CalHEAT: A Tranformative Roadmap for Trucks
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
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The California Hybrid, Efficient and Advanced Truck (CalHEAT) Research Center, has an ambitious goal to develop a commercialization pathway for the state that would significantly reduce truck emissions through a combination of efficiency measures and a variety of technologies and fuels. Working with a Research Center Advisory Council, a Steering Committee and Technology Advisory Groups comprised of national experts from the private sector, government and academia, CALSTART is developing a Roadmap to a successful commercial market for clean heavy duty vehicle technology options.
The purpose of the Technology Roadmap is to lay out a long term plan for research, development and market transformation in the areas of medium/ heavy-duty trucks and goods movement. The strategies outlined in the Roadmap will deliver pathways with clear actionable steps to meet or exceed the 2020 goals for California in air quality, energy security, petroleum reduction, and greenhouse gas reductions. The Roadmap will also set up a framework and timeline for longer term goals. The challenge of new EPA Ozone standards is likely to require an ambitious reduction in NOX.
The baseline for the Roadmap will be rolled out at a CalHEAT Forum to be held February 17th in Banning’s Landing Community Center (adjacent to the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach). The Forum is open to the industry and will include a full day of presentations and exhibits including clean and efficient zero emission and hybrid trucks. A key purpose of this Forum is to engage the industry and stakeholders on the development of a pathway towards zero emissions. Registration is now open to the industry
Read the full Transformation Roadmap Fact Sheet
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Download the CalHEAT Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicle Research and California Market Transformation Roadmap Baseline and Preliminary Pathways Whitepaper