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Assistant Secretary of Defense Burke Latest Confirmed Speaker at the Hybrid Truck Users Forum National Conference 2011

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Energy Security, Jobs and Real Vehicle Solutions Highlight Nation

PASADENA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 08/30/11 -- One of the nation's experts on energy security, Assistant Secretary of Defense Sharon E. Burke, will address the world's largest gathering of advanced, clean high-efficiency truck and bus users and makers in Baltimore Maryland, on October 12, 2011.

Ms. Burke joins an impressive array of high-level experts who will speak to more than 800 expected attendees at the Hybrid Truck Users Forum (HTUF) National Conference & Expo 2011 (visit: www.HTUF2011.org).

Ms. Burke is in charge of Operational Energy Plans and Programs for the Department of Defense and is the principal advisor to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense. Burke, who is a renowned energy security expert, will highlight critical economic and national security benefits of fuel-efficient fleets for commercial and military use.

HTUF focuses on advanced, energy-saving trucks, including hybrid, electric and high-efficiency designs. In addition to military users, major commercial fleets such as Coca-Cola, UPS and Constellation Energy will be on hand to discuss experiences with clean vehicles and truck and bus industry leaders will provide data on the most advanced technologies available in the medium and heavy-duty markets, including: BAE Systems, Azure, Hino, Eaton, Siemens, Smith, Bosch Rexroth, Dow Kokam and Freightliner.

HTUF leads the nation in driving the production and use of medium- and heavy-duty electric, hybrid and high-efficiency trucks and buses. Founded by CALSTART and the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center's National Automotive Center, HTUF is operated by CALSTART under contract to the U.S. Army.

About CALSTART
CALSTART, North America's leading clean transportation technologies and solutions consortium, works internationally with more than 130 member companies and clients. CALSTART serves as an industry catalyst for creating jobs, cleaning the air, reducing fuel and oil consumption and mitigating the threat of climate change. For more information on HTUF and other CALSTART programs, visit: www.calstart.org

ABOUT TARDEC
Headquartered at the U.S. Army Detroit Arsenal in Warren, MI, TARDEC is the Nation's laboratory for advanced military automotive technology and serves as the Ground Systems Integrator for all Department of Defense (DOD) manned and unmanned ground vehicle systems. TARDEC's technical, scientific and engineering staff lead cutting-edge research and development in Ground Systems Survivability; Power and Mobility; Ground Vehicle Robotics; Force Projection; and Vehicle Electronics and Architecture. TARDEC is a major research, development and engineering center within the Army's Research, Development and Engineering Command.

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