News Flash: DoE To Fund “Highly Innovative” Approaches To Increase Deployment Of Electric Vehicles


DoE Announcement

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The U.S. Department of Energy has announced that it will award up to $4.5 million for “highly innovative approaches to increase the acceptance and deployment” of Alternative Fuel Vehicles.

Those alternative fuel vehicles include:

  • Methanol, ethanol, and other alcohols
  • Blends of 85% or more of alcohol with gasoline
  • Natural gas and liquid fuels domestically produced from natural gas
  • Liquefied petroleum gas (propane)
  • Coal-derived liquid fuels
  • Hydrogen
  • Electricity
  • Fuels (other than alcohol) derived from biological materials (including pure biodiesel (B100))
  • P-Series

There are 3 different areas listed under this funding opportunity:

  • Alternative Fuel Vehicle Demonstration and Enhanced Driver Experience Projects
  • Alternative Fuel Training for First Responders, Public Safety Officials, and Critical Service Providers
  • Incorporating Alternative Fuels into Emergency Response and Preparedness Operations

For more details on this DoE announcement, click here.

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11 responses to "News Flash: DoE To Fund “Highly Innovative” Approaches To Increase Deployment Of Electric Vehicles"
  1. Mikael says:

    That is just annoying. Going from fossil fuels to fossil fuels is no solution.

    When is the madness of sponsoring fossil fuels going to end?

    1. Batt Ry says:

      The list illustrates the ambition to use various approaches to combat the oil dependence. It’s a trade-balance investment.

  2. Anon says:

    Just bribe politicians to promote electric only, like they do for fossil fuels.

    1. offib says:

      I don’t think Elon Musk is the kind of guy who’d give campaign “donations” or legal bribes.

      1. Anon says:

        I never once mentioned WHO should do the bribing…

    2. Foo says:

      Give them all Tesla Model S’s!

  3. SeattleTeslaGuy says:

    I agree with the above complaints but how much is anyone going to do with 4.5M when it seems like it’s going to be spread around. It’s just a drop in the bucket. Also, this seems more focused on first responders so it really won’t move the meter much on “alternate fuels”.

  4. MrEnergyCzar says:

    Just increase the 18 cents per gallon federal gas tax and you’ll see change….

  5. Let’s focus on the positives here. Sure $4.5 million, is a drop in the bucket, but it is better than no cash at all.

    I believe that the US Government is trying to let the free market decide the winning alternative fuel source. True, things would move faster if the government focused on 1-2 alternative fuel sources, but that goes against our strong sense of capitalism.

  6. Ellison says:

    Electric is much better than “coal derived” fuels, believe you me!

  7. Dennis says:

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