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Advanced Vehicle Systems and Components

Photo of a man checking out an advanced battery using testing equipment that includes a long metal tube on a table top.

NREL's researchers test new batteries developed for hybrid electric vehicles.
Credit: Warren Gretz

Researchers and engineers at the NREL work closely with those in the automotive industry to develop new technologies, such as advanced batteries, for storing energy in cars, trucks, and buses. They also help to develop and test new technologies for using that energy more efficiently. And they work on finding new, energy-efficient ways to reduce the amount of fuel needed to heat and cool the interiors, or cabins, of vehicles.

To help develop these new technologies, NREL's researchers are improving the efficiency of vehicle systems and components like these: