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June 17, 2014
A vehicle undergoes dynamometer testing at Argonne National Laboratory's Advanced Powertrain Research Facility in Illinois. The project is one of many that is being evaluated at the Vehicle Technologies Office and Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting this week. | Photo by Argonne National Laboratory
Annual Merit Review Evaluates Impact of Sustainable Transportation Projects

More than 300 Energy Department activities and projects will be judged by reviewers from a variety of scientific backgrounds this week at the Vehicle Technologies Office and Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting in Washington, D.C., which is free of charge and open to the public.

June 13, 2014
Ohio State University Races to the Finish as the Winner of EcoCAR 2

After three years of intense competition, the team from Ohio State University takes first place in EcoCAR 2 for its energy-efficient, consumer-ready alternative fuel vehicle design.

May 31, 2014
EcoCAR 2 Competition: Meet the Teams Part III

The EcoCAR 2 finale starts tomorrow! Meet five of the student teams that are designing and integrating vehicle powertrains that lower the environmental impact of a Chevrolet Malibu without compromising performance, safety and consumer acceptability.

May 30, 2014
EcoCAR 2: Meet the Teams Part II

As college graduation season draws near, so too does EcoCAR 2, the Energy Department competition that challenges the next generation of engineers and scientists to reduce the environmental impact of a Chevrolet Malibu without compromising performance, safety and consumer acceptability. Meet five of the 15 teams.

May 27, 2014
EcoCAR 2: Meet the Teams Part I

Next month, 15 university teams facing off in EcoCAR 2 will reach the home stretch of the race. A two part contest will determine which team is crowned winners of the Energy Department’s latest advanced vehicle technology competition. Meet five of the teams and learn about their unique approaches to building innovative vehicles on the cutting edge of clean transportation.

May 23, 2014
Driving efficiently can help you save money on gas this summer.| Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/HelpingHandPhotos
On the Road with Fuel Saving Tools

Learn how to keep your fuel costs down this summer.

May 20, 2014
Charging Up with the Electric Drive Transportation Association

Find out how the Energy Department, in collaboration with industry, is working to lower the cost of plug-in electric vehicles and expand America’s charging infrastructure.

May 14, 2014
DOE Releases U.S. DRIVE Technical Accomplishments Report

The DOE's Vehicle Technologies Office recently released the 2013 U.S. DRIVE Technical Accomplishments report, which describes nearly 70 key achievements of DOE-funded projects carried out by U.S. DRIVE partners.

May 7, 2014
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz (far right) watches as Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy David Danielson speaks during the EcoCAR 3 competition launch event in Washington, D.C. on April 24. Student teams from throughout the country will put their engineering skills to the test in a four-year competition to make the Chevrolet Camaro more sustainable. | Energy Department photo
EcoCAR 3: Collegiate Teams to Pump up Fuel Efficiency of Iconic American Muscle Car

Four-year collegiate competition focused on making the Chevrolet Camaro more sustainable kicks off.

April 29, 2014
Energy Department Announces $10 Million to Advance Zero-Emission Cargo Transport Vehicles

The U.S. Department of Energy today announced up to $10 million to demonstrate and deploy innovative alternate transportation technologies for cargo vehicles, designed to help reduce U.S. reliance on gasoline, diesel, and oil imports.