21st Century Truck Partnership


Name of initiative 21st Century Truck Partnership
LPAA initiative No
NAZCA Initiative No
Website address http://energy.gov/eere/vehicles/vehicle-technologies-office-21st-century-truck
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Starting year 2000
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Secretariat Vehicle Technologies Office, Phone: (202) 586-8055, EE-3V, Room 5G-030, 1000 Independence Ave, SW Washington, DC 20585
Organisational structure Permanent secretariat,
Geographical coverage North America
Name of lead organisation US Department of Energy
Type of lead organisation Network/Consortium/Partnership
Location/Nationality of lead organisation United States of America


Description The 21st Century Truck Partnership is an industry-government partnership between heavy-duty engine manufacturers, heavy-duty truck and bus manufacturers, heavy hybrid powertrain manufacturers, and four federal government agencies. Specific technology goals have been defined that will reduce fuel usage and emissions and increase safety. The aim of the partnership is to support research, development and demonstration which makes it possible to achieve these goals with commercially viable products and systems.
Objectives The initiative has specified technology goals in six different areas:

1) Engine systems 2) Heavy duty hybrids 3) Power demands (vehicle technology) 4) Idle reduction 5) Safety 6) Operational efficiency The goals can be found at http://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2014/02/f8/21ctp_roadmap_white_papers_2013.pdf

Activities The 21st Century Truck Partnership is addressing the technical needs of the medium- and heavy-duty truck industry, as well as major policy goals for government agencies, through three main activities:

1) Accelerate technology development through collaborative, pre-regulatory, and pre-competitive R&D projects (component and system-level), and provide access to research resources (expertise, laboratories, funding) for technology development.

2) Focus R&D efforts on topics of broad interest by providing a discussion forum and organizing consensus building tools such as roadmaps and position papers that help Partnership members come to agreement on R&D topics and goals. The Partnership provides opportunities for collaborative discussion on research needs, and reference materials to maximize the productivity of these discussions.

3) Information exchange and dissemination through regular conference calls, meetings, and information dissemination tools. These resources help Partners access current information about industry and government activities and opportunities.

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Monitoring and Impacts

Function of initiative Technical dialogue
Activity of initiative Knowledge dissemination and exchange
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Participants Number Names
Members 32  
Companies 15 Allison Transmission (USA),Meritor (USA),BAE Systems (USA),Caterpillar (USA),Cummins (USA),Daimler (USA),Detroit (USA),Eaton (USA),Honeywell (USA),Navistar (USA),Oshkosh (USA),Paccar (USA),Volvo (USA),Mack (USA),Novabus (USA).
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 12 Argonne National Laboratory (USA),  Brookhaven National Laboratory (USA),  Idaho National Laboratory (USA),  Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (USA),  Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (USA),  Los Alamos National Laboratory (USA),  NASA Ames Research Center (USA),  National Institute of Standards and Technology (USA),  National Renewable Energy Laboratory (USA),  Oak Ridge National Laboratory (USA),  Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (USA),  Sandia National Laboratory (USA).
Non-governmental organisations 0
National states 1 United States of America
Governmental actors 4 US Department of Energy (USA),  US Department of Defense (USA),  US Department of Transportation (USA),  US Environmental Protection Agency (USA)
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Other members 0
Supporting partners 1 Government
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


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Last update: 29 May 2019 12:15:20

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