At the Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation, advanced vehicle technologies projects funded by VTO are presented and reviewed for their merit. The Merit Review presentations from past years are in the Annual Merit Review presentation database. The 2008 presentations are not included in the database, but are linked to that year's agenda.
The reviewers come from a variety of backgrounds, including current and former members of the vehicles industry, academia, national laboratories, and government. Each reviewer evaluates a set of projects based on how much they contribute to or advance the Energy Department’s missions and goals. The reviewer considers the project’s breadth, depth, appropriateness, accomplishments, and potential. The final reviews are described in the Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review Reports. The most recent report is the 2014 DOE Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review Report; previous years' reports are listed on the Annual Progress Reports page.
Last year's Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting (AMR) for the Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and the Vehicle Technologies Office was held on June 16–20, 2014, in Washington, D.C. The Vehicle Technologies Office co-sponsors the event with the Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program. This year's Annual Merit Review will be from June 8-12, 2015 in Arlington, VA.