Welcome to HTUF 2013: High-Efficiency Truck Users Forum
CALSTART’s High-Efficiency Truck Users Forum (HTUF) kicks-off the new year with a fresh focus and new opportunities for stakeholder engagement. HTUF has been very successful in helping launch the first production of hybrid trucks and is credited with cutting up to two years from product development. The program is operated by CALSTART in partnership with the U.S. Army’s National Automotive Center (NAC), with project support from the Hewlett Foundation and the Department of Energy (DOE).
The general trend for HTUF in 2013 will be to identify and address top priority cross-cutting issues that affect the commercial and military high-efficiency truck industry. Our goal is to eliminate barriers and develop enablers to increase fleet adoption of commercially-viable high-efficiency technologies. We aim to do that through two newly formed groups: the Commercial Truck Action Group (CTAG) and a Military Truck Action Group (MTAG).
There are several program changes and additions throughout 2013 and we invite you to engage with us to learn more about what these changes can do for the industry. To kick off these activities, we invite your participation in each of these ways:
Meeting Summary: Working Together to Accelerate the High-Efficiency Truck Market
Fifty-five people participated in the kick-off meeting of the High-Efficiency Truck Users Forum (HTUF) on February 20 to kick-off brainstorming of the “new” HTUF. The focus was on commercially viable, high-efficiency technologies and which of those have the greatest potential to improve fuel-efficiency and achieve favorable life-cycle costs. Presentations and worksheets are available here
. Keep checking back for summary findings.
Meeting Summary: Clarifying Hybrid OBD Requirements for California
More than sixty people joined CALSTART and the California Air Resources Board in El Monte, CA in a conversation to better understand what the state on-board diagnostic (OBD) requirements are for Heavy-Duty (HD) hybrid vehicles. The state aims to transition a large part of the HD fleet to hybrids over the next 15-20 years. The presentations from the meeting are available here
with summary findings from the ensuing conversations to follow.
Webinar: HTUF 2013 New Directions
175 people signed up for the HTUF 2013 kick-off webinar to learn about
the new core activities and priorities for the High-Efficiency Truck
Users Forum (HTUF). Thanks to those who participated, and those who were
unable to join can catch up by viewing Kevin Beaty’s, CALSTART Vice
President and HTUF Director, presentation here.