Steven Chu

In 10 Years, How Much Should An Electric Car Cost? Sec Chu Says $25K

In 10 Years, How Much Should An Electric Car Cost? Sec Chu Says $25K

Electric cars have traditionally been more costly to build and buy than their gasoline counterparts thanks to their limited production numbers and the high cost of battery packs. We already know that the price of electric car battery packs are dropping faster than analysts predicted they would, but... read more

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Prince Albert of Monaco and Henrik Fisker drive Fisker Karma on Monaco Grand Prix circuit, May 2011

Could Fisker Karma's Low MPGs Hurt DoE Car-Tech Loan Program?

Fisker Automotive may have sensed that the 20-mpg EPA rating on their 2012 Karma electric sport sedan was not good news. The company simply omitted the statistic from their... read more October 19, 2011 by 26

2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8

DoE's Chu Hopes Chrysler Can Play With Big Kids, Get Loans At Last

Well, looks like Chrysler is getting closer to playing with the big kids at last. The back-from-bankruptcy third U.S. automaker, now effectively controlled by Italy's Fiat... read more May 17, 2011 by 1

2011 Nissan Leaf and 2011 Chevy Volt, with charging station visible; photo by George Parrott

Txchnologist: 1 Million Electric Cars On U.S. Roads By 2015?

Earlier this month, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu stood in the rain before a row of electric cars parked on the median at the Department of Energy's massive complex in... read more April 29, 2011 by 5

Scorpion hydrogen car

Hydrogen Refueling Ramps Up In Norway

A new hydrogen refueling station supplied by the Danish company H2 Logic will be installed just outside Oslo, Norway in summer 2011 as part of Norway’s “hydrogen... read more November 30, 2010 by 5

General Motors Brownstown Township factory for assembly of Chevrolet Volt battery packs

2011 Chevrolet Volt Lithium-Ion Battery Pack Goes Into Production

The lithium-ion battery pack for the 2011 Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicles officially went into volume production today. The 16-kilowatt-hour battery pack... read more January 7, 2010 by 3

Ford Motor Company's EcoBoost V-6 engine, 3.5-liters

Advanced Auto-Tech Loans Go To Tesla, Ford, and Nissan

US Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the first three loans to be granted under the government's Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing program. The lucky... read more June 23, 2009 by 3



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