEAKERS

  • Tammie Bostick, Executive Director, Utah Clean Cities
  • Matt Stalsberg, Owner and General Manager, ACE Recycling & Disposal

 

Mobility’s Future: Adapting to Meet the Demands of the Next Generation

With the convergence of technology and the changing attitudes of Generation Z — the generation born after the turn of the century — fleet managers are going need to shift their approach to mobility from just providing a vehicle to a diverse, ever-adaptable approach to employee mobility.

In this forward-looking webinar, a panel of industry experts will engage in a wide-ranging discussion addressing how the coming generation may — or more likely will — necessitate a change in the way your company approaches employee transportation, including:

  • The growing demand for electric and/or other non-traditional vehicles.
  • The increasing use of on-demand services in place of dedicated vehicles.
  • The impact of the growing population of young non-drivers on company productivity.
  • The implications of changes in work patterns as a consequence of the pandemic.

By getting a glimpse of what to expect from this new generation and how to meet their demands, you will be better prepared to keep your fleet both cutting-edge and productive.

Meet the Speakers

Chris Baker
VP, Commercial Sales, e-Mobility
Enel X North America
Amanda E. Rogers
VP, Marketing & Innovation
Merchants Fleet
Mark Thomas
VP, Marketing & Strategic Alliances Ridecell

Government Fleets: Save Costs & Improve Public Perception with Telematics

Join Government Fleet for a thought-provoking webinar, during which attendees will learn how fleet tracking technology can be used to save costs and, as a consequence, improve perception among government stakeholders and citizens alike.

During the webinar, attendees will learn how to:

  • Make fact-based arguments for telematics to their stakeholders and public alike
  • Customize fleet technology for the individual needs of the operation—supercharging the fleet’s ability to see ROI while improving productivity and safety
  • Use the transparency inherent in telematics to improve driver morale and public perception

For government fleet managers who are looking for ways to improve their operational profile while meeting the demands to maximize taxpayer dollars, this is a not-to-be missed webinar.

Presenter: Amin Amini, Associate Director, Global Solution Engineers, Connect, Enterprise & Public Sector – NA/EMEA/AU

 

 

 

 

12th Annual Alternative Fuel Awareness Month Governor’s Declaration

Utah Clean Cities is pleased to announce that November is Alternative Fuels Awareness Month. Declared over 12 years ago, Utah continues its commitment to the development and enhancement of cleaner forms of energy, including alternative fuels.

 

Speakers

– Tammie Bostick –

Executive Director, Utah Clean Cities

– Dr. David Christensen –

Innovation Director, ASPIRE Engineering Research Center

– Dr. Royal DeLegge –

PhD, LEHS, RS Director with Salt Lake County Environmental Health Division

– Commissioner Brent Chamberlain –

County Commissioner of Kane County

– Jack Hedge, PhD –

Executive Director of Utah Inland Port Authority

 

 

 

Mindful Mobility – Tech Talks

Watch two sets of Mindful Mobility Tech Talks: “The Electric Vehicle ‘How To’ Series” and “Addressing Workforce Fundamental Training for EV’s and ADAS.”

 

 

The Electric Vehicle “How To” Series

Part I: Preparing For Your Electric Transition

You have considered or decided to go electric. You’ve seen the EV 101 course a hundred times, done some research, and understand the basics—there’s a lot of information out there, but where do you start? This three-part series covers those next steps. In Part I, learn how to approach fleet transitions, including charging infrastructure and utility engagement.

 

Part II: Preparing For Infrastructure

In Part II: Preparing For Infrastructure, speakers highlighted approaches to charging infrastructure for the workplace, public networks, and regional corridors.

Joining us as guest speakers were Tammie Bostick, Joanna Bell, and John Mikulin from Utah Clean Cities, San Francisco Clean Cities, and US EPA, respectively. Tammie shared her cutting edge Workplace Electric Case Study. Joanna highlighted considerations for publicly accessible charging networks from her Harvard Kennedy School capstone project. John Mikulin explained regional electric infrastructure initiative/developments (AFICC).

 

Part III: Preparing For The Next Level

In the final part of this webinar series, Part III gave a preview of what’s out there and what’s coming: trucks, buses, and infrastructure development

Special thanks to Tony Cademarti from the City of Everett, Washington; Michael McDonald from UPS; and John Mikulin from the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Tony Cademarti highlighted his experiences on deploying electric buses, real issues, and why he’s buying more. Michael McDonald shared his experience with medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicles and the state of technology. John Mikulin wrapped up the webinar with an overview of existing policies and programs encouraging development and deployment of medium- and heavy-duty zero-emission powertrain technologies in the United States.

