It looks like 2015 will be a good year to be an alternative-fuel full-size pickup truck and that includes the Ram 2500, GM's 2500 and 3500, and Ford's entire truck lineup. Why, you ask? Because the Obama administration's 2015 budget was just released and the part of the Department of Energy involved with advanced-vehicle and alternative-fuel technologies is budgeted to get 15 percent more money than it did this year.
According to the Next-Gen Transportation News, a business-to-business website that addresses fleet technology and strategy for the transportation sector, the DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy will be getting $2.3 billion to support alt-fuel and clean transportation solutions for qualifying states and cities. That's very good news for General Motors, as they revealed their most recent bifuel HD truck (the 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500) at the Chicago Auto Show.
Fuels like compressed natural gas, liquid natural gas, electric vehicles, hybrids and anything else that can replace those that run on gas, diesel or jet fuel can qualify for funds. And just in case you want to track and follow the other changes in governmental spending, click here to see an overview of the currently proposed 2015 U.S. budget.