Act Virtual

GM’s Carlisle to deliver main stage keynote at ACT Virtual

Sept. 30, 2020
Steve Carlisle, General Motors executive vice president and North America president, will discuss GM’s vision of a “future transportation revolution.”

Organizers of Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Virtual, an online educational event series for fleet managers, announced that General Motors (GM) Executive Vice President and North America President Steve Carlisle will provide the opening keynote address on Tuesday, Nov. 10. During his ACT Virtual keynote, Carlisle will share insight into how the automaker is leveraging its scale, leadership and strategic partnerships to create a roadmap to a zero-emissions future.

“The future of transportation will be revolutionary, not evolutionary,” said Carlisle. “GM envisions a future with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion, and by aligning ourselves with other innovative, forward-thinking companies, we will make this vision a reality. Forums like ACT Virtual are critical in accelerating the knowledge base of the entire transportation sector.”

Across both the light- and heavy-duty sectors, GM is charting an ambitious path forward with multi-billion-dollar investments, joint ventures, and new technologies.

“GM is an industry veteran with the scale, influence, and expertise to meaningfully change the trajectory of the clean transportation industry,” said Erik Neandross, CEO of Gladstein, Neandross & Associates, the producers of the annual ACT Expo and the organizers of ACT Virtual. “We are excited to hear more about GM’s incredibly ambitious goals, leadership, and uncompromising vision as the company helps to set the course for the future of sustainable transportation.”

ACT Virtual features 19 days of fleet-focused education, called “episodes,” which cover everything from battery technology, to connected tech, renewable fuels, fleet charging, clean tech investment trends, funding, and more. The series kicked off Aug. 18 and has hosted nine episodes packed with keynote presentations, panel discussions, video networking roundtables, tech demos, press events, and a virtual exhibit hall. ACT Virtual has 10 more episodes on the calendar:

  1. Oct. 6: Exploring Sustainability in Medium- and Heavy-Duty Advanced Transportation
  2. Oct. 8: Understanding the Pieces of Sustainability for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Transportation
  3. Oct. 13: Propane & Natural Gas Innovations for Heavy-Duty Transportation
  4. Oct. 15: Heavy-Duty Fleet Case Studies in Hydrogen
  5. Oct. 27: EV Charging Workshop – Smart Charging & Cost Control
  6. Oct. 29: EV Charging Workshop – Advanced Energy Management with Storage, Solar, Microgrids
  7. Nov. 10: Setting a New Bar for Sustainability in Urban Mobility
  8. Nov. 12: A Critical Turning Point: Transportation for Mobility, Government & Schools
  9. Nov. 17: Heavy-Duty Fleet Case Studies in Electric
  10. Nov. 19: The Future of Ultra Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicles

Registration for the ACT Virtual online event series is complimentary for fleet managers and government agency representatives. For more information and to register, visit

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