DOE Vehicle Research

By on November 16, 2018 in IN THE NEWS, MATERIAL MATTERS

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is backing 42 projects totaling $80 million to support advanced vehicle technologies that will enable more affordable mobility, strengthen domestic energy security, reduce U.S. dependence on foreign sources of critical materials and enhance the country’s economic growth.

Some of the areas the projects deal with are batteries and electrification ($31.9 million), materials ($8.4 million), technology integration ($10.1 million), engines and fuels ($10.1 million) and off-road and fluid power systems ($3.4 million).

The materials research projects will develop models that predict corrosion in multi-material joints for lightweight vehicle structures and materials in high-temperature combustion environments that can be used to accelerate the introduction of new materials into advanced vehicles.