The US Department of Energy (DOE) has extended the closing date for the Request for Information (RFI) on Total Costs of Ownership of Future Light-Duty Vehicles (DE-FOA-0000592, earlier post). Responses should be emailed to TCORFI@go.doe.gov by 11:59 p.m. ET on 30 January 2012. The RFI is a joint effort of the Fuel Cell Technologies Program (FCTP), Vehicle Technologies Program (VTP), and Biomass Program (OBP) within DOE-EERE.
In October 2011, the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) issued the RFI requesting stakeholder feedback on a proposed methodology and basis for assumptions to be used to estimate the total cost of ownership of various advanced vehicle technologies. Responses were initially due 16 December 2011. The deadline was then extended to 20 January, and now to 30 January.
DOE has been estimating the potential for advanced light-duty vehicle (LDV) technologies and alternative fuels technologies to significantly reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions and petroleum consumption. One of the quantification measures is the total cost of ownership per mile driven, including vehicle and fuel costs.
DOE is requesting stakeholder input regarding the proposed methodology and basis for assumptions when calculating this cost. Comments on the validity of the methodology and the assumptions and on the various levels (aggressive, moderate, and conservative) of success assumed for the different advanced technologies are requested.