Top zero-emission commercial vehicle experts IKEA, Netherlands, ARRIVAL, Black & Veatch, Drive to Zero talk growing faster & smarter at CALSTART’s annual meeting | 11.18.20

Nov 18, 2020 10:40 am

PASADENA, Calif. – Top zero-emission commercial vehicle experts are gathering to discuss how to grow the segment faster and smarter in the midst of an e-commerce boom and rapid technology development period. Experts from IKEA, the Netherlands, manufacturer ARRIVAL, infrastructure leader Black & Veatch and CALSTART’s Global Commercial Vehicle Drive to Zero (Drive to ZeroTM) program and campaign will examine the policies, incentives and other actions that are helping to drive these developments. Additionally, experts will weigh in on the work and coordination still needed to accelerate this critical sector.

Drive to Zero’s virtual event, Advancing the Global Zero-emission Commercial Vehicle Market, is presented as part of the 2020 CALSTART annual meeting, Drive Change – Faster, Smarter, Better (presented by Momentum). The broader event (Tuesday, November 17 – Wednesday, November 18, 2020) will bring together 200 of the industry’s leaders and decision-makers to explore how change agents are removing barriers within our industry, while building a roadmap for a cleaner, more efficient and technologically advanced future.  

To attend CALSTART’s annual meeting and/or Drive to Zero’s event, journalists may request free press passes by emailing  


Advancing the Global Zero-emission Commercial Vehicle Market

Wednesday, November 18th at 10:40 a.m. PT


  • Cristiano Facanha, Global Director, Drive to Zero, CALSTART
  • Sita Holtslag, Project Manager Sustainable Mobility, Netherlands Enterprise Agency
  • Angela Hultberg, Head of Sustainable Mobility, IKEA
  • Richard Colley, Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs, ARRIVAL
  • Maryline Daviaud Lewett, Director of Business Development, Transformative Technologies, Black & Veatch


REGISTER: Event is virtual and journalists will be provided with access and coordinates by emailing 

CALSTART | Changing transportation for good

A national nonprofit consortium with offices in New York, Michigan, Colorado and California and partners world-wide, CALSTART works with 250+ member company and agency innovators to build a prosperous, efficient and clean high-tech transportation industry. We knock out barriers to modernization and the adoption of clean vehicles. CALSTART is changing transportation for good.

Drive to Zero

CALSTART’s Drive to Zero program and campaign is aimed at accelerating market viability for zero-emission commercial vehicles in key vehicle segments in urban communities by 2025 and achieving full market penetration of zero-emission trucks and buses by 2040.