ACT Expo 2021: New Year, Another Innovative Experience

January 27, 2021

It was a long time coming, with the 10th anniversary of our annual Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo previously slated for 2020, but we are back with another innovative marketplace highlighting everything our industry has faced and what the future holds for us.

ACT Expo will be returning to Long Beach, California, from August 30-September 2, 2021, offering the latest technologies, fuels, and policies driving economic and environmental sustainability affecting numerous transportation sectors. After switching to a virtual event in 2020 due to COVID, attendees will once again bump elbows with the leading clean tech titans, including vehicle OEMs and suppliers, policymakers, sustainability experts, and fleets that have already started pioneering near-zero and zero-emission technologies.

ACT Expo offers the latest technologies, fuels and policies driving transportation.

“The investments we are seeing in the advanced transportation and clean energy sector are accelerating at a pace never seen before. Fuels and technologies that were once considered an ‘alternative,’ are becoming the core focus of global OEMs, an array of industry start-ups, and most importantly, a central part of fleet operators’ procurement plans,” said Erik Neandross, CEO of clean transportation consulting firm and producers of the event, GNA. “It’s symbolic that ACT Expo is taking the lead in this fall’s roster of commercial transportation conferences, leveraging our decades of experience delivering timely fleet education and hands-on access to the products shaping the future of the industry.”

ACT Expo 2021 Will Offer Unmatched Clean Transportation Insight

With a new administration focused on driving air quality and climate protection leadership, it is imperative for fleets to understand where clean vehicles and fuels are headed in the near- and long-term. This year’s show will offer unmatched insight into the latest trends, policies, and technologies driving fleets to invest in advanced clean transportation solutions, including:

  • Growing availability of low- and zero-emission vehicles and low carbon fuels for every fleet application
  • Commitments to corporate sustainability and greening of the supply chain leading to scaled deployments
  • Financial incentives and technology advancements to create more compelling total cost of ownership
  • Key climate and environmental policies being adopted at the state level across the U.S. and by the Biden Administration

It is imperative for fleets to understand where clean vehicles and fuels are headed in the near- and long-term.

Daimler, Penske and Shell Return as Presenting Sponsors

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), Penske Transportation Solutions, and Shell are returning as presenting sponsors; three companies that have been at the forefront of the transportation sector’s evolution for more than a century. DTNA, a leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer, offers its customers a variety of alternative fuel vehicles, including the eCascadia and eM2 battery-electric trucks. Penske, whose businesses provide transportation, supply chain, and technology solutions, has been a guiding beacon when it comes to implementing near-zero and zero-emission transportation technologies, while supporting their customers with their sustainability journey. Shell offers a full portfolio of clean and efficient transportation solutions to today’s commercial fleet operator, including carbon negative renewable natural gas, battery-electric vehicle charging, hydrogen transportation fuel, advanced lubricants to maximize efficiency and performance, and next-generation biofuels.

“We are extremely honored to have the strong continued support of North America’s leading truck manufacturer, fleet solutions provider, and energy supplier,” said Neandross. “This support from this trio of private-sector innovators demonstrates the tremendous strength of the market and the significant opportunities that lie ahead.”

Expect New Industry Announcements and Cutting-Edge Products

Our annual event offers unique insight from experts across the transportation sector — from the manufacturers that create new and advanced clean transportation tech, to the fuel suppliers, infrastructure developers, and dealers creating a robust support network, to the fleets with their boots on the ground and their hands on the wheels of these emerging and cutting-edge technologies.

With so much happening in the transportation industry, ACT Expo 2021 will be the event of the year.

“In spite of the challenges brought on by COVID-19, the pace of innovation and technology development has only continued to increase in the last year and has recently started to accelerate with a range of new product announcements from both traditional suppliers and ones being assisted by the hundreds of millions of dollars of new investments,” added Neandross. “We can’t wait to showcase these new industry announcements and cutting-edge products – many for the first time – at ACT Expo 2021. With so much happening in in the industry, ACT Expo 2021 will truly be the event of the year.”

Dynamic Industry Leaders to Participate

The industry’s leading suppliers are already confirmed to participate, including the aforementioned Presenting sponsors, as well as Platinum sponsors — Dana, Kenworth, Hyliion, Peterbilt, Meritor, and Volvo — and Gold sponsors — Agility, Allison, Bauer, BYD, Dulevo, Eaton, Ford, General Motors Fleet, Honda, International Truck, Hino, Lion, Linamar, Momentum, Morgan Kolson, Nissan, Propane Education & Research Council, Oshkosh, Sea Electric, Toyota, XL Fleet, Workhorse, and Xos. View the full list of sponsors at: www.actexpo.com/sponsors.

ACT Expo is also inviting dynamic and forward-thinking industry leaders to present case studies and compelling presentations covering fleets of all weight classes and from every transportation sector. Case studies should be relevant to end user fleets with a focus on evaluation criteria, funding received, infrastructure and maintenance plans, procurement considerations, and total cost of ownership. Abstracts should be submitted to conference organizers no later than February 26, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. PST. View additional details at: www.actexpo.com/abstracts.

Additional speakers, sponsors, and partners will be announced in the coming months. Registration is now open with early bird rates of $350 for fleets and $795 for industry registrations. Rates increase after April 16, 2021. For more information, visit www.actexpo.com.