The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's (EERE) successes in developing energy-efficient and environmentally friendly vehicle and fuel technologies translate into cleaner cars on the road today and more efficient cars in the years to come. Explore EERE's vehicle technologies successes below.
Milestones and Awards
EERE's vehicles research is award winning and nationally recognized. Learn more about how EERE's research in vehicles and fuels advances clean energy in big ways.
- Tennessee, Pennsylvania: Porous Power Technologies Improves Lithium Ion Battery, Wins R&D 100 Award
- Tennessee: Da Vinci Fuel-in-Oil Reduces Emissions, Wins R&D 100 Award
- Colorado: Isothermal Battery Calorimeter Quantifies Heat Flow, Helps Make Safer, Longer-lasting Batteries
- California: Conducting Polymer Binder Boosts Storage Capacity, Wins R&D 100 Award
- Competition Provides Students with Real-World Engineering Experience
In Your Communities
EERE's projects have tangible positive impacts on businesses and organizations across the United States. See how EERE's work in vehicles and fuels is improving the lives of people across the country.
- New Jersey: Atlantic City Jitneys Running on Natural Gas
- Washington: Integrated Transportation Programs & Coordinated Regional Planning
- Michigan: Universities Train Next Generation of Automotive Engineers
- Washington, D.C. and Indiana: Allison Hybrid Technology Achieves Commercial Success
- Community Readiness Project Helps State Get Ready for Electric Vehicles
Research, Development, and Deployment at Work
EERE's research advancements, developmental breakthroughs, and deployment progress in vehicles and fuels open new possibilities for cleaner cars and trucks. Learn more about these breakthroughs below.
- Nationwide: National Fire Protection Association Provides Training to First Responders on EVs/PEVs
- Michigan, Missouri: Innovative Mobile Exhibits Bring Electric Vehicles to Students and Public
- Washington: Seattle Rises Above with Alternative Fuels
- Nationwide: Southeast Propane Autogas Development Program Brings 1200 Propane Vehicles to the Road
- Washington: Graphene Nanostructures for Lithium Batteries Recieves 2012 R&D 100 Award
- Illinois: High-Energy, Concentration-Gradient Cathode Material for Plug-in Hybrids and All-Electric Vehicles Could Reduce Batteries’ Cost and Size
- Michigan: General Motors Optimizes Engine Valve Technology
- Indiana: Improving Diesel Engine Performance for Trucks
- Washington: Battery Manufacturer Brings Material Production Home
- California: SQAMD Replaces Drayage Trucks with CNG
- Illinois: Ozinga Concrete Runs on Natural Gas and Opens Private Station
- US-ABC Collaborates to Lower Cost of Electric Drive Batteries
- Johnson Controls Develops an Improved Vehicle Battery, Works to Cut Battery Costs in Half
- University of Wisconsin-Madison Improves Fuel Efficiency in Advanced Diesel Engines