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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! 

June 10, 2015
Tom Kuhn, President of EEI and Secretary Moniz at the MOU signing on Monday, June 8, at Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Annual Convention in New Orleans, LA. | Photo courtesy of EEI
Working With Industry and Utilities to Promote Electric Vehicles

Secretary Moniz signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), the EV Everywhere Utility Partnership or EV Everywhere UP, with EEI President Tom Kuhn at EEI’s Annual Convention.

June 8, 2015
Energy Department Announces Funding to Develop Aggregate Purchasing Models

The Energy Department today announced up to $2 million to support aggregate purchasing models for plug-in electric and other alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles, subsystems, components, alternative fuels, and refueling/charging infrastructure. Aggregated purchasing is when one central organization coordinates customers to maximize their collective buying power.

June 8, 2015
Energy Department and Edison Electric Institute Sign Agreement to Advance Electric Vehicle Technologies

Today Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the Department and the Edison Electric Institute, strengthening collaborative action to accelerate plug-in electric vehicle and charging infrastructure deployment.

June 5, 2015
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

Nearly 400 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 5, 2015
The Ohio State University Wins Year One of North American EcoCAR 3 Competition – Defending Their EcoCAR 2 Title

Four-year collegiate engineering program gives students the chance to design, build, and demonstrate cutting-edge, eco-friendly automotive technologies in the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro.

June 4, 2015
Senator Dorgan and Energy Under Secretary Orr to Speak at 2015 Annual Merit Review Plenary Session

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) announce that Senator Byron L. Dorgan (ret.) and DOE’s Under Secretary for Science and Energy Franklin Orr will deliver remarks at the 2015 Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting (AMR) on Monday, June 8th. Each year at the AMR, projects funded by FCTO and VTO are reviewed for their technical progress. This year more than 1,800 people will come together and nearly 400 projects will be reviewed by almost 300 expert peer reviewers. The AMR is being held June 8–12 in Arlington, Virginia.

June 4, 2015
EcoCAR 3: Year 1 Finals Power Up University Teams

EcoCar 3 challenges America's future auto engineers to design a more sustainable version of the Chevrolet Camaro.

May 26, 2015
Our energy expert answered your questions about vehicle fuel efficiency. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/zodebala
#AskEnergySaver: Fuel Efficiency

Just in time for the busy summer driving season, our energy expert answers your questions about vehicle fuel efficiency.

May 14, 2015
Video: SuperTruck Barreling Down the Road of Sustainability

Latest Energy 101 video shows how new technologies are making heavy duty trucks more fuel efficient and less expensive to operate.