AltWheels Fleet Day is an annual sustainable transportation event that brings together corporate and municipal fleet managers and clean-fleet stakeholders working to reduce emissions and lower costs for tomorrow’s transportation needs.

“My colleagues and I at EPA New England look forward to AltWheels Fleet Day every year as a way to really connect with agencies, fleets and technology experts who are all working in different ways toward a cleaner, more efficient transportation future for the region. The hosts do a great job of making sure the presentations are real-world-oriented and rich in useful info, and that discussion is relaxed and frank. Keynote speakers are inspiring because they’re visionary, but grounded. I don’t have the patience for many conferences, but this one is always worthwhile!”

- Abby Swaine, SmartWay and Clean Freight Programs US EPA Region 1

AltWheels Fleet Day 2021

Fueling the Path Forward: The “New Normal”

Monday, October 4, 2021

The 2021 AltWheels Fleet Day was a great day with over 350 registrants and at least 150 attendees online throughout the day, 16 Sponsors, 18 Co-Hosts, 4 Panels and 3 Keynote Speakers.

We had a great lineup of industry leaders and experts who shared new info and up and coming trends in their sectors.  Highlights of the day include morning keynote by Tim Ingle, Group Vice President, Enterprise Strategy at Toyota who spoke on electrification and fuel cell in the industry; Dave Schaller, Industry Engagement Director at North American Council for Freight Efficiency and a keynote address on the utility role in transportation electrification by Carlos Nouel, VP of Business Development.

SAVE THE DATE!

The next AltWheels Fleet Day will be held at the Four Point by Sheraton in Norwood on Monday, October 3, 2022! We look forward to getting together again in person next year!

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2021 Fleet Day Agenda with Video Links

If you were unable to attend our 2021 event, links to videos of sessions are available below.

 

Welcome From Alison Sander, Event Founder

 

Electrification: What is coming our way?

Morning Keynote

Electrification and fuel cell in the industry – what was the past and what is coming in the future.

Tim Ingle, Group Vice President, Enterprise Strategy, Toyota

LIVE Q&A

 

OEM Panel – discussing infrastructure, vehicles coming down the pike and funding

Joel Torr, Head of Business Development - Ford Motor Company Pro Charging

Michael Sanders, Regional Fleet Manager, Toyota Motor North America

Peter Hanley, Senior Manager, Nissan Fleet & Commercial Sales

Moderated by Joy Gardner, Executive Director, Empire Clean Cities

LIVE Q&A

 

 

Zero Emission Electric Bus Panel

Jim Anderson, Vice President Sales, Anderson Blue Bird Bus Sales of New England

Albert Burleigh, Executive Director, Electric Vehicle Sales, Blue Bird Corporation

Moderated by Joy Gardner, Executive Director, Empire Clean Cities

LIVE Q&A

 

Run on Less – Electric demonstration of 13 different electric trucks including a DHL van in NYC

Dave Schaller, Industry Engagement Director, North American Council for Freight Efficiency

LIVE Q&A

 

Resiliency for an Uncertain World

 

Afternoon Keynote

A discussion of the utility role in transportation electrification

Carlos Nouel, VP of Business Development, National Grid

LIVE Q&A

 

What’s Next: The Future of Renewable Natural Gas/Green Hydrogen

Dave Edwards, Director and Advocate for Hydrogen Energy, Air Liquide

Marianne Mintz, Principal Transportation Systems Analyst, Argonne National

Moderated by Charlie Myers, President, Massachusetts Hydrogen Coalition

Dan Christianson replaces David Edwards for live Q&A

LIVE Q&A

 

Transportation Electrification: Key strategies leading the charge towards an equitable, electrified future

Steve Russell, EV Owner

Sarah McKearnan, Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM)

Bill Roberts, California Air Resources Board (CARB)

Steve Lanou, Sustainability Project Manager, MIT

Ben Mandel - Northeast Regional Director, CALSTART

Moderated by Steve Russell, Event Co-Chair and Jessica Wilcox, Coordinator, Granite State Clean Cities Coalition

LIVE Q&A

 

Wrap up by Barry and Jessica

Comments from Organizing and Planning Committee members on highlights and takeaways

Networking and soundbites from VIPs and Attendees

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Become a Fleet Day Sponsor

Sponsorship of AltWheels is a great way to reach corporate and municipal Fleet Managers.

