Society of American Foresters

Northwest Regions

Coos SAF Chapter Virtual Meeting - Are Battery-Electric Log Trucks the Future in Mountainous Terrain in the Pacific Northwest

The Coos Chapter would like to invite you to join us on Microsoft Teams Thursday, May 20, 2021 for a presentation by Dr. John Sessions, Oregon State University, titled "Are Battery-Electric Log Trucks the Future in Mountainous Terrain in the Pacific Northwest." The presentation will cover:

• Why Electric?

• Diesel versus Battery Electric Powertrain

• Regeneration vs Engine Brake

• Fuel Cost Comparison

• Challenges: Torque, Weight, Cost, Charging Time

• Example Road Profile

• Alternative Battery Management Strategies

• Truck Maintenance

• Recent Developments

• Making Cents of It

We will have brief introductions and social time at 6:00 p.m.(PDT) with the presentation to begin at approximately 6:15 p.m. We will cover any Chapter business and allow for additional social time after the presentation. CFEs will be available. 

If you have any questions, or would like the meeting link, please contact Robin Harkins at CoosSAFChapter@gmail.com or 541-297-1034

Event date: 
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 18:00 to 19:30