We conduct work in four key areas to develop and deploy vehicle technologies that reduce the use of petroleum while maintaining or improving performance, power, and comfort. Research and development (R&D); testing and analysis; government and community stakeholder support; and education help people access and use efficient, clean vehicles that meet their transportation needs.

Research and Development of New Technologies

Testing and Analysis

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    Model, test, and validate vehicle components within virtual systems before they are used in actual vehicles.
  • Collect laboratory and on-road data from advanced vehicles to improve our understanding of their performance.
  • Conduct statistical research on energy use and transportation with national laboratories and other federal agencies.
  • Provide software tools to industry for vehicle simulation, technology evaluation, economic modeling, and transportation emissions measurement.


Government and Community Stakeholder Support