4.2.7 Funding Innovation in Low Emission Light Vehicles

EV & Battery Challenge

Private competition run by car companies to find startups working on battery and electric vehicle technology.

Advanced Technologies Vehicle Manufacturing Program

Provides direct loans to automotive or component manufacturers for reequipping, expanding, or establishing manufacturing facilities in the U.S. that produce fuel-efficient advanced technology vehicles or qualifying components.

DOE’s Vehicle Technologies Office

The DOE’s Vehicle Technologies Office supports research in a variety of fields relating to electric and hybrid vehicles, including applied battery research.

Proposed Vehicle Innovation Act of 2017

Would have strengthened the DOE’s Vehicle Technologies Office, authorizing R&D grants starting at $313.6 million for fiscal year 2018, with a 4% increase each year through 2022.