20 Apr '11, 12am

Instead of long black limos, Energy Secretary Chu is accompanied by a parade of quiet, clean electric vehicles

Instead of long black limos, Energy Secretary Chu is accompanied by a parade of quiet, clean electric vehicles

This morning, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu kicked-off the Innovation Motorcade from the Department of Energy Headquarters in Washington. This was not a typical motorcade for the Capitol City. Instead of long black limos with government plates, this was a parade of quiet, clean electric vehicles occupied by citizens proud to be driving around on little, if any, gasoline. President Obama recently announced a goal to cut our oil imports by one-third by 2025. We can meet the President’s goal using efficiency in our transportation sector . Strong new vehicle fuel efficiency and lower pollution standards—reaching 60 mpg by 2025 —can dramatically cut our oil consumption and clean our air. Secretary Chu agrees. When asked today about what we can do cut our oil dependence and deal with high gas prices the Secretary responded: 1. Improve fuel efficiency of new vehicles and 2. Depl...

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