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Integration of On-Board Idle Reduction Technology in Heavy Trucks as Original Manufacturer Factory Equipment Option

Funding: $300,000–$350,000

Open Date: 09/09/2004

Close Date: 11/10/2004

Funding Organization: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Funding Number: DE-PS26-05NT42296-02


This area of interest is for the integration of on-board idle-reduction technologies into heavy-duty trucks as factory-installed (preferably) or dealer-installed options. The proposed work shall include all technology and engineering development necessary to successfully and cost-effectively integrate on-board idle-reduction technologies into the vehicle design and assembly process. The proposed work may include evaluations of one or more installations as necessary to confirm and demonstrate the operability and functionality of the installed system. Preferably, proposed systems shall be full-function—including heating, cooling, and electrical capacity—and shall be able to achieve a minimum of 90% of the heating/cooling capacity on a Btu/hr basis of the standard cab HVAC system when powered by the truck’s main engine at idle. The goal is to achieve online factory or dealer installation of full-function idle-reduction technologies in heavy-duty trucks by model year 2007.

For more information, see the full solicitation.

Last updated: 07/03/2006

Funding amounts and schedules are subject to change.