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Vehicle Technologies Office News

October 1, 2015
Energy Department Unveils 3D-Printed Building; New Initiatives During Industry Day

The Energy Department announced several new and exciting innovations and programs during Industry Day held at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee Sept. 23-24. This included unveiling a 3-D printed building with integrated energy storage via bidirectional wireless power transfer to and from a vehicle, revealing the first-round winners of ORNL’s crowdsourcing competition to advance innovative building technology ideas, and announcing a new open innovation program between ORNL and four industry partners.

September 29, 2015
The United States has the largest electric vehicle fleet in the world, which includes cars like the Chevrolet Volt. | Photo courtesy of General Motors
Celebrating Electric Vehicles

Electric cars are more popular than ever. Earlier this month, drivers shared why they love these sustainable vehicles.

September 17, 2015
Energy 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.

September 16, 2015
Saving Money with Electric Vehicles

A few reasons why plug-in electric vehicles can be a solid, money-saving investment.

September 15, 2015
Explore this infographic to see how the Energy Department is revving up the electric vehicle market through the EV Everywhere Grand Challenge. | Infographic by <a href="/node/379579">Sarah Gerrity</a>, Energy Department.
Celebrate EV Everywhere by Sharing Your Electric Vehicle Story

Share your electric vehicle story, photos and videos using #ILoveEVs and join us for a Facebook chat on Friday September 18 at 2 p.m. ET.

September 10, 2015
Energy Department Announces $11 Million to Accelerate Alternative Fuel Use in Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles

The Energy Department today announced $11 million in available funding to support development and demonstration of innovative alternative technologies for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, designed to help reduce U.S. reliance on gasoline, diesel, and oil imports. 

The funding opportunity includes two areas of interest:

August 26, 2015
Energy Department Announces $10 Million to Advance Efficient, Environmentally-Friendly Highway Transportation Technologies

The Energy Department announced today $10 million for eight incubator projects to develop innovative solutions for efficient and environmentally-friendly vehicle technologies that will help reduce petroleum use in the United States. The funding will go toward projects that pursue breakthrough approaches to providing Americans with greater freedom of mobility and energy security, while lowering costs and reducing environmental impacts.

August 13, 2015
Employee vehicles plugged into workplace chargers available at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. | Photo courtesy of Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
EV Everywhere Seeks Your Designs

In order to increase the public’s awareness of EV Everywhere, the Energy Department is launching an EV Everywhere logo contest, which will attract attention to plug-in vehicles.

August 5, 2015
<em>The research engineers in Argonne National Laboratory’s Vehicle Modeling, Simulation and Control group who designed the Autonomie modeling tool are continuously investigating new ways to improve it. | Photo courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory.</em>
Models Move Vehicle Design Forward

These days, modeling software is as important to building a car as welding equipment. The Energy Department’s Vehicle Technologies Office is working to make these models as useful and accurate as possible so that manufacturers can build the next-generation of fuel efficient and advanced technology vehicles.

July 28, 2015
2015 Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting Presentations Now Available

Presentations from the Vehicle Technologies Office's and the Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program's Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting are now posted on the website.