Zero-Emission Vehicle and Fuel Technologies

Toward Zero Emission Vehicles

Improvements in vehicle and fuel technologies are largely responsible for the tremendous progress that has been made in reducing air pollution, and they show great potential for doing the same for GHG emissions. The need to further improve energy efficiency and reduce GHG emissions is motivating a shift to new-generation vehicle and fuel technologies, particularly biofuels and the full range of electric vehicles, including battery, plug-in hybrid, roadway-powered, and fuel cell electric vehicles. The National Center will support the transition toward zero-emission vehicle and fuel technologies through research on lifecycle emissions, full private and social costs, consumer behavior, and regulatory and market policies.