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The eTruck project is lead by the University of Texas – Austin in conjunction with the University of Tennessee. LSCFA’s role is to recruit fleets using medium-duty trucks (classes 4 and 5) to test an electric vehicle in their application. Austin area fleets will be running the trucks in their operations until December 2022. The trucks will then go to fleets in San Antonio, Houston and the Dallas areas. LSCRA is also helping to publicize this project and the fleet managers experiences.
The Department of Energy uses our annual Fleets, Fuels & Technology survey data to identify and address issues within the industry nation-wide, and allocate additional funding and research & development where support is needed.