The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Vehicle Technologies Office recently signed a five-year memorandum of understanding to collaborate on electric transportation research, development, demonstration, and deployment.
In pursuing this work, the parties will draw upon EERE’s experience in transportation energy technology systems and the office’s auto and energy industry connections, as well as EPRI’s nearly three decades of research and development with automakers and utilities on electric vehicles (EV) and infrastructure technologies.
The coordination of our research and stakeholder engagement enables EERE, the national labs, and EPRI to prioritize action based our collective experience in electric transportation and the needs of a fast-moving EV market. This collaboration can benefit EV drivers, the electric power sector, and the public by enhancing US electric transportation infrastructure, improving air quality, and advancing the next generation of transportation technology.
—EPRI Vice President, Sustainability and Electrification Rob Chapman