There are more than 145,000 medium and heavy duty vehicles registered in Connecticut.  These trucks, and to a smaller extent, buses and vans, make our lives possible.  What they move is what we need.

Yet, while making up 6% of the vehicles on the road, these vehicles account for 53% of the state’s NOx emissions, 45% of our PM emissions, and 25% of our greenhouse gas emissions.  (CT DEEP)

Unquestionably, new technologies and new vehicles emerging will guide us to cleaner-fueled vehicles, more comfortable to drive, and with reduced maintenance needs.  

There is no single solution that can address carbon emissions from MHDV market. By evaluating specific segments, it is possible to direct focus and allocation of resources where they will yield the greatest environmental benefit at a cost that will impose the least challenge for the vehicle owner. – The Fuels Institute and Guidehouse Insights.

How and When we get there is the question that will land on every Connecticut fleet owner and manager’s already-overflowing desk.  And it is important that the people running today’s fleets weigh in.

This one-hour Zoom meeting on Tuesday, December 6th at 2:00 pm will:

  • present the carrots and sticks the State of Connecticut is planning to guide this transition
  • offer some insights from existing fleet owners and managers – and hopefully, you!
  • point fleet owners and managers to existing resources
  • prioritize areas where fleet owners could use additional assistance

Co-sponsored by Connecticut Southwestern Area Clean Cities and Capitol Clean Cities of Connecticut.

This event is hosted by Greater New Haven Clean Cities, a non-profit designated by the U.S. Department of Energy to promote cleaner fuels (including electric, hydrogen, natural gas, and propane) and technologies for transportation. We provide education and technical assistance, and act as an intermediary between vehicle owners and managers and policymakers, vehicle makers, and technical experts at the Department of Energy’s national labs.  On medium and heavy duty vehicles, we look forward to working with PURA, DEEP, EPA, MTAC, NAFA and our state and federal legislators.

Register today for this Tuesday, December 6th one-hour Zoom meeting at 2 pm.

 

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