BEIJING – This past week, more than 120 attendees from U.S. and Chinese clean truck and bus technology companies, together with representatives from key agencies of both governments, took part in the first U.S.–China Clean Truck and Bus Summit in Beijing to help link U.S. firms with Chinese partners and increase exports.

The Summit was designed to link U.S. and Chinese companies specifically in clean fuels and technology for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, and is a key component of CALSTART’s overall U.S.-China Clean Truck and Bus Technology Forum, supported in part by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA).

U.S. industry Summit sponsors included Dow Kokam (energy storage), Navistar (truck and engine), Eaton Corporation (hybrid, electric, transmission), BAE Systems (hybrid, power management) and Wells Fargo (clean tech investment), together with Chinese industry sponsor Weichai Power (engine, hybrid, power generation).

Government attendees as well came from a cross-section of the countries’ agencies, including the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, China’s Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Environmental Protection, and Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.