This week, the DOE announced a partnership that will speed the development of advanced energy-efficient technologies for cars and light trucks. The program, called US DRIVE for “Driving Research and Innovation for Vehicle efficiency and Energy sustainability,” partners DOE with members of the Auto, Electric Utility, and Fuels industries.
US Drive is an evolution of government-industry collaboration on advanced automotive research and development that has existed for over a decade. Previous alliances included Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles and Freedomcar. US Drive will build on these partnerships to accelerate the development of advanced vehicle technologies through discussion and combination of resources.
Partners in US DRIVE include EcoCAR sponsors General Motors and the Electric Power Research Institute, and like EcoCAR, US Drive is helping to pave the way toward a cleaner, energy independent future!