Energy Department announces funding to advance zero-emission cargo transport vehicles

The DOE is providing funding for the development of cost-effective zero-emission cargo transport systems to help reduce cargo vehicles's reliance on gas, diesel and oil imports.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced up to $10 million to demonstrate and deploy innovative alternate transportation technologies for cargo vehicles, designed to help reduce U.S. reliance on gasoline, diesel and oil imports.

Electrifying cargo transportation vehicles and infrastructure will reduce petroleum use, carbon emissions and air pollution at transportation hubs, such as ports. The Energy Department seeks applicants to demonstrate cost-effective zero-emission cargo transport systems and collect data on the performance and cost, to help clarify the benefits and viability of this approach. This funding opportunity is open to local governments and private companies, with federal funds matched at a 50% cost share. Learn more about this funding opportunity.