The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement in early 2023 on behalf of the Vehicle Technologies Office.

This funding opportunity announcement, entitled “Fiscal Year 2023 Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) Program Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement,” will advance research, development, demonstration, and deployment in several areas critical to decreasing greenhouse gas emissions, including: reduction of weight and cost of batteries, reduction in life cycle emissions of advanced lightweight materials, reduced costs and advanced technologies for both on- and off-road vehicle charging and infrastructure, innovative public transit solutions, and workforce training to increase deployment of these technologies among diverse communities.

It is anticipated that the funding opportunity announcement may include the following Areas of Interest (AOIs):

  • AOI 1: High-capacity, long cycle life lithium-sulfur (Li-S) batteries
  • AOI 2: Advanced integrated charging system
  • AOI 3: Charging concepts for off-road
  • AOI 4: Circularity and sustainability of polymer composites for vehicle lightweighting and decarbonization
  • AOI 5: Low cost, low carbon magnesium production
  • AOI 6: Novel lightweight materials
  • AOI 7: Modeling, analyzing, and addressing knowledge gaps in the workforce supporting electric vehicles and the related supply chain
  • AOI 8: Mobility system approaches supporting public transportation
  • AOI 9: Reducing soft costs of electric vehicle infrastructure to enable widespread deployment
  • AOI 10: Addressing critical workforce training needs for transportation electrification
  • AOI 11: Consumer education for electric vehicle charging
  • AOI 12: Demonstration and deployment – open topic with objective to explore novel solutions to transportation and energy challenges through demonstration and deployment projects not otherwise addressed

We would like to discuss potential proposal ideas before the funding opportunity announcement in early 2023; please complete this brief Microsoft Form if you would like to collaborate on a project and we will follow up.

Contact Jon Hunter ( with any questions about the announcement.