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The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's (EERE) successes in developing energy-efficient and environmentally friendly vehicle and fuel technologies translate into cleaner cars on the road today and more efficient cars in the years to come. Explore EERE's vehicle technologies success stories below.

March 5, 2015
EERE Success Story—BASF Catalysts Opens Cathode Production Facility
EERE Success Story—BASF Catalysts Opens Cathode Production Facility
February 26, 2015
EERE Success Story—Multi-Mode RCCI Has Great Potential to Improve Fuel Economy in Light-Duty Diesel Engines
EERE Success Story—Multi-Mode RCCI Has Great Potential to Improve Fuel Economy in Light-Duty Diesel Engines
February 25, 2015
Vehicles Success Stories
EERE Success Story—DOE Supports PG&E Development of Next Generation Plug-in Hybrid Electric Trucks
Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) is demonstrating that plug-in electric vehicles can provide significant benefits to medium and heavy-duty fleets, e...
October 16, 2014
EERE Success Story—Redox Shuttle Additive, Wins 2014 R&D 100 Award
Sandia National Laboratory and the Argonne National Laboratory have developed a chemical solution, known as a redox shuttle additive, a chemical th...
October 16, 2014
EERE Success Story—Ionic Liquids Used as Wear Reduction, Wins R&D 100 Award
Partnered with Shell Global Solutions, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has developed ionic liquids (salts in a liquid state at ambient tem...
October 15, 2014
EERE Success Story—Radio Frequency Diesel Particulate Filter Sensor Reduces Fuel Consumption, Wins R&D 100 Award
Radio Frequency Diesel Particulate Filter Sensor (RF-DPF) is a sensor that uses radio frequencies to measure the amount and distribution of soot an...
October 15, 2014
EERE Success Story—Electrolyte Model Helps Researchers Develop Better Batteries, Wins R&D 100 Award
Dow Chemical, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, Argonne National Lab (ANL) and the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), have developed the Advanced Elec...
August 7, 2014
EERE Success Story—Colorado Community Readiness Efforts for PEVs Support State Policy Development
Project FEVER (Fostering Electric Vehicle Expansion in the Rockies), funded by EERE’s Clean Cities plug-in electric vehicle community readiness a...
June 5, 2014
EERE Success Story—Indiana Brings Alternative Fuels to the Forefront
With the support of $10.1 million from EERE (including funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act), more than matched by $13.6 million f...
June 4, 2014
EERE Success Story—Private Company Uses EERE-Supported Chemistry Model to Substantially Improve Combustion Engine Simulation Software
Convergent Science, Inc. (CSI) is using Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Multi-Zone Combustion Model (MCM) to help automotive engineers d...
February 10, 2014
EERE Success Story—Washington: Graphene Nanostructures for Lithium Batteries Receives 2012 R&D 100 Award
EERE-supported graphene nanostructures increases capacity of batteries, improves performance and convenience of electric vehicles.
February 10, 2014
EERE Success Story—Nationwide: National Fire Protection Association Provides Training to First Responders on EVs/PEVs
DOE is helping develop a strong workforce to support the adoption of plug-in electric vehicles, including first responders.
February 10, 2014
EERE Success Story—Michigan, Missouri: Innovative Mobile Exhibits Bring Electric Vehicles to Students and Public
EERE has supported two innovative projects bringing hands-on education on electric drive vehicles to students.
February 10, 2014
EERE Success Story—Illinois: High-Energy, Concentration-Gradient Cathode Material for Plug-in Hybrids and All-Electric Vehicles Could R...
Batteries for electric drive vehicles and renewable energy storage will reduce petroleum usage, improving energy security and reducing harmful emis...
February 10, 2014
EERE Success Story—Washington: Seattle Rises Above with Alternative Fuels
From the airport's baggage carriers to the taxis, Seattle's efforts to reduce petroleum in transportation will improve their local energy and envir...
February 10, 2014
EERE Success Story—Nationwide: Southeast Propane Autogas Development Program Brings 1200 Propane Vehicles to the Road
DOE supports large-scale public-private deployment of propane vehicles in the United States
November 8, 2013
EERE Success Story—Washington: Battery Manufacturer Brings Material Production Home
EERE-supported company, EnerG2, built a new plant to produce nano-engineered carbon materials for batteries and other energy storage devices that c...
November 8, 2013
EERE Success Story—Michigan: General Motors Optimizes Engine Valve Technology
An EERE-supported effort to increase energy efficiency, while maintaining low emissions, has resulted in new engine valve technology on the 2014 Ch...
November 6, 2013
EERE Success Story—Washington: Integrated Transportation Programs & Coordinated Regional Planning
EECBG grant allows country program to reduce vehicle travel and congestion.
November 6, 2013
EERE Success Story—New Jersey: Atlantic City Jitneys Running on Natural Gas
EERE-funded project is estimated to reduce 1.76 million GGE/year and 607,364 pounds of carbon dioxide per year.
November 6, 2013
EERE Success Story—Michigan: Universities Train Next Generation of Automotive Engineers
EERE is supporting a strong American workforce to develop, build, repair, and respond to electric vehicles to make them as convenient and affordabl...
November 6, 2013
EERE Success Story—California: SQAMD Replaces Drayage Trucks with CNG
EERE support helps replace dryage trucks with natural gas vehicle alternatives.
August 21, 2013
EERE Success Story—Washington, D.C. and Indiana: Allison Hybrid Technology Achieves Commercial Success
EERE partner, Allison Transmission, Inc., has achieved commercial success in the greater Washington, D.C. area, with 1,480 hybrid buses on the road...
August 19, 2013
EERE Success Story—Tennessee: Da Vinci Fuel-in-Oil Reduces Emissions, Wins R&D 100 Award
Developed jointly by Da Vinci Emissions Services Ltd., Cummins Inc., and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the Da Vinci Fuel-in-Oil (DAFIO™) ...
August 19, 2013
EERE Success Story—Tennessee, Pennsylvania: Porous Power Technologies Improves Lithium Ion Battery, Wins R&D 100 Award
Porous Power Technologies, partnered with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), developed SYMMETRIX HPX-F, a nanocomposite separator for improved l...