Heavy Duty Hybrid Funding vs light duty funding

Why are we funding light duty hybrid before heavy duty?

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http://www.c2es.org/federal/executive/vehicle-standards

“The only heavy-duty hybrid truck funding available since 2007 has been used to conduct in-use and laboratory evaluations on hybrid vehicles, mostly delivery trucks and transit bus applications. None of this funding was for hybrid R&D. Since 2007, the $1 million to $1.5 million per year for heavy-duty R&D has been focused on aerodynamics, thermal management, and friction and wear reduction. Although there were no congressional requests for FY 2007 through FY 2010 that specifically targeted 21CTP heavy-duty hybrids, the work cited above was completed under the DOE’s Office of Vehicle Technologies, which has included both light-duty and heavy-duty advanced vehicle testing and R&D activities, with some of these being hybrid-specific. Project funding since 2007 is shown in Table 4-2.”

http://www.nap.edu/read/13288/chapter/6

more links on heavy duty funding

$150 Million in Clean Truck Incentive Funds Blocked By Uncertainty

http://www.greencarcongress.com/2016/08/20160816-doe-1.html#more

Light duty

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2012/09/21/cbo-government-will-spend-7-5-billion-on-electric-vehicles-what-are-we-getting-back/

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