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FOTW #1127, March 30, 2020: Since Model Year 2016, Automatic Transmissions Have Provided Better Average Fuel Economy than Manual Transmis...
March 30, 2020
Beginning with MY 2016, improvements in the efficiency of automatic transmissions have made them more fuel efficient than manual transmissions.
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FOTW #1126, March 23, 2020: Fuel Economy Myths and Facts
March 23, 2020
The website FuelEconomy.Gov lists some of the top myths about light-duty vehicle fuel economy.
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FOTW #1125, March 16, 2020: Light-Duty Vehicles Were Produced in 14 Different States in 2018
March 16, 2020
The United States produced about 11 million vehicles in 2018. Michigan produced nearly 19% of those.
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FOTW #1124, March 9, 2020: U.S. All-Electric Vehicle Sales Level Off in 2019
March 9, 2020
Following a year of rapid growth in 2018, sales of plug-in vehicles in the U.S. declined in 2019.
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FOTW #1123, March 2, 2020: Recent Growth of Vehicle Miles of Travel Occurred on Urban Roadways
March 2, 2020
Vehicle miles of travel (VMT) on urban roadways in the United States grew by 13.7% from 2008 to 2018, while VMT on rural roadways decreased by 1%.
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FOTW #1122, February 24, 2020: Share of Driver’s License Holders Age 65 and Older Has Increased
February 24, 2020
Nearly 20% of those with licenses were 65 or older in 2018.
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FOTW #1121, February 17, 2020: Crude Oil Accounted for the Majority of Primary Energy Imports to the United States in 2018 While Nearly H...
February 17, 2020
The majority of primary energy imported into the U.S. in 2018 was crude oil, with petroleum products and natural gas also having significant shares.
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FOTW #1120, February 10, 2020: U.S. Primary Energy Exports Have Risen 205% Over the Last Ten Years While Energy Imports Decreased by 25%
February 10, 2020
Primary energy exports from the United States have been increasing over the last ten years, resulting in a 205% increase from 2008 to 2018.
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FOTW #1119, February 3, 2020: Monthly Trend in Light-Duty Vehicle Sales, 2019
February 3, 2020
In 2019, more light-duty vehicle sales occurred in August than in any other month, likely influenced by model-year closeout sales.
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FOTW #1118, January 27, 2020: Two-Thirds of Freight Shipped in the U.S. Was Shipped Less Than 100 Miles in 2018
January 27, 2020
Of the 11.1 billion tons of freight shipped by trucks in the United States in 2018, 7.3 billion tons (two-thirds) were shipped less than 100 miles.
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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