- Multi-Material Lightweight Vehicle Hurdles Into the Future
October 28, 2014 3:26 PM
While crashing a car isn't usually considered a good thing, running through a crash test was a major milestone for Ford and Magna's Multimaterial Lightweight Vehicle. This unique concept car, supported by a project funded by the Energy Department's Vehicle Technologies Office, is 25 percent lighter than the 2013 Ford Fusion, a similar midsized sedan. As reducing a vehicle's weight by 10 percent can increase its fuel economy by 6 to 8 percent, the lightweight materials in this vehicle have the potential to save consumers fuel and money in the future.Read The Full Story
- Reducing Petroleum, One Billion Gallons at a Time
October 22, 2014 10:01 AM
In 2013, the Clean Cities Program and its stakeholders saved more than one billion gallons of petroleum. Last Friday, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Sustainable Transportation Reuben Sarkar announced this milestone at the kick-off event on the National Mall for the National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey (Odyssey Day).Read The Full Story
August 14, 2014
As part of the Obama Administration’s efforts to reduce dependence on foreign oil and transition to a clean energy economy, the Energy Department today announced more than $55 million for 31 new projects to accelerate research and development of critical vehicle technologies that will improve fuel efficiency and reduce costs.
February 6, 2014
Installing 34 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Locations Across the Country
January 22, 2014
At the Washington Auto Show U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced nearly $50 million to accelerate research and development of new vehicle technologies that give drivers and businesses more transportation options and protect the environment in communities nationwide.
January 10, 2014
University students can join the Energy Department-supported Hydrogen Education Foundation's Hydrogen Student Design Contest to plan and design a drop-in fueling station.
December 19, 2013
December 3, 2013