Review of the 21st Century Truck Partnership

The committee will conduct an independent review of the 21st Century Truck Partnership. In its review, the committee will critically examine and comment on the overall adequacy and balance of the 21st Century Truck Partnership to accomplish its goals, on progress in the program, and make recommendations, as appropriate, that the committee believes can improve the likelihood of the Partnership meeting its goals. In particular, the committee will: (1) Review the high-level technical goals, targets, and timetables for R&D efforts, which address such areas as heavy vehicle systems; hybrid electric propulsion; advanced internal combustion engines (ICEs); and materials technologies. (2) Review and evaluate progress and program directions since the inception of the Partnership towards meeting the Partnership's technical goals, and examine on-going research activities and their relevance to meeting the goals of the Partnership. (3) Examine and comment on the overall balance and adequacy of the 21st Century Partnership's research effort, and the rate of progress, in light of the technical objectives and schedules for each of the major technology areas. (4) Examine and comment, as necessary, on the appropriate role for federal involvement in the various technical areas under development. (5) Examine and comment on the Partnership's strategy for accomplishing its goals, which might include such issues as (a) program management and organization; (b) the process for setting milestones, research directions, and making Go/No Go decisions; (c) collaborative activities within DOE, other government agencies, the private sector, universities, and others; and (d) other topics that the committee finds important to comment on related to the success of the program to meet its technical goals. After examining the 21st Century Truck Partnership activities and receiving presentations from federal government representatives and industry representatives, and outside experts, as appropriate, the committee will write a report documenting its review of the Partnership with recommendations for improvement, as necessary.


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  • Status: Active
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Department of Energy

    National Renewable Energy Laboratory
    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC    20585
  • Project Managers:

    Brown, Duncan

  • Start Date: 20060929
  • Source Data: RiP Project 19957

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01459727
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Academy of Sciences
  • Contract Numbers: BEES-J-06-05-A
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:11PM