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US DOE seeks comment on funding of vehicle performance and fuel economy research

13 February 2013

US Energy Department on February 1 invited public comment on an upcoming $50 million solicitation for new research projects to improve vehicle performance and increase fuel economy. The Department is distributing a draft of the solicitation and will release the final version after a period of public comment and revision.

The draft proposes funds for projects across five major areas of vehicle technology research and development:

As part of the Advanced Vehicle Power Technology Alliance between the Energy Department and the US Department of the Army, the Army plans to contribute $3.5 million in co-funding for several areas where there are joint development opportunities.

Source: US DOE