Fisker Automotive has signed a supply agreement with the maker of nanostructured batteries.
Even without technical breakthroughs, costs for batteries could drop substantially by 2020.
Solar-panel theft is rampant in California, and this could drive up the cost even more.
With first-year funding approved, Energy Secretary Chu's flagship program is getting underway.
A network of monitoring stations and satellites could overcome objections to inspections.
Startup Cyclone Power thinks it has a way to replace internal combustion engines.
A new project will produce 845 megawatts of power.
A new finding is intended to spur action at the Copenhagen climate change conference.
DOE plans to fund research into organisms that make fuel without photosynthesis.
The government-appointed chairman is bringing big changes to the automaker.