DOE announces funding opportunity for advanced vehicle technologies

U.S. DOE’s Vehicle Technology Office (VTO) recently announced a funding opportunity for projects in the following transportation areas: advanced batteries and electric drive systems; energy efficient mobility systems; materials for more efficient powertrains; co-optimized advanced engine and fuel technologies; and alternative fuels and new mobility options. The funding opportunity further specifies several areas of interest (AOI), which interested parties should review here.

With regard to alternative fuels and new mobility options (AOI 6), applicants may apply for funding under the following sub-topic areas:

  • AOI 6a – Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Infrastructure for Resiliency and Emergency Preparedness
  • AOI 6b – New Mobility Services in Rural America
  • AOI 6c – Alternative Fuel Proof-of-Concept in New Communities and Fleets
  • AOI 6d – EV Data Collection
  • AOI 6e – Open Topic (only Clean Cities Coalitions may apply as the primary recipient under this AOI)

Projects submitted under AOI 6 are encouraged to partner with a U.S. DOE Clean Cities Coalition. There are two Clean Cities Coalitions in Tennessee, known collectively as Tennessee Clean Fuels or TCF.

Applicants must submit a concept paper to VTO by 5:00 PM ET, May 1. Those invited to submit full applications following review of the concept papers must do so by 5:00 PM ET, June 19. Click here to learn more and apply.