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FOTW# 1017, February 19: Non-Hybrid Stop-Start Systems Doubled for Light Trucks from 2016 to 2017
In recent years, manufacturers have begun installing stop-start systems in non-hybrid vehicles to reduce engine idle time.
February 19, 2018
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Co-Optimization of Engines & Fuels: Breakthrough Research in Engine and Fuel Co-Optimization
DOE released two studies from the Co-Optimization of Engines & Fuels initiative (Co-Optima).
February 15, 2018
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FOTW #1016, February 12: Thirty Percent of Model Year 2017 Cars Have Continuously Variable Transmissions
Continuously variable transmission technology has been around for more than 15 years and by 2017, accounted for more than 30% of the new car market.
February 12, 2018
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FOTW #1015, February 5: Nearly Half of All New Cars Sold In 2017 Achieved Fuel Economy Above 30 Miles per Gallon
In 2017, about 46% of all new cars achieved 30 mpg or higher and almost two-thirds of new light trucks achieved fuel economy above 20 mpg.
February 5, 2018
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Platooning Trucks to Cut Cost and Improve Efficiency
Early studies have shown that 65% of current long-haul truck miles could potentially be platooned, reducing total truck fuel consumption by 4%.
February 5, 2018
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FOTW #1014, January 29, 2018: Vehicle-Miles in 2016 were Seven Times More Than in 1950
The U.S. population more than doubled from 1950 to 2016; during that time, the number of vehicles in operation increased by six times.
January 29, 2018
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FOTW #1013, January 22, 2018: Highest Average Gas Prices are in the West
For 2017, the highest average gas prices in the nation were in the west coast states plus Alaska and Hawaii.
January 22, 2018
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FOTW #1012, January 15, 2018: On-Road Vehicles Are Responsible for Three-Fourths of Transportation Energy Use
The transportation sector used about 27.8 quadrillion Btu (quads) of energy in 2016 with 76% of that used by vehicles on the nation’s roads.
January 15, 2018
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New Initiatives Will Use Supercomputers to Improve Transportation Energy Efficiency
Did you know, the Department of Energy’s National Laboratories are home to 32 of the fastest supercomputers on Earth?
January 9, 2018
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FOTW #1011, January 8, 2018: Light Vehicle Market in 2017 Shows High September Sales
Over the last five years light vehicle sales have declined from August to September, but for 2017 sales continued to rise in September.
January 8, 2018
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Co-Optimization of Engines & Fuels: Breakthrough Research in Engine and Fuel Co-Optimization
DOE released two studies from the Co-Optimization of Engines & Fuels initiative (Co-Optima).
February 15, 2018
New Initiatives Will Use Supercomputers to Improve Transportation Energy Efficiency
Did you know, the Department of Energy’s National Laboratories are home to 32 of the fastest supercomputers on Earth?
January 9, 2018
Energy Department Announces $15 Million for Batteries and Electrification to Enable Extreme Fast Charging
DOE announced up to $15 million for research projects on batteries and vehicle electrification technologies.
October 23, 2017
Energy Department Seeks Fluid-Power Systems Research Projects for Off-Road Vehicles
DOE announced up to $3 million of new funding for fluid-power systems research for off-road vehicles.
October 17, 2017