June 24, 2021
A Globally Accessible Event
Connecting the Commercial Vehicle Industry with Clean Technology Innovation
The Commercial Vehicle Cleantech Challenge (CVCC) is a product innovation showcase and catalyst for the discovery of new and innovative, clean technology solutions for today’s trucking challenges.
Transportation fleets are facing increasing social, regulatory, and financial pressure to reduce their environmental footprint. Solutions that focus on better mileage, electrification, automation, emissions and minimizing impacts help maintain and improve their social license to operate while also providing solutions to problems faced by the industry as a whole.
How does the Commercial Vehicle Challenge help?
THE PROCESS IS SIMPLE
- Industry leaders identify their most immediate technology gaps.
- CCIA, CALSTART, and our international partners call for solutions from top innovators from across the globe.
- Innovators enter a competitive vetting process.
- 10-12 companies are selected to present to transportation companies in a private pitch session.
WHAT IS THE OUTCOME?
Commercial vehicle companies are looking for the following technologies:
Battery and drivetrain improvements and cost reduction
Including but not limited to: battery technology advancements, application of new materials, light-weighting, improvements to power electronics, thermal management systems and technologies, improved motor efficiencies.
Infrastructure for BEV Charging
Including but not limited to: charging hardware and software, project management efficiencies, grid access and microgrid technologies, data collection and connected technology advancements, safety upgrades, and other ideas that increase the deployment and efficacy of electric vehicle charging for commercial vehicles.
Infrastructure for FCV Fueling
Including but not limited to: fueling equipment, project management efficiencies, access to renewable hydrogen, safety technologies, and other ideas that increase the deployment and efficacy of fuel cell vehicle fueling for commercial vehicles.
On-vehicle hydrogen performance and cost
Including but not limited to: on-board performance telematics hardware and software, cost reductions for hydrogen fuel cells and fuel delivery including novel means of utilizing batteries and blending of the various energies available on truck (hydrogen, electricity via plug-in or regenerative braking, etc.)
Truck and trailer refrigeration
Including but not limited to: thermal management systems, mobile solar technologies, system and components solutions.
Vehicle automation & connectivity
Including but not limited to: innovations to dramatically improve asset utilization/uptime and safety, technologies to exploit the basic solutions improving the performance, ease of use and lower costs are needed.
Last mile truck productivity
Including but not limited to: hardware and software for electric delivery vehicles of all sizes, zoning software, delivery drones and robots and corresponding market/policy development, innovative locker and home delivery ideas.
Driver attraction, retention, & health
Including but not limited to: innovative solutions that improve driver comfort, health and satisfaction are needed to attract the next generation of truckers, zero-emission technologies and products for hotelling during truck driver’s rest period.