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News Archives - 2010

December 28, 2010

NREL Helps Corporate Fleets Go Green

Researchers work with companies to evaluate the latest technology commercially available in the medium and heavy-duty truck markets.

December 14, 2010

Hydrogen Bus Lets Lab Visitors Glimpse Future

The hydrogen bus uses the same basic technology as a conventional gasoline-powered engine but runs on renewable hydrogen.

October 18, 2010

NREL's Hydrogen-Powered Bus Serves as Showcase for Advanced Vehicle Technologies

NREL uses its hydrogen-powered internal combustion engine bus as the primary shuttle vehicle for VIP visitors, members of the media, and new employees. The U.S. Department of Energy funded the lease for the bus to showcase hydrogen's role in our nation's portfolio of sustainable transportation options.

September 20, 2010

NREL and Partners to Provide up to $13.5 Million to Support Natural Gas Engine and Vehicle Development

Together, the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the California Energy Commission (CEC), and the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) will invest up to $13.5 million to support the development of natural gas engines and vehicles.

August 23, 2010

NREL Seeks Design Tools for Better Car Batteries

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is seeking proposals to create computer models to help build and improve electric drive vehicle (EDV) batteries.

July 28, 2010

Fuel Cell Buses Show Significant Increase in Durability and Reliability

NREL first began evaluating hydrogen-fueled transit buses in 2000. Over the years, NREL has collected and analyzed data on nine early generation fuel cell buses operated by four transit agencies in the United States. In 2007, one of the manufacturers replaced the early generation fuel cell power systems in five of the buses with newer systems that featured improvements based on lessons learned during prior operation. According to NREL's evaluation, these current generation systems show significant improvements in durability and reliability.

July 8, 2010

Building Better Batteries for Cars and Spacecraft

NASA and NREL combine experience and experiments to make safer more reliable batteries for outer space and Interstates.

June 22, 2010

NREL Evaluates Secondary Uses for Lithium Ion Vehicle Batteries

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory requested proposals from potential industry and academic partners to help evaluate secondary uses for lithium ion batteries that have reached the end of their useful lives in electric-drive vehicles. Proposals were due May 26, 2010.

February 5, 2010

NREL Battery Testing Capabilities Get a Boost

Recovery Act funding will be used to enhance battery testing equipment and facilities, helping NREL continue to support industry.

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