Attendees will be able to experience work trucks and vans from Ford, Lightning eMotors, ZEVx,...

Attendees will be able to experience work trucks and vans from Ford, Lightning eMotors, ZEVx, and Exro Technologies.  

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Fleet Forward: The Tour makes its first stop of 2023 in Arizona at the Mesa Convention Center on February 23. In addition to the educational agenda, attendees will be able to experience work trucks and vans, including the Ford F-150 Lightning, Ford E-Transit, Lightning eMotors ADA Transit, Ford E-450 Box Truck repowered by ZEVx, and an electric demonstration Humvee from Extro Technologies.  

In addition, the Ride & Drive, sponsored by Element Fleet Management, will also feature passenger vehicles from Chevrolet, Nissan, Polestar, and Volvo.  

The Fleet Forward: The Tour, an offshoot of the Fleet Forward Conference, is a one-day, regional event — free for fleet operators — where fleet managers can drive EVs and experience other new technologies. The day also features seminars, networking opportunities, and lunch. 

“Fleet Forward: The Tour is a great opportunity for fleets of all types to kick the tires on EVs and understand the electrification market,” said Chris Brown, conference chair. “All in one day, fleet managers will be able to get behind the wheel of the latest EV models, interact with product experts, network with peers, and access education to make their fleets more efficient and productive.” 

After the Phoenix stop, the Tour moves next to Atlanta on March 30, Chicago on June 7, metro New York on September 13, and in Dallas on October 3. The more extensive Fleet Forward Conference will return to Silicon Valley on November 8-10 at the Santa Clara Marriott. 

Registration for both the Phoenix and Atlanta events is open now.  

Check out this video of fleet managers riding along in Canoo’s new EV at the Fleet Forward Tour stop in Dallas in September:

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Chris Brown

Chris Brown

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As associate publisher of Automotive Fleet, Auto Rental News, and Fleet Forward, Chris Brown covers all aspects of fleets, transportation, and mobility.

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