Aligning Industry and Government Support for a Zero-Emission Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicle Future

Nov 11, 2021 11:30 am

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This session brings together leading business and subnational government partners to discuss industry and government collaboration to enable a pathway towards 100% zero-emission trucks and buses. Recognizing the critical importance of industry and subnational government participation to reaching net zero by 2050, this session focuses on shared commitments, actions, and opportunities to speed ZE-MHDV deployment.

Key Outcomes: 

  • Raise awareness of new global effort and industry support for government action
  • Highlight leading businesses, subnational governments, and other key stakeholders leading the Drive to Zero
  • Reinforce the current reality and capability of ZE-MHDV technology
  • Strategize collaborative roles and actions needed to overcome strategic, political, and technical barriers to accelerate ZEV production and deployment
  • Identify additional efforts needed to enable the ZE-MHDV transition in emerging markets and lower income countries 


11:30am – 11:35am | Welcome and Introduction

  • Bill Van Amburg, Executive Vice President, CALSTART

11:35am – 11:45am | Opening Remarks: Why we need a Global Agreement for ZE-MHDVs

  • Dan Dorner, Head of Secretariat, Clean Energy Ministerial
  • Herman Sips, Government of the Netherlands
  • Cristiano Façanha, Global Director, CALSTART

11:45am – 12:25pm | Panel Discussion

  • Alycia Gilde, Senior Director of Fuels & Infrastructure, CALSTART (moderator)
  • Avinash Rugoobur, President, Arrival
  • Sydney Vergis, Division Chief – Mobile Source Control Division, California Air Resources Board
  • Volker Ratzmann, Executive Vice President, DHL

12:25pm – 12:30pm | Wrap-Up and Close