$14.2 million to be invested in developing lightweight material for advanced vehicles

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Pratima Kalra: To accelerate the development of stronger and lighter materials for making advanced vehicles the Obama administration has sanctioned $14.2 The main work entails developing high strength and lightweight carbon fiber composites and also steel and other alloys that mainly reduce the vehicles weight. Million in New Funding to Develop Lightweight Materials for Advanced Vehicles. This followed by the last thing is predictive modeling of advanced steel.

If you build them. ?

Environmental Economics

will announce new energy plan": President Obama arrived in Charlotte late Wednesday morning, on a trip in which he will make a major announcement on a new program to spur growth in the "clean vehicle" industry. The White House released advanced word of the President's remarks in Mount Holly, saying Obama will announce a new $1 billion National Community Deployment Challenge. Alternative fuel vehicles are being produced at the Freightliner plant.

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Federal Fleet Vehicles: Driving Efficiency, But Not Fast Enough

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A new report by the General Services Administration shows that federal fleets are falling well short of goals set by President Obama to reduce oil consumption and shift to advanced vehicles. In 2012 the federal government managed more than 650,000 vehicles around the world - roughly split in thirds among military vehicles, civilian agency vehicles, and the US Postal Service fleet.

Green Fleets = Green Jobs

Sierra Club Compass

According to Brad Markell, Executive Director of the AFL-CIO's Industrial Union Council , increased investment in advanced vehicle technology is leading to more domestic jobs. "Why "Why do hybrids and electric vehicles produce more jobs?" "Somebody has to engineer it, create production tools, and put the vehicles together." states recently created in the advanced vehicle technology arena.

GM reveals its ambitions for Chevrolet EN-V 2.0 concept car

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Since then the company is working toward insinuating a revolution in the EN-V (Electric networked vehicle) segment. Mobility Concept Vehicle. Mobility Concept Vehicle. Mobility Concept Vehicle. The technologies that they plan to integrate the vehicle with include mobility internet, telematics and electrification. An autonomous mode integrated in the car, will be connected to an intra vehicle communications and traffic infrastructure.

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Paying to Power Our Cars - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

According to a new report " Where Your Money Goes " by Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), the average American spends $22,000 to pay for gasoline over the lifetime of the vehicle. In this week's State of the Union address, the president proposed a new Energy Security Trust that would use funds generated by oil and gas revenues on public lands to invest in advanced vehicle technology that will "shift our cars and trucks off oil for good." Compass.

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Tens of thousands celebrate National Drive Electric Week in 152 cities

Sierra Club Compass

Getting people into plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) to experience the fun, quiet, and clean air benefits of EVs first-hand was part of the point. One measure sets a goal of one million plug-in vehicles on the road in California by the end of 2022, about a tenfold increase in the next eight years. " Cupertino's celebration peaked when a judge with GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® pronounced a new record for most all-electric vehicles in a parade: 507.

Drive No More: 6 Alternatives to Your Car

The Green Changemakers

Combining all of the wildest dreams of electric vehicle buffs into one concept car, SAIC claims to achieve a net vehicle emissions balance of less than zero. The world's first negative emissions vehicle. The visionary vehicle represents a dream which may become a reality; we need only to grasp the possibilities. Of course, the real estate available on the roof of a vehicle cannot provide for much of its power needs at today's efficiencies.

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Policy Pathways: A Tale of Renewed Cities

The Green Changemakers

The IEA expects urban transport energy consumption to double by 2050, despite ongoing vehicle technology and fuel-economy improvements. In 2000, there were roughly 625 million passenger light-duty vehicles (PLDVs) around the world. Motorised vehicle traffic also has significant adverse effects on environmental quality and health and safety in cities. Improve” policies include tightened fuel-economy standards and increased advanced-vehicle technology sales (e.g.

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