DE-FOA-0001462 FY 2016 Vehicle Technologies Program Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced more than $58 million in funding for vehicle technology advancements and released a report highlighting the successes of DOE’s Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (ATVM) loan program while touring the newest vehicle technologies at the Washington Auto Show today.


    This FOA supports a broad portfolio of advanced highway transportation technologies that reduce petroleum consumption and greenhouse gas emission, while meeting or exceeding vehicle performance and cost expectations. Projects will focus on reducing the cost and improving the performance of a mix of near-and-long-term vehicle technologies.

    Activities will contribute to achieving the goals of the EV Everywhere Grand Challenge, with a focus on accelerating the development of advanced batteries, power electronics, and lightweight materials technologies, while also supporting technology development to reduce petroleum consumption through advancements in combustion engines, alternative fuels, and other enabling technologies. The FOA also supports Clean Cities initiatives to overcome market barriers.

    • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 2/18/2016 8:00 PM ET
    • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/28/2016 8:00 PM ET

    Projects supported by this new funding opportunity announced today will develop battery materials, components, and models; advanced electric drive vehicle motors; improve lightweight materials; address grid modernization and showcase plug-in electric vehicles and infrastructure.

    Applications will be accepted for the following Areas of Interest (AOI):

    1. EV Everywhere Plug-In Electric Vehicle Local Showcases
    2. Grid Modernization for Electric Vehicles
    3. Accelerated Development and Deployment of Low-Cost Automotive Mg Sheet Components
    4. Corrosion Protection and Dissimilar Material Joining for Next-Generation Lightweight Vehicles
    5. Advances for the Production of Low Cost Electric Drive Vehicle Motors
    6. Development of Advanced High-Voltage Electrolytes and Additives, Conformable and Self-healing Solid State Electrolytes, and Lithium Metal Protection
    7. Development of Advanced Battery Material Characterization Techniques
    8. Advanced Battery Materials Modeling Technology Development to Reduce Petroleum Consumption Through Fuel Efficiency Improvements and Alternative Fuel Utilization in Passenger and Commercial Vehicles
    9. Enabling Technologies for Engine and Powertrain Systems
    10. Alternative Fuel Vehicle Workplace Safety Programs

    If you would like to partner with your Clean Cities Coalition for AOI 1, please contact Ann Shaneyfelt at [email protected].

    DOE will fund cost-shared projects with private industry, national laboratories, and university teams. For more information and application requirements, please visit the EERE Exchange website or The ATVM report is available at

    Join us for a Webinar on January 28, 2016

    Title: DE-FOA-0001384 Fiscal Year 2016 Vehicle Technologies Program Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement Applicant Webinar

    Date: January 28, 2016
    Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

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