Government May Delay $25 Billion For Automakers Until Mid-2010

Apparently the Department of Energy is really slow when it comes to writing checks, as the Detroit News » 9/26/08 3:30pm 9/26/08 3:30pm now reports that Detroit automakers may not get their recently approved until mid-way through 2010. DOE spokesperson Healy Baumgardner said "there are a number of legal and administrative requirements with which…

Researchers Continue Attempts To Turn Car Exhaust Into Power

The Department of Energy is funding research at GM and BMW, along with several partner universities, into a little-known technology called the thermoelectric generator. Internal combustion engines use a grand total of maybe 25-30% of the energy contained in gasoline for actual propulsion. Everything else is wasted… » 8/11/08 1:40pm 8/11/08 1:40pm