eTRUC’s Community-First approach is designed to foster conversation, improve two-way dialogue, and provide a forum for inclusivity from all of the stakeholders that will be critical to the development of high-power charging corridors. In 2022, eTRUC will establish multiple advisory committees to gather information, disseminate project findings, and solicit stakeholder feedback and perspectives. eTRUC includes the following advisory committees:
- Technical Advisory Committee – The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) is comprised of CEC and project leads, chairs and co-chairs from the other advisory committees, industry experts, and government agency representatives. TAC ensures that collective member knowledge of market applications along with the engagement findings from eTRUC committees guide the success of overall project outcomes.
- Community-First Technology Advisory Committee – The ‘Community-First’ Technology Advisory Committee (CTAC) is comprised of Community-Based Organizations (CBOs), non-profits, academia, and industry representatives to evaluate community needs, barriers, and solutions, especially among the impacted disadvantaged and low-income communities. CTAC will ensure that engagement findings are incorporated into the project to best serve and benefit low-income and disadvantaged communities.
- Workforce Development Advisory Committee – The Workforce Development Advisory Committee (WDAC) is comprised of academia, government partners, non-profits, and CBOs. WDAC focuses on workforce development and training needs of the zero-emission technology industry and supports growth opportunities for local and frontline communities impacted by freight movement.
- Industry Technology Advisory Committee – The Industry Technology Advisory Committee (ITAC) is comprised of fleets, Electric Vehicle Service Providers (EVSP), truck manufacturers, logistics companies, port and warehouse operators, utilities, and industry associations. ITAC supports fleet assessment, technology advancement, and corridor planning.