Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo

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May 16, 2024

Your Guide to Making the Most of Your Time at North America’s Premier Advanced Vehicle Technology Show

Future Energy’s Dan Young (Executive Vice President) and Jay Winterly (Director of Corporate Development) are gearing up to attend the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, beginning Monday, May 20. Known as THE innovation expo in North America for commercial and transit clean energy vehicle and equipment advancement, we are excited – and a bit jealous! – that Dan and Jay are headed out to see the latest and greatest technology in the market and rub elbows with leading-edge innovators in the space.

When we asked them, “Why on earth are you not speaking and exhibiting?” Their answer was simple: “We’ve been asked by multiple partners/manufacturers to be on hand to help answer their customers’ questions and support their thought leadership strategies around implementation and execution of long-term mobility solutions.” 

In other words, some of the largest, most respected brands in the industry trust Future Energy to deliver the most up-to-date and sound advice on high-tech mobility systems management. We’re honored! 

Dan and Jay will be working from dusk ‘til dawn at the ACT Expo. Reach out to them via LinkedIn to schedule a meetup (contact Dan or contact Jay).

Below are all the details from Dan about the show, why you should attend, and what you should be looking for.

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Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo: All the Details 

Who will be at the ACT Expo?

World-wide industry innovators, experts, and educators all convened in one location to further the future of sustainable mobility.

What is the ACT Expo?

The ACT Expo is THE low- and zero-emission commercial fleet and transit vehicle innovation showcase. Explore over 200 of the world’s best-in-class clean energy vehicles, advanced clean energy technologies, and products and personally connect with the technology and regulatory experts leading the industry.  

Where is the ACT Expo being held?

The show takes place at the Las Vegas Convention Center (West Hall), 300 Convention Center Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89109.

When is the ACT Expo?

May 20-23, 2024

Why should I attend the ACT Expo?

Innovative vehicles and products are just the beginning. Connect with vendors and partners that can help you navigate clean energy fleet and transit industry regulations and build systems that increase efficiency and maximize energy consumption, automation, and business intelligence.

What should I expect?
So much!

1. Advanced Vehicle Technologies

The most advanced vehicle and equipment technologies will be on display – all in one place. See the most advanced vehicle and equipment technologies up close, ask questions, and envision the fleets of the future. 

2. Global Industry Leaders

The ACT Expo is not only the largest commercial clean energy expo in North America, but it has become a must-attend event for global industry experts and leaders. 

3. Commercial and Off-Road Applications

Manufacturers and exhibitors are not just showcasing buses, trucks, and passenger vehicles – expect to see construction equipment, agricultural equipment, freight, military vehicles and more.

4. Vehicles + Fuels + Infrastructure

Get to know the comprehensive and holistic framework of electrification and adoption of low- and zero-carbon vehicles, alternative fuels, infrastructure, and the data systems that complete sustainable mobility programs. All the leading solutions for enabling this industry transformation will be on display – from the latest EV models and platforms to charging and refueling infrastructure, software applications for route optimization and energy management, and services around maintenance, training and operation.

5. Education and Insights

Take advantage of ACT Expo’s robust educational programs featuring keynote speakers, panel discussions, workshops, and technical sessions covering a wide range of clean energy topics. You’ll gain real-time insights into policy decisions, legislative updates, fleet management best practices, market trends, regulatory trends, and the latest advancements and innovations in commercial clean energy fleet operations. 

6. Networking 

Networking opportunities mean direct access to industry peers, experts, and solution providers. These connections and opportunities for collaboration and partnership are what drive innovation and value for the industry. Be sure to schedule meetups and appointments ahead of time to maximize your access to thought leadership experts and solutions partners. This show is high-energy and fast-moving – a little advanced planning will help ensure you don’t miss the right opportunities.

Exactly what qualifies as a “fleet vehicle”?

The “fleet vehicle” definition is extremely broad. It includes commercial, government, and military vehicles and equipment. Anything that currently uses a combustion engine for power and is used for business purposes is considered a fleet vehicle and will need to be electrified or transitioned to low- or zero-carbon fuels. 

