This week, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that it awarded $199 million to fund 25 projects to put cleaner cars and trucks on U.S. roads.
The projects include long-haul trucks powered by batteries and fuel cells and improving the nation’s electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure.
The announcement highlighted the benefits of electrification and alternative-fuel technologies, through programs like SuperTruck, to combat the climate crisis and create good-paying jobs, and aligns with DOE’s commitment to reach President Biden’s goals of having zero-emission vehicles make up half of all vehicles sold in America by 2030 and achieving net zero emissions economy-wide by 2050.
Transportation emits more carbon pollution than any other sector of the U.S. economy, making up approximately 29% of emissions.
Read more: energy.gov