TABLE 1-5 OHVT Budget by Activity (millions of dollars)a

Program Activity

FY96

FY97

FY98

FY99

FY00

Total for FY96-FY00

FY01

Vehicle Technologies

             

Advanced combustion engine

             

Combustion and after-treatment

1.95

1.5

1.8

3.4

3.15

11.8

4.0

Light-truck engines

5.6

9.4

14.8

18.0

47.8

18.0

Heavy-truck enginesb

3.45

5.0

8.45

7.0

Health impacts

l.0

Heavy-vehicle system

             

Vehicle-system optimization

1.7

1.5

3.2

6.2

4.5

Truck safety systems

 

0.5

Stimulation of truck innovative concepts and knowledge

 

0.65

Hybrid systems

             

Heavy-vehicle propulsion systems

4.0

4.0

3.5

Subtotals

5.4

7.1

12.9

19.7

33.15

78.25

39.15

Fuels Utilization

             

Advanced petroleum-based fuels

             

Heavy trucks

0.0

0.0

2.4

2.7

4.0

9.1

5.0

Alternative fuels

             

Heavy trucks

9.3

12.4

3.765

3.27

4.3

33.035

3.5

Medium trucks

0.0

0.0

6.31

4.7

4.3

15.31

3.5

Fueling infrastructure

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.2

2.0

2.2

2.5

Environmental impacts

 

2.0

Subtotals

9.3

12.4

12.475

10.87

14.6

59.645

16.5

Transportation Materials Technology

             

Propulsion materials technology

             

Heavy-vehicle propulsion system materials

8.0

5.0

4.95

5.3

6.05

29.3

7.0

Lightweight-materials technology

             

High-strength, weight-reduction materials

2.5

2.8

3.1

4.2

5.95

18.55

4.9

High-Temperature Materials Laboratory

             

Heavy-propulsion systems

5.2

4.7

5.2

5.5

8.5

29.1

5.6

Subtotals

15.7

12.5

13.25

15.0

20.5

76.95

17.5

TOTALS

30.4

32.00

38.625

45.57

68.25

218.845

73.15

a FY96 to FY00 represent congressional appropriations. FY01 represents the administration's budget request.

b Note that in FY97 R&D focused on light-truck engines.

Source: Eberhardt, 2000a.

Review of DOE's Office of Heavy Vehicle Technologies (see Appendix A for biographical information on committee members). The committee was asked to fulfill the following Statement of Task:

A National Research Council committee will be established to conduct an independent review of the DOE's Office of Heavy Duty Technologies. It will examine goals, objectives, strategy for program implementation, program activities which duplicate or overlap activities conducted by other organizations, and whether there are activities which, based on the program goals, should be included in the program but have been omitted. The committee will also consider and comment on: the program's balance among the three program elements (Vehicle Technologies, Fuels Utilization, Material Technologies); program's balance between industry, national laboratories and universities; adequacy of program funding; reasonableness of program milestones. After examining the OHVT program and receiving presentations from DOE representatives, the committee will write a report documenting its review of the OHVT program with recommendations for improvement, as necessary.



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