Attendees must register online as space is limited.

8:00 am

Registration and Networking Breakfast

8:30 am

Welcome / Agenda Overview




8:45 am

Electric Vehicle Availability & Funding Opportunities

Electric Vehicles have a wealth of benefits, including significantly lower operating costs, excellent performance and quieter operation. In addition, to their many benefits, there are also substantial financial incentives available for the purchase or lease of electric vehicles, and for the installation of charging systems. Kevin Wood, Project Manager with the Center for Sustainable Energy will provide an overview of the growing number of models of electric, charging systems available and financial incentives that are available.

9:05 am

Leasing vs. Buying: What is the Best Strategy

There are advantages and disadvantages to purchasing versus leasing the vehicles in a company or agency fleet. Electric vehicles have some additional elements that need to be added to this analysis. Stephen Michels, West Coast Regional Manager with Merchants Fleet Leasing will present the advantages and disadvantages in both approaches.

9:25 am

Introducing Electric Vehicles into Private Fleets: A Case Study

Many public agencies have been introducing electric vehicles into their fleet operations for several years. Private companies are now beginning to investigate how they can successfully introduce electric vehicles into their fleets. Aric Ohana is Co-founder of Envoy, a private company that is placing thousands of electric vehicles into service. Mr. Ohana will provide insights into what it takes for a private company to implement electric vehicles into fleet operations. 

9:45 am

Questions & Answers

10:00 am

Attendees escorted to Ride & Drive and Expo










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Keith Leech


Sacramento Clean Cities

Steven Michaels

West Coast Regional Manager

Merchant Fleet Leasing

Kevin Wood

Clean Transportation Specialist

Center for Sustainable Energy

Aric Ohana




California State Capitol

1315 10th Street

Sacramento, CA  95814



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