Calstart Announces it Will Showcase Advanced Technology Vehicles at Joint Conference in Pasadena

Published : Wednesday, May 9, 2018 | 7:03 PM

Two major energy industry events will be sharing space at the Pasadena Convention Center in November, providing an opportunity for industry stakeholders to network and exchange ideas.

From November 6 to 8, Energy Storage North America (ESNA) Expo 2018 will be at the Convention Center at the same time that Calstart, the nation’s leading transportation technologies consortium based in Pasadena, holds its Annual Symposium.

Organizers said the joint conference will be the largest showcase of grid energy storage technologies and applications in North America, and will highlight innovations in clean transportation technologies, policy and infrastructure.

For three days, the Pasadena Convention Center plaza will become a showroom for the newest advanced technology vehicles that are eligible under the California Air Resources Board’s Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project, Calstart and ESNA said in a press release.

Vehicle manufacturers will also unveil their 2020 line of new low- and zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty buses and trucks, the release added.

“We’re proud to host this unique combined event that underscores the importance of energy storage across multiple industry segments,” Janice Lin, ESNA co-founder and Chair, said. “Storage is not only a critical resource for grid resilience and the global transition to renewable energy, it also provides the foundation for clean transportation solutions.”

John Boesel, Calstart President and CEO, said energy storage innovations that are ESNA’s focus are driving the evolution of the electric vehicle market.

“Given that dynamic, it’s logical to bring our annual symposium to ESNA 2018, where we will combine learnings and share strategies to build a globally competitive US clean transportation industry,” Boesel said.

Calstart, headquartered in Pasadena and with offices in the San Francisco Bay Area, San Joaquin Valley, Colorado, Michigan and New York, is recognized as a catalyst for creating jobs, cleaning the air, reducing fuel consumption and mitigating the threat of climate change. It is an industry organization with more than 185 member companies ranging from Tesla Motors to UPS to Caterpillar. Since its inception in 1992, Calstart has helped develop and manage more than $500 million in clean transportation technology programs.

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Strategen Consulting and Messe Dusseldorf North America are producing the ESNA Expo, part of the larger World of Energy Storage events happening in Europe, India, China and Japan.

To learn more about ESNA 2018, visit








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