California’s Research Hub for Electric Technologies in Truck Applications

Project Overview

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and CALSTART manage the Electric Truck Research and Utilization Center (eTRUC), California’s premier Research Hub for Electric Technologies in Truck Applications (RHETTA). With co-funding from the California Energy Commission’s Electric Program Investment Charge, eTRUC is a stakeholder-driven consortium of industry, government, academia, and community partners committed to the development, advancement, and deployment of innovative heavy-duty (HD) high-power charging infrastructure along key freight corridors that promote the adoption of Class 7 and 8 battery-electric zero-emission (ZE) trucks. eTRUC follows a “Community First” approach to 1) engage stakeholders, 2) advance technology, and 3) create ZE freight corridors.

  • EPRI logo

    EPRI plays a critical role in charging infrastructure design and development by providing thought leadership, industry expertise, and collaborative value to help the electricity sector identify issues, technology gaps, and broader needs that can be addressed through effective research and development programs for the benefit of society.

  • CALSTART logo

    Incorporated in 1992, CALSTART is a clean transportation 501 c(3) nonprofit with more than 300 members working to advance and accelerate clean transportation solutions. With core goals of clean air for all and addressing climate change, CALSTART subject matter experts work across four main initiatives (Truck, Bus and Innovative Mobility, Light duty, Fuels & Infrastructure) offices located in the United States and in Europe.

eTRUC News

2023 Project Recap

Date: December 21, 2023

Thank you to eTRUC’s project partners and advisory committee members for your commitment and contributions to the project. To commemorate eTRUC’s achievements of the past year, we’re excited to share with you our 2023 Project Recap video. It captures the highlights, milestones, and what’s to come in the new year for eTRUC.

3 Pillars


The eTRUC project would not be possible without our valued partners

  • EPRI logo
  • CALSTART logo
  • GRID Alternatives logo
  • Southern California Edison logo an EDISON INTERNATIONAL Company
  • SCAG logo
  • Berkeley Lab logo
  • NREL logo
  • UC Riverside
  • MHX Safe Timely Accurate logo
  • Cambridge Systematics logo
  • Burn McDonnell logo
  • Travel Centers of America logo
  • MOMENTUM logo
  • In Touch Energy

Supporters: Pacific Gas and Electric | Senator Nancy Skinner | Senator Lena A. Gonzalez | City of Los Angeles | City of Paramount | California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) | The Research Institute of Sweden | North American Council for Freight Efficiency | Port of Los Angeles | Port of Long Beach | Port of San Diego | San Diego Gas & Electric | Sacramento Municipal Utility District | East Bay Community Energy | Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District | Bay Area Air Quality Management District | RISE | NextEra Energy | Engie Impact | The Energy Coalition | CharIN | ABB | In-Charge | EV Connect | Greenlots | ChargePoint | EVGo | ElectReon Wireless Inc. | Eaton | Brytemove Energy | Microgrid Labs Inc. (MGI) | Electriphi | Amply Power | NFI | IKEA | Anheuser-Busch | Dependable Highway Express (DHE) | XOS | Navistar | Cummins | Volvo | BYD | Nikola Corporation | KENWORTH Truck Company | Lion Electric | SEA Electric | WattEV, Inc. | YardTruck Specialists | Conservation Corps of Long Beach | Rio Honda College | SHIELDS for Families | Watts Clean Air and Energy Committee | IBEW/NECA (Local 11) | Los Angeles Communities Advocating for Unity, Social Justice, and Action (LA CAUSA) | The Trust for Public Land | Pacoima Beautiful | Dream Corps Green for All | Community Partners |

eTRUC – 2023 Project Recap

To commemorate eTRUC’s achievements in 2023, and to celebrate the collective effort that has brought us here, we’re excited to share with you our 2023 Project Recap video. This video captures the highlights, milestones, and what’s to come for eTRUC.

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