News & Event Highlights

ORNL News Release - July 7, 2009
H.T. Hackney, Knoxville Area Transit team with ORNL, DOT

Local distributor H.T. Hackney and Knoxville Area Transit have teamed up with the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Department of Transportation to help improve national highway safety, energy efficiency and performance of America's medium-class 6 and 7 trucks and transit buses.
Knoxville News Sentinal

Report - June 29, 2009
Transportation Energy Data Book: Edition 28
Designed as a desk-top reference, the data book includes statistics and other information that characterize transportation activity and/or influence transportation energy use. The Transportation Energy Data Book: Edition 28 is available in pdf format above and electronic or hardcopy below.
Transportation Energy Data Book: Edition 28 Website.

Report - October 2008
Bootstrapping a Sustainable North American PEM Fuel Cell Industry: Could a Federal Acquisition Program Make a Difference?

Report - October 2008
Compendium: Surveys Evaluating Knowledge and Opinions of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies

This compendium updates a 2003 literature review of surveys of knowledge and opinions of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.

ORNL News Release - July 24, 2008
CTA's Dr. David Greene suggests fuel savings to Congress

Testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Testimony - July 23, 2008
Near Term Options to Increase Fuel Economy and Decrease Petroleum Demand.

Report - March 2008
Analysis of the Transition to Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles & the Potential Hydrogen Energy Infrastructure Requirements

ORNL News Release - January 23, 2008
Transportation - Trucking data

A year-long nationwide highway test of six instrumented heavy trucks and 10 instrumented trailers hauling freight over three quarters of a million miles has moved into the data assessment phase. The test led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Center for Transportation Analysis was conducted by Schrader Trucking Company of Jefferson City.
Interview with CTA's Bill Knee - Audio Clip


Transportation - Maximum capacity . . .
ORNL is partnering with SBE Inc. to help improve electric vehicle capacitors.

Vehicles - Cool ride . . .
Electric vehicle technology is accelerating at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Transportation - Wider tires increase cargo load . . .
Wide tires on tractor-trailers can enable additional cargo to be added without compromising fuel efficiency.