US Dept. of Energy or DOE provides $59M to 43 advanced vehicle technologies research

The DOE currently estimates that vehicles are responsible for 11 billion tons of freight transported each year, a significant factor in the economy. They also make up a major part of citizens’ budgets, with an estimated one-fifth of household expenditures spent on transportation in the United States on average. As such, the DOE wants to support initiatives that could make vehicles more efficient or open up more options on the road.