Published on October 21, 2014
1. HTUF National Meeting Recap Steven Sokolsky October 21, 2014
2. National Meeting Theme Increasing the efficiency of commercial vehicles • How will upcoming regulations affect the development of high-efficiency technologies? • What technologies will increase vehicle efficiency? • How will it all affect fleet operations?
3. “EPA and NHTSA will propose the Phase 2 rule by the end of March 2015 and finalize the rule by end of March 2016.” “Significant technical work is underway to develop Phase 2. We are reaching out to OEMs, technology vendors, associations and fleets and we want your input.” Karl Simon – Director, Transportation & Climate Division – U.S. Environmental Protection Administration
4. “Trucks play an outsize role in our economy. They are the backbone of the nation, delivering goods each day. Trucks also play an outsize role in the challenges we are facing for public health, safety, oil use, and climate change.” “We set the baseline with the first round of fuel efficiency standards for trucks. In the second round we are following up on this – exploring how to look at the entire vehicle and areas like anti-idle and evaluating the correct drive cycles. This is the key in setting these standards and making sure we set them at a feasible level for the technology. This is exactly what we are doing – incorporating all options.” David Friedman – Acting Administrator, U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
5. Panel 1 – What Issues Are Impacting the Development & Deployment of More Efficient Technologies? Dave Brosky, Lightning Hybrids Ed Lovelace, XL Hybrids Deborah Gordon, Allison Transmission Donald Keski-Hynnila, Detroit Diesel/Daimler Trucks Tom DeCoster, Parker Hannifin
6. Panel 1 Takeaways • It’s all about reliability and ROI • Automatic manual transmissions are now in the fleet’s sweet spot with a great ROI • Manufacturers are fighting a NOx / fuel-efficiency trade-off – optimize the engine & transmission together • Ultra-low NOx standards must focus on how vehicles actually operate
7. Panel 2 – Near-Term Enablers for Increased Efficiency Glenn Keller, Argonne National Laboratory Mark Kuhn, Ricardo Steve Lasher, eNow, Inc. Larry Bennett, Eaton Bob Devine, BAE
8. Panel 2 Takeaways • Retrofit can be a low-cost point of entry for some new techs…much quicker payback, especially for smaller fleets • Technology development focus should be on scalability & the ability to bring new components onboard when they best fit the solution • Reducing idle time can bring quick results and paybacks
9. Panel 3 – Driving New Technologies for Ultra-Efficiency Josh Switkes, Peloton Bill Kahn, PACCAR Joerg Ferchau, EDI David Johnson, Achates Power
10. Panel 3 Takeaways • In-vehicle user interface for advanced on-board systems is a very effective way of tracking progress and performance • Fleets currently have the power to request technology from the manufacturer, they must also be willing to be early adopters and accept new vehicles • Incorrect platooning will diminish benefits with the possibility of increased NOx emissions • Improved emission reduction technologies will be aimed at transient vehicle usage, including engine starts, acceleration, and deceleration
11. Panel 4 – Launching Early Markets for High-Efficiency Technologies Patrick Bolton, NYSERDA Spiro Kattan, NYC Dept. of Transportation Keith Leech, City of Sacramento Bob McGuire, Alpha Baking Michael Derrig, Fresh Direct Kevin Campbell, City of Chicago
12. Panel 4 Takeaways • Many fleets are looking at multiple solutions for their vehicle technology goals • Important to put the necessary metrics in place to track vehicle and fleet progress, analysis might show need for incremental cost of advanced technology to achieve GHG emissions targets and ultimately save costs • Strong, long-lasting relationships with suppliers and OEMs are necessary, fleets do not want to respond to new technologies without knowing the kind of long term support there will be • Fleets need to understand the cost of the technology and analyze the business case with and without government incentives • Incentives are helpful, but case studies will help better guide fleet best practices, including identifying proper application of technologies • A good technology makes the customers’ job easier and improves their quality of life, which in the fleet world most closely means productivity
13. Working Group Meetings • Battery Jumpstart Advisory Group • Commercial Truck Action Group • E-Truck Task Force • Fleet Automation Forum • Heavy-Duty Vehicle Fuel Economy Task Force • Military Truck Action Group • NAFA Sustainable Fleets
14. Working Group Takeaways • Battery Jumpstart Advisory Group: BMS standardization needed; 10-50K units are needed for scale; will need to deal with multiple chemistries for a while; trucking industry needs to investigate places where their battery use overlaps with other sectors • CTAG: fleets seeking better solutions in class 4 trucks, utility trucks/crew cabs, stop-start; suppliers/OEMs agree on stop-start but still need to see economic benefits – combination with smaller engines; need more fleet data on acceptable paybacks for different technologies
15. Working Group Takeaways • E-Truck Task Force: fleets still struggling with biz case of e-trucks – also concerned with functionality & support; OEMs/suppliers wants better, standardized testing, fleet education & help with financing options • Fleet Automation Forum: plenty of upcoming opportunities for connected vehicle demos; HD OEMs are moving ahead in this area – standardization & coordination needed; lots to learn from light-duty mfrs on driver assist techs • MTAG: opportunities coming up for industry to help Army such as VEA & automation; group feeling pressures of lower military truck production – seeking ways to stay engaged with military while producing less vehicles
17. Clean Transportation Technologies and Solutions SM www.calstart.org For info contact: Steven Sokolsky (510) 307-8772 firstname.lastname@example.org
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