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21st Century Truck Program releases technology roadmap

22 January 2001

The 21st Century Truck Program, a new US multi-agency and industry partnership, released a “technology roadmap” for developing commercially viable technologies to increase energy efficiency, reduce pollution and improve safety in the nation’s trucking industry. The 21st Century Truck Technology Roadmap establishes technical targets and fuel efficiency goals for 2010, along with safety-relevant performance targets.

The 21 st Century Truck Program was announced on 21 April 2000, at a gathering of US truck and supporting industries, concerned environmentalists, and federal agency representatives. The program’s goals and research objectives are to

According to the roadmap, the partnership will support research aimed at developing production prototype vehicles that achieve all of the following objectives:

Download the Roadmap (pdf)

Source: DOE