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In the first half of 2013, Americans doubled the number of PEVs they purchased compared to the same period in 2012, and this summer, PEV sales reached a new record high. More than 11,000 PEVs were sold in August 2013 -- that's a 29 percent improvement in sales over the previous monthly record. Learn now about the <a href="/node/719346">clean technology revolution</a> that is here today.

In the first half of 2013, Americans doubled the number of PEVs they purchased compared to the same period in 2012, and this summer, PEV sales reached a new record high. More than 11,000 PEVs were sold in August 2013 -- that's a 29 percent improvement in sales over the previous monthly record. Learn now about the clean technology revolution that is here today.

Vehicles, and the fuel it takes to power them, are an essential part of our American infrastructure and economy, moving people and goods across the country. 

From funding research into technologies that will save Americans money at the pump to increasing the fuel economy of gasoline-powered vehicles to encouraging the development and deployment of electric and alternative fuel vehicles, the Energy Department is committed to providing consumers with a full range of vehicle choices while decreasing our dependence on foreign oil and reducing impacts on the environment.

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Top 3 Driving Tools That Will Help Save You Money at the Pump
Save time and money on your next road trip with our top three driving tools. | Photo courtesy of iStockphoto.com/gioadventures.

Save time and money on your next road trip with these top three interactive driving tools.

SLIDESHOW: Secretary Moniz Tours 2014 Washington Auto Show

Highlights from Secretary Moniz's tour of the Washington Auto Show.

Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Electric Vehicles
At Argonne's Advanced Powertrain Research Facility, researchers conduct vehicle benchmarking and testing activities that provide data critical to the development and commercialization of next-generation vehicles.| Photo courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory

Highlighting our list of the most interesting facts about electric vehicles.

#YearofAction: Growing the Clean Energy Economy
During the State of the Union address, President Obama highlighted how the U.S. is a global leader in solar energy. | Photo by Pete Souza, White House.

Highlighting a few of the ways the Energy Department is working to achieve the President's goals by growing the clean energy economy.

Top 11 Things You Didn’t Know About Fuel Cells
Zero Emission Bay Area (ZEBA) -- a group of regional transit agencies in Northern California -- operates twelve, zero-emission, fuel cell buses in real-world service throughout the Bay Area’s diverse communities and landscapes.  | Photo courtesy of Leslie Eudy, NREL.

Test your fuel cell knowledge with these little-known facts.