- Timeline: A Path to Lightweight Materials in Cars and Trucks
August 25, 2016 12:45 PM
Although cars have been around for more than a century, the material making them up has mostly stayed the same — steel. It’s only been in the last 25 years or so that advanced materials, ranging from aluminum and magnesium alloys to carbon fiber composites, have made their way into mass-produced passenger cars. These lightweight materials can cut a vehicle’s body and chassis weight in half, helping to increase fuel economy as well as the overall range of hybrids, plug-ins and all-electric cars.Read The Full Story
- Co-Optima Initiative Fuels Combustion Engine Efficiency
August 2, 2016 11:15 AM
The Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines (Co-Optima) initiative aims to simultaneously transform both transportation fuels and vehicles in order to maximize performance and energy efficiency, minimize environmental impact, and accelerate widespread adoption of innovative combustion strategies.Read The Full Story
July 21, 2016FACT SHEET: Obama Administration Announces Federal and Private Sector Actions to Accelerate Electric Vehicle Adoption in the United States
Administration announces new actions geared towards accelerating the deployment of electric vehicle charging infrastructure and putting more electric vehicles on the road.
January 21, 2016
Secretary Moniz Continues Obama Administration Commitment to American Auto Industry, Releases Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Report on DOE Successes
December 10, 2015
September 17, 2015Energy Department Awards Nearly $55 Million to Advance Fuel Efficient Vehicle Technologies in Support of EV Everywhere and SuperTruck
As part of the Obama Administration’s strategy to increase energy productivity, reduce America's reliance on foreign oil and cut harmful emissions the Energy Department today announced an investment of nearly $55 million for 24 projects to develop and deploy cutting-edge vehicle technologies that will strengthen the U.S. clean energy economy.
August 26, 2015
June 8, 2015