Country:United States
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2000
Policy Type:Information and Education>Information provision, Information and Education
Policy Target:Transport>Passenger, Transport, Transport>Freight
Agency:US Department of Energy (DOE)

The primary goal of the Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity (AVTA) is to benchmark and validate the performance of light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles that feature one or more advanced technologies. These include: - Internal combustion engines burning advanced fuels, such as 100% hydrogen and hydrogen/compressed natural gas-blended fuels; - Hybrid electric, pure electric, and hydraulic drive systems; - Advanced batteries and engines; and - Advanced climate control, power electronic, and other ancillary systems. The AVTA tests produce unbiased information about vehicles with advanced transportation technologies. The AVTA also produces information resources that support the decisions fleet managers and the public make when acquiring advanced technology vehicles. The AVTA is conducted jointly by Idaho National Laboratory and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

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