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    Official: DOE spending $20 million to get hydrogen costs down to $4/gallon
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    There is death. There are taxes. And there is the US Department of Energy (DOE) periodically funding millions of dollars worth of grants towards advancing hydrogen fuel-cell technology. This time, the DOE says it will write checks for $20 million, and the goal is pretty specific: bringing the ...

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    Official: SuperTruck program claws out huge fuel efficiency gains for semi trucks
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    Think 10 miles per gallon, and your mind may harken back to muscle cars along the line of the General Lee from The Dukes of Hazzard. Apply that figure to a semi-truck, though, and we're talking actual fuel-efficiency gains. That's what the four-year-old SuperTruck program shot for, and two of its ...

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    Official: DOE supports hydrogen cars with $7 million for longer driving ranges
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    Hydrogen fuel-cell technology, it's still a California thing. At least, it is according to the US Department of Energy. The DOE has announced the details of its latest round of funding for technology dedicated to advancing hydrogen fuel cell vehicle development, and almost all of the recipients ...

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    Official: Ford cuts F-150 fuel use through CNG-capable fleet sales, EcoBoost
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    The possibility of $1-a-gallon fuel would make a lot of US governmental entities sit up and take notice. The state of Oklahoma and the city of Dallas are making that happen. Those two entities are buying up a bunch of Ford F-150 pickups retrofitted to run on compressed natural gas (CNG), all in ...

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    Report: CarCharging Group buys Ecotality assets for $3.4 million at auction
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    Think of it as a plug-in pu pu platter, albeit a rather depressing one. That's the option cash-heavy investors with an eye for electrified light-duty vehicles had as charging-station maker Ecotality joined Fisker Automotive among entities whose assets were up for auction last week. When ...

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    Report: Ecotality trying to fix charging station problems by reducing power
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    In Blink electric-vehicle charging-station maker Ecotality's case, less juice from the banks and government means less juice for its customers. A funding shortfall is forcing Ecotality to address a software glitch within approximately 12,000 stations by reducing the power they supply to ...

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    Official: US EV charging station growth slowed slightly in June, July
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    US retailers decided to take part of the summer off when it came to deploying new public electric-vehicle chargers. The installation pace for these stations slowed slightly the last two months after reaching a pretty steady clip earlier this year at about 200 new stations a month. Between the ...

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    Report: 2014 Chevy Volt starts production July 15, offers dark new colors
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    Electric Francophiles looking to continue their July 14 Bastille Day festivities might be comforted to know that the party can run right into the following day when General Motors will celebrate the first 2014 Chevrolet Volt models rolling off the assembly line. Yes, July 15 will mark the day ...

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    Official: DOE starts planning H-Prize, a hydrogen refueling station competition
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    For those understandably confused about whether the federal government is advancing or retreating from supporting hydrogen fuel-cell transportation technologies, it looks like the government is now in its advancing stage. The US Department of Energy is considering sponsoring what it calls an ...

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    Study: Each Karma 'cost' Fisker $660,000 to produce
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    Looks like the $100,000 or so Leo and Bieber plunked down for their Fisker Karma extended-range plug-in vehicles may have been a bargain. The California-based automaker, which appears to be headed for bankruptcy, spent an estimated $660,000 for every one of fewer than 2,500 vehicles it made ...

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    Official: DOE's RANGE grant is $20m for a $30,000, 240-mile EV
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    Proving once again that brevity isn't its strength, the US Department of Energy (DOE) put out its version of a request for proposals that will involve doling out $20 million to help create a plug-in vehicle that competes with gas-powered cars. Under a program called the "Robust Affordable Next ...

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    DOE: Oil will average $99/barrel by end of 2012; gas $3.29 per gallon
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    According to the DOE's Energy Information Administration (EIA), crude oil prices are expected to steadily increase over the next two years, hitting $99 per barrel by the end of 2012. Tightening of world oil markets, along with a growth in consumption, will continue to drive oil prices up from the ...

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    U.S. Department of Energy gives out $24 million for algae biofuels research
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    For several years now, algae has been known to have huge potential as a feedstock for biofuels because it can yield up to 100 times as much fuel per acre than conventional sources like corn and soy. The problem is that no one has had much success commercializing production in a financially viable ...

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    Penn State and Khosla backing Recapping, could challenge EEStor for vaporcaps
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    Vapor vs. vapor? That could be the case as super-secretive EEStor could potentially face competition in the ultra-capacitor space from Recapping. We've never heard of Recapping before, but the startup is backed by Khosla Ventures and recently received a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department ...

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    Daimler Trucks North America gets $40M grant to develop cleaner trucks
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    This week, the U.S. Department of Energy awarded $115 million in grants to truck and engine makers for projects to develop cleaner, more efficient products. Daimler Trucks North America got the largest single chunk – $40 million – through the 21st Century Truck Technology Partnership. ...

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