FOTW #1030, May 21, 2018: Plug-in Vehicles Consumed Nearly Two Terawatt-hours of Electricity in 2017
The amount of electricity consumed by PEVs has increased nearly 100 times from 0.02 terawatt-hours in 2011 to 1.94 terawatt-hours in 2017.
May 21, 2018Learn More
Meet Steven Boyd: Batteries and Electrification Program Manager, Vehicle Technologies Office
Interview with Steven Boyd, Batteries and Electrification Program Manager, Vehicle Technologies Office
May 15, 2018Learn More
FOTW #1029, May 14, 2018: Plug-in Vehicles Displaced 216 Million Gallons of Gasoline in 2017
Plug-in vehicles, which include all-electric (BEV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV), have been saving increasing amounts of gasoline.
May 14, 2018Learn More
FOTW #1028, May 7, 2018: The Price of a Gallon of Premium Gasoline Averaged 50 Cents Higher than Regular Gasoline in 2017
From 1995 to 2012 the price of premium gasoline has been 25 to 30 cents (7-18%) higher than regular gasoline.
May 7, 2018Learn More
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Announces $68.5 Million for Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research
The Energy Department announced $68.5 million for advanced vehicle technologies supporting affordable mobility, energy security, and economic growth.
May 1, 2018Learn More
FOTW #1027, April 30, 2018: Manufacturers Recommend Premium Gasoline for 47% of New Vehicle Models in 2017
In model year 1985, premium fuel was recommended for only 6.5% of new vehicle model configurations, but by 2017 that grew to 47.4%.
April 30, 2018Learn More
Department of Energy Announces $19 Million for Advanced Battery and Electrification Research to Enable Extreme Fast Charging
Selected research projects are focused on developing electric vehicle systems that can recharge rapidly at high power levels.
April 30, 2018Learn More
FOTW #1026, April 23, 2018: Nearly Two-Thirds of U.S. Plug-In Vehicles Were Assembled in the United States
Of the U.S. PEV population, which includes both all-electric and plug-in hybrid light vehicles, nearly two-thirds were assembled in the U.S.
April 23, 2018Learn More
FOTW #1025, April 16, 2018: China’s Plug-in Vehicle Market Share was More Than Double That of the U.S. for 2017
Total plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) sales in China were about 550,000 vehicles in 2017, while U.S. PEV sales were just under 200,000.
April 16, 2018Learn More
Department of Energy Announces $12 Million in Early-Stage Research for Natural Gas Engines and Off-Road Fluid Power Systems
Funding would support cost-shared research projects focused on medium- and heavy-duty, on-road natural gas engines, and advancing fluid power systems.
March 6, 2018
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