|Preliminary FY 2012 Plan—Subject to Change|
|FY 2011 Congress Request with SBIR||FY 2011 U.S. DRIVE||FY 2011 21CTP||FY 2011 Other||FY 2012 Final Approp. with SBIR||FY 2012 Planned U.S. DRIVE||FY 2012 Planned 21CTP||FY 2012 Planned Other|
expenditure is entirely separate from the U.S. DRIVE Partnership funding, but many of its initiatives are directly relevant to technology development activities within the Partnership. Of the ARRA funds assigned to DOE, $2.4 billion was allocated to vehicle electrification, including $1.4 billion for lithium-ion battery manufacture (and $100 million for other battery technologies), $500 million for electric drive component manufacturing, and $400 million for transportation electrification. (A modest share [1.5 percent] of the DOE ARRA funds was also allocated to support fuel cell purchases for non-automotive use, and this could have an indirect benefit to the U.S. DRIVE goals.)
As noted above, the ARRA-funded activities are beyond the purview of Partnership leadership or this committee, and DOE biofuel activity is also outside the Partnership, but it is nonetheless clear that taken together, VTP and ARRA funding represent a substantial emphasis on hybrid and battery electric vehicles, without concomitant emphases on the other two potential pathways to achieving Partnership and national transportation energy goals referenced above.