Energy Dept. announces funding for development of alternative technologies for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles

The U.S. Dept. of Energy is providing $11 million in funding for the development and demonstration of alternative energy solutions for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, including electrification and dual fuel technologies.

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

The Energy Department has announced $11 million in available funding to support development and demonstration of innovative alternative technologies for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, designed to help reduce U.S. reliance on gasoline, diesel and oil imports. 

The funding opportunity includes two areas of interest:

  1. Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicle Powertrain Electrification focuses on research, development, and demonstration of electric-drive powertrain technologies for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles that significantly reduce fuel consumption. 
  2. Heavy-Duty Vehicle Dual Fuel Fleet Demonstration seeks to demonstrate the performance and reliability of commercially-available dual fuel heavy-duty vehicles equipped with engines capable of operation using a mixture of diesel fuel and gaseous fuels—natural gas, propane- or natural gas-derived fuels such as dimethyl ether—and the associated emissions control systems. 

Data collected from these activities will be analyzed by Energy Department National Laboratories and used to identify technology barriers and inform future efforts. Learn more about this funding opportunity