The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced it will spend more than $45 million for 38 new projects that will research and develop vehicle technologies to improve fuel efficiency, lower transportation costs and protect the environment.
“By partnering with universities, private industry and our national labs, the Energy Department is helping to build a strong 21st century transportation sector that cuts harmful pollution, creates jobs and leads to a more sustainable energy future,” says U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz.
“By improving the fuel economy of our cars and trucks, we can save families and businesses money at the pump and better protect our air and water.”
The 38 projects range from five major areas that are essential to advanced transportation technologies, such as lightweight and propulsion materials as well as affordable, efficient batteries, power electronics, fuels and lubricants, and efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. Some of the projects include the following:
To view the U.S. Department of Energy’s complete list of projects, please visit the Automotive Service Association’s legislative website at www.TakingTheHill.com.