Earlier this month, the Department of Energy signed an agreement with China's Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) that has the potential to play quite a role in the future of greener driving. After all, last year China moved into second place for buying vehicles and third in producing them. According to the DOE, this new five-year agreement binds the partners to "support the large-scale deployment of electric, hybrid-electric, fuel cell, and alternative fuel vehicles in both countries."

What does that mean, exactly? Lots. "DOE and MOST will focus on advanced batteries, alternating current motor control systems, fast charging batteries, advanced materials for vehicle systems, and vehicle charging and fueling infrastructure. The United States and China plan to conduct information exchanges, joint studies, technology demonstrations, and training sessions through collaborations with national laboratories, automotive industries, and other private industries involved in energy efficient transportation." It'd be easier to remember the green car angles this agreement doesn't cover. Biofuels, for one, but China is working on that , too.

[Source: DOE]

I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago
  • From Our Partners

    You May Like
    Links by Zergnet
    Share This Photo X