Addressing Workforce Fundamental Training for EV’s and ADAS

Seminar I: Preparing Your Workforce For Tomorrow’s Transportation Industry

With the adoption of new technologies, the workforce needs to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and experiences to support them. As EV’s and Advanced Drivers Assistance Systems (ADAS) become more common at all levels of transportation, technicians will be able to apply their existing mechanical and electrical foundations, along with newly acquired skills, to properly service these systems.
Listen to panelists Scott Brown- Industry Ambassador Diagnostic Network and Kurt Shadbolt-Instructor, Chabot College Automotive Technology and moderator Ken Mays-Professor of Automotive Technology/Program Director begin the series by addressing workforce fundamental training in the automotive technology industry.

Our discussion will focus on:
(1) What do technicians need to know
(2) What do technicians need to be able to do
(3) Discover commonalities of these systems between automotive, collision and “Fleet” as it applies to workforce training on these technologies

 

Seminar II: Preparing Your Workforce For Tomorrow’s Transportation Industry

The adoption of EV’s at all levels of the transportation is growing rapidly. While the majority of vehicle systems will not be affected, Powertrains will require a new level of knowledge, skills and experiences.
Listen to discussion between moderator Ken Mays, Professor and Director of Automotive Technology at Central Oregon Community College and guest speaker Dr. Mark Quarto, Founder and CTO of Future Tech discuss the foundation training topics to safely service, diagnose and repair EV Powertrain systems.

 

Seminar III: ADAS Foundations for Technicians

The most anticipated transportation technology is Autonomous Vehicles, yet today’s ADAS systems are the foundation that allows this to become a reality. The adoption of ADAS across transportation utilizes many existing systems in conjunction with various sensors and cameras. In this webinar, the foundation knowledge, skills and experiences applicable to automotive, collision, and “Fleet” technicians for ADAS are discussed. Special thanks to Ken Mays, Kurt Shadbolt, and Scott Brown for another great webinar full of important content.

 

Seminar IV: How Do I Prepare My Service Facilities for EV’s and ADAS

As transportation evolves, service facilities will need to adapt to meet their unique needs. In this session we will identify and discuss some of the universal facility and equipment needs to safely and correctly service these systems. Special thanks to Ken Mays, Richard Battersby, and Scott Brown for a webinar full of content.

 

Seminar V: Industry and Education Partnerships: Building Workforce Advocates to drive Education Opportunities and Funding

As customer and regulatory demands redefine transportation this creates additional pressures for workforce preparedness. In this session we will discuss the increased need for new partnerships and advocacy to meet this challenge.

A Tale of Two Fleets: ANG Cuts Costs & Carbon Footprints

For light-duty fleets searching for a cost-effective, performance-enhancing alternative fuel, adsorbed natural gas (ANG) promises to provide the power these fleets need at a price point that won’t be a budget breaker.

In this informative webinar, Peter Barber, Ph.D., business development manager – performance materials for Ingevity, will lead attendees through two recent, successful ANG pilots with fleets using Ford F-150 pickups.

Attendees will learn about the benefits, unexpected results, and challenges these fleets experienced and how that could translate into savings for attendees’ fleets, including:

  • Realizing significant reductions in fuel costs
  • Seeing shrinkage of fleets’ carbon footprint
  • Implementing successful use of home fueling to improve efficiency

Presenter: Dr. Peter Barber, Business Development Manager, ANG Automotive, Performance Material, Ingevity

Electric Fleets: Alternative Energy Solutions

As medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicles―semi-trucks, delivery vans, and buses―hit the roadways, the focus is on how to charge them. While electric utilities are important to long-term vehicle electrification advancement, innovative alternative energy solutions can eliminate immediate power challenges, maximize Total Cost of Ownership, and provide resiliency now and in the future.

Watch Empire Clean Cities and Black & Veatch’s webinar recording now to learn how Bloom’s energy servers:

• Bypass grid capacity issues
• Reduce time to power
• Eliminate equipment redundancy
• Operate independently or with the grid

Speakers:

• Keith Dickerson, Black & Veatch’s Transformative Technologies

• Chris Ball,Product Marketing Lead, Bloom Energy