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August 20, 2014

Energy Department Invests More Than $55 Million to Advance Efficient Vehicle Technologies

The Energy Department announced funding totaling more than $55 million for 31 new projects designed to accelerate research and development of critical vehicle technologies that will improve fuel efficiency and reduce costs.  More

August 13, 2014

New National Clean Fleets Partners Build New Roads to Sustainability

The Energy Department’s National Clean Fleets Partnership helps the country’s largest fleets reduce their petroleum use by switching to alternative fuels, adopting advanced technology vehicles, reducing their idling, and implementing other fuel saving techniques.  More

August 13, 2014

EcoCAR 3 Kicks Off in September

EcoCAR 3, the latest in the Energy Department's Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition series, will have a kickoff workshop in Novi, Michigan, from September 16 to 18.  More

July 16, 2014

$4.5 M in Funding Available for Alternative Fuel Market Readiness

The Energy Department announced up to $4.5 million to expand the use of alternative fuel vehicles through the Clean Cities program, including plug-in electric, natural gas, propane, and flexible fuel vehicles. More

July 2, 2014

New York Unveils First Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Statewide Plan

New York's Albany International Airport has six new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations that are part of a planned network of up to 3,000 EV stations slated for various public and workplace locations across New York State.  More

June 18, 2014

Ohio State University Races to the Finish as the Winner of EcoCAR 2

The Ohio State University was crowned the winner of EcoCAR 2, a three-year competition among 15 North American colleges.  More

May 7, 2014

Energy Department Announces $10 Million to Advance Zero-Emission Cargo Transport Vehicles

The Energy Department announced up to $10 million to demonstrate and deploy innovative alternate transportation technologies for cargo vehicles.  More

April 30, 2014

Louisiana Company Switches to CNG, Helps Transform Local Fuel Supplies

A Shreveport, Louisiana, company is switching to compressed natural gas, a locally-produced, cleaner source of fuel and helping other distribution fleets do the same.  More

April 30, 2014

EcoCAR 3 Competition Launches for University Teams

The Energy Department and General Motors Co. announced the official launch of the EcoCAR 3 competition, during which students will work to increase energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions of Chevrolet Camaros .  More

April 9, 2014

Volvo Recognized for Leadership in Energy Efficiency

The Energy Department recognized Volvo Group North America for its leadership in energy efficiency at the New River Valley assembly plant near Roanoke, Virginia.  More

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