Notice of Intent to Issue a Vehicle Technologies Funding Opportunity

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Vehicle Technologies Office


December 12, 2019

Notice of Intent to Issue a Vehicle Technologies Funding Opportunity 

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Office has published a notice of intent to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) titled "Fiscal Year 2020 Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research FOA." The FOA will support a broad portfolio of advanced vehicle technologies that can strengthen national security, enable future economic growth, support American energy dominance, and increase transportation affordability for all Americans. This FOA may include the following topics:

  • Lithium-Ion Batteries using Silicon-Based Anode
  • Low Cost Electric Traction Drive Systems Using No Heavy Rare Earth Materials
  • Utility Managed Smart Charging
  • Platinum Group Metals Content Reduction to Enable Cost-Effective Aftertreatment for Gasoline and Diesel Engines
  • Improved Efficiency of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Natural Gas and Propane (LPG) Engines
  • Energy-Efficient Off-Road Technologies Directly Applicable to Agriculture Sector and/or Other Off-Road Vehicles
  • Lightweight and High-Performance Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites for Vehicle Applications
  • Energy Efficient Mobility Systems
  • Technology Integration
  • Transportation and Energy Analysis

The Vehicle Technologies’ portfolio includes advanced batteries, electric drive systems; smart charging  technologies; energy efficient mobility technologies and systems; advanced combustion engines and fuels; materials for vehicle light-weighting; technology integration, which includes work with the national network of Clean Cities coalitions; and transportation and energy analysis.