Gallery: Dept. of Energy to Give $184 Million to Green Vehicle Developm...


The US Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu, announced yesterday that the Department of Energy is poised to provide $184 million for research into advanced vehicle development. The cash is meant to help push along any research that will help the US get off foreign oil — i.e. to use less oil, or no oil — and will be awarded to a number of different organizations. This announcement comes just after the first two styles of commercial electric vehicles, the Volt and the Leaf,were delivered to dealerships in the US. Now that we’ve got a fleet on the ground, it’s time to ramp up the technology and make all our old clunkers to sustainable fuel savers.

Read the rest of this entry »


or your inhabitat account below

1 Comment

  1. lazyreader December 18, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    Why is the govenment financing this “green vehicle development”? Oh that’s right because the vehicles we have such as current hybrids and electric cars don’t meet their imaginary level of excellence. I say the private sector pay for all this “research” and make the money back plus profit selling us their products. Privitization gives us alot of options and choice. If the government does it we may not like the product they may want to distribute.

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
Federated Media Publishing - Home