Emerging Technologies and Fuels

Energy Efficient Mobility Systems (EEMS)

The Energy Efficient Mobility Systems (EEMS) Program envisions an affordable, efficient, safe, and accessible transportation future in which mobility is decoupled from energy consumption. The program will conduct early-stage R&D at the vehicle, traveler, and system levels, creating new knowledge, insights, tools, and technology solutions that increase mobility energy productivity for individuals and businesses.

EEMS supports research and development that investigates how disruptive forces such as automated, connected, electric and/or shared (ACES) vehicles will impact energy consumption in transportation. It also helps communities determine how they can plan for and encourage energy efficiency increases in mobility. EEMS will be working with researchers and different stakeholders and communities to better understand how to make use of ACES technologies to make mobility more energy efficient.

EEMS work operates in a continuous feedback loop between research and development (R&D), analysis and modeling, and real-world living labs. R&D activities are focused on scalable smart mobility projects that identify system-level opportunities to significantly increase the energy efficiency of the movement of people and goods. The Systems and Modeling for Accelerated Research in Transportation (SMART) Mobility Consortium is an effort led by five Department of Energy national laboratories that aims to deliver new EEMS data, analysis, and modeling tools, and create new knowledge to support smarter mobility systems. Living labs projects demonstrate and assess the return on investment of mobility systems that reduce energy consumption while delivering the benefits of new mobility technology, and provide critical real-world data to inform EEMS R&D efforts. EEMS also coordinates with other programs within the Department of Energy such as Clean Cities and ARPA-E, as well as the Department of Transportation, and the Department of Commerce.

For more information, search EERE Annual Merit Review Presentations for Energy Efficient Mobility Systems to learn more about the research behind these systems. For reports and publications relating to EEMS, check the EERE Reports and Publications page.

Source: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy