Fuel efficiency Stories October 14, 2015

Toyota revealed details on some of the new technologies it will introduce in its fourth generation Prius. Most notably, the Japan-based automaker will offer two choices of battery packs with higher energy density for the 2016 Prius: lithium-ion or nickel-metal hybrid. expand full story

Fuel efficiency Stories September 18, 2015

Energy Department awards $55 million to advance fuel efficiency and electric vehicle technologies

As part of the Obama Administration’s strategy to increase energy productivity, reduce America’s reliance on foreign oil and cut harmful emissions, the Department of Energy awarded $55 million to advance fuel efficiency and electric vehicle technologies through 24 projects.

The program is directly aiming at making electric vehicles as affordable to own as a gas-powered vehicles by 2022.

The money awarded went to projects ranging from material science on battery technologies to systems for making components lighter in order to increase efficiency of both battery-powered and gas-powered vehicles.

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