Obama Promises New Fuel Efficiency Standards for Trucks

In the State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Obama talked about his energy strategy for the United States. One part of his overall strategy is to set new fuel efficiency standards for trucks.

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U.S Attains 100,000 Plug-In Vehicle Milestone!

The number of plug-in vehicles in the United States has finally exceeded 100,000 units, according to Plug In America. Next step; one million plug-in cars!

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Obama Wants $2 Billion In Advanced Vehicle R&D Funding

President Barack Obama wants Congress to approve the use of oil exploration royalties to provide $2 billion of funding for the research and development of advanced vehicle technologies. This funding is for a ten-year period.

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Obama’s Hydrogen Push Coming Soon

We think it is fair to say that pure electric vehicles have not panned out as both government and auto industry bigwigs had hoped. This has both parties switching gears, and perhaps even getting on the same page for once. A new report says that the Department of Energy is planning to push hydrogen fuel cell technology, and some automakers are optimistic about this shift.

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Obama’s Energy Security Trust

President Obama proposed in his State of the Union Address creating an Energy Security Trust to invest in research and technology that will “shift our cars and trucks off oil for good”.

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Nissan Cancels Opening Ceremony At Tennessee Battery Plant

Sales of the Nissan Leaf electric vehicle are far from inspiring, with monthly sales on average about 15% lower than they were last year. With sales of the Leaf EV at just over 42,000 units worldwide, Nissan’s big bet on electric cars is frustrating some executives. Low sales are also being blamed for the cancellation of the opening ceremony of the Smyrna, Tennessee battery plant that was set to produce around 200,000 EV batteries every year.

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