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We're Looking Forward to Seeing You at the
Tenth Annual AltWheels Fleet Day
—  Wednesday,  October 7th, 2015  —
Four Points by Sheraton, Norwood MA

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AltWheels Fleet Day is the largest meeting of corporate and municipal Fleet Managers on the East Coast. Come see and hear the latest in fleet transportation technologies, alternative fuels and fleet management practices.

The day consists of panels, exhibits, and vehicles offering a showcase of alternative transportation solutions — from concept vehicles, to vehicles that are available and affordable today. This year's Fleet Day will be hosted at the Four Points by Sheraton hotel and conference center on Route 1 in Norwood, MA in their state-of-the-art conference space with a large outdoor vehicle display.

WHY SPONSOR ALTWHEELS FLEET DAY: Sponsorship is a way to get in on the ground floor of growing regional and local support for sustainable technologies. Past Fleet Days have featured more than 300 participants including Fleet Managers from leading companies such as: Bose, Coca- Cola, Fidelity, GE, EMC, Federal Express, Gillette, Green Mountain Power, GTECH, Invensys, Johnson & Johnson, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Millipore, National Grid, New England Gas, NSTAR, Otis, Staples, Textron, Tyco, Wright Express, among others.

Fleet Day participants also include Fleet Managers from more than 30 cities and towns including towns in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Maine, Vermont, and Rhode Island, as well as leading agencies from these states - Mass Dept of Energy Resources, Mass Highway, Massport, Mass State Police among others.

Fleet Day also attracts University Fleet Managers, Hospital Fleet Managers and Federal Fleet Managers. This is a year when Fleet Managers are looking for solutions to volatile fuel prices. Come join us and be part of the solution.

Sponsorship Benefits: Sponsorship levels offer marketing benefits and exhibit benefits at Fleet Day. Sponsors are included in the general AltWheels marketing campaign which targets Fleet Managers across the Northeast. AltWheels sponsorship also includes a chance to provide vehicles for ride and drives and featured placement in the event publication. Fleet Day includes outdoor ride and drive space and indoor exhibit booth area with opportunities to showcase your products and services to the Fleet Managers in attendance.

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⇒  Register for AltWheels Fleet Day      (Online or by Mail)

         Cost of attending AltWheels Fleet Day is only $50 per person,
             which includes all sessions, breakfast, breaks and lunch.

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⇒  2015 AltWheels Fleet Day Sponsors      ( As of 26 July 2015 — More Coming Soon - Please be one! )

Premier:     AVSG LP
Massachusetts Clean Cities Coalition
Propane Education & Research Council

Gold:     Dennis K. Burke
Ford Motor Co.
United Soybean Board

Silver:     North American Equipment Upfitters
Tri State Truck Center

Bronze:     General Motors - Fleet and Commercial
XL Hybrids

Green:     Eversource
Derive Systems
Fuel Oil News
National Fleet Hybrids
Northeast Gas Association
SAE - Society of Automotive Engineers
U.S. DOE — Energy Effiency and Renewable Energy

        Please consider being a 2015 Fleet Day Sponsor — Sponsor Prospectus

• Boston GreenFest
• Clean Cities - CT—Capitol Cities Clean Cities
• Clean Cities - CT—Greater New Haven Clean Cities Coalition
• Clean Cities - CT—Norwich Clean Cities
• Clean Cities - MA—MA Clean Cities Coalition
• Clean Cities - ME—Clean Communities
• Clean Cities - NH—Granite State Clean Cities
• Clean Cities - NJ—New Jersey Clean Cities
• Clean Cities - NY—Greater Long Island
• Clean Cities - RI—Ocean State Clean Cities Coalition
• Clean Cities - VT—Vermont Clean Cities Coalition
• Environmental League of Massachusetts
• Massachusetts Motor Transportation Association
• NAFA—New England Chapter

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⇒  2014 AltWheels Fleet Day Agenda    ( 2015 Agenda Coming Soon )

8:00   Breakfast, Registration and Exhibits
8:30   Welcome —  Meg Lusardi, Acting Commissioner—Mass. Dept. of Energy Resources, and
Erin Russell-Story—Clean Cities Regional Coordinator for the Northeast
8:45   Opening Remarks — Stephen Connors, MIT Energy Initiative and Co-Founder, AltWheels  
9:00   Keynote Speaker — The Honorable Gregory A. Ballard, Mayor of Indianapolis, Indiana
The City Fleet and Energy Security: We are pleased to have a leading Mayor in
Alternative Fuels tell us how and why he has made a commitment
to alternative fuels.
(And, see what Indianapolis is up to here.)
9:30   Telematics Live Demonstration
Scott Hilt and David Stitt, Telogis
(Mike Manning—moderator)
Can telematics really work in a fleet? Find out how.
10:00   Short Break
10:15   EPA's SmartWay® Program — Fuel Savings Opportunities
Abby Swaine, US EPA SmartWay® Program
Gino Porter, Regional Fleet Manager — Frito Lay
(Stephen Russell—moderator)
Launched in 2004, and now 3,000+ partners strong, SmartWay® is an EPA Program that reduces
transportation-related emissions by creating incentives to improve supply-chain fuel efficiency

