DRAFT Agenda


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Monday, September 17    

12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.        Registration Open

12:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.        Exhibit Hall Move-in

1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.          Pre-Conference Workshop: Fuel Economy:  An interactive feedback session between agency, industry and user attendees on key testing and other issues, challenges and opportunities that can shape the formation of Phase II of the fuel economy/carbon rules for trucks.

3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.          Pre-Conference Workshop: Military Installations: The military is advancing the nation’s energy independence and national security by reducing energy consumption and increasing the use of fuel cells, hybrid systems and alternative fuels. This workshop looks at the needs, challenges and opportunities for changing the nation’s transportation direction.

6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.          Fleet Reception (invitation only), sponsored by #www.southerncompany.com

Tuesday, September 18

7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.          Registration Open

7:00 a.m. -8:30 a.m.         Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m.        General Session

Overview of Market Demand: Technology Trends and Next Steps

  • Welcome, John Boesel, CALSTART
  • Welcome, US Army TARDEC National Automotive Center

Keynote-- Perspectives: The Growing Drivers of Change

  • Heather Zichal, Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Policy

 9:45 a.m.-10:15 a.m.        Break

10:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m.      General Session

Fleet Leadership Roundtable: Speeding the Break Out of Advanced Trucks

  • John Formisano, Board Chair, CALSTART (moderator)
  • Cedric Daniels, Electric Power Program Manager, Alabama Power/Southern Company
  • Steve Hanson, Alternative Vehicle Program Manager, Frito Lay North America
  • Claude Masters, Manager, Fleet Acquisition and Fuel, Florida Power and Light
  • Matthew Stewart, Senior Automotive Equipment Analyst, City of Chicago

10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.        Expo Hall Open 

12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.        Lunch in Expo Hall

1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.          Concurrent Sessions:

E-Trucks in Action I: This session will provide real world information on E-Truck usage, including fleet user profiles and technical data on battery life.

  • Whitney Pitkanen, CALSTART (moderator)
  • Jim Castelaz, Motiv Power Systems
  • Vishant Shah, EnerNex
  • Larry Kubes, Remy Electric
  • Gary Marble, Emerald Automotive

Technology Trends - New Innovations for the Market: This panel will discuss some of the latest technology developments in the medium-and heavy-duty markets, including hydraulic hybrid technology, and in-wheel motors.

  • Ewan Pritchard, Keystone Science Center, NCSU (moderator)
  • John Kargul, US EPA
  • Brad Bohlmann, University of Minnesota
  • Derek Matthews, BAE Systems
  • Tom Prucha, Protean Electric
  • Alex Stucky, Eaton 

Implementation Lessons for Fleets: This panel will focus on the challenges fleets face as they deploy advanced technology vehicles: fuel/technology selection, performance tracking, driver training and maintenance.

  • Mike Tourville, Evans Cooling Systems (moderator)
  • Mark O’Connell, Wisconsin Clean Transportation Program
  • David Worthington, Sonoma County
  • Greg Treinen, Freightliner
  • Morgan Hamori, Parker Hannifin

E-PTO/Worksite and Non-Driveline Hybrids: This session will showcase technologies and issues related to the use of Electric Power Take-Off (E-PTO) and other utility and telecom worksite applications.

  • Dean Jones, Duke Energy (moderator)
  • Jasna Tomic, CALSTART
  • Nick Cammisa, Terex
  • Mark Greer, Altec 

3:00 p.m.-3:45 p.m.          Break

 3:45 p.m.-5:15 p.m.          Concurrent Sessions:

E-Trucks in Action II: How well E-Trucks are performing and defining pathways to meeting infrastructure needs and challenges will be the focal points of this discussion.

  • Danny Kings, Alabama Power/Southern Company (moderator)
  • Jean-Baptiste Gallo, CALSTART
  • Jeff Kessen, A123 Systems
  • Michael Herbert, ACT I
  • Andre Ramirez, Southern California Edison 
Technology Trends – Coming Soon to a Truck Near You: This session will showcase some of the technologies that are in development and will be in the market in the medium-term future including flywheel hybrids and light-weight materials.
  • Jeff Barghout, Advanced Energy (moderator)
  • Thomas Orberger, Siemens
  • Jonas Schuster, Lenze Schmidhauser
  • Steven Fleischman, Western Washington University

Going Global: CALSTART's US/China Initiative is just one example of the global reach of US Companies and the promise of growing demand through trade missions. This session will cover both the opportunities and challenges of operating internationally in the advanced truck marketplace.

  • Peter Thomas, FIAMM SoNick (moderator)
  • Bill Van Amburg, CALSTART
  • Tim Weaver, Smith Electric
  • TBD, Eaton

Greening Garbage: Get the latest on clean technologies for the refuse industry, including data from the HTUF Refuse Truck Working Group deployments and current CNG operations.

