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May 11, 2015
Now's your chance to ask Energy Department experts your questions about saving energy. This month, we're answering your questions about vehicle fuel efficiency. | Photo courtesy of ©
#AskEnergySaver: Answering Your Fuel Efficiency Questions

Have questions about vehicle fuel efficiency? Now's your chance to ask the experts at the Energy Department.

April 30, 2015
Dr. Andres Tovar, winner of the ARPA-E LITECAR challenge, is an assistant professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. | Photo courtesy of Dr. Andres Tovar.
8 Questions with Dr. Andres Tovar, Winner of ARPA-E’s LITECAR Challenge

Dr. Andres Tovar won the ARPA-E LITECAR challenge with his ribcage-inspired design. We interviewed him about design, 3D-printing and bones.

April 15, 2015
Photo Gallery: 3D Printing Brings Classic Shelby Cobra to Life

All-electric 50th-anniversary Shelby Cobra car was created using large-scale 3D-printer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

March 3, 2015
Pamela Fletcher, GM Executive Chief Engineer for Electrified Vehicles, poses with the 2016 Chevrolet Volt at the 2015 North American International Auto Show | Photo Courtesy of General Motors, Steve Fecht.
10 Questions with Advanced Tech Vehicle Engineer, Pam Fletcher

Ever wonder what it's like to be an engineer at a car company? Read about Pam Fletcher's experience as head engineer for electric vehicles at General Motors.

January 23, 2015
The Future is Now for Advanced Vehicles

Go behind the scenes at the Washington Auto Show, where the next generation of advanced vehicles is here today.

January 12, 2015
Infographic courtesy of the White House.
Pushing America’s Automotive Industry Forward

The Department of Energy is supporting U.S. auto manufacturers, suppliers and workers -- helping to create the next generation of clean, efficient cars and trucks, made right here in America.

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.