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NGVS DOMINATE JOINT 2014 ACT EXPO/NGV GLOBAL

More than 3,500 attended this week’s co-located Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo and NGV Global 2014 Conference & Expo in Long Beach, California, where NGVs and NGV-related sessions were dominant on the expo floor, at the ride-and-drive, and during the general and breakout sessions. The ACT Expo, hosted by Gladstein, Neandross & Associates, is North America’s largest event for the alternative fuel vehicle industry, bringing together the full gamut of alternative fuel and AFV technology advocates—including OEMs, fuel providers, infrastructure developers, policy makers, other industry stakeholders and fleets. This year’s ACT event was co-located with NGV Global 2014, a biennial conference and exhibition to promote the global natural gas transportation market.

NGVAmerica, many NGVAmerica members and other NGV companies exhibited on the 150,000 sq. ft. expo floor. The expo floor featured 29 NGVs, including 17 heavy duty trucks:

• Chevrolet Silverado Bi-Fuel Pickup, CNG (General Motors)
• Chevrolet Silverado Bi-Fuel Pickup, CNG (IMPCO)
• Chevrolet Impala Bi-Fuel Sedan, CNG (General Motors)
• Dodge ProMaster Van, CNG (World CNG)
• Ford Crown Victoria Interceptor Police Pursuit, CNG (SCAQMD)
• Ford E-250 Cargo Van, CNG (Leggett & Platt)
• Ford F-250 Bi-Fuel, CNG (Landi Renzo USA)
• Ford F-550 Chassis Cab, CNG (BASF)
• Ford Transit Medium Roof Cargo Van, CNG
• Freightliner 114SD Roll-Off Truck, CNG
• Freightliner Cascadia 113 Day Cab Tractor, CNG
• Honda Civic Natural Gas, CNG
• Freightliner Cascadia 113 Sleeper Tractor, CNG
• Freightliner Cascadia with Cummins Westport ISX-G 12L and 164DGE CNG Tank Package by Quantum, CNG (Ryder System, Inc.)
• Freightliner Cascadia Tandem-Axel Day Cab Tractor, CNG (Penske Truck Leasing)
• Freightliner Cascadia Tractor, CNG (Questar)
• Freightliner Columbia Glider Configuration Dual-Fuel Class 8 Tractor (American Power Group)
• GreenKraft 106 Straight Truck, CNG (Quantum Technologies)
• Honda Civic Natural Gas, CNG
• Kenworth T440 ISLG Tractor with Allison 3000 & Agility Rail-Mounted CNG System, CNG
• Kenworth T800SH ISX2 G Roll-off Truck with Allison 4500 & Trilogy Rail-Mounted CNG System, CNG
• Kenworth T680 ISX12G Sleeper Tractor with Eaton’s new Ultra Shift & Trilogy BOC CNG System, CNG
• Mack Trucks Pinnacle AB Tractor, CNG
• Mack Trucks Pinnacle AB Tractor, LNG
• Mack Trucks Pinnacle Dual-Fuel Tractor, LNG (Clean Air Power)
• Peterbilt 365 Tractor, CNG (dHybrid)
• Peterbilt 567 Tractor, CNG
• Peterbilt 579 Day Cab Tractor, CNG
• Volvo VNL 64T 300 Tractor, CNG

NGVs available to test drive at Ride-and-Drive:
• Freightliner Cascadia 113 Day Cab Tractor, CNG
• Honda Civic Natural Gas, CNG
• Peterbilt 384 Tractor, LNG
• Volvo VNL 670 Tractor, CNG (Clean Air Power)

On Thursday, NGVAmerica president Rich Kolodziej made opening remarks and moderated an NGV Global plenary session titled “Lessons Learned from the International NGV Market & Application to North America-Secondary Market & Infrastructure Development.” Speakers included: Mariarosa Baroni, president & CEO, NGV Italy; Mats Ekelund, partner, senior adviser of projects & finance, Strateco Development AB; Jorge Mathuiy, commercial director, MAT SA, and member, Brazilian Petroleum & Gas Institute NGV Committee; and Jeffrey Seisler, CEO, Clean Fuels Consulting. Rich also participated in the NGV Global closing plenary session panel addressing industry strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and challenges.

On Wednesday evening, NGVAmerica Director of Market Development Stephe Yborra joined U.S. DOE Clean Cities National Clean Fleets Partner program manager Mark Smith as the two keynote speakers at Bauer Compressors’ 2nd Annual State of the Industry dinner at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. For more information about the co-located Act Expo and NGV Global 2014 Conference & Expo, visit www.actexpo.com.