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NREL provides the scientific foundation and early-stage research and engineering needed to accelerate the development and widespread adoption of affordable, high-performance, low-emission, energy-efficient strategies for passenger and freight transportation. 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 | commercial vehicle technologies | deployment | 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 research 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.