Areas of Interest as Outlined by the DoE
The US Department of Energy has announced that it will award a miniscule $49.4 million to 13 areas on interest aimed at accelerating research and development of advanced vehicle technologies.
It amounts to pocket change for the DoE, but for some of the applicants, the funds could be substantial enough to allow them to bring to market various technologies that have perhaps been stuck in the prototype/development phase for years.
The 13 areas of interest (7 of which focus on plug-in vehicles as part of the EV Everywhere Grand Challenge) are detailed in the graphic displayed above.
Full details on the various funding opportunities associated with this DoE announcement can be found here in PDF form.