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DOE Funds $139 Million to Advance Vehicle Tech

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will provide $139 million in federal funding for 55 projects across the country that will support new and innovative advanced vehicle technologies.

Clean Cities Funding Preserved

U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar did not offer an amendment to the FY-2020 Department of Energy budget, one that would have eliminated funding for the Clean Cities program.

Senators Reintroduce Bipartisan Vehicle Technology Bill

U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) have announced that they are reintroducing the Vehicle Innovation Act, which is aimed at encouraging investment, research, and development in clean vehicle and advanced safety technologies.

It's a Lightweight Material World

There is no one-size-fits-all lightweight materials solution for work trucks. Experts weigh in about the pros and cons of aluminum, fiberglass composites, advanced high-strength steel, plastic composites, and carbon fiber.

NREL Releases Hybrid Electric Fleet Study

WASHINGTON - The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), which recently completed a year-long technology evaluation of gasoline hybrid electric trucks in the FedEx fleet, has released its report on the project.

ATD Speaks Out on Fuel Economy Rules

CHICAGO - At a hearing Nov. 15 on a proposal to establish first-ever fuel economy rules for commercial and work trucks and engines, the chairman of the American Truck Dealers (ATD) urged federal regulators to ensure that any new mandates are "appropriate, cost-effective and technologically feasible."

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