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Organizers of the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo, North America’s largest advanced transportation technology and clean fleet event, announced John O’Leary, president and CEO of Daimler Truck North America (DTNA), as the keynote speaker at the 11th annual show, taking place at the Long Beach Convention Center in Southern California from May 9-12, 2022. O’Leary’s keynote will take place Monday, May 9 at 3:30 pm, immediately following the debut of the 2022 State of Sustainable Fleets report, which will set the stage for O’Leary’s remarks by revealing the major market trends and clean vehicle adoption plans of fleets across North America.
DTNA aims to offer an exclusively zero-emission vehicle product line by 2039. O’Leary will discuss innovations the company is making now to achieve its long-term goal, including the preparations to deliver battery electric trucks at mass scale and the company’s holistic strategy, which prioritizes fleet and operator needs, total cost of ownership, and the ancillary support needed to decarbonize the nation’s commercial vehicle fleet.
Next to a product launch of the Freightliner eCascadia, O’Leary will offer updates on new initiatives from the company to support a national approach to zero-emission fleet success, such as the DTNA joint venture with BlackRock Renewable Power and NextEra Energy Resources to build charging and fueling infrastructure that will support the widespread adoption of zero-emission electric and hydrogen fuel cell medium- and heavy-duty trucks.
The four-day, fleet-focused agenda at ACT Expo will spotlight the incredible acceleration taking place across the advanced transportation and clean energy sectors. Attendees will gain insights into the growing availability of low- and zero-emission vehicles and technologies; increased availability and consumption of renewable low carbon fuels; financial incentives, policies, regulations, and other initiatives to rapidly expand clean fueling and charging infrastructure; the rapid acceleration in corporate sustainability commitments; and more.