Last month at the CMC Showcase ’22, the CMC hosted over 330 industry leaders including representatives from automotive OEM and Tier 1 suppliers, early-stage company founders, California government officials and Congresspeople, C-level executives, national media personnel, over 30 top utility executives from across the United States and many international future mobility representatives.
In addition to lightning talks from industry leaders, government speakers and the first public tour of our Ramp-up Factory, we welcomed several of our Clients as well as other future mobility companies to take part in an expo to demonstrate their innovative products.
CMC Clients that showcased their company on the expo floor included:
Arcimoto is an electric vehicle company who makes Fun Utility Vehicles (FUVs). Their FUVs, which have a top speed of 75 MPH, have two-seats and three-wheels with a range of 102 city miles per charge. Arcimoto had two of their FUVs at the Showcase and offered attendees the chance to take one of them for a spin around the parking lot while the other was featured on the expo floor.
Intertie showcased their electric vehicle charger. Their microgrid technology advances California’s ‘Grid of the Future’ by increasing a site’s energy resiliency through its ability to operate independently from the grid during times of crisis or power outages. It also simultaneously manages a property’s energy use, integrates solar, provides backup power and delivers electric vehicle charging; while increasing grid reliability & efficiency and adding value to the underlying real estate.
Ztractor brought their autonomous electric tractor, the Bearcub-24. This model collects real-time agriculture data while operating in the field. The sensors, cameras, and measuring equipment are generating unique set of big data. The IoT framework with machine learning algorithm interprets the data to achieve higher efficiency, improve plant condition and increase yield at every farm.
GridMatrix’s software is built for traffic engineers and designed to help them solve some of their most common and challenging problems. GridMatrix’s advanced AI is for real-time video processing, data visualization, privacy & security and has universal compatibility.
Lion Electric is an innovative manufacturer of zero-emission vehicles. They design and manufacture all-electric school buses, midi/minibuses for special needs or urban transit as well as urban trucks. Lion is a leading OEM in transportation electrification in North America. They generously brought one of their electric school buses to shuttle attendees back and forth from the event and the parking lot.
UZE Mobility offers high-impact ad displays for trucks and commercial vehicles. UZE worked with CleanStart, a nonprofit organization designed to accelerate the development of clean technology ventures within the Northern California region, to feature one of their ad displays on a CleanStart trailer.
Zeus Electric Chassis is a leading class 4-6 purpose-built, severe-duty, electric work truck solution in North America. Zeus brought their very first production vehicle, #SO-00001, built for CMC Member SMUD, to unveil at the CMC Showcase ’22.
The expo floor also featured a CMC Client Services and Membership booth, a CMC Workforce Development booth and a booth which included a virtual rendering of the future home of the CMC, known as “The Hub,” located on Sacramento State’s Ramona Ave property which was presented by Dreyfuss + Blackford Architecture.
Other Showcase participants included CMC Members and Preferred Service Providers; SMUD, EnerTech Capital, PEM Motion, E Source, OpenGrants and Terzo Power Systems. Many future mobility companies outside of the CMC ecosystem were also in attendance, including SIR Robotics and the Sacramento Air Quality Management District. VSI Labs brought one of their research vehicles used to test and demonstrate automated driving features, Neptune Scooters brought scooters for attendees to take a ride on and the Sacramento EV Club presented many different makes and models of EVs for attendees to see in person.
Thank you to everyone who joined us at the first ever CMC Showcase ’22! We look forward to hosting more in-person events in the future. For details on our Thought Leadership webinar series, Manufacturing Career Fairs and conferences the CMC is attending, view our Events page, here.