Climate Week NYC Workshop Highlights

L-R: CALSTART President and CEO John Boesel, Drive to Zero pledge partners Minister George Heyman of British Columbia and Minister Benoit Charette of Quebec.

Drive to Zero pledge partners gathered at CALSTART’s Climate Week NYC workshop.

CALSTART CEO & President John Boesel kicks off the Global Commercial Vehicle Climate Week NYC workshop.

CALSTART’s government leadership panel at the Drive to Zero Climate Week NYC workshop with ClimateWorks Foundation’s Anthony Eggert moderating, Edison International/Southern California Edison’s Caroline Choi, Government of Quebec’s Dave Henry, NYCEDC’s Adam Lomasney, and NYSERDA’s Adam Ruder.

 

CALSTART Northeast’s Director Ben Mandel.

Inkga Group’s (IKEA) Angela Hultberg signs the pledge to Drive to Zero!

L-R: Minister George Heyman of British Columbia, Peter Rose of the Government of Quebec, and Ben Mandel, Northeast Director for CALSTART.

Merran Smith of Clean Energy Canada, joined by Ben Mandel and John Boesel of CALSTART.

Ben Mandel welcomes current and new Drive to Zero pledge partners to join him for a photo.

James Beard of The Climate Group moderates the “First Movers Showcase.”

Drive to Zero “First Movers Showcase” featuring Keith Kerman of NYC DCAS, Christine Weydig of Port Authority of NY & NJ, Russ Musgrove of FedEx and Peter Rego of Lion Electric Co.

L-R: James Beard of The Climate Group, Keith Kerman of NYC DCAS, Russ Musgrove of FedEx, Christine Weydig of Port Authority of NY & NJ and Peter Rego of Lion Electric Co.

Maruxa Cardama, Secretary General of the Partnerships on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport

Caroline Choi, Edison International/Southern California Edison

L-R: Anthony Eggert of ClimateWorks Foundation, Adam Ruder of NYSERDA, Adam Lomasney of the New York City Economic Development Corporation, Dave Henry of the Government of Quebec, Caroline Choi of Edison International/Southern California Edison

Vancouver Workshop Highlights

Photo highlights from the May 28th Drive to Zero Workshop in Vancouver

Check out the BYD – it has a 200km (124.3 mile) range and can be charged in three-and-one-half to four hours.

Global and Canadian leaders in goods movement, services and public transport explain what is needed to speed fleet transition. Featured experts include Claude Nahon, Sustainable Development Director, Electricitéde France (EDF); Russell Davies, Manager of Transit Fleet, City of Calgary; Julie Johnson, Manager, National Business Development, Ryder Systems.

The zero-emission, battery-electric New Flyer Xcelsior CHARGE™ has up to 309km (192 miles) range, and also features SmartRider™ intelligent leveling technology, allowing the bus to “kneel” to any curb height and making it fully accessible to all passengers.

Frank Rieck, Applied Research Professor, Smart e-Mobility, Automotive Center of Expertise

First-mover truck and bus makers and their supply partners will unveil the roll out of low carbon, clean trucks and buses, and what is needed to make it happen faster. Featured experts are Randy MacEwen, President & CEO, Ballard Power Systems; Stella Li, President, BYD Motors, Inc.; David Warren, Director of Sustainable Technology, New Flyer; and Manfred Schmidt, Senior Director Global Business Development Electric Commercial Vehicles, Siemens AG.

Leading urban centers describe their actions to drive early change and the results to date. Featured experts are Amy Sidwell, Manager of Equipment Services, City of Vancouver; Don Iveson, Mayor, City of Edmonton; and Kees Slingerland, Director, Automotive Center of Expertise, The Netherlands.

Leading regions of the world describe their actions to drive early change and results to date. Featured experts are Amol Phadke, Lead, India Research Program, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab; Mark Zacharias, Deputy Minister, British Columbia, Ministry of Environment and Climate Change; Sonja Munnix, Senior Advisor, Netherlands Enterprise Agency; and David Hochschild, Chair, California Energy Commission.

Minister Amarjeet Sohi delivers remarks at the Drive to Zero workshop in Vancouver at CEM10/MI-4.

Minister Catherine McKenna announces Canada’s support for Drive to Zero.

Representatives from Canada, British Columbia and Vancouver endorse the Drive to Zero program at CEM10/MI-4.