Energy Storage and Transportation
Through managing projects such as DOE's "FreedomCAR" and Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity, the department is at the forefront of developing and testing the next generation of hybrid and electric vehicle batteries and other technologies. Its goal is to develop and test technologies that can lead to emission - and petroleum-free cars and light trucks. All the research being conducted has the common goal of reducing the consumption of imported foreign oil.
The department provides world-class capability and leadership in testing and evaluating advanced battery, fuel cell, and ultra-capacitor technologies. The Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity provides crucial data for DOE's technology modeling, simulations, and research and development programs, and is used by fleet managers and other vehicle buyers to make informed decisions about the best vehicles for their operations.