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Sustainable Transportation: Advanced Vehicle Technologies, Electrification, and Next-Generation Mobility


This webinar was developed by the ITE Sustainability Standing Committee.

Webinar Description:
The webinar will introduce the U.S. Department of Energy's Sustainable Transportation programs, specifically transportation electrification and next-generation mobility.

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) leads U.S. researchers and other partners in making transportation cleaner and more efficient through solutions that put electric drive vehicles on the road and replace oil with clean domestic fuels. Through their Vehicle, Bioenergy, and Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies offices, EERE advances the development of next-generation technologies to improve plug-in electric and other alternative-fuel vehicles, advanced combustion engine and vehicle efficiency, and produce low-carbon domestic transportation fuels.

The Vehicle Technologies Office supports research, development (R&D), and deployment of efficient and sustainable transportation technologies that will improve energy efficiency and fuel economy. These technologies increase America’s energy security, economic vitality, and quality of life. The Energy Efficient Mobility Systems (EEMS) Program envisions an affordable, efficient, safe, and accessible transportation future in which mobility is decoupled from energy consumption.

Learning Objectives:

  • Awareness and understanding of the current space as it relates to advanced vehicle technologies and next-gen mobility both today and where it is going in the future.
  • Provide an introduction and overview of DOE’s Sustainable Transportation programs.
  • Recognize the Transportation Electrification efforts of the Vehicle Technologies Office.
  • Describe Next-Generation Mobility and Energy-Efficient Mobility Systems.


  • Michael Berube, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation | U.S. Department of Energy | Washington, DC

    Michael Berube is the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. In this role, he oversees EERE’s Sustainable Transportation sector, which includes the Vehicle, Fuel Cell, and Bioenergy Technologies offices. He brings more than 25 years of experience in the automotive industry, specifically in the areas of environmental compliance, energy and safety policy, product development and marketing. Michael has a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from MIT where he later returned as both a graduate student and researcher where he received a master's degree in the Technology and Policy Program and a master's degree from the Sloan School of Management.

  • Steven Boyd, Program Manager, Batteries and Electrification; Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy | U.S. Department of Energy | Washington, DC

    As Program Manager for Batteries and Electrification, Steven manages federal funding and a research team dedicated to early-stage R&D across battery and electrification technologies. Focus areas include new battery chemistries and cell technologies with the potential to reduce the cost of batteries, technologies to address the impacts of vehicle charging on the electric grid, and high power density electric drive systems to enable new vehicle architectures. Steven received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech, and has participated in DOE’s Advanced Technology Vehicle Competitions.

  • David Anderson, Program Manager for Energy-Efficient Mobility Systems; Vehicle Technologies Office | U.S. Department of Energy | Washington, DC

    David Anderson is the Program Manager for Energy Efficient Mobility Systems (EEMS), part of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Office. Mr. Anderson oversees the U.S. Department of Energy’s $45M-per-year mobility research portfolio, and leads a team responsible for evaluating the energy and mobility outcomes that may result from disruptive transportation technologies such as connected and automated vehicles, shared mobility, and advanced powertrains. The EEMS Program’s research is focused on identifying and developing solutions that support an increase in mobility energy productivity – improving the efficiency, the affordability, and the accessibility of the transportation system. David earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Clemson University, and a Master of Environmental Management degree from Duke University. After spending over 13 years in the semiconductor industry, David joined DOE’s Vehicle Technologies Office in 2009, and has since led numerous research programs focused on improving vehicle and transportation system efficiency.

February 4, 2021
Thu 1:30 PM EST

Duration 1H 30M

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