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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.

Partnership Opportunities

NREL offers industry, academia, and government agencies opportunities to work with us and leverage our research expertise.

 

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.