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May 9, 2012
A Few Simple Steps for Better Gas Mileage

One woman's quest to improve fuel economy on her family's summer roadtrip with simple maintenance and other easy techniques.

May 7, 2012
Good for the Community, Good for the Globe

One woman's quest to find the perfect summer kale, a leafy green that's both spicy and also good for the environment.

May 4, 2012
In addition to hosting the vehicles education exhibit at the White House, Energy Department employees participated in many activities as part of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day - like the fitness presentation shown above. | Energy Department file photo.
Vehicle Education Efforts Fuel Our Future

Talking to young people about clean, renewable energy sources as part of the White House's Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.

April 27, 2012
Vehicle Technologies Program Manager Patrick B. Davis gets ready to cut the ribbon at Magna E-Car's new electric drive component plant in Michigan. From left: Mike Finney - CEO, Michigan Economic Development Corporation; Gary Meyers - VP/General Manager, Magna E-Car USA, LP; Pat Davis; Kevin Pavlov - Chief Operating Officer, Magna E-Car Systems; Marilyn Hoffman, Township Supervisor, Grand Blanc Township, Michigan; Joseph Graves, State Representative 51st District, Michigan House of Representatives; Tim Herman, CEO, The Genesee County Chamber of Commerce. | Photo courtesy of Magna E-Car.
Magna E-Car Opening

Magna E-Car opens a new electric drive component facility in Grand Blanc Township, Michigan.

April 16, 2012
One of the competitors from the Michelin Green X Challenge. | Photo courtesy of Green Racing.
Green Racing's Impact on the Automotive World

The Energy Department is harnessing the innovation of the racing world to improve the efficiency of vehicles -- both on and off the track.

April 12, 2012
Breaking a Cycle-Free Lifestyle for Earth Day

One woman works through traumatic bicycle-related experiences while contemplating the purchase of a new bike for Earth Day.

April 6, 2012
The Energy Department announced up to $4 million to develop wireless chargers for electric vehicles. | Graphic courtesy of the Vehicle Technologies Program.
Announcing $4 Million For Wireless EV Charging

Imagine being able to charge an electric vehicle without ever having to plug-in. A new funding opportunity from the Energy Department seeks to accomplish just that.

April 4, 2012
This Month on Energy Savers: March 2012

We also covered some driving tips to help save money at the pump, ideas for new parents, and unveiled how you can connect with energy savings tips on the go.

March 20, 2012
Police cars in Tallahassee, FL are using EECBG funding from the Recovery Act to reduce idle time and save fuel and taxpayer money. | Courtesy of Tallahassee Police Department.
Saving Gas While Fighting Crime in Tallahassee

To help reverse the trend of letting police cars idle (and waste fuel), the City of Tallahassee, Florida’s Fleet Management Division has designed and built its own Less Idle Time (LIT) package and has installed the equipment in 27 police cars using EECBG funding through the Recovery Act.

March 19, 2012
America's Clean, Efficient Fleets: An Infographic

Check out our brand new infographic on how the National Clean Fleets Partners are significantly reducing their petroleum use.