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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.

Draft Agenda

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.

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:
The conversation will address the progress in Heavy Duty greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy through technology innovation. Featured speakers included representatives from Conway, Daimler, Cummins, Wabash, and The International Council on Clean Transportation.

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

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