Event: 8th Annual Alternative Vehicle Technology Conference and Expo, The University Transportation Research Centers
Sponsors/Partners: Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA), New York City Department of Transportation, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), Smith Electric Vehicles
Friday, October 19, 2012
8:00 am – 3:00 pm
250 Bedford Park Boulevard West
Bronx, NY 10468
Event Highlights: The Center for Sustainable Energy held its 8th Annual Alternative Vehicle Technology Conference and Expo on Friday, October 19th at Lehman College. Leading experts in the alternative fuel/alternative vehicle fields spoke about the latest technologies, policies, and issues concerning these alternate energies. In addition, an Outdoor Exposition was conducted, wherein nearly 30 electric and hybrid vehicles were displayed. The overall theme of this year’s conference was “Innovation and Opportunity.” One of the major panels focused on energy developments in the Bronx that serve as excellent examples of the local, regional, and national possibilities for a brighter energy future.
Host Site Coordinator: Center for Sustainable Energy (Bronx Community College)
Event Type: Vehicle Display, Panel Sessions, Luncheon, Booth Displays
Sponsors/Partners: City University of New York, Bronx Community College, Lehman College, New York Power Authority, Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation – BIEE, New York City Department of Transportation, NYSERDA, Smith Electric Vehicles, Coca Cola, Johnson Refrigerated Trucks, Manhattan Beer, Dueco, Telebeam, Van Wagner, New York City Parks Department, Down East Seafood, American Wind Power and Hydrogen, Azure Dynamics, Emission Solutions, Anheuser-Busch, Milea Truck Sales, Hunts Point Economic Development Corporation, Executive Travel Group
Attendees: 300 Industry Leaders, Fleet Managers, Students, Educators, Governmental Officials, General Public
Event Highlights: The day-long conference held at Lehman College included two exceptional panels, which featured leaders from industry and government exploring such issues as the latest fuel developments, cutting-edge technologies, policy challenges, and incentives and business opportunities. Mark Heminway, Vice President, operations and business development for Executive Transportation Group, served as the keynote speaker. Display booths provided conference attendees with information on over a dozen environmental, energy technology and transportation organizations and companies. In addition, a vehicle exposition featured the latest in energy efficient vehicles that appealed to fleet managers, business representatives, educators, students, and the general public. An afternoon luncheon featured presentations by the American Lung Association of New York on transportation and air quality, the Bronx Initiative for Energy and the Environment on electric hybrid shuttle bus service in the Bronx, the Hunts Point Economic Development Corporation on a green fleets study and the Bronx Community College Automotive Program on training for hybrid car maintenance.
Host Site Coordinator: Center for Sustainable Energy at Bronx Community College, Bronx, NY
Event Type: Vehicle Display, Panel Sessions, Reception and Awards Ceremony
Attendees: 150 Students, Educators, Governmental Officials, General Public
Participating Sponsors / Partners: Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation – BIEE, Clean Energy, New York City Department of Transportation, Fuel:Bio, Manhattan Beer, NYSERDA, Emission Solutions, New York City Clean Cities Coalition, New York City Apollo, and the Consortium for Automotive Education
Event Highlights: The day-long conference contained four thought provoking panels, which featured leaders from industry, government, and non-profit groups exploring such issues as the latest fuel developments, cutting edge technologies, policy challenges, and incentives and business opportunities. Chris Paine, screenwriter and director of the award winning documentary Who Killed the Electric Car, served as the keynote speaker. In addition, a vendor display and vehicle exposition featured the latest in energy-efficient vehicles that appealed to fleet managers, business representatives, educators, students, and the general public. The day ended with a ceremony bestowing the Annual Center for Sustainable Energy’s Sustainable Energy Pioneer Awards to select individuals and organizations.
Site: Bronx Community College, Bronx
Audience: Students, Decision-Makers, Government
Highlights: 20 vehicles for exhibit from Key Span Energy — CNG vans, Ford TH!NK, Daimler Chrysler GEMs; lots of city councils and fleets attended; the borough president showed up; local cable channel 12 covered the event.