  • Richard Parish, CALSTART (moderator)
  • Leonardo Oliviera, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
  • Kathy Sanders, City of Charlotte
  • Erik Blowers, City of Charlotte
  • Benoit LaCroix, Effenco Development
  • Nathan Knestrick, Parker Hannifin
5:15 p.m.-7:00 p.m.          Expo Hall Reception, Sponsored by www.hino.com

7:00 p.m.                          Revenge of the Electric Car Screening, hosted by

Centralina www.modernnissanoflakenorman.com

Epi-Center Theatres, 210 E. Trade Street 

Pre-Screening party at Mez Lounge at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 19

7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.          Registration Open

7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m.          Fleet Breakfast (fleet professionals only), sponsored by www.hybridrive.com

7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m.          Continental Breakfast (all attendees)

8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.        General Session

Transforming Transportation: Driving Down Costs and Making the Business Case

  • Welcome,  Duke Energy

Keynote—Transformative Technologies

  • Dr. Dane Boysen, Program Director, ARPA-e

Industry Thought Leaders: What Is Required to Move the Industry Forward?

  • Jit Bhattacharya, CEO, Mission Motors Company
  • George Survant, Senior Director, Fleet, Time Warner Cable
  • Andy Tempest, CEO, Emerald Automotive
  • Steven Trichka, General Manager, Power and Energy Management, BAE Systems

10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.        Expo Hall Open

10:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.        North Carolina PEV Taskforce Meeting  www.ncpevtaskforce.org 

10:15 a.m.-10:45 a.m.      Break

10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.      General Session

 New Financing Options to Drive Adoption

12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.        Lunch in Expo Hall

11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.        Exhibitor Silent Auction to benefit EV Challenge

1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.          Concurrent Sessions:

Technology Trends - New Solutions for Fleets: Get updates on the latest practical developments in the HTUF purview: retrofitting, OBD challenges and new hybrid configurations.

  • Claude Masters, Florida Power & Light (moderator)
  • Lawrence Zepp, Variable Torque Motors
  • David Stamm, Pi Innovo
  • Justin Ashton, XL Hybrids
  • Glenn Ellis, Hino

Understanding the Business Case: Economic indicators such as Return on Investment (ROI), Net Present Value (NPV) and payback period are applied to advanced vehicle technologies to compare the whole life cycle costs with conventional gasoline and diesel vehicles. Important analysis tools will be showcased.

  • Jason Wager, Centralina Council of Governments (moderator)
  • Mira Inbar, Dow Kokam
  • Ian Wright, Wrightspeed
  • Tom DeCoster, Parker Hannifin

Class 8: Making the Grade: This session will focus on technology developments for Class 8 vehicles, including the HTUF Class 8 Working Group evaluation results, CNG/LNG activities, beverage delivery truck performance and trailer efficiency.

  • Curtis Dorwart, Mack Trucks (moderator)
  • Patrick Chen, CALSTART
  • Michael Roeth, NACFE
  • Douglas Thomson, EcoDual Group
  • Jean-Baptiste Gallo, CALSTART

Military Tactics for Technology Acceleration: This session will provide an in-depth look into advanced technology vehicle adaptation in the military, including an update on the HTUF Military Working Group, and tactical vehicle deployments and activities.

  • Brad McNett, US Army TARDEC NAC (moderator)
  • Dave Cook, US Navy – NAVFAC
  • Lt. Col. Glenn Kerley, Jr., US Army TARDEC
  • Andrea Simon, US Army TARDEC NAC

3:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.          Break

3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.          Concurrent Sessions: 

The Real World Business Case: Drawing on actual fleet experiences, this session provides in-depth analyses of issues such as drive cycles and creative leasing.

  • Cedric Daniels, Southern Company (moderator)
  • Adam Duran, NREL
  • Steve Whaley, Alliance Autogas
  • Joe Korn, ARI
  • Jeffrey Esfeld, VIA Motors

Under Construction: This panel will report on the HTUF Construction Equipment Working Group demo results and challenges facing the off-road sector.

  • Adam Puzzouli, US Army TARDEC
  • Clarke Fortune, Eaton
  • John Oenick, Phoenix International

Special Delivery: This session will highlight the results of advanced technology deployments of alternative fuel and hybrid technologies for parcel delivery trucks.

  • Richard Parish, CALSTART (moderator)
  • Tamar Williamson, Parker Hannifin
  • Jean-Baptiste Gallo, CALSTART

State and Local Strategies: This session will provide an update on innovative state and local programs and development strategies for advanced truck deployment.

  • Carl Lisek, South Shore Clean Cities (moderator)
  • Jesse Shroyer, Smith Electric
  • Sean Flaherty, Centralina Clean Fuels Coalition
  • Kathy Boyer, Triangle J Council of Governments
  • Alleyn Harned, Virginia Clean Cities
  • Anne Tazewell, North Carolina Solar Center

7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.        Closing Night Gala at the NASCAR Hall of Fame

Gala Fan Billboard sponsored by Freight Liner

Thursday, September 20

8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.          Ride and Drive at the zMax Dragstrip, sponsored by Duke Energy

1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.          NACFE 6th Driving Innovation Meeting (View Current Agenda)


*Indicates sponsorship opportunity.



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