U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu will travel to Detroit, Mich., this week to highlight the Obama Administration’s support for the American automobile industry and the role investing in innovation will play in keeping U.S. workers and companies competitive. Last year, after seven straight years of decline, American auto manufacturers rebounded thanks in part to support from the Administration.
Today, the Department of Energy also released a new video, “Energy 101: Electric Vehicles”, which highlights the benefits of electric vehicles, including improved fuel efficiency, reduced emissions, and lower maintenance costs. To view the video, visit
All next week, the Department of Energy will be highlighting its investment in the American auto industry. On Tuesday, January 10, Secretary Chu will tour the North American International Auto Show before giving a major address at a Detroit Economic Club breakfast on Wednesday, January 11.
Also on Wednesday, Secretary Chu will join Congressman Hansen Clarke for a tour of robotics, chemistry and physics classrooms and labs at Detroit’s Cass Technical High School, where they will meet with students involved in STEM education programs at Cass Tech, Detroit’s Davis Aerospace High School and the Detroit International Academy.