U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
EERE Financial Opportunities
FY 2011 Vehicle Technologies Program Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement
Open Date: 12/16/2010
Close Date: 02/28/2011
Funding Organization: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Funding Number: DE-FOA-0000239
The Department of Energy's (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), on behalf of the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Vehicle Technologies (VT) Program, is issuing a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled FY2011 Vehicle Technologies Program Wide Broad Agency Announcement. The mission of the VT program is to develop more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly technologies for highway transportation vehicles (cars and trucks) that will meet or exceed performance expectations and environmental requirements, and enable America to use significantly less petroleum and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The VT program focuses on highway vehicles, which account for 55 percent of total U.S. oil use — more than all U.S. domestic oil production. Cost-competitive, more energy-efficient and fuel diverse vehicles will enable individuals and businesses to accomplish their daily tasks while reducing consumption of gasoline and diesel fuels. This will reduce U.S. demand for petroleum, lower carbon emissions, and decrease energy expenditures. See the description of VT Program Planning to support the aforementioned mission.
The VT Program funds and performs the advanced technology Research & Development needed to achieve these goals. In the near to mid-term, transportation energy use can be reduced through improved vehicle energy efficiency from more efficient advanced combustion engines, Hybrid-Electric Vehicle (HEV) and Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) powertrains, and reducing vehicle weight. Other alternative fuels, such as ethanol, natural gas, electricity with storage, and biodiesel, can also provide attractive means for reducing oil use through fuel displacement. See the VT Multi-Year Program plan.
For more information, see the full solicitation.
Funding amounts and schedules are subject to change.