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Vehicle Technologies Office News

July 17, 2014
May 2014 National Idling Reduction Network News

The May 2014 National Idling Reduction Network News has information about current funding opportunities, recent awards, new technologies, and other news related to reducing unnecessary vehicle idling.

July 17, 2014
Vehicle Technologies Office’s Research Recognized by R&D 100 Awards

The 2014 R&D 100 Awards recognized four projects supported by the Vehicle Technologies Office for their technical significance, innovation, and usefulness.

July 16, 2014
Energy Department Announces $4.5 Million to Expand Usage of Alternative Fuels

The Energy Department today announced up to $4.5 million in funding to expand the use of alternative fuels through the Clean Cities program, which works with nearly 100 local coalitions and thousands of stakeholders across the country to decrease the use of petroleum in transportation.

June 30, 2014
Drivers refuel at a station along the I-75 Clean Fuels Corridor in Lexington, Kentucky. | Photo by East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition
I-75 Project Brings Biofuels to one of the Nation’s Longest Highways

With the launch of the I-75 Clean Fuels Corridor, drivers in Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Georgia, and Florida can fill up their vehicles at stations in the world’s longest biofuels corridor.

June 25, 2014
Vehicle Technologies Office Recognizes Leaders in Advanced Vehicle Research, Development and Deployment

The Vehicle Technologies Office recently recognized 10 leaders in research, development and deployment for their contributions to the DOE's efforts to improve advanced technology and alternative fuel vehicles.

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 ©
On the Road with Fuel Saving Tools

Learn how to keep your fuel costs down this summer.