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

Vehicle Technologies Office – Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity

Other Internal Combustion Engine Vehicles

The Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity (AVTA) is tasked by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Vehicle Technology Office (VTO) to conduct various types of internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle testing. The ICE vehicles that are tested include vehicles that are fueled with alternative fuels or incorporate advanced combustion or other technologies that allow the use of traditional petroleum fuels to provide exceptional petroleum reduction efficiencies. The testing includes track, fleet and laboratory based testing, and as the testing completes, representative fact sheets and reports will be posted on these webpages that document the technologies tested in an independent and unbiased manner. Note that ICE vehicles that incorporate hydrogen and hydrogen blended fuels have also been tested by the AVTA and the results are reports on other webpages.

The Idaho National Laboratory as well as the AVTA testing partner ECOtality North America conducts the testing that is reported on these webpages. This work supports the DOE goals of reducing the United States' dependency on foreign petroleum and enhances the overall security of the United States.

Vehicle Testing Reports

2013 Honda Civic CNG

Honda Civic CNG

2013 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

Volkswagen Jetta TDI