September 26, 2007


U.S. and China continue to increase cooperation on vehicle efficiency

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy and China?s Ministry
of Science and Technology have signed a five-year agreement to promote
large-scale deployment of next-generation efficiency on vehicle
technologies in the U.S. and China. The agreement focuses specifically
on electric, hybrid-electric, fuel cell and alternative fuel
technologies.

Among the technologies in focus are advanced batteries, alternating
current motor control systems, fast-charging batteries, advanced
materials for vehicle systems, and vehicle charging and fuelling
infrastructure. The two countries will work closely with national
laboratories, automotive industries, and private industry
organizations involved in energy-efficient transportation.

The announcement follows a memorandum of understanding signed last
week by the Department of Energy and China?s National Development and
Reform Commission, aimed at increasing cooperation and energy
efficiency in China?s industrial sector.

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