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October 28, 2014
As the demand for electric vehicles goes up, charging stations become more prevalent -- here an electric vehicle owner uses a local charging station. | Photo Courtesy of the Energy Department.
Energy Jobs: Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installer

Learn about what it takes to become an electric vehicle charging station installer in the latest installment of our #EnergyJobs series.

September 15, 2014
The History of the Electric Car

Travel back in time with us as we explore the history of the electric vehicle.

August 20, 2014
Pictured here is Ford's Lightweight Concept vehicle, a prototype that is nearly 25 percent lighter than an equivalent conventional vehicle. Using a mix of advanced materials, Ford -- in partnership with Magna International -- shaved about 800 pounds off the baseline vehicle, making a midsize sedan roughly the weight of a subcompact car. | Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Company.
Road to Fuel Savings: Ford, Magna Partnership Help Vehicles Shed the Pounds

Learn how Ford is one step closer to developing an affordable, lightweight passenger car.

August 14, 2014
<div class="field field-name-field-map-byline field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div  class="field-item odd">Pictured here is an animation showing the basic mechanics of how an internal combustion engine works. With support from the Energy Department, General Motors researchers developed a new technology -- the Intake Valve Lift Control -- that is helping save fuel and lower emissions in the 2014 Chevy Impala. As visualized in the closeup of the graphic, the Intake Valve Lift Control can operate at two different lift and duration modes -- only allowing the optimum amount of fuel and air mixture in the combustion chamber for the driving conditions. | Animated graphic by Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department.</div></div></div>
Road to Fuel Savings: GM Technology Ramps Up Engine Efficiency

Learn how a new compact technology in the 2014 Chevy Impala is having a big impact on the vehicle's fuel consumption.

July 2, 2014
<div class="field field-name-field-map-byline field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div  class="field-item odd">Data: <a href="http://www.eia.gov/state/seds/seds-data-complete.cfm?sid=US">EIA State Energy Data System</a></div></div></div>
How Much Do You Spend?

Ever wonder how much you spend on energy a year? We're breaking down the numbers for you.

June 13, 2014
Ohio State University Races to the Finish as the Winner of EcoCAR 2

After three years of intense competition, the team from Ohio State University takes first place in EcoCAR 2 for its energy-efficient, consumer-ready alternative fuel vehicle design.

May 1, 2014
FuelEconomy.gov’s newest tool -- the Used Car Fuel Economy Label -- makes it easier for consumers to compare used cars, select the most fuel-efficient model and save money at the pump. | Photo by the Energy Department.
Fuel Economy Sticker Revs Up Used Car Sales

Looking to buy or sell a used car? A new interactive tool makes it easy to compare the fuel economy of used cars.

April 29, 2014
Researchers from the Energy Department's Berkeley and Argonne National Labs have developed a new class of fuel cell catalysts that uses roughly 85 percent less platinum and has more than 30 times the catalytic activity than conventional catalysts. The graphic above highlights the catalyst's different stages throughout its manufacturing process. | Graphic courtesy of Argonne National Lab.
Small Catalyst Finding Could Lead to Big Breakthrough for Fuel Cell Deployment

Researchers at the Energy Department's National Labs have developed a new catalyst that could make fuel cells cost-competitive with other power generators.

April 28, 2014
Slideshow: Ready, Set, NASCAR Green at Richmond International Raceway

Learn how NASCAR is working to reduce stock car racing's environmental impact and educating its fans to do the same.

February 21, 2014
At this year's Daytona 500, four fuel cell generators will power some of the broadcast cameras and spotlights, demonstrating how the technology could help NASCAR save money on fuel costs. This technology was beta-tested during the IMSA Rolex 24 race weekend last month. | Photo courtesy of P.T. Jones, Oak Ridge National Lab.
NASCAR Green Gets First Place in Daytona 500

Behind the scenes at the Daytona 500, fuel cells will be providing NASCAR with a cleaner, more efficient option for powering broadcast cameras and lights.