“Compelling Case…” Workshop in New Jersey Draws 150+

On Thursday, another very successful “Compelling Case for NGVs” workshop was held at the National Conference Center in East Windsor (near Trenton), New Jersey, with 156 in attendance. The event — which was co-hosted by the Clean Vehicle Education Foundation (CVEF) and New Jersey Clean Cities Coalition (NJCCC), New Jersey Gasoline-C-Store- Automotive Association (NJGCA) and Greater Philadelphia Clean Cities Coalition — featured a full-day curriculum, tabletops, vehicle displays and guest presentations.

After welcoming remarks from NJCCC Chairman Chuck Feinberg and NJGCA Executive Director Sal Risalvato, attendees heard from Chris Salmi, Assistant Director of the NJ Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Air Quality. Salmi was followed by remarks from NJ Board of Public Utilities Ombudsman Gary Finger. Both gentlemen had very bullish remarks on the impact and promise of natural gas in the transportation sector. Stephe Yborra was the day’s primary curriculum presenter with assistance from multiple industry stakeholders. There were 16 tabletop vendors supporting this event and the outdoor vehicle display included GM’s dedicated cargo van, a Ford/BAF Technologies Transit Connect and several Honda Civic Natural Gas Sedans.

NGVAmerica is a partial underwriting supporter of the Compelling case workshop series. CVEF has announced that it is wrapping up the “Compelling Case” workshop series this year with four more full-day events and two more 1⁄2 day mini-workshops slated for the coming months. Next up are Durham, NC (this coming Thursday, July 19), Richmond, VA (July 25), Louisville, KY (July 31) and Nashville, TN (August 8).