Energy and Environmental Sciences Directorate
The Transportation Technology Program comprises research and development primarily for the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Program and the Department of Transportation. Major research areas are fuels and engines, materials, power electronics and electric machines, and policy analysis. Our research addresses issues of national significance—such as air quality and dependence on foreign oil—with technology innovations that manufacturers can use to provide the kinds of vehicles and transportation systems that Americans need and want. The Program is a partner in two major DOE research and development initiatives:
FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership,
dramatically changing how cars and light-duty trucks are powered; and
21st Century Truck Partnership,
developing technologies for heavy-duty trucks and buses with improved fuel efficiency, reduced emissions, enhanced safety and performance, and lower operating costs.