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10 Things I Love About My Electric Vehicle

German Summit On Electric Mobility

The stars aligned for me a couple years back.  My employer opened a new employee parking garage equipped with 36 plug-in electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, and I was ready to park my pickup for a more fuel-efficient daily commuter. I’d still need the truck to pull our trailer and take trips to the home… Keep reading →

2016 Washington Auto Show

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America’s auto industry is back! Last year, vehicle production doubled while car and trucks sales in the U.S. hit an all-time high. The Energy Department helped support this resurgence — and create over 35,000 jobs — by providing critical funding for advanced vehicle manufacturing and by driving important research and development that revved up fuel… Keep reading →

California Continues To Lead U.S. In Green Technology

Ohmconnect, EnergyHub, Green Charge Networks, EnerNOC, eMotorWerks and Stem are among the winners of experimental utility contracts for grid-edge flexibility.  Late last year, we covered the opening of bids for California’s Demand Response Auction Mechanism, or DRAM — the state’s first big attempt to bring distributed energy resources into service for the grid, from smart thermostats… Keep reading →

German Summit On Electric Mobility

As any child of the ’80s knows, October 21, 2015 is “Back to the Future Day” – the day that the film’s protagonist, Marty McFly, travels to the future in his DeLorean. Though it would no doubt be useful to have access to flying cars (think of the traffic one could avoid), Californians are seeing… Keep reading →

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When purchasing a vehicle, consider fuel efficient and alternative fuel vehicles. Use the tips and tools below to select the right vehicle for you, and to get the most out of your purchase. Choose your vehicle according to your need. For example, if you mostly drive in cities, a smaller hybrid might be right for… Keep reading →

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When purchasing a vehicle, consider fuel efficient and alternative fuel vehicles. Use the tips and tools below to select the right vehicle for you, and to get the most out of your purchase. Choose your vehicle according to your need. For example, if you mostly drive in cities, a smaller hybrid might be right for… Keep reading →

German Summit On Electric Mobility

National sales figures have revealed that American car dealers are reluctant to sell electric vehicles, despite the increased demand for environmentally friendly vehicles. [The NY Times] A newly published study in the Journal of Political Economy suggests that climate change will greatly reduce the ability of developing countries to engage significantly in international trade. [The… Keep reading →

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Over the last few years, we’ve been in the midst of a clean energy revolution. New technologies, once unthinkably expensive to install and use, have become increasingly cost-competitive at a staggeringly fast clip. Today, the Energy Department released a new report called “Revolution… Now,” which details five booming clean energy technologies — plus a few… Keep reading →

Detroit Auto Show

To celebrate National Drive Electric Week, the Department of Energy and Energy Saver are spreading the word about plug-in electric vehicles (EVs).  In addition to reading about EVs here, we encourage you to share your EV story by posting your experiences to your social media accounts with the hashtags #ILoveEVs and #NDEW2015. Find out if… Keep reading →

Boom Goes Bust: Texas Oil Industry Hurt By Plunging Oil Prices

Crude prices rose as much as 4 percent on Thursday amid optimism over equity markets helped offset a surprise increase in U.S. oil inventory levels. [CNBC] A new report released Wednesday highlights the gains the energy storage industry is making, and predicts its continued growth in the coming year. [The Washington Post] A court in the Netherlands has ruled… Keep reading →

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