The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is mobilizing $45 million to support 38 new projects focused on the research and development of vehicle technologies that will improve fuel efficiency and lower transportation costs.
Additionally, through the Advanced Vehicle Power Technology Alliance between the DOE and the Department of the Army, the Army is contributing an additional $3 million in co-funding.
The 38 projects cover five major areas critical to advanced transportation technologies: light-weighting and propulsion materials; batteries; power electronics; fuels and lubricants; and heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. The breakdown is as follows:
- Advanced light-weighting and propulsion materials: 15 projects; $10.2 million.
- Advanced batteries: 13 projects; $22.5 million.
- Power electronics: Four projects; $8 million.
- Advanced heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems: Two projects; $4 million.
- Fuels and lubricants: Four projects; $2.5 million.
For a complete list of the projects, click HERE.