SOURCE: CALSTART

CALSTART

February 14, 2011 16:01 ET

Media Advisory: Super Clean, All-Electric Trucks Displayed at Ports

Vehicles Part of Nation's First Workshop on Zero Emission Trucks

BANNINGS' LANDING, CA--(Marketwire - February 14, 2011) - Growing truck traffic and unhealthy air are driving a movement toward zero emission trucks. On Thursday, CALSTART will host the nation's first workshop focused on the real potential of zero emission and super clean trucks. 

Visuals: variety of electric and other super clean trucks

Who: Truck makers, fleets, government officials, environmentalists

What: First-ever workshop discussing pathway to zero emission trucks; Fleets such as FedEx, Coca-Cola, Southern California Edison discuss experience with, performance of electric and super clean trucks.

When: Thursday, February 17th

Where: Bannings' Landing Community Center, 100 E Water Street, Wilmington (near the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach)

Editors: Excellent photo and filming opportunities of advanced vehicles from:

  • Coca-Cola: Freightliner/Eaton Class 8 hybrid regional delivery truck
  • EVI: all-electric medium duty truck
  • FedEx: Navistar EStar battery electric vehicle delivery van
  • SoCal Edison: Ford/Eaton plug-in hybrid utility bucket truck
  • US 1: hybrid Class7/8 tractor with Artisan Vehicle Systems turbine generator
  • Vision Motors: hybrid Class 7/8 port truck with hydrogen range extender

Other exhibits include technologies from Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp, IMET Metals, Intertek Automotive Research, NGK Automotive Ceramics, Inc., and US Hybrid.

The CalHEAT Forum is co-hosted by South Coast Air Quality Management District, Southern California Edison, and sponsored by Southern California Gas, The Bay Area Quality Management District, The Port of Long Beach and US Hybrid.

For more detail, see the CalHEAT Forum agenda: http://www.calstart.org/Events/CALSTART-Events/CalHEAT-First-Annual-Forum/CalHEAT-First-Annual-Forum-Agenda.aspx

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    MK Campbell
    CALSTART
    626/744-5602
    on-site: 323/497-9974