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Development of Power Electronics and Electric Motor Technology for Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Internal Combustion Engine Hybrid Electric Vehicles, and Fuel Cell Vehicle Traction Drive Applications

Open Date: 09/22/2006

Close Date: 12/06/2006

Funding Organization: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Funding Number: DE-PS26-06NT43001-00

Summary:

The Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory, on behalf of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies (FCVT) Program, is seeking applications for cost-shared technology development projects in power electronics and electrical machines. The FCVT Program supports R&D technologies to improve vehicle fuel efficiency in the midterm and to facilitate the transition to fuel cell vehicles over the long term. The power electronics and electrical machines technology area is focused on the development of advanced motors; inverters/converters; and other interface electronics that will enable significantly reduced cost, weight, and volume electric propulsion systems, thereby expanding market acceptance of advanced hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) including plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), internal combustion engine HEVs, and fuel cell vehicles.

This announcement contains four areas of interest:

  • High temperature, three-phase inverter for advanced hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), including internal combustion engine HEV, plug-in HEV, and fuel cell vehicle traction drive applications
  • High-speed motors for advanced hybrid electric vehicles including internal combustion engine HEVs, plug-in HEVs, and fuel cell vehicle traction drive applications
  • Integrated traction drive system for advanced hybrid electric vehicles including internal combustion engine HEV, plug-in HEVs, and fuel cell vehicle traction drive applications
  • Bi-directional DC/DC converter for PHEV applications

Last updated: 08/03/2009

Funding amounts and schedules are subject to change.