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Vehicle Technologies Office News

January 21, 2016
Energy Department Announces $58 Million to Advance Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Technologies

Secretary Moniz Continues Obama Administration Commitment to American Auto Industry, Releases Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Report on DOE Successes

January 12, 2016
2015's Top Five Blog Posts

Here on the EERE Blog, we tell other stories related to the Energy Department’s efforts to develop and deliver market solutions for energy saving-homes, buildings, and manufacturing; sustainable transportation; and renewable electricity generation. Here are our top five blog posts for 2015.

January 12, 2016
Vehicle Technologies Office Battery Research Partner Requests Proposals for Thermal Management Systems

The U.S. Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC) (, which partners with the Vehicle Technologies Office to support battery research and development projects, recently issued a request for proposal information. The request focuses on projects that would provide a significant improvement over current thermal management systems for lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries used in vehicle applications while still meeting the USABC goals. The deadline for submission is Monday, February 22, 2016.

January 7, 2016
In Case You Missed Them: Our Top Blog Posts from December

As we start the new year, we're taking a look back at December 2015--our top blog posts and some favorites we want to share with you. Happy New Year!

January 6, 2016
David Friedman: On the Future of Transportation and the L.A. Auto Show

David Friedman, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, visited the L.A. Auto Show in November 2015. He shared his thoughts about transportation's future in this video.

January 5, 2016
Vehicle Technologies Office Publishes 2015 Annual Merit Review Report

The Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) recently published its summary report from the 2015 Annual Merit Review (AMR) and Peer Evaluation Meeting held June 16-20.

December 29, 2015
Sandia researcher John Dec holds a specialized optical piston used in engine research at the Combustion Research Facility. | Photo courtesy of Randy Wong, Sandia National Laboratories.
Making a Difference: Heavy-Duty Combustion Engine Research Saved Billions

More than 10 million heavy-duty vehicles drive on U.S. roads each day, hauling goods, transporting people, and performing essential tasks like utility repair. However, these vehicles would be very different today if it wasn’t for the work of the Energy Department’s Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO).

December 18, 2015
Vehicle Technologies Office Issues Notice of Intent for Program Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement

The Vehicle Technologies Office has issued a Notice of Intent (No. DE-FOA-0001462) to make interested parties aware of its plan to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “FY 2016 Vehicle Technologies Program Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement.” The information contained in the notice is subject to change.

December 18, 2015
EERE Seeks Stakeholder Input on the Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines

The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) and Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) have released a request for information (RFI) titled “Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines” (Optima).

December 14, 2015
DOE Announces Webinars on Funding for Small Clean Energy Businesses, the EV Everywhere Workplace Charging Challenge and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce.  Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required.

Upcoming Webinars

December 15:  Live Webinar on Funding for Small Clean Energy Businesses

Webinar Sponsor: SBIR Program