U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Fuel Cell Technologies Office


DOE Releases Request for Information on Total Costs of Ownership of Future Light-Duty Vehicles

October 14, 2011

The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) requesting stakeholder feedback on a proposed methodology and basis for assumptions to be used to estimate the total cost of ownership of various advanced vehicle technologies. This RFI is a joint effort of the Fuel Cell Technologies Program (FCTP), Vehicle Technologies Program (VTP), and Biomass Program (OBP) within DOE-EERE.

DOE has been estimating the potential for advanced light-duty vehicle (LDV) technologies and alternative fuels technologies to significantly reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions and petroleum consumption. One of the quantification measures is the total cost of ownership per mile driven, including vehicle and fuel costs.

DOE is requesting stakeholder input regarding the proposed methodology and basis for assumptions when calculating this cost. Comments on the validity of the methodology and the assumptions and on the various levels (aggressive, moderate, and conservative) of success assumed for the different advanced technologies are requested.

For details see the RFI announcement for DE-FOA-0000592 or email questions concerning the RFI. All responses must be provided no later than 11:59 p.m. EDT on December 16, 2011.