Energy Dept. offers $10M for zero-emission vehicle project

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WASHINGTON (Aug. 13, 2014) — The U.S. Department of Energy said it is offering up to $10 million to demonstrate and deploy innovative alternate transportation technologies for cargo vehicles.

The goal, according to Energy, is to help reduce U.S. reliance on gasoline, diesel and oil imports.

“Electrifying cargo transportation vehicles and infrastructure will reduce petroleum use, carbon emissions and air pollution at transportation hubs, such as ports,” the department said. It is seeking applicants to demonstrate cost-effective zero-emission cargo transport systems and collect data on the performance and cost to help clarify the benefits and viability of this approach.

The funding opportunity is open to local governments and private companies, with federal funds matched at a 50-percent cost share. More information about this funding opportunity is available by clicking here.

The department said its Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) “accelerates development and deployment of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies and market-based solutions that strengthen U.S. energy security, environmental quality and economic vitality.

More information on funding opportunities for advanced vehicle technology projects is available on the EERE Vehicle Technology Office’s financial opportunities Web page.

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