Commercial Vehicle Technologies
NREL's customized evaluations of conventional and advanced medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, infrastructure, and operations enable insights critical for the successful development and optimized use of energy-efficient, commercially viable vehicles.
We partner with truck manufacturers and developers as well as fleet operators to deliver equitable solutions that reduce barriers to decarbonization while meeting performance and economic requirements across vocations—such as freight transport, pickup and delivery, port drayage, yard tractors, public transit, and airport shuttles.
Customized Technology Evaluations
Our in-depth studies span a full range of commercial vehicle technologies, practices, and considerations, including electric-drive vehicles, vehicles powered by low-carbon fuels, platooning, drive cycle analysis, total cost of ownership, eco-routing, and more.
Electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles
Integrated Data and Analysis Tools
Bolstered by world-class computational science and high-performance computing capabilities, our integrated suite of data and analysis tools inform the development of innovative commercial vehicle technologies and strategies that maximize energy savings and on-road performance.
DRIVE: Drive-Cycle Rapid Investigation, Visualization, and Evaluation Analysis Tool
EVI-X Modeling Suite of Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Analysis Tools
FASTSim: Future Automotive Systems Technology Simulator
T3CO: Transportation Technology Total Cost of Ownership Tool
See our full collection of tools.
NREL researchers publish journal articles, conference papers, and reports about emerging commercial vehicle technologies.Browse
Contact us to learn more about our commercial vehicle technologies research or to explore partnership opportunities.
Manager, Advanced Vehicles and Charging Infrastructure GroupJason.Lustbader@nrel.gov