A new funding scheme of up to $100m is set to be provided to the SuperTruck 3 project in support of its development of zero emission technolgoies, such as hydrogen and fuel cells, for heavy-duty freights.
DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) initially launched the SuperTruck initiatives in 2009 to improve heavy-duty truck freight efficiency by 50%.
SuperTruck 3 focuses on a range of approaches to electrification all-electric, plug-in hybrid systems using renewable biofuels, hydrogen and fuel cell technologies and hybridisation strategies such as fuel cell range extenders.
According to a statement released by DOE on Thursday (15th April), the funding will be provided over four years by EERE’s Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) and Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO.
It is believed that the funding will pioneer electrified medium, heavy-duty trucks and freight system concepts that achieve even higher efficiency and lower emissions.
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