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Audit Report: IG-0422

July 21, 1998

The U.S. Department of Energy's Participation in the Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles

The Federal Government and the United States Council for Automotive Research (USCAR), representing Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors, entered into a Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles (PNGV). The aim of the partnership was to apply joint resources to develop and implement advanced technologies for a new vehicle. The partnership had three specific, interrelated technological goals and an aggressive timetable for developing the new generation of vehicles. We conducted this audit to determine whether the Department's research projects support the goals of the PNGV program.