Miller EV Solutions Attends Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo

Last week, the Miller EV Solutions team had the privilege of attending the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. This premier event for clean fleet technology brought together industry leaders, policymakers, and innovators to discuss the future of sustainable transportation. We were particularly excited to dive into a couple of the sessions that focused on electric vehicle (EV) adoption and the transition to a low-carbon future.

Driving Value with Sustainable Transportation

The keynote session, “Driving Value with Sustainable Transportation,” emphasized the importance of collaboration between companies and industries to achieve significant reductions in carbon intensity. A key takeaway was the need for equipment manufacturers to work together to drive advancements in clean technology.

The session also highlighted the growing interest from customers in sustainable transportation solutions. Many customers are now prioritizing the reduction of their carbon footprint and are actively seeking out partners who can help them achieve their sustainability goals. This is where electrical companies like us (Miller EV Solutions) come in, offering expertise and solutions to help fleets electrify and reduce their environmental impact.

A recurring theme throughout the session was the importance of education. Many customers may not fully understand the total cost of ownership (TCO) of electric vehicles or the potential for significant reductions in fuel costs and maintenance expenses. By educating customers on the benefits of going electric, we can help them make informed decisions and accelerate the transition to a cleaner transportation system.

Electric Vehicle TCO Analysis by Ryder

In the session “Electric Vehicle TCO Analysis by Ryder,” we were presented with a comprehensive white paper detailing the cost of electric vehicle conversion for U.S. commercial fleets. The white paper, available on Ryder’s website “Logistics: The Cost of Electric Vehicle Conversion for U.S. Commercial Fleets“, provides valuable insights into the financial implications of transitioning to electric vehicles.

Key findings from the white paper include:

  • The initial cost of electric vehicles is often higher than their diesel counterparts, but the TCO can be significantly lower due to reduced fuel and maintenance costs.
  • Government incentives and grants can help offset the upfront costs of EVs, making them a more attractive option for fleets.
  • The availability of charging infrastructure is a critical factor in the successful adoption of EVs.

Microgrids to Support Fleet Deployments

Throughout the session on microgrids, the speakers highlighted the critical role these systems play in supporting the deployment of electric fleets. Key takeaways from this informative session included:

  • Companies are actively developing innovative microgrid solutions to provide reliable and resilient power for fleet charging operations.
  • Petroleum companies are currently exploring the integration of EVs into their network of truck stops and are working to deploy microgrids powered by solar energy.
  • Microgrid design and implementation require careful consideration of various factors, including vehicle use cases, risk management strategies, and future energy demands.
  • The costs associated with microgrids can be significant, but government incentives and the potential for energy savings can improve the return on investment (ROI).
  • Companies like we saw at the ACT Expo are leading the way in integrating microgrids and renewable energy into their operations to achieve their sustainability goals.

The session also provided valuable insights into the lessons learned from early microgrid adopters, emphasizing the importance of thorough planning, realistic expectations, and a focus on long-term sustainability.

Conclusion

The ACT Expo provided Miller EV Solutions with a valuable opportunity to learn from industry leaders in heavy duty and medium duty transportation, network with potential and current partners like CBRE, KPMG, Southwire, Verizon, PepsiCo, Samsung, Loop Global, PG&E, GNA and more, and gain insights into the latest trends in sustainable transportation. We are more committed than ever to helping our customers achieve their sustainability goals and transition to a cleaner, more efficient future.

If you’re interested in learning more about how Miller EV Solutions can help your fleet electrify, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to partnering with you on your journey towards a more sustainable future.

Share this Article:

Keep Reading: