Overview of U.S. Department of Energy’s 21st Century Truck Partnership

Wednesday, March 6
8–9:15 a.m.

Medium- and heavy-duty trucks play a vital role in moving freight and passengers, serving as the backbone of America’s economy. These vehicles also play essential roles in other parts of society, such as maintaining electricity infrastructure, collecting refuse and preserving the highway system. Improving the vehicle efficiency and safety of freight transportation while minimizing environmental impact is vital to helping the country decrease its petroleum use as the economy grows. Hear from government and industry stakeholders about real-world applications of these technologies and their potential impact on energy usage in the transportation sector.

Presented by: Ken Howden, Director, 21st Century Truck Partnership, U.S. Department of Energy; and Mark Smith, Program Manager, Technology Integration, U.S. Department of Energy