Examples of fleet vehicles include, but are not limited to:

  • Transit vehicles (busses, trams, rail, etc.)
  • Class 2 through class 8 trucks
  • Lift trucks
  • Refuse trucks
  • Emergency vehicles
  • Municipal/government vehicles
  • Construction equipment
  • Agricultural equipment
  • Yard trucks/material handling vehicles
  • Business-owned passenger vehicles
  • Rental vehicles (all sizes)
  • Military vehicles
  • And much more

What should I know about risk mitigation?

The benefits of fleet electrification and the transition to alternate clean fuel sources are plentiful: reduced emissions, lower fuel costs, improved sustainability positioning, and enhanced safety, among others. However, executing this transition is extremely complex from an operational standpoint. Fleets must rethink every aspect of their day-to-day operations.

Fleets that fail to transition away from traditional combustible fuel vehicles and equipment may face major risks as they navigate the complexities of state and federal regulations, including non-compliance financial penalties and disruptions in operations.

For fleet operators, emissions regulations and zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) mandates aren’t just looming – they’re already taking effect in pioneering states like California and countries across Europe. Faced with immense pressure to rapidly develop and execute a sustainable fleet mobility strategy, anxiety is running high as managers struggle to understand their compliance obligations and technology options. 

The ACT Expo represents a unique opportunity to get answers directly from the source. Every major fleet company will have representatives searching for trusted expertise to guide them through this complicated paradigm shift. While the latest innovative vehicles and alternative fuel sources grab headlines, savvy managers understand procurement is just the first step. The real challenge is executing a comprehensive roadmap from EV/alt-fuel vehicle infrastructure and energy management to operational intelligence, efficiency, driver training and more.

Future-Proof Your Fleet Operations

As a commercial fleet manager, you’re navigating exactly what the “zero-emission” transition means for your business. This process is complex and takes a team of differing subject matter experts to build short-, mid-, and long-term plans. We know choosing vehicles and fuel types is complicated enough – having a strategic team in place to learn in real-time is where Future Energy comes in.

Future Energy’s Dan Young (Executive Vice President) and Jay Winterly (Director of Corporate Development) will be on-site at the ACT Expo supporting our partners to empower fleet operations programs with fleet clean energy strategies and value planning. Future Energy’s best-in-class technologies and first-hand expertise not only ensure success during the transition to low or zero carbon emission but also help you realize a vision to future-proof your new operations to deliver long-term value and profitability for your company or organization.

Reach out to Dan or Jay to schedule a meetup at ACT (or schedule a call at any time).

Business Fleet Challenges

Navigating Regulations and Mandates

As emissions regulations become more stringent, fleets that continue to rely on conventional, high-emission vehicles and equipment may face fines, penalties, and/or regulatory actions for emissions standards non-compliance. 

As we work with you to understand your business and fleet, Future Energy will develop strategies to manage the transition to ensure your fleet is compliant.

Understanding Tax Incentives and Rebates

Without a firm understanding of how to navigate ever-changing incentives and rebates, you may be missing out on funding that is designed to help.

For more than a decade, Future Energy has helped clients maximize available incentives.

Managing the Infrastructure Investment

Managing the Infrastructure Investment

Depending on the type(s) of clean fuel you’ve chosen for your fleet, investing in new infrastructure and finding the corresponding expert can be difficult.

Future Energy has completed infrastructure construction projects for thousands of clients throughout the United States for more than a decade.

Increased Operating Costs

Failing to have proactive strategies in place to manage the total cost of ownership, such as new fueling cost structures and variable mileage estimates, can lead to uncontrolled and unexpected expenses. 

Future Energy has an IoT-based platform that integrates with IT-based operation technologies, allowing for managed control of the costs involved with your new fleets.

The Future Energy team has a mission: to be your trusted partner in ZEV adoption and sustainable mobility.   

We understand the constant chaos of this fast-moving industry and know first-hand the challenges fleet managers face. Regulations remain vague, technology evolves rapidly, and the pressure mounts to move quickly without going too fast. Our experts will cut through the noise to properly frame your fleet’s technology roadmap, procurement needs, infrastructure deployment, and changing management requirements.

We look forward to attending the 2024 Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo and we hope to see you there!

Reach out to Dan or Jay to schedule a meetup at ACT (or schedule a call at any time).

Posted By Sam DiNello

Sam DiNello is Chief Executive Officer at Future Energy. He is an expert in the EV infrastructure space and passionate about innovative data-driven solutions that help companies access real-time intelligence for real-time action.