12th Annual Zero Emission Bus Conference Is Open & Accepting Abstracts!

February 13, 2024

Leaders from public and private transportation gather for premier electric bus industry event in Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia, PA – The Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) is excited to announce early bird registration for the Zero Emission Bus Conference (ZEB Con), taking place August 27-29, 2024 in downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Register now on the conference website to take advantage of the $400 early bird discount and secure your spot at the foremost event for professionals leading the charge to electrify their bus fleets. From initial community advocacy to electrifying a full depot and managing ongoing ZEB operations, the conference covers the entire journey to zero-emission transportation.  

CTE is encouraging all bus and shuttle fleets to apply to give a session presentation by submitting an abstract about their ZEB fleet HERE.  Presentations may relate to public or private battery or fuel cell electric fleets at transit agencies, universities, schools, airports, and other relevant transportation sectors.

ZEB Con's three-day registration includes:

· Panel sessions: Current ZEB owners deep-dive into topics such as selecting the right ZEB technology, managing mixed propulsion fleets, planning first-time electric charging infrastructure projects, coordinating training efforts, and financing options, among many others.

· Keynote speakers: Industry leaders and experts share their insights on the latest trends in bus electrification.

· Exposition hall: Manufacturers, suppliers, and service providers in the electric bus industry showcase their solutions.

· Networking dinner: Attendees build relationships with peers over dinner at the iconic Franklin Institute.

In addition to the standard program, ZEB Con attendees will have the unique opportunity to participate in exclusive tours of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority's (SEPTA) Midvale, Frankford, and Southern Bus districts. These tours will provide an up-close look at the agency’s new fuel cell electric bus (FCEB) program, existing trackless trolley program and new modernization initiative, and large-scale battery electric bus (BEB) charging infrastructure.

Managers and staff from bus and shuttle fleets consistently comprise more than half of ZEB Con’s attendees. This audience profile lends itself to peer-to-peer partnership building. CTE is proud to bring ZEB Con to the east coast of the United States for the first time to expand the impact of the event.

“Attending ZEB Con proved invaluable,” said Chris Ackerman, Senior Marketing Manager at Victor Valley Transit Authority. “Witnessing diverse zero-emission bus types firsthand, learning the pros and cons of BEBs and FCEBs, and delving into maintenance considerations have equipped me to confidently engage in conversations about this next zero-emission chapter.”



The Center for Transportation and the Environment is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to improve the health of our climate and communities by bringing people together to develop and commercialize clean, efficient, and sustainable transportation technologies. CTE collaborates with federal, state, and local governments, fleets, and vehicle technology manufacturers to complete our mission. Learn more at cte.tv.


Zero Emission Bus Conference (ZEB Con) is the premier event for planners, leaders, fleet operators, and technology experts interested in electric vehicle technology and innovation in the bus transportation industry. Unlike other industry events, all proceeds from this conference are reinvested in the development of the ZEB industry through CTE’s year-round zero-emission fleet deployment, planning, and advocacy efforts.

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