Transportation Technologies

Program Areas

Transportation Technologies

Transportation technologies at Oak Ridge national Laboratory comprises research and development primarily for the Department of Energy's (DOE) FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies Programs. Major research areas are fuels and engines, advanced structural and propulsion system materials, power electronics and electric motors, and policy analysis. Our research addresses issues of national significance - such as improved air quality and reduced dependence on foreign oil -- with technology innovations that manufacturers can use to provide the kinds of vehicles that Americans need and want.