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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.

August 19, 2013
EERE Success Story—Colorado: Isothermal Battery Calorimeter Quantifies Heat Flow, Helps Make Safer, Longer-lasting Batteries
Partnered with NETZSCH, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) developed an Isothermal Battery Calorimeter (IBC) used to quantify heat flo...
August 19, 2013
EERE Success Story—California: Conducting Polymer Binder Boosts Storage Capacity, Wins R&D 100 Award
Working with Nextval, Inc., Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) developed a Conducting Polymer Binder for high-capacity lithium-ion batter...
April 16, 2013
EERE Success Story—US-ABC Collaborates to Lower Cost of Electric Drive Batteries
The U.S. Advanced Battery Consortium (US-ABC) is a group that funds electrochemical storage research and development.
April 15, 2013
EERE Success Story—Johnson Controls Develops an Improved Vehicle Battery, Works to Cut Battery Costs in Half
Johnson Controls is working to increase energy density of vehicle batteries while reducing manufacturing costs for lithium-ion battery cells.
April 15, 2013
EERE Success Story—University of Wisconsin-Madison Improves Fuel Efficiency in Advanced Diesel Engines
A university project to improve engine efficiency is being further pursued by engine manufacturers.
April 10, 2013
EERE Success Story—Thurston Regional Planning Council Helps Washingtonians Save on Travel Costs
Thurston County provides travel information for lower costs, improved safety, and faster response to challenges.
April 10, 2013
EERE Success Story—Competition Provides Students with Real-World Engineering Experience
Students build vehicles and gain skills through EcoCAR 2 initiative.