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October 9, 2019
EERE at the Forefront of the Next Generation in Transportation
EERE at the Forefront of the Next Generation in Transportation
October 7, 2019
Sustainable Transportation Drives Smart Energy Choices
Sustainable Transportation Drives Smart Energy Choices
October 2, 2019
New Lab Investment Incubator Program Helps Jumpstart Manufacturing Innovation
New Lab Investment Incubator Program Helps Jumpstart Manufacturing Innovation
September 25, 2019
Energy Department Announces Phase 1 Winners of Battery Recycling Prize
Energy Department Announces Phase 1 Winners of Battery Recycling Prize
May 23, 2019
The Ohio State Takes Honors in The EcoCAR Mobility Challenge
The Ohio State University has been named The EcoCAR Mobility Challenge Year One champion.
January 17, 2019
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Energy Department Announces Battery Recycling Prize and Battery Recycling R&D Center
Efforts aim to reclaim and recycle critical materials from lithium-based battery technology used in consumer electronics, defense, and more.
December 11, 2017
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4 Tips to Improve Electric Vehicle Battery Range this Winter
There are things you can do to stay warm and improve your EV range, including these four tips to get the most out of your EV battery this winter.
September 28, 2016
Electric Vehicle News
Secretary Moniz Releases Report Showing the Cost Reductions and Rapid Deployment of Clean Energy Technologies

Report details the economic and environmental benefits our nation is already starting to realize thanks to the increased deployment.

August 18, 2016
Guiding Principles to Promote Electric Vehicles and Charging Infrastructure

On July 21, 2016, the White House announced that nearly 50 industry members signed on to Guiding Principles to Promote Electric Vehicles and...

March 7, 2016
Researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory test a wireless charger on the fully-electric Toyota Scion iQ at a demonstration site. | Photo courtesy of Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Wireless Electric Charging: The Future of Plug-In Electric Vehicles is Going Cordless

What if charging your plug-in electric vehicle was as easy as parking it? No need for cords or cards. Just as Wi-Fi has freed consumers of wires...

January 27, 2016
Photo Gallery: 2016 Washington Auto Show
Photo Gallery: 2016 Washington Auto Show
Scroll through the photos to see some of the Energy Department-supported technologies that are lowering carbon pollution and moving America’s eco...
January 21, 2016
Energy Department Announces $58 Million to Advance Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Technologies

Secretary Moniz Continues Obama Administration Commitment to American Auto Industry, Releases Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Report on...

January 6, 2016
David Friedman: On the Future of Transportation and the L.A. Auto Show

David Friedman, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, visited the L.A. Auto Show in November...

December 14, 2015
Assistant Secretary Danielson spoke about the importance of stakeholder collaboration to realize the goals of EV Everywhere. | Photo courtesy of Ameren Corporation
Driving Progress Through the EV Everywhere Utility Partnership

This month the EV Everywhere Utility Partnership (EV Everywhere UP) observed six months of progress with an Electric Transportation Stakeholder...

December 10, 2015
Electric Vehicle News
Breakthrough EERE National Laboratory Inventions Take Home Nine R&D 100 Awards
EERE and the National Laboratories supported nine winners at the recent 53rd annual R&D 100 Awards. Presented to research and development teams and...
December 2, 2015
A Chevrolet Volt charges in Rhode Island thanks to a ChargePoint station installed using funding from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act. | Photo courtesy of NREL
Plugged In: Understanding How and Where Plug-in Electric Vehicle Drivers Charge Up

Being able to go on long trips running on electricity has always been the Holy Grail of plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) owners. In comparison to...

December 1, 2015
Electric Vehicle News
Workplace Charging Challenge Mid-Program Review: Promising Progress from U.S. Employers

The EV Everywhere Workplace Charging Challenge is celebrating a major milestone – it’s now halfway to its goal of 500 Challenge partners committed...

November 17, 2015
Energy Department Welcomes Department of Transportation as New Workplace Charging Challenge Partner
Today, the Energy Department is welcoming the Department of Transportation (DOT) as a partner in its Workplace Charging Challenge, which aims to ma...
November 6, 2015
The brand-new logo for EV Everywhere, the effort to encourage the adoption of plug-in electric vehicles. The Energy Department ran a contest to choose a logo, and the winning design was submitted by Brian Marquis.
New EV Everywhere Logo is Ready for the Road

How do you capture the idea of an electrified transportation system in a single graphic? That was the task facing the designers who participated in...

September 29, 2015
Celebrating Electric Vehicles
Celebrating Electric Vehicles

Electric cars are more popular than ever. Earlier this month, drivers shared why they love these sustainable vehicles.

September 17, 2015
Energy Department Awards Nearly $55 Million to Advance Fuel Efficient Vehicle Technologies in Support of EV Everywhere and SuperTruck
As part of the Obama Administration’s strategy to increase energy productivity, reduce America's reliance on foreign oil and cut harmful emission...
September 16, 2015
Saving Money with Electric Vehicles

A few reasons why plug-in electric vehicles can be a solid, money-saving investment.

September 14, 2015
If your employer offers it, charging your car at work is just one benefit of driving a plug-in electric vehicle. | Photo courtesy of Erik Nelsen, NREL.
10 Things I Love About My Electric Vehicle

An electric vehicle was a smart choice for one Energy Saver contributor and his family.