North America



Government: Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) seeks to enhance the responsible development and use of Canada’s natural  resources and the competitiveness of Canada’s natural resources products. They are an established leader in science and technology in the fields of energy, forests, and minerals and metals and use their expertise in earth sciences to build and maintain an up-to-date knowledge base of our landmass. (Information in English and French)

Government Research: Automotive Partnership Canada is a government initiative that supports significant, collaborative R&D activities to benefit the entire Canadian automotive industry. (Information available in English and French)

Organization: Electric Mobility Canada – Mobilité Electrique Canada seeks to establish electric mobility, in all its forms, as the primary solution to Canada’s growing transportation energy issues and to assist its members in the fulfillment of their mandates. (Information available in English and French)


United States

Government: The United States Department of Energy (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Program’s mission is developing more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly highway transportation technologies that will enable America to use less petroleum. (Information available in English)

Government Research: Argonne National Laboratory'sTransportation Technology Research and Development Center (TTRDC) brings together scientists and engineers from many disciplines to find cost-effective solutions to the problems of foreign oil dependency and greenhouse gas emissions. As one of the DOE’s lead laboratories for research in hybrid powertrains, batteries, and fuel efficient technologies, Argonne’s transportation program is critical to advancing the development of next-generation vehicles.(Information available in English)

Government Research: Oak Ridge National Laboratory Energy & Transportation Science Division develops and deploys knowledge and technology that enables the transformation of our energy system. (Information available in English)

Research: Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) Research Center, Institute of Transportation studies, University of California Davis is conducting innovative research on consumer response, environmental impacts, and vehicle technology. Its goals are to provide technology and policy guidance to California, and to help solve research questions and address commercialization issues for PHEVs. (Information available in English)

Infrastructure: The Alternative Fueling Station Locator on DOE’s online Alternative Fuels & Advanced Vehicles Data Center (AFDC) Alternative Fueling Station Locator tool now includes a refined search for various types of electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) charging, including Level 1, Level 2, and Direct Current Fast Charge, along with locations of the EVSE. (Information available in English)

Industry-Infrastructure: The EV Project, ECOtality North America will deploy nearly 15,000 charging stations in 18 cities located in six states (Oregon, Washington, California, Arizona, Tennessee and Texas) and the District of Columbia. (Information available in English)