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2020 & 2021 Annual Merit Reviews

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) held its 2020 Annual Merit Review (AMR) virtually on June 1-4, 2020. 

The 2021 Annual Merit Review will be held at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C., on June 21-24, 2021. More information will be available early in 2021.

Merit Review Presentations

View Annual Merit Review presentations from 2009 - 2020 in the Merit Review Presentation Database.

Merit Review Reports

View Annual Merit Reviews reports from 2008 - 2019 and other subprogram reports on the Annual Progress Reports page.

About the Annual Merit Review

At the VTO AMR, advanced vehicle technologies projects funded by VTO are presented and reviewed for their merit. Reviewers come from a variety of backgrounds, including current and former members of the vehicles industry, academia, National Laboratories, and government. Each reviewer evaluates a set of projects based on how much they contribute to or advance the Energy Department’s missions and goals. The reviewer considers the project’s breadth, depth, appropriateness, accomplishments, and potential. The final reviews are described in the Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review Reports.