Transportation

(Blog Post - 8/1/2009)
In March 2009, President Obama pledged to have 1 million plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) on the road by 2015. While the penetration of electric drive vehicles in the American automobile market could significantly reduce petroleum use,...
(Document - 2/13/2018)
Electric vehicles (EVs) have the potential to reduce US transportation-sector energy use and associated emissions, as well as to support the transition to a more sustainable transportation system. Large-scale EV adoption will also create...
(Blog Post - 2/13/2018)
As new models with longer ranges, state-of-the-art features, and lower prices enter the market, 2018 is widely expected to be the year of the electric vehicles (EV). US auto companies now offer more than 40 plug-in vehicle models, with more to come...
(Press Release - 2/1/2018)
Washington, DC—For those who like clean vehicles with state-of-the-art technology or simply want to reduce their environmental footprint, today’s market has good news. A slew of affordable, efficient, tech-smart cars and trucks are now on the market...
(Blog Post - 1/18/2018)
With the threat of a rollback looming, two new reports from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) show that federal fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards for vehicles are working. Furthermore, new models, such as those on display...
(Press Release - 12/1/2017)
The ACEEE family is saddened to learn that ACEEE’s founding board member Professor Marc Ross passed away this week. Marc was a beloved giant in the energy efficiency community who made a significant and lasting impact. He was a professor of physics...
(Blog Post - 11/16/2017)
In responding to an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) action on vehicle standards, ACEEE found that average vehicle prices have remained essentially flat over the past 15 years, even as average fuel economy improves. The finding rebuts multiple...
(Blog Post - 10/26/2017)
The Environmental Protection Agency is taking the first of possibly several steps that could set back fuel efficiency for heavy-duty trucks, increase air pollution, and create market uncertainty for the trucking industry. At issue is the second...
(Blog Post - 9/29/2017)
The first-ever Run on Less roadshow demonstrated just how fuel-efficient a tractor-trailer can be in real-world operation. Seven Class 8 Freightliner, International, and Volvo tractor trucks drove 50,000 miles across the country, carrying more than...
(Blog Post - 8/17/2017)
In September, seven Class 8 tractor-trailers equipped with recent-model-year Freightliner, International, and Volvo trucks will participate in the first Run on Less roadshow to showcase fuel efficiency technologies. Organized by the North American...