DOCUMENTS

CalHEAT Documents

Roadmaps
CalHEAT Roadmap Final Draft (Rev 7)*
*As of 2014, this document is under review by the California Energy Commission. Please check back often for final publication or contact Fred Silver, Program Director, with questions.

Research and Market Transformation Roadmap Baseline and Preliminary Pathways Whitepaper

Research and Market Transformation Roadmap Fact Sheet  

Heavy-Duty Truck and Bus Natural Gas Vehicle Roadmap

Market barriers
CalHEAT Market Barriers and Opportunities for Alternative Fuel-Hybrid Systems

Market Barriers and Opportunities for Alternative Fuel-Hybrid System Fact Sheet

Demonstration reports and fact sheets

About CalHEAT Fact Sheet

Battery Electric Parcel Delivery Truck Testing and Demonstration Report

Battery Electric Parcel Delivery Truck Testing and Demonstration Fact Sheet

Class 8 Trucks Fact Sheet

Field Testing and Evaluation of Advanced Technologies and Fuels Fact Sheet

Meeting and presentation documents
CalHEAT Forum 2013 Summary of Findings 

CalHEAT Forum 2013 Proceedings

CalHEAT Forum 2013 Presentation by Lynn Terry, CARB

CalHEAT Forum 2013 Roadmap Presentation by Tom Brotherton, CALSTART

Presentation: Dr Jasna Tomic on E-Truck Evaluation at Plug-In 2013
 

FIELD TESTING AND EVALUATION

The CalHEAT Truck Research Center works with commercial fleets and industry to provide non-biased, independent data collection and performance evaluation. Examples of the CalHEAT work includes a Class 8 truck testing and demonstration project and a battery electric parcel delivery truck testing and demonstration project.

About Class 8 Trucks Testing & Demonstration Project

This project evaluated the performance of advanced Class 8 urban beverage delivery trucks in a limited demonstration program in Southern California. The primary goal was to evaluate the benefits of heavy-duty hybrid vehicle technology compared to conventional vehicles. The project team consisted of Daimler Trucks as the vehicle supplier, a beverage delivery company as the fleet operator, Eaton Corporation as the hybrid drivetrain supplier, and Telogis, Inc as the data acquisition system supplier. The results provide early benchmark data in expected fuel economy and efficiency improvements from advanced Class 8 beverage delivery trucks and provide the potential savings for this important heavy-duty truck segment.

Class 8 Trucks Fact Sheet

About Battery Electric Parcel Delivery Truck Testing and Demonstration

CalHEAT worked with a nationwide parcel delivery fleet to perform evaluation and data collection on battery electric trucks currently in service.  The goal of this project was to investigate benefits of these battery electric commercial vehicles and assess their business case. This project tested battery electric parcel delivery trucks on existing delivery routes in Southern California. Data on fuel savings, electricity use, frequency and length of charging were collected during the evaluation phase. Final analysis of the data shows the overall performance of the all-electric vehicles in this application as well as additional benefits such as reduced emissions and maintenance.

Battery Electric Parcel Delivery Truck Testing and Demonstration Fact Sheet
Report: Battery Electric Parcel Delivery Truck Testing and Demonstration
Presentation: Dr Jasna Tomic on E-Truck Evaluation at Plug-In 2013

About CalHEAT Field Testing and Evaluation of Advanced Technologies and Fuels Capabilities



Testing & Evaluation

CalHEAT worked with commercial fleets, the industry and their funding partners to provide non-biased, independent data collection and performance evaluation of advanced technology vehicles and fuels.

The team designed and performed in-use field evaluation, data collection and analysis on new advanced vehicles technologies and fuels.

CalHEAT used a proven process to assist fleets in identifying their unique needs, develop appropriate tests and evaluate the most efficient technology choices.


Data Collection Capabilities
  •      Analysis and development of drive/duty cycle
  •      In-use vehicle performance monitoring
  •      Laboratory testing (i.e. chassis dynamometer testing)
  •      Fuel economy and fuel consumption comparative analysis
  •      Assess reliability
  •      Survey user acceptance
  •      Quantify maintenance and operating costs
Fuel economy is one of the most important aspects of developing a new vehicle technology. CalHEAT specialized in sorting out “real-world” data to perform comparisons between the various technologies. From natural gas vehicles to pure electric vehicles, CalHEAT tested and provided information that gave the stakeholder a detailed view and understanding of the advanced technology benefits.

Examples
Successful work performed by CalHEAT or CALSTART include testing and demonstrations of:
  •      Hydraulic refuse truck in Washington
  •      Hybrid utility bucket trucks for the US Navy
  •      Battery-electric parcel delivery trucks
  •      LNG yard hostlers
  •      Hybrid yard hostlers
Contacts
Contact the CalHEAT team for field testing and evaluation details.
Jasna Tomic

Field Testing and Evaluation Fact Sheet