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FOTW #1156, October 19, 2020: Texas has the Highest Speed Limit for Light-Duty Vehicles
October 19, 2020
The maximum speed limit by state ranges from 55 miles per hour (MPH) in Washington, DC, to a high of 85 MPH on some road segments in Texas.
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U.S. Department of Energy Provides $65 Million for ‘Connected Communities’ of Buildings Powered to Transform Electric System
October 13, 2020
DOE announces up to $65 million through its Connected Communities FOA to expand DOE's network of efficient building communities nationwide.
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FOTW #1155, October 12, 2020: Light-Duty Vehicles Use More Gas at Speeds Above 50 Miles per Hour
October 12, 2020
The cruising speed for optimal fuel efficiency varies based on a vehicle’s aerodynamic characteristics and drivetrain.
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FOTW #1154, October 5, 2020: Class 3-8 Diesel Vehicle Population Is Becoming Cleaner in NOx and PM Emissions
October 5, 2020
Of the 11 million class 3-8 diesel vehicles in operation in 2018-2019, 43% were equipped with SCR and particulate control technologies.
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FOTW #1153, September 28, 2020: Cumulative Plug-In Vehicle Sales in the United States Reach 1.6 Million Units
September 28, 2020
In August 2020, cumulative U.S. plug-in vehicle sales reached 1.6 million units.
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FOTW #1152, September 21, 2020: Alternative Fuel Corridors Expanding Across United States
September 21, 2020
The FHWA has designated alternative fuel corridors, a national network of alternative fueling and charging infrastructure.
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Energy Department Announces Multi-Agency Award for Industry Project to Develop Disaster Relief Vehicle
September 15, 2020
DOE announces collaboration with Department of Defense on H2Rescue hydrogen off-road vehicle project.
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FOTW #1151, September 14, 2020: Lithium-Ion Battery Capacity for New All-Electric Vehicles Sold in the United States Reached a Record Hig...
September 14, 2020
All-electric vehicles captured a record amount of total plug-in vehicle battery capacity sold in 2019, 17.4 gigawatt-hours.
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Energy Department and Other Federal Agencies Launch the Federal Consortium for Advanced Batteries
September 10, 2020
New federal consortium for advanced batteries launched.
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FOTW #1150, September 7, 2020: Trucks Moved 68% of All Freight by Weight and 73% of Freight by Value in 2018
September 7, 2020
Trucks transported the vast majority of freight by both weight and value in 2018 (68% and 73%, respectively).
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DOE Announces $59 Million and 43 projects to Accelerate Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Department of Energy Under Secretary of Energy Mark W. Menezes announced $59 million for 43 projects for new...
August 16, 2019
Department of Energy Announces 2019 Technology Commercialization Fund Projects
Projects will strengthen partnerships between National Laboratories and private sector companies to deploy promising technologies to the marketplace.
June 25, 2019
DOE Announces $59 Million to Accelerate Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research
Funding opportunity seeks projects to address priorities in advanced batteries and electric drive systems, energy efficient mobility systems and more.
April 3, 2019
Department of Energy Announces $50 Million for Commercial Truck, Off-road Vehicle, and Gaseous Fuels Research
Funding opportunity addresses priorities in gaseous fuels research, including natural gas, biopower, and hydrogen; and more.
March 1, 2019