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2016 Vehicle Buyer's Guide Now Available

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Annual guide makes it easy to find alternative fuel vehicle options.

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February 11, 2016


Understanding How and Where Plug-In Electric Vehicle Drivers Charge Up

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A new DOE-supported study finds that common assumptions about the recharging needs of PEV drivers aren't necessarily true.

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January 20, 2016


Annual Metrics Report Captures Latest Greenhouse Gas and Petroleum Savings

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See how Clean Cities efforts led to major petroleum and emissions savings across the nation.

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January 18, 2016


U.S. Department of Transportation to Expand Electric Vehicle Charging for Employees

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The Energy Department welcomes the U.S. Department of Transportation as new Workplace Charging Challenge Partner.

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December 2, 2015


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.

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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.

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September 22, 2015