Fuel efficiency Stories April 10, 2020

It’s well known that on March 31, the Trump administration gutted fuel-economy and greenhouse gas rules for model years 2021 to 2026. But what does it mean specifically for electric vehicles? Environmental law firm Beveridge & Diamond broke down the new rule, shedding light on provisions for EVs.

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Fuel efficiency Stories March 30, 2020

The Trump administration plans to release a final rule Tuesday on vehicle mileage standards through 2026. Trump is expected to reverse Obama-era efficiency standards, gutting one of the country’s most significant measures to combat climate change and the public-health impacts from tailpipe emissions. The implications for the electric-vehicle market could be experienced for several years.

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Fuel efficiency Stories March 7, 2019

The Environmental Protection Agency revealed slight gains in overall U.S. fuel economy for another record high in 2017. Yet the EPA’s main focus going forward seems to be cost-effectiveness.

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Fuel efficiency Stories February 22, 2019

Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial, and political review/analysis of important green energy news.

Today in EGEB, a new comprehensive wind report from Europe. Auto emissions talks stall out between California and federal officials. A report details the lobbying history of a current EPA administrator. Ford will power a number of plants and buildings with 100 percent renewable energy.

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Fuel efficiency Stories October 14, 2015

Prius_WindTunnel_BE5A4061D399929068301EAC6012A0F6ABA2B75DToyota 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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