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The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Office has funded hundreds of projects across the country that advance affordable, domestic transportation fuels and technologies.

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Project Initiative/Award Awardee Status Date
Fuel-efficient platooning in mixed traffic highway environments 2018 Vehicle Technologies Program-Wide Research Projects American Center for Mobility In progress Oct 2018

States impacted:

  • Alabama
  • Colorado
  • Michigan

Fuel-efficient platooning in mixed traffic highway environments

This project aims to improve multi-vehicle heavy-duty truck platooning efficiency and safety through the use of automated controls, advanced communications, real-world testing, data analysis, and simulation development. This project aims to autonomously control the entire fleet of three following vehicles – throttle, brake, and steering – while optimizing the entire platoon for fuel efficiency and safety.

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$2,447,000 award from DOE

$2,456,000 matching funds (cost share)

EVSE innovation: streetlight charging in the city right-of-way 2018 Vehicle Technologies Program-Wide Research Projects Metropolitan Energy Center In progress Oct 2018

States impacted:

  • Missouri

EVSE innovation: streetlight charging in the city right-of-way

The objective of this project is to expand the availability of electric vehicle (EV) charging at low cost in urban settings using existing electrical infrastructure on the streetlight system to provide on-street EV charging, as well as charging for multi-family dwelling units (MFDU).

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$1,216,000 award from DOE

$1,333,000 matching funds (cost share)

Partners

  • Kansas City Regional Clean Cities
Integrating micro-transit with public transit for coordinated multi-modal movement of people 2018 Vehicle Technologies Program-Wide Research Projects Ford Motor Company In progress Sep 2018

States impacted:

  • Michigan
  • New York
  • Washington

Integrating micro-transit with public transit for coordinated multi-modal movement of people

This project will explore micro-transit solutions for public transit resulting in coordinated multi-modal movement of people.

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$2,000,000 award from DOE

$500,000 matching funds (cost share)

High-dimensional data-driven energy optimization for multi-modal transit agencies 2018 Vehicle Technologies Program-Wide Research Projects Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority In progress Oct 2018

States impacted:

  • Tennessee

High-dimensional data-driven energy optimization for multi-modal transit agencies

The objective of the project is to develop and demonstrate a replicable data collection and training framework that supports energy consumption prediction that will enable real-time energy consumption and mobility optimization.

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$761,000 award from DOE

$191,000 matching funds (cost share)

Mobility and energy improvements realized through prediction-based vehicle powertrain control and traffic management 2018 Vehicle Technologies Program-Wide Research Projects Colorado State University In progress Oct 2018

States impacted:

  • Colorado

Mobility and energy improvements realized through prediction-based vehicle powertrain control and traffic management

The objective of the project is to develop and demonstrate a replicable community-level real-time data driven transportation model capable of predicting and enabling synergistic traffic management system (TMS) and energy management systems (EMS) optimization.

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$829,000 award from DOE

$207,000 matching funds (cost share)

Partners

  • Drive Clean Colorado, a Clean Cities Coalition
Multi-Unit Dwelling Plug-in Electric Vehicle Charging Innovation Pilots in Multiple Metropolitan Areas 2018 Vehicle Technologies Program-Wide Research Projects Center for Sustainable Energy In progress Oct 2018

States impacted:

  • California

Multi-Unit Dwelling Plug-in Electric Vehicle Charging Innovation Pilots in Multiple Metropolitan Areas

The objective of this project is to develop a Multi-Unit Dwelling and Curbside Residential Charging Toolkit including all necessary information (e.g., technical considerations, business case, sample agreements, and sample policies) to evaluate and implement innovative, cost-effective, and flexibly-expandable charging solutions that will enhance residential MUD and curbside plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging systems to attract and retain customers. Project results and the Toolkit will be broadly disseminated to ensure a meaningful and lasting market impact.

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$1,500,000 award from DOE

$1,500,000 matching funds (cost share)

Partners

  • Drive Clean Indiana
  • Clean Communities of Central New York (Syracuse)