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The Largest Clean Fleet Event Kicks Off at 2015 Alternative Clean Transportation Expo

DALLAS, May 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The 2015 Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo officially kicks off today at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, TX, convening thousands of transportation leaders for North America's largest clean fleet event. More than 3,500 attendees—fleets, technology companies, OEMs, fuel providers, infrastructure developers, and policy makers—will come together May 4-7 to advance the sustainable transportation market. ACT Expo has partnered with multiple leading industry associations to develop the four-day program–including the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities program, the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), the North American Council for Trucking Efficiency (NACFE), NGV Global, among many others. The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) and Nissan LEAF are participating as presenting sponsors.

"The clean transportation market is evolving like never before" said Erik Neandross, CEO of Gladstein, Neandross & Associates, the clean transportation and energy consulting firm that produces the conference. "Despite recent plummeting oil prices, the nation's leading fleet operators are continuing to push forward with alternative fuels and efficiency technologies. ACT Expo provides fleet managers with a one-stop shop to learn about the latest clean transportation solutions, as dozens of our 200 plus sponsors and exhibitors are debuting new products right here on the show floor."

ACT Expo's program is tailored to educate fleet managers on the wide range of clean transportation options across all weight classes and alternative fuel types—including electric, hybrid, hydrogen, natural gas, propane autogas, renewable fuels, DME, clean diesel, and efficiency technologies. Program highlights include:

Fleet Case Studies: Attendees will hear AFV deployment case studies from Anheuser-Busch, Atmos Energy, Austin Energy, Bimbo Bakeries, City of Dallas, Coca-Cola, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Dish Network, FedEx Express, Frito-Lay, Nestle Waters, Penske, Potelco, Questar Gas, Raven Transport, Ryder, Saddle Creek Transportation, UPS, Walmart, and Waste Management, among many others.

Expo Hall and Ride & Drive: The sold out show floor will feature a dedicated Trucking Efficiency Pavilion as part of ACT Expo's expanded partnership with NACFE and Carbon War Room (CWR); a dedicated Electric Drive Showcase in partnership with EDTA; and the clean transportation industry's largest exhibit hall showcasing the latest fuels and technologies across all applications, including EVs, HEVs and PHEVs; LNG, CNG, and propane autogas; biofuels; vehicle charging and refueling technology, equipment and station providers; and more. Attendees will see dozens of alternative fuel vehicles of all weight classes, with the ability to test drive many of them in the Wednesday Ride & Drive event, taking place from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. An Expo Hall pass is available for $50 on Wednesday, May 6 from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Thursday, May 7 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Keynotes and Featured Speakers: Attendees will gain insight into the business case behind alternative fuels from two of the nation's most fuel-efficient fleets, and one of the most recognized leaders in the energy industry:

  • Gregg Roden, SVP, Productivity & Sustainability, Frito-Lay (Tuesday, May 5)
  • T. Boone Pickens, Founder, Chairman & CEO, BP Capital (Tuesday, May 5)
  • David Steiner, President & CEO, Waste Management (Wednesday, May 6)
  • Industry Partner Events: The following events will be held in conjunction with ACT Expo 2015:
  • Trucking Efficiency: Making Your Fuel Go Farther Workshop | Monday, May 4
  • Women in ACT Summit by WTS International | Monday, May 4
  • Trucking Efficiency Summit | Wednesday, May 6
  • AFV Market Development for Utilities by AGA | Wednesday, May 6
  • Accelerating Electric Drive Workshop by EDTA | Wednesday, May 6 & Thursday, May 7
  • NGV Global Technical Forum | Thursday, May 7
  • BSR Future of Fuels Forum | Thursday, May 7
  • Natural Gas Project Development Workshop by TMC | Thursday, May 7

ACT Expo 2015 will host some of the top names and transportation leaders across the alternative fuels and clean vehicle technologies arena. A detailed list of this year's sponsors, exhibitors, speakers, off-site tours, and vehicles is available at www.actexpo.com.

About the Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo

ACT Expo is North America's largest clean fleet event, representing all weight classes and alternative fuels—including electric, hybrid, hydrogen, natural gas, propane autogas, renewable fuels, and advanced technologies. The fifth year conference and expo is being hosted in partnership with the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), NGV Global, Trucking Efficiency, US DOE Clean Cities, and US EPA Smartway. Nissan LEAF and the Propane Education & Research Council are the 2015 presenting sponsors.

About Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA)

GNA is the leading North American consulting firm specializing in market development for low-emission and alternative fuel vehicle technologies, infrastructure and fuels for both on and off-road applications. For more than 20 years, GNA has pioneered the nation's largest and most innovative alternative fuel vehicle projects, including the development of several successful clean fuel corridor projects. www.gladstein.org

CONTACT: Charlotte Medlock | charlotte.medlock@gladstein.org 424-744-4482Source:Gladstein Neandross & Associates