Travel back in time with us as we explore the history of the electric vehicle.VIEW MORE
Vehicles, and the fuel it takes to power them, are an essential part of our American infrastructure and economy, moving people and goods across the country.
From funding research into technologies that will save Americans money at the pump to increasing the fuel economy of gasoline-powered vehicles to encouraging the development and deployment of electric and alternative fuel vehicles, the Energy Department is committed to providing consumers with a full range of vehicle choices while decreasing our dependence on foreign oil and reducing impacts on the environment.
Fuel cell vehicles run on hydrogen gas rather than gasoline and emit only water.
Using alternative fuels helps the U.S. cut oil consumption and reduce emissions. Learn how the DOE is driving innovation in alternative fuel vehicles.Learn More
Fuel cells use the energy from hydrogen in a highly efficient way -- with only water and heat as byproducts.Learn More
Learn about the Energy Department's innovative research and development in different energy storage options.Learn More
Learn how the Energy Department is working to sustainably transform the nation's abundant renewable resources into biomass energy.Learn More
Plug-in electric vehicles (also known as electric cars or EVs) are connected, fun, and practical. They can reduce emissions, improve energy securi...Learn More
The text version for the "How to Fill Up Your Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle" video.Learn More
Latest Energy 101 video shows how new technologies are making heavy duty trucks more fuel efficient and less expensive to operate.Learn More
Learn how a new compact technology in the 2014 Chevy Impala is having a big impact on the vehicle's fuel consumption.Learn More
Internal combustion engines provide outstanding drivability and durability, with more than 250 million highway transportation vehicles in the Unite...Learn More
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