 

Past Fleet Days have featured in-person gatherings including around 200 Fleet Managers from leading companies such as: Biogen IDEC, Boston Duck Tours, Bose, Coca-Cola, Fidelity, Eversource Energy, EMC, Federal Express, Fleet Liberty, Fleet Electrical, Gillette, Green Mountain Power, GTECH, IKEA, Invensys, Johnson & Johnson, Juice Bar, Liberty Utilities, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Millipore, NSTAR, Otis, Pepsi, Staples, Stop and Shop, Textron, Tyco, WB Mason, Wright Express, among others.

 

Fleet Day participants have also included Fleet Managers from more than 30 cities and towns in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Maine, Vermont, and Rhode Island. Additionally, many state and federal agencies such as MassDOT, DOT, EPA, and CalStart, attend AltWheels.

 

Fleet Day, winner of an EPA Region I award, also attracts Fleet Managers from colleges/universities, hospitals, and last mile delivery providers among others. Recent attendees from institutions include Harvard University, Merrimack College, MIT, the University of Massachusetts - Amherst, Yale University, and the University of New Hampshire among others.

 
Sponsorship Benefits

 

Fleet Day sponsorship offers a variety of marketing benefits. Sponsors can choose from packages that can include:

  • Sponsor name on a panel (“ABC Panel Presented by ________”)

  • Sponsor participation on panel

  • Sponsor logo on screen in rotation with other sponsors

  • Sponsor messaging in scroll across bottom of screen in rotation with other sponsors

  • 30-second commercials shown in rotation with other sponsors

  • Virtual vehicle tours on website

  • Pre-program sneak peek interviews/clips

  • Logo and link on AltWheels website

  • Push notifications to remind attendees about sponsored sessions

  • Sponsored Break-Out Rooms

  • VIP Break Roundtables featuring special offers and content

  • Inclusion in all pre-event promotion – press releases, eblasts, social media, etc.

  • Dedicated eblasts to targeted recipient list

 

Panel participation and other speaking roles allow sponsors to reach attendees directly. Videos of all presentations, as well as speaker Power Points and videos, and information on our sponsors, remain available on our website following the event. Past videos are archived and still available.

2019 AltWheels Fleet Day

Vehicle Selection

for static display & ride and drive opportunities

Toyota Prius Prime
Toyota Prius Prime

Prius Prime is the most efficient Toyota hybrid yet. With the power to run in either EV or hybrid driving modes, Prius Prime strikes a harmonious balance between necessity and desire. When the charge has run out, Prius Prime has an EPA-estimated 54 combined mpg. Designed with intelligent tech, premium materials and thoughtful engineering, Prius Prime represents the next step of our continuous quest to reach more efficient mobility with less range anxiety — without compromise.

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Toyota Prius AWD-e
Toyota Prius AWD-e

With the Prius, you can confidently face the elements as you discover your own. The Prius can help in rain, snow and dirt with the newly available AWD-e. The available electronic all-wheel-drive feature on Prius was designed to operate up to 43 mph. And with a manufacturer estimated combined 50 mpg, it encourages you to expand your horizons.

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National Grid's GM Bolt
National Grid's GM Bolt

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Toyota Mirai
Toyota Mirai

The Toyota Mirai, a four-door, mid-size sedan, is a zero-emission hydrogen vehicle with an EPA estimated driving range rating of 312 miles and 67 mpg city/highway/combined. Its performance fully competes with traditional internal combustion engines – but uses no gasoline. With a refueling time of approximately five minutes, the Mirai creates electricity using hydrogen, oxygen and a fuel cell, and emits nothing but water vapor in the process.

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Jaguar – I-Pace
Jaguar – I-Pace
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Chevrolet Bolt
Chevrolet Bolt
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Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

RAV4 Hybrid is the sportiest RAV4 yet, with a sleek look to match. Its Toyota Hybrid System II engine produces an ample 219 combined net horsepower for impressive acceleration all the way to highway speeds. So get ready to make the most of every mile and every trip — you might be surprised just how far it takes you.

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Fifield Bikes
Fifield Bikes

FiField eBikes is a New England brand of electric bicycle that are known for their quality and fantastic customer support. They have 8 different models of pedal assist electric bicycles that will be showcased at the event.

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CCE Golf Cars
CCE Golf Cars

Club Car 411 Van

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CCE Golf Cars
CCE Golf Cars

Club Car 411 Truck

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PGANE F250 & XL Fleet
PGANE F250 & XL Fleet
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Altec JEMS Truck
Altec JEMS Truck

Altec has partnered with our customers for over a decade to develop and improve products focused on reducing vehicle engine idle. Jobsite Energy Management Systems (JEMS) are plug-in products that automatically manage engine idle - providing work crews with cleaner, quieter and safer job sites while reducing engine hours, fuel consumption and vehicle maintenance.

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Nissan Leaf
Nissan Leaf
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