Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Transportation research is planned using research roadmaps. A research roadmap is prepared at the topic level and includes a broad literature review, identification of institutions conducting relevant research, and evaluation of other ongoing research. Generally, PIER Transportation Research Roadmaps:
Engage stakeholders, including federal, state and local governments, as well as industry and other non-governmental organizations.
Identify gaps in ongoing research relative to selected issues.
Facilitate collaborations with other research institutions, state agencies, and utilities.
Define short-, mid-, and long-term goals, timeframes, budgets, and activities.
Balance timeframes, risk, and provide the greatest public benefit.
PIER Transportation Research Roadmaps
Natural Gas Vehicles
The California Energy Commission's Natural Gas Vehicle Research Roadmap identifies initiatives and projects that research, develop, demonstrate, and deploy advanced fuel-efficient natural gas powered transportation technologies and fuel-switching strategies that result in a cost-effective reduction of on-road and off-road petroleum fuel use in the short- and long-term. Specific research topics include Engine Development and Vehicle Integration, Fueling Infrastructure and Storage, and Technical and Strategic Studies.
Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles
Vehicle Technologies research roadmaps are currently being developed.
Alternative Fuels research roadmaps are currently being developed.
Transportation Systems research roadmaps are currently being developed.