U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
07/12/21 5:00 PM ET
Cooperative agreements to USA and territories individuals, nonprofit and for-profit entities, agencies, and tribal governments for projects related to high-efficiency truck and freight systems. Applicants must submit a pre-application and complete required registrations prior to applying. Funding is intended for innovative R&D concepts to enable medium- and heavy-duty original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), suppliers, and fleet partners to develop higher efficiency trucks and freight systems that significantly reduce CO2 emissions while meeting future criterion emission standards.
DOE is seeking vehicle-level efficiency improvements for Class 7-8 regional-haul/long-haul trucks and Class 4-6 vocational trucks as well as system-level freight efficiency improvement (Class 4-8) beyond vehicle hardware. Projects will focus on real world operation with drive-cycle-based fuel economy including representative hub-to-hub routes and last-mile delivery. Predictive models will be developed to guide highest freight efficiency and lowest carbon footprint.
Continued engine research will further optimize efficiency, reduce emissions and allow the use of biofuels and hydrogen, including powertrain artificial intelligence (AI) control for hybrid applications. Projects will pursue a focus on electrification, including hydrogen and fuel cell technology (including hybridization strategies such as fuel cell range extenders), battery electric and plug-in hybrid systems. Projects may also utilize automation/connectivity capabilities to further improve freight efficiency. Fleets operators and companies with large captive fleets are encouraged to be integral parts of teams, from analysis to technology development, and may also lead teams, along with vehicle manufacturers or major suppliers.
For information on topic areas, see p. 12 of the FOA in Supporting Documents below.
GrantWatch ID#: 195614
EERE anticipates making approximately 3 to 6 awards under this FOA.
Individual awards are anticipated to vary between $16,000,000 and $33,000,000.
Anticipated Period of Performance (months): 27-51. EERE anticipates making awards with the first budget period being 15 months and all budget periods thereafter being 12 months.
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Sheldon Funk, Contract Specialist
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