U.S. Department of Energy Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
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Six Tips to Cut Fuel Costs and Unnecessary Idling When Winter Hits

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Cold weather can cut mileage drastically. Here's how to save money, fuel, and avoid idling.


October 19, 2015

Alt Fuels are Taxed the Same? Think Again!

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Learn how highway excise taxes based on volume, not energy content, result in significant inequity among fuels.


September 22, 2015

Celebrate EV Everywhere by Sharing Your Electric Vehicle Story

An infographic explaining how the U.S. Department of Energy is revving up the electric vehicle market. Achieving the performance and cost targets set by the EV Everywhere Grand Challenge will reduce the combined battery and electric drive system costs of a plug-in electric vehicle by up to fifty percent. There are now almost 360,000 plug-in electric vehicles on the road, with U.S. yearly sales more than doubling from 2012 to 2014. The number of vehicle models available is on the rise. In 2014 and 2015, auto manufacturers have introduced 13 models of plug-in electric vehicles.

Learn how you can be a part of DOE's efforts to highlight the stories of EV owners on social media.


September 16, 2015

10 Things I Love About My Electric Vehicle

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To celebrate National Drive Electric Week, DOE and Energy Saver are spreading the word about EVs.


September 15, 2015

As Returns from Gas and Diesel Taxes Decline, States Look to Alternative Models

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Read about how states are trying new methods to make up for shortfalls in traditional motor fuel taxes.


August 12, 2015

Clean Cities and NPS Team Up to Promote Sustainable Transportation

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Campaign encourages practicing green transportation strategies as one of the easiest ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


August 6, 2015