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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 ©iStockphoto.com/HelpingHandPhotos
On the Road with Fuel Saving Tools

Learn how to keep your fuel costs down this summer.

May 20, 2014
Charging Up with the Electric Drive Transportation Association

Find out how the Energy Department, in collaboration with industry, is working to lower the cost of plug-in electric vehicles and expand America’s charging infrastructure.

May 14, 2014
DOE Releases U.S. DRIVE Technical Accomplishments Report

The DOE's Vehicle Technologies Office recently released the 2013 U.S. DRIVE Technical Accomplishments report, which describes nearly 70 key achievements of DOE-funded projects carried out by U.S. DRIVE partners.

May 7, 2014
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz (far right) watches as Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy David Danielson speaks during the EcoCAR 3 competition launch event in Washington, D.C. on April 24. Student teams from throughout the country will put their engineering skills to the test in a four-year competition to make the Chevrolet Camaro more sustainable. | Energy Department photo
EcoCAR 3: Collegiate Teams to Pump up Fuel Efficiency of Iconic American Muscle Car

Four-year collegiate competition focused on making the Chevrolet Camaro more sustainable kicks off.

April 29, 2014
Energy Department Announces $10 Million to Advance Zero-Emission Cargo Transport Vehicles

The U.S. Department of Energy today announced up to $10 million to demonstrate and deploy innovative alternate transportation technologies for cargo vehicles, designed to help reduce U.S. reliance on gasoline, diesel, and oil imports.

April 25, 2014
EcoCAR 3 Pushes the Vehicle Efficiency Envelope

The Department of Energy is partnering with Argonne National Laboratory and General Motors to support the EcoCAR 3 collegiate competition to design, build and optimize eco-friendly powertrains for vehicles.

April 3, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Climate Change Impacts and Indian Country, Pneumatic Control Retrofits and Air-Side Control Peer Exchange, 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. View this week's webinars.

March 27, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on the Best of the Clean Cities Tools and Resources, Engaging Building Occupants to Reduce Energy Use, 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. View this week's webinars.