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NREL research, development, and deployment (RD&D) accelerates widespread adoption of high-performance, low-emission, energy-saving strategies for passenger and freight transportation. Dedicated to renewable energy and energy efficiency, NREL and its industry, government, and academic partners use a whole-systems approach to create innovative components, fuels, and infrastructure for electric, hybrid, fuel cell, and conventional vehicles.

Learn more about NREL transportation successes: batteries and energy storage | climate control | deployment | fleet operations | fuels and combustion | power electronics and drivetrains | sustainable mobility | system analysis and integration | vehicle-grid integration

Also learn about sustainable transportation basics and compare vehicle technologies.

 

NREL's transportation RD&D bridges technologies via partnerships with NREL's Hydrogen & Fuel Cell, Bioenergy, Energy Analysis, and Energy Systems Integration teams and supports the U.S. Department of Energy's Vehicle Technologies, Fuel Cell Technologies, and Bioenergy Technologies offices.