10:45   Vehicle Technology Panel — Learn the latest in Alternative Fueled Vehicles
Jon Coleman, Fleet Sustainability & Technology Manager — Ford Motor Co.
Jay Ferraro, Regional East Coast Fleet Account Executive — General Motors
Chris Lemoine, Northeast District Sales Manager — Hino Trucks
(Chuck Feinberg—moderator)
Manufacturers discuss the latest in alternative fueled vehicles—big and small.
11:30   Fuel Savings via Upfitting — Hybridization and Auxiliary Systems
Tim Reeser, President — Lightning Hybrids
Ed Lovelace, Chief Technology Officer — XL Hybrids
Bob Doane, VP and Chief Technology Officer — E-Now
(Stephen Connors—moderator)
See how upfitting your vehicles can save energy, emissions and money.
12:00   Fresh Air and Tire-Kicking
    Outdoor session with the experts and their vehicles
12:30   Lunch including continued Exhibits and Ride and Drive Opportunities
             ( No driving while eating, please :)
1:15   Breakout Sessions
     How to Install an EV Charging Station — Kathleen Connors, Voltrek
Kat has been installing Charging Stations all over New England
She and her electrician will run through the installation process.
Also, Barry Woods of Electric Mobility will discuss Charging Station options.

(Steve Linnell—moderator)
     Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehciles — Charlie Myers, Mass. Hydrogen Coalition
They are closer than you think. How do they really work and how
will they get fuel.

(Wendy Lucht—moderator)
     Natural Gas and Propane Vehicle Upfitting — Cece Cushing,
North American Equipment Upfitters
Lead Conversion Specialist, Cece Cushing will show what goes on under the hood,
and under the vehicle to convert vehicles to run on CNG and LPG.
Cece will be joined by representatives of the Propane Education & Research Council.

(Craig Peters—moderator)
     Repairing Natural Gas Vehicles in a Fleet Facility — David Hansen, Stantec
Stantec is an engineering firm that designs facilities to handle natural gas repairs.
David will describe what it takes to upgrade your facility to repair natural gas vehicles.
Also on hand will be Chris Case of the National Soybean Board to discuss ways to reduce
the use of petroleum based solvents and lubricants.

(Peter Polubiatko—moderator)
2:15   Ride and Drive and Networking Opportunities Continue...

3:30   Adjourn — Unless you're having too much fun.
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⇒  2014 AltWheels Ride and Drive & Display Vehicles
( As of 15 Oct'14 - Subject to Change )

Natural Gas Vehicles:
•  CNG-powered Honda Civic GXs ( AVSG (2) )
•  CNG-converted Utility Body Truck ( North American Equip. Upfitters )
•  CNG Bi-Fuel Chevy Silverado ( General Motors )
•  Peterbilt Tractor with CNG Engine
•  Freightliner CNG Fueled CA/13DC Tractor
•  CNG Van
•  Peterbilt Model 386 LNG Tractor with Cryogenic Transport Trailers in Tow
Propane as an AutoGas:
•  Ford-Roush F-250 Propane Pick-up ( Propane Educ. & Research Council )
•  Blue Bird School Bus ( Propane Educ. & Research Council )
•  2014 F-450 Crane Truck with ICOM's Bi-Fuel Propane System ( Cusson Automotive )
•  Propane Powered Ford E-250 Van
Hybrid Conversions:
•  Hino 195 Diesel-Electric Hybrid Truck ( Hino Trucks ) < Ride & Drive >
•  Ford E-450 Cut-Away Bus with Lightning Hybrids Hydraulic Hybrid System,
( National Fleet Hybrids )
< Ride & Drive >
•  Chevy Express Cargo Van with XL Hybrids Electric Powertrain ( XL Hybrids ) < Ride & Drive >
•  2012 GMC 3500 Savana Cut-Away Trucks with 17 ft. Box and Solar Power System Installed,
( eNow Incorporated )

•  Town of Framingham Hybrid-Powered Sewer Line Inspection Truck
(Society of Automotive Engineers )

•  Chevy Volt
•  Electric Vehicle ( Nitco )
Fuel Economy/Effiency/Biofuels:
•  Hino 268A Diesel Truck B20 Rated 2010 ATD Truck of the Year ( Hino Trucks )
•  Medium Duty Freightliner Truck ( Tri State Truck Center )
•  2015 Ford C-MAX Energi Plug-in Hybrid
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⇒  Fleet Day Venue — Four Points by Sheraton, Norwood Mass

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