Department of Transportation

Inductively charged cars

Imagine this you have a hybrid or electric car that you want to take on a long distance trip but only have so much battery charge and can't make the trip. Well there is a solution, you just take the next EZ Charge toll lane that charges your car while you drive parallel to the interstate. Inductors embedded in the road surface charge your car through an inductive coil located on the underside of the car while you drive... more »

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Department of Energy

Hybrid, Hydrogen Fuel Cell, Solar, Natural Gas, and Electric Vehicles at All Government Facilities

I suggest you by Executive Order, or Federal Mandate that you require all government sites and/or facilities to replace all government SUVs, pickups, cars, and buses with the most energy efficient vehicles on the planet (i.e., Hybrid, hydrogen fuel cell, electric vehicles, natural gas, solar, etc.). At one of the largest Department of Energy (DOE) Field Sites (Savannah River Site) on the planet, we have one hybrid car... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Eco-friendly beagle transport

Working as a canine handler I spend alot of time in a government vehicle. I am also concerned about the state of our environment and try to been as green as I can in my own life and my career. Driving so much reminds me of how much fuel the government uses in its daily activities and I wonder how we can reduce that. Even a slight reduction accross the board would have a large impact because of the number of vehicles... more »

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Department of the Interior

Facility Engineer

Buy stripped down, or base model, vehicles. There is no need to have a 2010 Ford Escape Hybrid that is fully, and I mean FULLY, loaded with elctrical/electronic systems. Where are the true fuel savings? I have a 1967 Plymouth Barracuda that gets better gas mileage! I'm all for hybrid/IC vehicles, but not when they are loaded with gimmicky stuff like Sirius radio, Voice Recognition, etc. It is pure gimmicky people. When... more »

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Department of Energy

Deploy Vehicle Idle Elimination and/or Reduction Technologies ($300M - $375M in Savings)

Deploy no idle/limited idle time vehicle technologies. Many law enforcement agencies and departments across the country require vehicles to sit at idle for significant periods of time (4-8 hours) during the course of a work day. This idle time is necessary due to hostile environmental conditions (extreme heat or cold) or other operational requirements. Currently, anti idle technologies exist that allow interior enforcement... more »

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Department of Defense

Rent HYBRID RENTAL CARS to save $1.5M on certain types of official travel

A simple equation instantly predicts when a hybrid rental car is cheaper than a compact or economy rental car, and could be used to reduce the costs of official government travel. When a rental car is used for a short distance over many days and gas prices are low, a compact or economy car is generally cheaper. When traveling many miles over a short period and gas prices are high, the hybrid is cheapest. But travelers... more »

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