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Light-Duty Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Validation Data

Funding: Up to $6,000,000

Open Date: 03/01/2012

Close Date: 06/18/2012

Funding Organization: U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Fuel Cell Technologies Program

Funding Number: DE-FOA-0000625


Fuel cells can lead to substantial energy savings and reductions in imported petroleum and carbon emissions. To realize these benefits, DOE’s FCT Program focuses on funding fuel cell research and development (R&D) and technology validation activities supporting a portfolio of fuel cell technologies and applications. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), which specifically supports the Technology Validation program element, will collect, analyze, and validate performance data from light-duty hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) operating in real-world environments. Feedback will be provided to the DOE hydrogen and fuel cell R&D projects and industry partners to help determine what additional R&D is required to move the technology forward.  

With this FOA, DOE is accepting new applications for projects seeking to validate light-duty fuel cell electric vehicle performance and durability. The objective of each proposed project must be to collect and submit dynamometer and real-world vehicle performance data to a DOE-sponsored third-party collection and analysis provider to provide statistically valid projections on key metrics including durability of fuel cell systems. R&D of these technologies is not the focus of this effort and will not be funded through this announcement.

For more information, see the full solicitation.

Additional Information:

FULL TEXT: Light-Duty Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Validation Data

Required Application Documents:

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Full Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

Contact Information:

  • EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe
    For questions regarding the submission of applications through EERE Exchange. All questions must be submitted at lease 3 days prior to each submission deadline.
    For questions regarding the content of this announcement.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Responses to questions are posted to the FAQs webpage.

Last updated: 05/18/2012

Funding amounts and schedules are subject to change.