“With new technologies that will be available around the 2020-2025 timeframe (for internal combustion engine heavy duty vehicles), we found a 43% reduction in fuel consumption.”

Rachel Muncrief on Green Connections Radio

Heavy duty trucks and buses play a pivotal role in our economy, transporting the food we eat and the goods we use, and even us, keeping the economy rolling along. They also can contribute to, or help alleviate, air pollution.

So, listen to Dr. Rachel Muncrief of the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) talk with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson at the recent ARPA-E Innovation Summit about how automakers and policymakers are innovating this critical component of our economy.

You’ll hear:

  • How fast fuel savings pay for new technologies – surprisingly fast.
  • Why you should beware of “glider trucks” when buying or leasing trucks.
  • The impact of the “buy local” campaigns on the truck industry.
  • Why the infrastructure for more efficient, greener trucks may be easier to build than the one for cars.
  • And, career tips for women who want to advance, especially in male-dominated fields.

“Jump on opportunities to be in management, and ask for them.” Rachel Muncrief on Green Connections Radio

Do you look at trucks differently now? Tweet it to us @joanmichelson or post it on our Facebook Page — and ask to join our new private Facebook group.

You’ll probably also want to listen to Joan’s interviews with:

  • Ellen Williams, Ph.D, then-head of ARPA-E, the innovation arm of the Dept. of Energy, who used to be Chief Scientist of BP.
  • Lisa Jacobson of the Business Council for Sustainable Energy, on energy policies in the works.
  • Anna Schneider, SVP of Industry & Government Relations, Volkswagen of America*
  • Lynn Abramson of the Clean Energy Business Network, on clean energy policy and infrastructure.

Find them and many more at www.greenconnectionsradio.com  – or on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Spotify or other podcast networks.

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*This interview was conducted just before the clean diesel scandal at Volkswagen came to light.