The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) has issued a request for information (RFI) to obtain feedback and opinions from truck operators, truck and storage tank manufacturers, fuel cell manufacturers, station equipment designers, and other related stakeholders on issues related to fuel cell electric truck targets.

Fuel cell technology provides a means to create net zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) for larger weight classes due to scalability and performance comparable to conventional powertrains. The medium-duty/heavy-duty market spans multiple weight classes (i.e., classes 3–8 or 10,000–80,000+ pounds) and vocational uses (i.e., delivery van, tractor trailer, flatbed, etc.).

A key activity within FCTO, with industry input, is setting technology targets for future years (e.g., 2020) based on what is required to be competitive with incumbent or other advanced technologies. These can then be used by stakeholders to help track performance and set technology benchmarks. Currently, FCTO has targets in several areas, including hydrogen production, delivery, storage, and fuel cells for light-duty vehicles.

For details, see the RFI announcement DE-FOA-0001600 or email questions about the RFI to with "question" in the subject line. RFI responses must be received no later than 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on July 11, 2016. This RFI is not a funding opportunity announcement; therefore, DOE is not accepting applications for funding regarding this topic at this time.