On May 1, 2018, DOE Secretary Rick Perry announced that up to $68.5 million in funding will be available for early-stage research of advanced vehicle technologies through DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). The announcement states that the available funding “will enable more affordable mobility, strengthen domestic energy security, and enhance U.S. economic growth.” Projects selected through this Vehicle Technologies Office funding opportunity will address the following:
- Priorities in advanced batteries and electrification, including cyber security related to electric vehicle charging (up to $27 million);
- Materials for both lighter weight vehicle structures and advanced powertrains (up to $6 million);
- Technology integration and energy-efficient mobility systems (up to $20 million); and
- Engines and fuels, including technologies for off-road applications (up to $3.5 million), as well as the co-optimization of engines and fuels (up to $12 million).
Concept papers for this funding opportunity are due May 29, 2018, and full applications will be due July 13, 2018.Information on the application requirements is available on the EERE Exchange website and Grants.gov.