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National Vehicle & Fuel Emissions Laboratory (NVFEL) Vehicle Technology Showcase

On October 13th, 2015, at 1:00 pm, EPA will host the third Vehicle Technology Showcase at our Ann Arbor, MI vehicle emissions testing laboratory. This year’s event will focus on highlighting innovative technologies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve fuel economy from heavy duty vehicles. EPA will also give out the annual SmartWay awards to top-performing partners for cutting the carbon footprints of their freight supply chains.


Opening Event:
Ribbon Cutting of the newly installed Heavy Duty Chassis Dynamometer Test Site. This facility is a unique 10,000 square foot expansion to the NVFEL laboratory, which will allow EPA to test the largest buses and semi-tractors for fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions.

Truck Technology Displays:
Advanced technology vehicles and components including the Freightliner SuperTruck, Waste Heat Recovery, Hybrid Powertrain, Aerodynamic Fairings, Low Rolling Resistance Tires, Dual Clutch Transmission, Smart Controls and more. Companies showcasing technologies are:

    Achates Power
    Allison Transmission
    Con-way Truckload
    Cummins Inc.
    Daimler Trucks North America LLC
    Dana Corporation
    Ford Motor Company
    Frito Lay
    The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Honeywell Transportation Systems
    Michelin North America, LLC
    New Eagle Control Systems
    Parker Hannifin
    University of Michigan
    Wabash National Corporation
    Webasto Thermo & Comfort North America, Inc.

Keynote Address:
Janet McCabe, Presidential Nominee and Acting Assistant Administrator of EPA's Office of Air and Radiation.

Announcement of the 2015 SmartWay Excellence Awards for Shippers and Logistics partners:
The annual SmartWay Excellence Award honors top freight shippers and logistics company partners for superior environmental performance and for demonstrating environmental leadership.

Expert Panel Discussion:


    Angela Cullen, Director, Data and Testing Center, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, U.S. EPA


    Randy Cornell, Vice President of Maintenance, Conway Truckload

    Nic Lutsey, Program Director for Heavy Duty Vehicles, The International Council on Clean Transportation

    Sean Waters, Director of Compliance & Regulatory Affairs, Daimler Trucks North America LLC

    Wayne Eckerle, Vice President of Research & Technology, Cummins Inc.

    James Scarcelli, Vice President of Corporate Strategy & Governmental Affairs, Wabash National Corporation

    Gus Sumcad, Director of Engineering, Wabash National Corporation

    Bill Van Amburg, Senior Vice President, CALSTART

For more information, please email us at nvfel-vts-2015@epa.gov

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