Medium and Heavy Duty Trucks


On March 31, 2016, DOE conducted a 41-minute webcast that provides information about the Funding Opportunity Announcement on the new Trucks track for the U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center.

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) is soliciting applications for the formation of a Consortium to pursue five identified R&D topic areas related to improving the operating efficiency of medium and heavy trucks. These topics are:

  1. Advanced internal combustion engine and powertrain systems;
  2. Overall energy management (system level efficiency improvements);
  3. Hybrid electric powertrain;
  4. Other key truck technologies; and
  5. Vehicle demonstration.

Each responsive application must address all five topics. DOE is offering a mechanism to facilitate partnering during the Application process. The Consortium that is funded through this solicitation will form a new technical track under the U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center, which is a bilateral initiative to encourage R&D collaboration and accelerate technology development and deployment in both countries. This DOE funding opportunity will support the U.S. Consortium. In parallel, and with equivalent resources, Chinese funding will support a collaborative counterpart Chinese Consortium.

The Funding Opportunity Announcement can be found here.