2008 Vehicle Technologies Market Report

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


In the past five years, vehicle technologies have advanced on a number of fronts: power-train systems have become more energy efficient, materials have become more lightweight, fuels are burned more cleanly, and new hybrid electric systems reduce the need for traditional petroleum-fueled propulsion. This report documents the trends in market drivers, new vehicles, and component suppliers. This report is supported by the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Vehicle Technologies Program, which develops energy-efficient and environmentally friendly highway transportation technologies that will reduce use of petroleum in the United States. The long-term aim is to develop 'leap frog' technologies that will provide Americans with greater freedom of mobility and energy security, while lowering costs and reducing impacts on the environment.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages54
StatePublished - 2009

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-6A2-46018

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102009-2860


  • alternative fuel vehicles
  • engines
  • heavy trucks
  • hybrid electric vehicles (HEV)
  • light vehicles
  • miles per gallon
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  • petroleum use
  • power-train systems
  • transportation
  • vehicle markets
  • vehicle sales
  • Vehicle Technologies Program


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