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The Vehicle Technologies Program is developing more energy efficient and environmentally friendly highway transportation technologies that will enable America to use less petroleum. The long-term aim is to develop "leap frog" technologies that will provide Americans with greater freedom of mobility and energy security, while lowering costs and reducing impacts on the environment.


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Petroleum Reduction
Tools & Information

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center: This Web site educates consumers and fleets on alternative fuels and advanced vehicles.

Fuel Economy.gov: This Web site compares gas mileage, emissions, air pollution ratings, and safety data for new and used vehicles.


President Barack Obama and PHEV researchers

Research Spotlight

President Barack Obama announced on March 19 that the DOE is offering up to $2.4 billion in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds to support next-generation plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) and their advanced battery components. (more...)


Video of the Month

Learn how Argonne National Laboratory is making clean automotive power sources a viable reality. (Courtesy of Motorweek.)

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