ORNL’s Advanced Vehicle Systems research program provides key expertise in the understanding, simulation, and integration of advanced vehicle technologies to offer new insight on the potential benefits for hybrid electric, plug-in hybrid electric, and other advanced powertrain vehicles.
ORNL has extensive expertise in developing and applying spatial decision support systems to activities such as freight flow analysis and associated infrastructure investment studies.
The Fuels, Engines, and Emissions Research laboratory is the most comprehensive capability in the DOE system for interrelated research on internal combustion engine efficiency, emission controls, and fuel effects.
ORNL’s Power Electronics and Electric Machinery Research Laboratory is the primary laboratory for the DOE Vehicle Technologies Office electric drive research and development due to a unique combination of facilities and expertise.
The Vehicle Security Laboratory at Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Vehicle Security Center places cyber experts and award-winning software analysis tools at ORNL’s National Transportation Research Center in close association with vehicle and manufacturing researchers.
Unmanned Aerial Systems capabilities at NTRC focus on increasing propulsion efficiency, power, and durability; systems evaluation and integration; virtual design, evaluation, and optimization; and novel power applications such as hybrid, fuel cells, and wireless charging
With increasing demand for low-cost batteries, the establishment of a domestic supply chain is a top priority. ORNL is giving US manufacturers a boost by operating the country’s largest open-access battery manufacturing research and development center.