CALSTART works with business, fleets, and government to develop and implement clean, efficient transportation solutions. We believe that economic and environmental improvement must go hand-in-hand. We achieve this by focusing on four key activities that together provide the unique combination to support a growing industry.
Clean, More Efficient Vehicles
Clean, Lower Carbon Fuels
Consulting: Clean Transportation Solutions Group
Clean, Efficient Ports
Green Fleet Planning
Information and Knowledge Sharing
Conferences and Events
California Secure Transportation Energy Partnership (CalSTEP)
State Policies and Incentives
The world needs fundamental and rapid changes in transportation technology, fuels and systems because of the immense and growing impact of transportation on the planet.
Urban Air Quality: Transportation accounts for sixty percent or more of the emissions responsible for smog in most urban regions worldwide, and new studies warn of serious health damage from that pollution.
Energy Security: Reliance on petroleum – particularly imported oil – creates serious economic and security threats. Increased global competition for oil, and growing limits on oil production and availability, create price spikes and volatility. Add to that, much world oil production is in unstable and unfriendly regions who receive hundreds of billions in funding each year from exporting oil.
Climate Change: Global warming, the build up of carbon dioxide that is heating the planet, has become an undeniable force rapidly changing the Earth’s ecosystem and the best evidence shows it’s accelerating.
CALSTART is a member-supported organization of more than 140 firms, fleets and agencies worldwide dedicated to supporting a growing high-tech, clean transportation industry that cleans the air, creates jobs, cuts imported oil and reduces global warming emissions. CALSTART provides services and consulting to spur advanced transportation technologies, fuels, systems and the companies that make them.
Assessment and Analysis
Provides vehicle data collection and analysis, feasibility studies, emissions modeling, transportation technology assessment, fleet penetration forecasting, full cost-benefit analysis, and fueling infrastructure needs assessment.
Provides strategic brokering, technology development and program management services for the demonstration of advanced transportation technologies including clean fuels, hybrid systems, fuel cells, innovative mobility programs, and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). Examples include our work with the Port of Long Beach with LNG and hybrid yard hostlers.