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December 15, 2017

EPA and DOE Release 2018 Fuel Economy Guide

Vehicles from Hyundai, Chevrolet, BMW, and Volvo rank among the most fuel-efficient cars in their respective classes.

September 11, 2017

Kenworth Joins SuperTruck II Project

Kenworth has announced that it will participate in the Department of Energy’s SuperTruck II program, collaborating closely with the Paccar Technical Center and DAF Trucks, a subsidiary of Paccar, to develop fuel efficient technologies.

March 7, 2017

Federal Grants Fund Green Tech Despite Uncertain Future

While U.S. Department of Energy grants are still funding electric vehicle and alternative fuel technologies, it is uncertain how the Trump administration could affect this funding in the future.

August 31, 2016

Volvo Group Outlines SuperTruck II Plans

Volvo Group has outlined how it plans to use $20 million in federal funding to further the freight-moving efficiency of heavy-duty trucks as part of the SuperTruck II initiative.

October 29, 2015

UPS Deploys Electric Step Vans in Texas

UPS has begun using 18 battery-electric delivery trucks in the Houston-Galveston area of Texas and projects a savings of 1.1 million gallons of diesel fuel over 20 years with the move, the parcel company has announced.

July 15, 2015

DOE Funds Algae Biofuel Research

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has allocated $18 million in funding to six projects in an effort to reduce the modeled price of algae-based biofuels to less than $5/CGE by 2019 and $3/CGE by 2030.

July 8, 2015

Hyundai-Kia Developing Wireless EV Charging

The Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center will use a federal grant to develop wireless electric-vehicle charging technology in a partnership with Mojo Mobility, Kia has announced.

November 6, 2014

EPA, DOE Release 2015 Fuel Economy Guide

Automakers have increased the number of fuel-efficient car models and classes available to fleet buyers for the 2015 model year, according to the the annual fuel economy guide from the U.S. EPA and DOE.

October 15, 2014

DOE: $13.4M Grants to Reduce Biofuel Cost to $3 Per Gallon

The U.S. Department of Energy will invest $13.4 million into five projects to develop advanced biofuels and bioproducts with the goal of reducing the cost of gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel from biomass. The department hopes to reduce the cost of biofuel to $3 per gallon by 2022.

March 4, 2014

NTEA Green Truck Summit Gives Attendees an Alt-Fuel Overview

This year’s NTEA Green Truck Summit was kicked off with a keynote address by Patrick Davis, director of the Vehicle Technologies Office in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) at the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE), who joined the attendees via video link due to the ongoing winter weather storms.

November 7, 2013

Hybrid System Manufacturer to Participate in $45 Million DOE Project

Odyne Systems, LLC, a hybrid systems manufacturer for large trucks, has been selected to participate in a $45.4 million U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) award to develop and deploy plug-in hybrid systems for trucks throughout North America.

March 6, 2013

Coca-Cola, Dell, and Facebook Join the Latest Batch of Companies Promoting EV Charging

These companies are just three of the 16 new partner employers that have joined the Workplace Charging Challenge, which aims to expand the availability of workplace charging for American workers.

December 12, 2012

DOE Awards $764K in Grants to Lake Michigan Consortium

WASHINGTON – The Lake Michigan Consortium received a grant award of $764,266 from the U.S. Department of Energy to expand the use of alternative-fueled vehicles in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin.

December 12, 2012

DOE and EPA Release 2013 Fuel Economy Guide

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) have officially released their 2013 Fuel Economy Guide, which provides EPA fuel economy rating information for new vehicles.

August 15, 2012

DOE Invests in Lighter, Stronger Vehicle Materials to Help Boost Fuel Economy

WASHINGTON – Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced seven new projects to accelerate the development and deployment of stronger and lighter materials for the next generation of American-made cars and trucks.

November 21, 2011

Mitsubishi i, Nissan Leaf Top DOE List of Most Fuel-Efficient 2012 Vehicles

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Energy (DOE) have released the 2012 Fuel Economy Guide along with the Top 10 EPA-Rated Fuel Sippers list. The all-electric Mitsubishi i and Nissan Leaf top the Top 10 fuel sippers list, which includes electric vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles.



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