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Beyond 2016: UMTRI powertrain strategies conference

June 27, 2010

It's becoming clear that most manufacturers will be able to meet their Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) goals by making changes in their vehicle mix and improvements in their internal combustion engines. But what happens after 2016? The U.S. government will make decisions about the fuel economy goals for manufacturers before then, basing their decisions on the state of alternative powertrain technologies.

Join automotive experts on Wednesday, July 14, at the University of Michigan as they discuss the next generation of powertrain technologies. This one-day conference, Powertrain Strategies for the 21st Century: Looking Beyond 2016, will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Michigan League ballroom (second floor).

Conference speakers will talk about their progress in developing alternative powertrain technologies, as well as provide insight into the question of consumer demand. Participants will also hear about the recent report from the National Research Council on the future of alternative powertrains for the medium- and heavy-truck industry.

Conference sponsors include Denso Corporation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Nissan Technical Center. The event is part of UMTRI's Focus on the Future automotive research conference series.

For more information and to register, see Powertrain strategies conference.