AltCar Expo and Conference


California State Capitol
1315 10th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814


Christine Dzilvelis, Site Coordinator
Email  •(310) 390-2930


AltCar 2014 included panel discussions, information booths, vehicle displays, speakers, and a wide array of vehicles available for ride and drive opportunities. Event highlights included sessions led by NAFA Fleet Management Association Professional Development Strategist Katherine Vigneau and VP Bryan Flansburg that provided fresh perspectives on all aspects of fleet management and provided attendees with true, actionable information for use to improve their fleets. With many issues associated with energy and transportation choices, AltCar includes exhibitors and education on urban planning, mass transit, energy generation and use, policy & regulations, telecommuting, sustainable lifestyle choices, reducing individual carbon footprints, electric vehicle infrastructure, alternative fuel technology implementation and more.


Christine Dzilvelis, Site Coordinator



Sponsors/Partners: AAA, AIA Los Angeles, Antelope Valley Clean Cities, AQMD, California Fuel Cell Partnership, California Gas Company, CalStart, Chrysler, Coalition for Clean Air, County of Los Angeles, Ford, Honda, MEMA, Mercedes-Benz, Metro, Mitsubishi Motors, NAFA, Nissan BMW, Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative, Prius Goes Plural, Propane,  Santa Monica, SCAG Clean Cities Coalition, smart, Southern California Association of Governments, Southern Coda, Toyota, Toyota Santa Monica, Volt

Date/Time: September 20—21, 2012

Event Location:
Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
Santa Monica, CA

Event Highlights: The 2012 AltCar Expo and Conference was held in Santa Monica, CA.  Event highlights included panel discussions, information booths, vehicles displays, speakers, and ride and drives. The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium also conducted three workshops: An Overview of Alternative Fuel Vehicles, A Basic Understanding of Electric Drive Vehicles and a First Responder Safety Training.

Platia Productions

Sponsor /Partners: American Public Works Association (APWA)  Southern California Chapter, Air Quality Management District (AQMD), Avcogas, BMW, California Environmental Protection Agency Air Resources Board, California Fuel Cell Partnership, Chevy Volt, Coda Automotive, Ford, Galpin Ford, Honda, Hybrid Synergy Drive, Los Angeles Business Journal, Metro, Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association, Mini, NAFA Fleet Management Association, Nissan, Santa Monica Ford Lincoln Mercury, Southern California Edison, State of California Energy Commission, Toyota

Attendance: 11,500 fleet managers, general public, industry experts

Event Highlights: The 2010 Santa Monica AltCar Expo and Conference was held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. Event highlights included panel discussions, information booths, vehicle displays, speakers, and the launch of the Nissan LEAF Ride-and-Drive Tour. Some of the exhibit booths included Vintage Hybrids, Think, Southern California Edison, Roush Performance, and the Chevy Volt. Special speakers included Mitch Aiken, director of education for Progressive Insurance’s Automotive X-Prize.

Contact: Christine Dzilvelis, President


Host Page


AltCar Highlights Flyer

AltCar Forms download (.zip)



Host Site Coordinator: City of Santa Monica – AltCar Expo Event Type: The Alternative Energy and Transportation Expo

Sponsors/Partners: AQMD, Honda, Big Blue Bus, FCX, Toyota, Hybrid Synergy Drive, National Biodiesel Board, Propane, Southern CA Edison, Union of Concerned Scientists, Sustainable Works, The Ambrose, and Los Angeles Clean Cities

Attendees: 16,000 General Public, OEMs, Industry Professionals

Event Highlights: The 2008 Santa Monica AltCar Expo was held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, and hosted its third annual event with the largest crowd ever. Event highlights included panel discussions, information booths, over 100 vehicle displays, and numerous high profile speakers. Some of the displays included the TrioBike, the Lola EV, the AMPLE PHEV truck, the Triac, and Prometheus’ solar-powered electric motorcycle. Special speakers included those such as Dr. Andy Frank, the “godfather” of the plug-in hybrid and “Who Killed the Electric Car?” director Chris Paine.