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Hybrids and electric vehicles sales throughout the United States have increased. Car buyers in California, Florida and Washington state are the top consumers of hybrid and electric vehicles.
Date: 11/05/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Transportation
Advanced modeling software is helping accelerate carmakers' efforts toward vehicle light-weighting for fuel economy and carbon emissions reductions.
Date: 11/29/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Transportation
The Scuderi Group's prototype split-cycle two-cylinder engine
A new type of engine that stores compressed air could improve fuel economy by as much as 50 percent.
Date: 01/24/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Transportation
Check out these charts and stats showing how energy efficiency has positively impacted almost every aspect of our lives and the US economy.
Date: 10/08/2013
Type: Article
Energy saving activities.
A study by the National Academy of Sciences finds that consumers don't fully understand the actual energy savings of various activities (like driving a more efficient car or turning off lights), indicating that consumer education or awareness programs could have a big impact on energy consumption.
Date: 08/18/2010
Lithium ion battery technology, coupled with advancements in high-temperature superconducting materials could bring an all-electric airplane into reality in the near future.
Date: 06/28/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Transportation
Nobel Prize winner Burton Richter makes a pitch to Obama for a coherent long-term energy policy that includes a focus on transportation, electricity generation and energy efficiency.
Date: 06/28/2010
Type: Blog, Video
A New Rotary Engine Design
A start-up, Liquid Piston, aims to greatly improve the efficiency of internal combustion.
Date: 04/06/2011
Type: Video
Technologies: Transportation
Battery prototype. Credit: Yet-Ming Chiang
A startup hopes to commercialize a novel battery design that features fluid electrodes and will hopefully make electric vehicles go farther and cost less.
Date: 05/26/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries, Transportation
A Treehugger article details some interesting facts on car sales in California. Hybrid cars now represent 7% of the market in California.
Date: 08/19/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Transportation

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