The 21st Century Truck Partnership (21CTP), a cooperative research and development partnership formed by four federal agencies with 15 industrial partners, was launched in the year 2000 with high hopes that it would dramatically advance the technologies used in trucks and buses, yielding a cleaner, safer, more efficient generation of vehicles.
Review of the 21st Century Truck Partnership critically examines and comments on the overall adequacy and balance of the 21CTP. The book reviews how well the program has accomplished its goals, evaluates progress in the program, and makes recommendations to improve the likelihood of the Partnership meeting its goals.
Key recommendations of the book include that the 21CTP should be continued, but the future program should be revised and better balanced. A clearer goal setting strategy should be developed, and the goals should be clearly stated in measurable engineering terms and reviewed periodically so as to be based on the available funds.
Table of Contents
|1 ORGANIZATION AND BACKGROUND||7-18|
|2 MANAGEMENT STRATEGY AND PRIORITY SETTING||19-25|
|3 ENGINE SYSTEMS AND FUELS||26-55|
|4 HEAVY-DUTY HYBRID VEHICLES||56-69|
|5 PARASITIC LOSSES OF ENERGY||70-81|
|6 ENGINE IDLE REDUCTION||82-86|
|7 SAFETY OF HEAVY VEHICLES||87-96|
|A Biographical Sketches of Committee Members||97-102|
|B Presentations and Committee Meetings||103-104|
|C R&D Funding Trends of the FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies Program||105-106|
|D Vehicle Emission Regulations||107-111|
|E Acronyms and Abbreviations||112-113|
|F State of the Art in Light-Duty Electric Vehicles||114-115|
|G Members of the 21st Century Truck Partnership||116-118|
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