DOE awards $18 million for plug-in work trucks, electric school buses and highway charging

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The DOE has announced new awards of $18 million to five alternative fuel projects, four of them EV-related:

  • Odyne Systems will receive $2.9 million to develop plug-in hybrid work trucks (class 7) that reduce fuel consumption by more than 50% and eliminate fuel consumption during stationary operations.
  • Blue Bird Body Company will receive $4.9 million to develop a battery-electric school bus that improves energy efficiency by 20-30% and has V2G capability.
  • Electric utility PacifiCorp will receive $3.9 million to develop electric highway corridors along I-15, I-80, I-70, and I-84 in Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming.
  • The Gas Technology Institute will receive $4.9 million to deploy multi-fuel stations (including EV charging stations) along I-94 from Port Huron, Michigan to the North Dakota border.

 

 

Source: Energy.gov via Green Car Congress
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