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Secretary Moniz to Deliver Keynote at Washington Auto Show

January 21, 2014 - 12:00pm


 WASHINGTON – Tomorrow, Wednesday, January 22, 2014, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will deliver the government keynote address at the Washington Auto Show’s Public Policy Day. His remarks will focus on the Energy Department’s work with automakers, universities and national laboratories to put the United States in the lead to manufacture and export the next generation of fuel efficient and electric vehicles – creating new engineering and manufacturing jobs in the U.S. and boosting economic growth.

Last year, Americans bought nearly 100,000 plug-in electric vehicles, nearly twice as many as sold during 2012. At the same time, the fuel economy of light duty passenger cars continues to improve. The Obama Administration has taken unprecedented steps to improve the fuel efficiency of American vehicles, establishing the toughest fuel economy standards for passenger vehicles in U.S. history. Before his remarks, Secretary Moniz will tour the auto show, including cars that feature new technologies and innovations developed in partnership with the Energy Department. 


U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz to deliver government keynote address at the Washington Auto Show

*Media availability to follow


Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Washington, D.C.


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

10:20 AM EST


Media wishing to attend should contact the Washington Auto Show. Media contacts and credentialing information can be found at