The Clean Cities Blog helps Clean Cities coordinators and stakeholders access information about alternative transportation topics that affect their coalitions around the United States.

a photo from the Second Annual Electric Island Drive and EV Fair in Honolulu, HI, organized by the Sustainable Transportation Coalition of Hawaii and held on September 17, 2017. There were 90 EVs in the caravan-style drive, and approximately 250 people at the fair. Photo by Shem Lawlor, Hawaii Clean Cities Coalition Coordinator.

National Drive Electric Week 2017: Charged Up About Electric Vehicles

Oct. 16, 2017

Across the country, people are charged up about electric vehicles, if this year’s National Drive Electric Week is any indication.

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5 Fast Facts about Hydrogen and Fuel Cells

Oct. 5, 2017

If you haven’t heard about hydrogen and fuel cells before, then listen up. These technologies are bursting on to the scene and have the potential to solve some of the biggest problems in energy ranging from commercial buildings to transportation.

A bird's eye view graphic of vehicles traveling on multiple roads, signifying the potential energy usage scenarios that could result from new energy efficient mobility system technologies'.

Technologies That Will Transform the Transportation System

Sept. 8, 2017

The transportation system is in the midst of a dramatic worldwide transformation that has the potential to impact our daily lives.

A photo of Melissa Howell with Clean Cities Director Dennis Smith and Co-Director Linda Bluestein, and a photo of Melissa Howell holding a picture of Benjamin Watson

Melissa Howell Celebrated with Benjamin Watson Award

Aug. 29, 2017

Melissa Howell was recognized for consistently showing passion and leadership for nearly 25 years with the program.

Photo of 2017 Clean Cities Hall of Fame inductees Barry Carr, Kelly Gilbert, and Steve Russell, with Director Dennis Smith and Co-Director Linda Bluestein

Three Coalition Leaders Inducted Into Clean Cities Hall of Fame

Aug. 24, 2017

Barry Carr, Kelly Gilbert, and Steve Russell are the 2017 Hall of Fame Award Winners

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They’re Here! Station Locator Android App and Mobile Trip Calculator

June 20, 2017

The debut of two new mobile apps is giving drivers more freedom, on-the-go.

Four people look under the hood of a PEV at an electric vehicle ride and drive.

Smooth Ride: Top Four Reasons to Host an Electric Vehicle Ride & Drive

June 7, 2017

Ride and drive events offer an opportunity for participants to experience the latest plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) and can benefit your organization, as well as your event attendees.

Truck driving on forested road in rays of sunshine.

Summertime Saving Tips to Stretch Your Fuel and Dollar

May 22, 2017

Get the most mileage for your money this summer.

A photo of the price of biodiesel and E85 listed at $2.899 at the pump.

Measuring Fuels: Understanding and Using Gasoline Gallon Equivalents

April 26, 2017

How can I compare the energy content of alternative fuels and gasoline or diesel? What implications does this have for overall fuel and vehicle comparisons?

A photo of an electric BMW plugged in at the new charging station at Thomas Edison National Historical Park.

First of 100 New EV Charging Stations Lights Up Sustainable Travel in America’s National Parks

April 21, 2017

In celebration of a new partnership between BMW of North America, the National Park Foundation, and the National Park Service (NPS), installed the first of up to 100 electric vehicle charging stations.

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