CTE’s mission is to improve the health of our climate and communities by bringing people together to develop and commercialize clean, efficient, and sustainable transportation technologies.  The importance of our mission was brought to new heights within the public consciousness this year with the release of the most recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), warning the world has only 12 years before climate change is irreversible. Transportation electrification will become one of the main pillars needed to mitigate a 1.5 degrees Celsius global temperature increase.

CTE is currently managing more than 75 vehicle electrification projects across the country, with 31 recently awarded projects on the horizon. CTE is proud to be a leader in the global response to climate change and 2018 has been the most productive year in our 25-year history.

New Projects

In 2018, CTE won 31 new projects. We are anxious to move these important projects down the path to success in 2019 and beyond.

CTE led 10 successful proposals to the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Low or No Emission Vehicle Program in 2018. CTE is proud to be partnering with the following transit agencies to deploy zero-emission buses (ZEB) as part of this program:

  • Broward County Transit – Plantation, FL
  • City of Gainesville – Gainesville, FL
  • Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) – St. Petersburg, FL
  • Hawaii Department of Transportation – Honolulu, HI
  • The Transit Authority of Lexington (Lextran) – Lexington, KY
  • Maine Department of Transportation – Portland and Biddeford, ME
  • Bi-State Development Agency (Metro Transit) – St. Louis, MO
  • Laketran – Lake County, OH
  • Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet) – Portland, OR
  • City of Port Arthur – Port Arthur, TX

CTE expanded our national leadership in providing zero-emission fleet transition plans. In 2018, CTE partnered with the following entities to develop plans to convert their entire fleets to zero-emission:

CTE’s kickoff meeting with Spokane Transit in October

  • San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) – San Diego, CA
  • Solano County Transit (SolTrans) – Vallejo, CA
  • Ames Transit Agency (CyRide) – Ames, IA
  • Spokane Transit Authority (STA) – Spokane, WA
  • The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey – New York City, NY
  • Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) – Los Angeles, CA



CTE is excited to announce our involvement in three Zero- and Near Zero-Emission Freight Facilities Projects (ZANZEFF), thanks to California Climate Investments (CCI) and match from industry partners.

  • Zero-Emission Beverage Handling and Distribution at Scale
  • Next Generation Fuel Cell Delivery Van Deployment
  • Fuel Cell Hybrid Electric Delivery Van Deployment



In 2018, CTE was awarded the following projects in addition to those listed above:

  • American Public Transportation Association (APTA) ZEB Procurement Guidelines
  • Capital Metro ZEB Workshop
  • Shasta Regional Transportation Agency ZEB Procurement
  • Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Guidebook for Deploying ZEV Fleets
  • North County Transit District ZEB Infrastructure Planning
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Liquid Hydrogen Pump Evaluation
  • City of Santa Monica ZEB Procurement
  • State Road & Tollway Authority (SRTA) ZEB Procurement
  • Shell Hydrogen Station Infrastructure Support
  • Toyota Extended Hydrogen Heavy Duty Infrastructure Support

Industry Leadership

CTE moves the needle through our industry outreach.  We bring together climate action leaders to connect around zero-emission vehicle solutions.

ZEB Sister Conferences: Our American and European Zero Emission Bus Conferences enjoyed stellar success, with more than 300 in attendance at each conference. CTE’s US Zero Emission Bus Conference was hosted by LA Metro and focused on requirements for electric transit at scale.

Join us this year in San Francisco on September 26th & 27th!

  • Different ZEBs parked during lunchtime at US ZEB Conference

Third Annual Advanced Transportation Reception: Our legislative reception in Washington, DC was once again a huge success as CTE and our members strive to educate national lawmakers on the benefits of zero-emission vehicles.

Join us in DC this year on March 19th!


ZEBRA Meetings: We coordinated the Spring and Fall membership meetings of the Zero Emission Bus Resource Alliance (ZEBRA) in addition to providing technical consultation to the group year-round.


CTE on the Hill

In addition to reaching out to lawmakers through our annual legislative reception, CTE was instrumental in moving forward key policies in 2018. Our work in Washington and Sacramento has helped produce legislation in favor of zero-emission technology and improved air quality.  Two key pieces of legislation that CTE supported in 2018 were signed into law.


CTE is a membership organization.  It is through our industry partnerships that we get our work done and move zero-emission vehicles into the U.S. market.

We thank our new members for joining the cause in 2018:

We Are Our Staff

To keep up with the ever-increasing demand for our services, the following talented people joined our team:

CTE has proudly worked for the past 25 years towards our vision of creating a transportation ecosystem free from harmful emissions. We are humbled by the opportunity to dedicate our careers towards such a noble cause.  Our success not only improves the lives of those here today but creates a better, more sustainable world for generations to come.

We welcome the opportunities 2019 will bring in the fight against climate change.