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2023 Program

From initial community advocacy to electrifying a full depot and managing on-going ZEB operations, conference content spans the entire journey to zero-emission.

Check In

7:30 am - 6:30 pm | Town & Country Convention Center

Our staff is looking forward to seeing you at check in! Please note, if you are registered for the ZEB 101 Course, you must check-in for ZEB Con prior to the ZEB 101 Course.

ZEB 101 (Add-On)

8:00 am - 12:00 pm | Ballroom D

​CTE's Zero-Emission Bus 101 provides a foundational knowledge base so that conference attendees may get the most out of the full ZEB Con session line-up. ZEB 101 is designed to train management, operations, and maintenance staff on the basic building blocks of deploying battery and fuel cell electric buses. Participants gain the knowledge they need to ask the right questions of bus manufacturers and infrastructure providers. The course covers all your bases from battery behavior to utility rate structures to hydrogen fueling infrastructure. Attendees receive the course slides.

ZEB 101 participants can earn 3.75 continuing education hours through self-certification. This course, led by CTE Engineering Staff, is preset with sequenced content. Attendees can interact and ask questions directly to the highly qualified instructors. Certificates of Completion will be sent within 14 days of the course.

Facility Tours (Add-On)

San Diego MTS Tour #1 

8:30 am - 11:30 am | Meet in Ballroom B

San Diego MTS Tour #2

12:30 pm - 3:30 pm | Meet in Ballroom B


San Diego MTS
Meet in Ballroom B

As MTS strives to convert its entire bus fleet to zero-emission by 2040, a key first step is building enough charging capacity to power an electric fleet. An early milestone in the infrastructure development process for MTS has been completed at one of the agency’s five bus divisions. Join us for an exciting tour of this new $8.5 million overhead gantry system capable of charging 24 battery-electric buses at a time. The charging technology consists of Heliox’s Flex 180 kw power cabinets, and Schunk’s SLS 301 series Depot Charging Pantograph. The tour will include a charging demonstration of the system, and MTS experts will be on hand to lead the tour and answer questions.

Space is limited. Once capacity is reached, a waitlist will go into effect.

Welcome Reception

4:00 pm - 6:30 pm | Expo Hall

Kick off ZEB Con 2023 with food and drinks!

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