TABLE C-1 Budget Appropriations, Vehicle Technology Program, Office of FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies, Parent Agency of 21st Century Truck Partnership in U.S. Department of Energy, FY 2003 through FY 2008

Subprogram

Funding (thousands of U.S. dollars) by fiscal year (FY)

FY 2003

FY 2004

FY 2005

FY 2006

FY 2007 Requesta

FY 2008 Request

Vehicle Systemsb

13,485

1,4335

13,004

13,056

1,3315

0

Innovative Concepts

1,590

494

500

495

500

0

Hybrid and Electric Propulsion

41,996

45,002

44,066

43,977

50,841c

80,664

Advanced Combustion Engine R&Dd

55,267

54,405

48,480

42,746

46,706

34,550

Materials Technologiese

36,094

39,744

35,922

35,269

29,786

33,382

Fuels Technologies

19,164

16,494

12,419

13,709

13,845

13,845

Technology Introduction

4,570

4,939

4,944

6,250

11,031

0

Technical/ Program Management Support

2,005

2,095

1,877

2,475

0f

0

Biennial Peer Reviewsg

0

494

0

990

0

0

Congressionally Directed Activitiesh

0

0

120

24,255

0

0

Vehicle Technology Total

174,171

178,002

161,236

182,104

166,024

176,138

aThe FY 2007 request includes funding ($4,393,000) for the Clean Cities activity previously funded in the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy. Weatherization and Intergovernmental Activities Program, U.S. Department of Energy.

bContributes both to the FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership and to the 21st Century Truck Partnership.

cFunding requested in FY 2007 is funding for research and development on those technologies needed for plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles.

dResearch is conducted in collaboration with industry, national laboratories, and universities, and in conjunction with the FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership and the 21st Century Truck Partnership.

eThis subprogram is a critical enabler for concepts developed in the FreedomCAR Fuel Partnership and the 21st Century Truck Partnerships.

fBeginning with the FY 2007 request, these activities will be funded from the R&D activities that they support.

gBiennial reviews of the FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership and 21st Century Truck Partnership will be conducted by an independent party such as the National Research Council, to evaluate progress and program direction.

hThese are activities not requested by the FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technology Program, but conducted at the direction of congressional appropriations legislation.

SOURCE: DOE, FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies Program. Available at http://www1.eere.energy.gov/vehiclesandfuels/about/printable_versions/fcvt_budget.html. Accessed June 3, 2008. FY 2005-2008 figures from DOE, Feb. 2007, Congressional Budget Request. Vol. 3, Office of Chief Financial Officer. Doc No. DOE/CF-016.

  • Technology Introduction. The Technology Introduction subprogram accelerates the adoption and use of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles to help meet national energy and environmental goals. This subprogram’s efforts logically follow and complement successful research and by industry and government. The primary functions of Technology Introduction include legislative and rulemaking supporting the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPAct) alternative fuel and fleet activities; testing and evaluation of advanced technology vehicles; and advanced vehicle competitions. As identified in the National Energy Policy, consumer education and demonstration activities are critical to accelerating the use of advanced energy technologies.

  • Technical/Program Management Support. Consistent with other U.S. Department of Energy programs under the jurisdiction of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Committees, the Energy Conservation programs provide funding for technical/program management support. This includes activities such as R&D feasibility studies; R&D option development and trade-off analyses; and technical, economic, and market evaluations of research. These activities provide important benefits directly to the Vehicle Technologies Program and are therefore an integral part of the R&D program.

  • Biennial Peer Reviews. Biennial reviews of the FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership and 21st Century Truck Partnership will be conducted by an independent party such as the National Academy of Sciences/ National Academy of Engineering, to evaluate progress and program direction. This continuous (biennial) activity supports the President’s Management Agenda (PMA), Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART), and Research and Development Investment Criteria (R&DIC). The reviews will include evaluation of progress toward achieving the technical goals and program direction of each partnership. Based on the evaluation, resource availability, and other factors, the Partners will consider new opportunities, make adjustments to program targets, and set goals appropriately.



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