National fuels, vehicles, technology expo set for April 1-4

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The 13th annual Alternative Fuels & Vehicles Conference and Expo 2007 is set for April 1-4 in Anaheim, Calif. Formerly known as the Clean Cities Conferences, the fuel- and technology-neutral gathering is designed to bring one-stop information and product shopping to fleets, policymakers and advocates for clean transportation choices.

More than 100 companies from around the world will display the latest alternative fuels, vehicles, components, funding options, educational support and advanced technology vehicles. Exhibitors include major auto and engine manufacturers, low-speed vehicle manufacturers, fuel providers, government agencies, suppliers and associations.

“When the important work of listening and learning in the sessions has ended, this gets people interacting with the products and services that can change how their business operates,” says Annalloyd Thomason, director of the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute. “Government and the media have focused attention on alternative fuels, and the Expo Hall makes it more than an idea. Attendees can actually get behind the wheel of the various vehicles available for purchase today.”

Highlights of the Expo Hall, according to organizers, include the following:

  • Expo Mixers, sponsored by Westport Innovations and AFVi. Attendees enjoy refreshments, conversation with exhibitors and a variety of presentations;
  • Fleet Day, April 2, is a chance for fleet professionals that own or operate fleets of 10 or more vehicles to enjoy the Expo Hall all day at no charge;
  • Fleet Pavilion, sponsored by AFV Solutions, brings together funding sources for fleets all in one area;
  • Fuel & Technology Pavilions are defined as distinct areas that represent biofuels, electric vehicles, natural gas and propane;
  • Public Day is when all are welcome to come in and look around. The Expo Hall is open free of charge on April 4 from 8 to noon;
  • Technology Showcase features more than 30 presentations from people and companies with technological innovations; and
  • Vendor Tracks provide attendees with an opportunity to learn more about the sponsors’ products, services, initiatives and future plans.
  • AFVi is an entrepreneurial organization that works through industry to bring people in need of transportation technologies together with those who can meet their needs. AFVi is the education provider and information link between the alternative fuels and vehicles industry and public/private fleets. The primary business of the company is to advance the interests of OEMs, fuel providers and their associated business partners through education, outreach and deployment. AFVi is fuel- and technology-neutral.

    For information on exhibiting or registering for the national conference, click here.