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NREL Vehicle and Fuels Research

caption=NREL's integrated approach links automotive technology advances to the full spectrum of renewable energy solutions.

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) helps put fuel-efficient, low-emission cars and trucks on the road through research and innovation in electric vehicle, biofuel, and conventional automotive technologies. Researchers collaborate with industry partners to design better batteries, drivetrains, and alternative fuels, as well as thermal management, energy storage, combustion, and emissions systems for passenger and freight vehicles.

R&D teams focused on vehicle systems, fuels performance, and operational testing and analysis simulate and evaluate real-world scenarios to assess the benefits and challenges of deploying alternative transportation technologies at large scales. Findings make it possible to develop solutions compatible with vehicle technology and fueling infrastructure, while addressing regulatory and commercial barriers.


NREL Vehicles and Fuels Research