Quantified impact of DOE’s R&D on vehicle energy consumption and cost from light-duty to heavy duty classes.

For more than 20 years, Argonne has been evaluating on a regular basis the impact of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) and Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) R&D on vehicle energy consumption and cost using Autonomie. The number of vehicle considered has grown over the year to become one of the largest and more complete study, including

  • Five timeframes (current to 2045)
  • >30 vehicle classes and applications from light-duty (10) to medium and heavy duty (20+)
  • 6 powertrain configurations, including conventional, start-stop, HEVs, PHEVs, BEVs and FCEVs
  • 5 fuels (gasoline, diesel, natural gas, hydrogen, electricity)
  • 2 technology uncertainties (low and high technology evolutions)

Assumptions (e.g., efficiency, $/kWh…), individual vehicle information (e.g., power, energy, weight, cost…) and results (e.g., energy consumption, MSRP, TCO…) are provided in individual reports

2021 Vehicle Technology Benefit Analysis

Ehsan Sabri Islam, Ram Vijayagopal, Ayman Moawad, Namdoo Kim, Benjamin Dupont, Daniela Nieto Prada, Aymeric Rousseau, “A Detailed Vehicle Modeling & Simulation Study Quantifying Energy Consumption and Cost Reduction of Advanced Vehicle Technologies Through 2050”, Report to the US Department of Energy, Contract ANL/ESD-21/10, October 2021

The previous reports and analysis can be found here