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America’s auto industry is back!

Last year, vehicle production doubled while car and trucks sales in the U.S. hit an all-time high. The Energy Department helped support this resurgence -- and create over 35,000 jobs -- by providing critical funding for advanced vehicle manufacturing and by driving important research and development that revved up fuel efficiency and sparked new technologies for electric vehicles.

The future of America’s auto industry was on display today at the Washington Auto Show, where Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced funding to advance the next generation of fuel-efficient vehicle technologies and a new report highlighting how the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing program is fueling economic growth in the United States.

Scroll through the photos above to see some of the Energy Department-supported technologies that are lowering carbon pollution and moving America’s economy forward!