Leading EPA and NHTSA Officials to Deliver Keynotes on New Truck Efficiency Rules at High-Efficiency Truck Conference

High-Efficiency Truck Users Forum -- Nation's Leading Conference Focused on Advanced Truck and Bus Technology -- Will Be Held at Argonne National Laboratory

PASADENA, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 15, 2014) - Two key executives representing the Federal agencies developing the next round of greenhouse gas standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles have been invited to address the High-Efficiency Truck Users Forum (HTUF) conference, planners announced today. David Friedman, Acting Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and Karl Simon, Director, Transportation and Climate Division, U.S. EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ) are expected to speak at the HTUF 2014 National Meeting (www.htuf2014.org) on Tuesday, September 23.

Mr. Simon will discuss key issues tied to the HD GHG Phase 2 rule currently under development ‎between EPA, NHTSA and the California Air Resources Board, as well as the agency's work in the area of green freight and fuels. Earlier this year, President Barack Obama announced plans to develop and implement these new rules, which will affect how trucks and buses are built and how much fuel they use in 2019 and beyond. Heavy-duty vehicles account for about 20% of the nation's greenhouse gas emissions, and have major impacts on air quality nationwide.

The U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory will play host to the 12th annual gathering of companies developing and using high-efficiency truck and bus tech and vehicles. Meeting attendees will be treated to tours of the state-of-the-art laboratories at Argonne's Center for Transportation Research.

In addition to timely and action-oriented content, the HTUF 2014 National Meeting will provide ample networking opportunities and the famed HTUF Ride & Drive and Technology Parade, featuring the latest advanced technologies from AltE, Altec, AMP Electric Vehicles, Arens Controls, Crosspoint Kinetics, Lightning Hybrids, Motiv Power Systems, New Eagle, Odyne, VIA Motors, XL Hybrids, and Zenith Motors. At least two vehicles will make ride and drive debuts at the event, offering attendees and the media a first-glance at new cutting-edge efficient technologies.

The High-Efficiency Truck Users Forum (HTUF) is a CALSTART program focused on advancing the high-efficiency truck sector. Via HTUF, diverse players work together to drive change in ways they cannot accomplish alone.

HTUF was founded by CALSTART and the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center's National Automotive Center and is operated by CALSTART under contract to the U.S. Army. CALSTART is a national non-profit organization that is headquartered in California and has offices in Colorado and New York. CALSTART works effectively to support the growth of its 150 clean transportation tech member companies. For more information visit www.calstart.org

To register for the National Meeting in Argonne, IL September 23-24, visit http://www.htuf2014.org.

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Mary Kathryn Campbell