The Department of Energy has announced $199 million in funding for 25 projects that will focus on electric vehicle technologies to reduce emissions by cars and trucks.
Five projects under the SuperTruck 3 initiative will work on electric truck and freight system concepts for five years while 20 Low Greenhouse Gas projects will aim to expand EV infrastructure and charging stations nationwide, DOE said Monday.
As part of the announcement, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm will meet with Vice President Kamala Harris in New York to discuss how electrification and alternative fuel technologies can help reduce carbon pollution in support of the administration’s climate efforts and boost the domestic economy.
“This investment and the innovations that come from it will help shape our clean energy future and strengthen domestic manufacturing that support good-paying careers for hardworking Americans,” said Granholm.
The heavy vehicles manufacturers that received SuperTruck 3 funding are:
- Daimler Trucks North America
- Ford Motor
- General Motors
- Volvo Group North America
Meanwhile, members of the industry, academia and non-profit organizations that secured Low GHG support are:
- Achates Power
- ASRC Consulting and Environmental Services
- Columbia-Willamette Clean Cities Coalition
- Eaton Corp.
- John Deere
- Marquette University
- Metropolitan Energy Center
- Native Sun Community Power Development
- North Carolina State University
- Tennessee Technological University
- University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
- University of Wisconsin – Madison
- WM International Engineering