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Press Release | January 28, 2014

Greenercars.org Releases 2014 Environmental Scores: Smart ForTwo Electric Drive Tops Greenest Vehicles List

Washington, D.C.—Looking forward to vehicle sales above 16 million in 2014 for the first time in seven years, automakers are capitalizing on the market upswing by offering customers a vast array of vehicle options. Today, at greenercars.org, ACEEE released its 17th annual comprehensive environmental ratings for vehicles.

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Blog Post | October 30, 2013

Where Does Your Community Stand in the Race to an Energy-Efficient Economy?

The recently released 2013 City Energy Efficiency Scorecard ranked 34 of the largest U.S. cities on their efforts to save energy—but we don’t think large cities should have all the fun. In order to help other cities see where they stack up, today ACEEE released the Local Energy Efficiency Self-Scoring Tool (Version 1.0 BETA).

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Blog Post | September 25, 2013

Fuel Consumption of New Heavy-Duty Vehicles Can Be Reduced by More than One-Third by 2025

[no-glossary]Heavy-duty vehicles consume 2.9 million barrels per day of petroleum fuels in the United States today. In 2011, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency adopted standards to reduce the fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions of heavy-duty vehicles in model years 2014–2018.

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Blog Post | June 12, 2013

Getting the Most from Plug-In Electric Vehicles

Plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) have experienced significant growth recently, with sales in the first five months of this year surpassing the total sales in 2012. Recognizing the importance of this technology to the U.S.

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Blog Post | May 10, 2013

Can Freight System Efficiency Improvements Deliver Major Energy Savings?

With heavy truck fuel efficiency standards in place and federal agencies gearing up for the next phase of the program, it’s time to consider energy savings opportunities in the freight system more broadly. Our new report Energy Efficiency Potential of the U.S.

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Blog Post | April 4, 2013

Steps Toward International Alignment of Heavy-Duty Vehicle Efficiency Standards

Freight movement is among the fastest growing energy uses in the world, yet fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions standards for the heavy-duty vehicles that move freight are still in their infancy.

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Press Release | March 15, 2013

ACEEE Outlines 16 Policies to Remove Market Barriers to Energy Efficiency and Leverage Market Forces

Energy Efficiency Policies Could Save the U.S. Economy Almost $1 Trillion  

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Press Release | January 16, 2013

New Hybrid Car Scores First Place on Greenest Vehicle List

Toyota Prius C Bests Several Electric Vehicles to Earn Top Spot

Washington, D.C.—With aggressive national fuel economy standards kicking in for model years 2012 to 2025, automakers have provided consumers with an impressive array of efficient vehicle options for 2013 according to new environmental automotive ratings released today. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s 15th annual comprehensive environmental ratings can be found at greenercars.org.

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Blog Post | November 15, 2012

Improving Travel Efficiency at the Local Level

A comprehensive approach to transportation energy efficiency must include a combination of strategies targeted at both vehicle fuel efficiency and travel behavior. While the federal government has taken the lead on fuel efficiency, local and regional policies that reduce the need for driving are also essential to achieve an efficient and sustainable transportation system.

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Press Release | November 14, 2012

Greenercars.org Revises Ratings for Model Year 2011 and 2012 Hyundai and Kia Models

Washington, D.C.—The U.S. EPA recently found that auto manufacturers Hyundai and Kia had overstated the fuel economy of several of their vehicles in model years 2011, 2012, and 2013. EPA has released updated fuel economy label values for these vehicles. As a result, ACEEE has adjusted Green Book ratings for model years 2011 and 2012.

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