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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.

July 27, 2015
National Park Service Greens Its Rides with the Help of Clean Cities

The National Park Service is working with the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities Program to provide sustainable travel options, including using more efficient vehicles themselves and encouraging visitors to “green their rides” in the parks to minimize their contribution to climate change and air pollution.

July 16, 2015
Vehicle Technologies Office Issues Notice of Intent for Medium and Heavy-Duty Vehicle Demonstration Funding Opportunity

The Vehicle Technologies Office has issued a Notice of Intent (No. DE-FOA-0001355) to make interested parties aware of its plan to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicle Powertrain Electrification and Dual Fuel Fleet Demonstration.” The information contained in the notice is subject to change. As this is only a notice of intent, applications and questions are not currently being accepted for this FOA. It is anticipated that this FOA will be posted to the EERE Exchange website in August 2015.

July 8, 2015
Through the new Small Business Vouchers Pilot, small businesses will be able to access tools like this large-scale 3D-printer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Manufacturing Demonstration Facility. | Photo courtesy of Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
New National Labs Pilot Opens Doors to Small Businesses

New Small Business Vouchers Pilot will connect clean energy innovators across the country with the top-notch scientists, engineers, and world-class facilities at Energy Department National Laboratories.

June 24, 2015
Sustainable Transportation Day Drives Innovation Forward

Energy Department technology Offices showcase how EERE’s strategic investments in sustainable transportation technologies are improving vehicle efficiency and advancing the use of alternative fuel vehicles.

June 24, 2015
Vehicle Technologies Office Recognizes Outstanding Researchers and Projects

At its Annual Merit Review in Arlington, VA, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Office recently recognized some of its most outstanding performers involved in research, development, and deployment of efficient and sustainable highway transportation technologies. The Vehicle Technologies Office bestowed Distinguished Achievement and Lifetime Distinguished Achievement awards for teams and individuals that have contributed to projects with extraordinary results.

June 23, 2015
DOE Announces Webinars on Tribal Renewable Energy Projects, Renewable Natural Gas for Vehicles, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts.

June 18, 2015
Drivers can learn about fuel efficiency in the Green Racing Simulator which models a hybrid race car. Photo: courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory
Come see the Next Generation of Vehicles on Sustainable Transportation Day-June 22, 2015

On June 22, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is hosting a free Sustainable Transportation Day at the Energy Department’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. Together, EERE’s Bioenergy Technologies Office, Fuel Cell Technologies Office, and Vehicles Technologies Office will staff vehicle exhibits and a networking event open to the public. Register now to attend!