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May 25, 2012
EcoCAR 2: Pluggin in to the Future challenges 15 universities across North America to reduce the environmental impact of a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu by minimizing the vehicles' fuel consumption and reducing its emissions while retaining the vehicle's performance, safety, and consumer appeal. | Photo by Myles Regan.
EcoCAR 2 Year 1 Winners Announced!

The EcoCAR 2 Year One awards were given out in Los Angeles, California on Wednesday, May 23.

May 23, 2012
Teams of university students are exploring the hardware of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles this week at the EcoCAR 2 finals in Los Angeles, CA. | Energy Department photo, credit Myles Regan.
EcoCAR 2: Racing Towards Vehicle Efficiency

Happening now: the competition finals for Year One of EcoCAR 2 in Los Angeles, California.

May 17, 2012
A North Carolina State University student works on an EcoCAR vehicle at the Year 3 finals last year in Milford, MI. | Energy Department photo.
EcoCAR2 Teams Start their Virtual Engines

As the auto industry introduces more alternative fuel and energy efficient vehicles to dealerships across the U.S., teams of university students are also making sure consumers have more choices on the showroom floor.

May 16, 2012
Getting It Right: Accurate Testing and Assessments Critical to Deploying the Next Generation of Auto Fuels

Today, the Coordinating Research Council released a report on the effects of E15 and E20 on vehicle engines. We, at the Energy Department, believe the study is significantly flawed.

May 14, 2012
The Race is On: Clean Energy and New Jobs in America, Starting in Michigan

Deputy Secretary Poneman travels to Michigan to highlight how America can win the clean energy race

May 11, 2012
Do You Have Your Own Tips for Saving Fuel?

Do you have any other ideas for saving gas this summer?

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.