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Applications Due for FY2021 Vehicle Technologies Research Funding Opportunity

February 5, 2021


February 5, 2021

U.S. DOE recently published a $60 million funding opportunity announcement (FOA) that seeks research projects to address the following vehicle technologies areas: batteries and electrification; materials; technology integration and energy efficient mobility systems; energy-efficient commercial off-road vehicle technologies; and co-optimized advanced engine and fuel technologies to improve fuel economy. Detailed technical descriptions of the specific areas of interest (AOI) are provided below:

  • Next-generation Liquid Electrolytes for Li-ion Cells Under Extreme Conditions
  • Liquid Electrolytes for Li-S Cells Introduction
  • Development of State-of-the-art Lithium Sulfur and Lithium Air Battery Cells
  • High Power Density Inverters
  • Integrated Simulation of Combustion and Aftertreatment - Optimizing for Near-Zero Emissions (ISCA-ONE)
  • Demonstration of Lightweight Multi-Material Glider System
  • Low-cost Infrastructure-based Enablers for Cooperative Driving Automation
  • Implementation of Energy Efficient Mobility Systems Technologies into Real-World System Applications
  • Transportation and Energy Analysis

U.S. DOE anticipates making approximately 20 to 32 awards under this FOA; individual awards may vary between $300,000 and $5,750,000, depending on the AOI selected. Concept papers are due February 5 with full applications due April 7. To read the full FOA, click here. To learn more about this funding opportunity, click here.