The NAVC is a public-private partnership of companies, public agencies, and university and federal laboratories working together to promote advanced vehicle technologies in the Northeast United States. We serve as a hub of advanced transportation activity in the Northeast: through the NAVC, manufacturers, researchers, utilities, universities, government agencies and environmental advocates are linked, sharing information and collaborating on projects. The NAVC also conducts technology analysis, publishing educational reports on clean vehicle technologies for the transportation community, technology developers, policymakers, and environmental advocates. The NAVC is not only an invaluable resource for funding and information, but also a much-needed advocate for clean-fuel technologies.

NAVC staff includes:

  • Sheila Lynch - Executive Director
  • David Thrope - Finance Director
  • Kerpas and Co.- Federal Audits and Compliance
  • Law Office of George H Boerger - Non-Profit Legal Compliance and Federal Legal Compliance Consultants on technology and academic projects on an as needed basis.

We maintain an efficient staff that completes all tasks with scores of business's and academic partners completing technology projects we are funded for.

NAVC's Board of Directors is appointed by the six New England Governors, the Governors of New York and New Jersey, and the Mayor of New York City. Each appointment consists of one private participant and one public participant. Our Board of Directors also includes the New England Governors' Conference and the Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM).


NAVC's mission is to:

  • strengthen the Northeast economy through the creation of highly skilled technology jobs
  • reduce the region's air quality problems by promoting the use of clean-fuel vehicles
  • foster transportation technologies that are sustainable and reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil
  • Originally formed by the Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM) and the New England Governors' Conference (NEGC), the NAVC was incorporated as a non-profit in Massachusetts in 1993. The NAVC's successful public/private partnership model was developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Electric Vehicle/Hybrid Electric Vehicle (EV/HEV) Program, which ran from 1993 to 1999.

    In 1999, NAVC and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) launched a partnership to spur development of cleaner, quieter and more fuel-efficient heavy-duty vehicles. The NAVC continues to work with the DOT on fuel cell and hybrid bus technologies, as well as other projects.

    NAVC has also managed projects funded by the Advanced Technology Program of NIST and by foundations and private corporations.