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World's Largest Convoy Of Hybrids Headed For Michigan

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To mark 10 successful years of advancing the commercialization of green vehicle technology, the Hybrid Truck Users Forum is bringing its 2010 HTUF National Conference and Ride and Drive back to its roots: the Motor City.

Operated by CALSTART under contract to the U.S. Army, the HTUF conference takes place Sept. 28-30 in Dearborn.

HTUF is the nation’s leading program driving production and use of medium and heavy-duty hybrid and high-efficiency trucks and buses. It was founded by CALSTART and the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center’s National Automotive Center in Warren.

“While I’m proud of the work we have accomplished, there is much more to do,” said Paul Skalny, director of the NAC. “This year’s convoy promises to be the biggest yet, and I expect the discussions to be a convergence for conversations happening at all levels of the government, at corporations across the country, at leading universities and in truck cabs on our roads today.”

Besides serving as the world’s premier technical and marketplace event in the advanced truck world, HTUF 2010 features the world’s largest  medium and heavy-duty hybrid and high-efficiency vehicle ride-and-drive for fleets, attendees and the media. Leading-edge hybrid-electric, hybrid-hydraulic, plug-in hybrid and electric trucks will be available, including some brand new to the market.

Founded in 1992 by 40 member companies and organizations, CALSTART today is an organization of more than 140 firms, fleets and agencies worldwide dedicated to supporting a growing high-tech, clean transportation industry that cleans the air, creates jobs, cuts imported oil and reduces global warming emissions.

More at www.calstart.org.

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