Propane part of DOE’s push for transportation technology projects

December 22, 2016 By    

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $15 million to support community-based projects that will accelerate the adoption of advanced and alternative fuel vehicles, including those powered by propane autogas, and demonstrate energy-efficient mobility systems. The systems include connected and autonomous vehicles, as well as new transportation system models.

DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy says it is seeking highly leveraged Alternative Fuel Vehicle Community Partner Projects that will significantly accelerate the use of light, medium, and heavy duty vehicles that operate on fuels such as propane autogas, biodiesel, electricity, E85, hydrogen and natural gas, as well as the fueling infrastructure needed to support them. Led by community-based partnerships between state and local governments and key private sector stakeholders, these projects will help catalyze alternative fuel use nationwide through the collection and sharing of best practices and lessons learned, DOE says.

In addition, DOE says it is seeking highly innovative “living lab” demonstration projects that integrate smart mobility technologies in a holistic approach to the movement of people and goods that maximizes energy efficiency.

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