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March 8, 2013
FedEx, a National Clean Fleets partner, is expanding its advanced technology vehicle fleets in Kansas and Michigan with the support of Clean Cities projects in those states. | Photo courtesy of Jonathan Burton, NREL.
National Clean Fleets Partners Get the Best of Both Worlds with Hybrid Vehicles

National Clean Fleets partners are investing in hybrid vehicles to reduce their oil use, vehicle emissions and fuel costs.

March 7, 2013
Fair Oaks Farms and AMP Americas Transform Waste into Fuel

Learn how an Indiana dairy is fueling its milk delivery trucks with renewable natural gas.

February 14, 2013
PEV readiness is a community-wide effort that requires charging infrastructure, planning, regulations and support services. The new PEV Scorecard helps communities determine their PEV friendliness. | Photo courtesy of IKEA Orlando.
What’s Your PEV Readiness Score?

The new Plug-in Electric Vehicle Readiness Scorecard helps communities measure their PEV friendliness.

February 6, 2013
Professor Jack Brouwer, Associate Director and Chief Technology Officer of the National Fuel Cell Research Center, points out the tri-generation facility that uses biogas from Orange County Sanitation District’s wastewater treatment plant to produce hydrogen, heat and power. | Photo courtesy of the Energy Department.
Fueling the Next Generation of Vehicle Technology

Learn how fuel cell technologies are vital to our nation's future energy and transportation economies.

February 5, 2013
Apps for Vehicles Finalists
Apps for Vehicles Challenge Finalists Announced

Nearly 40 teams submitted ideas in response to a $50,000 Apps for Vehicles Challenge that seeks to improve safety and fuel efficiency through data innovation. Eight finalists have been selected to move on to the second phase of the competition based on the business plans and product prototypes they submitted during the first phase.

January 31, 2013
Secretary Chu Tours the 2013 Washington Auto Show

Highlights from the Secretary's tour of the Washington Auto Show floor.

January 31, 2013
As part of the EV Everywhere Grand Challenge, the new Workplace Charging Challenge aims to expand access to charging stations in cities across the U.S. | Infographic by Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department.
EV Everywhere Charges Up the Workplace

As part of the EV Everywhere Grand Challenge, the new Workplace Charging Challenge aims to expand access to charging stations in cities across the U.S.

January 24, 2013
9 of the 37 entries for the Apps for Vehicles competition.
View the Apps for Vehicles Phase One Submissions

Phase one of the Apps for Vehicles competition has ended. Check out the wide variety of ideas for saving fuel and staying safe behind the wheel.

January 24, 2013
Brian Larsen is developing the next generation of fuel cell catalysts thanks to the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Postdoctoral Research Awards. | Photo courtesy of Dr. Guido Bender, NREL.
10 Questions for a Materials Scientist: Brian Larsen

Meet Brian Larsen, who is helping lower fuel cell costs by developing the next generation of fuel cell catalysts.

January 18, 2013
Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Critical Materials

What are critical materials? We are breaking them down with these top 10 facts.