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

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Climate-Control Technologies Increase Efficiency and Comfort for the Whole Cab

June 30, 2016

NREL's Class 8 truck climate-control package showcased in Automotive Engineering; saves fuel and maintains driver comfort.

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Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Tire Strategies to Save Fuel

June 20, 2016

What vehicle tire strategies and technologies are available to save fuel?

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AT&T Hosts Ride-And-Drive Event in Effort to Help California Reach 250,000 EV Milestone

June 13, 2016

What is the AFLEET Tool, how can I use it to make decisions about alternative fuels, and what are the recent improvements?

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New and Improved! AFLEET Tool 2016

May 19, 2016

What is the AFLEET Tool, how can I use it to make decisions about alternative fuels, and what are the recent improvements?

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North Florida Designated as the Newest Clean Cities Coalition

May 16, 2016

North Florida Clean Fuels Coalition joins nearly 100 other coalitions nationwide in the mission to reduce petroleum use in transportation.

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How Much Do Electric Cars Pollute? Report Says When and Where You Plug In Matters

May 2, 2016

A new study suggests reducing fossil fuel use in the electricity sector and encouraging workplace charging are two important factors in achieving the greatest electric vehicle (EV) emissions reduction.

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Exactly How Big is Class 8? Understanding Vehicle Classifications

April 20, 2016

What are the various vehicle weight classes and why do they matter?

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Vehicle Energy Data Resources Help Inform Local Leaders

April 18, 2016

Establishing transportation policies to lower cities' greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is now simpler, thanks to new city-specific data and tools now available online.

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It's Tax Time! Understanding Alternative Fuel and Infrastructure Tax Credits

March 21, 2016

Recent federal tax incentive extensions and changes impact alternative fuel and infrastructure tax credits.

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From Pump to Plug: Measuring the Public's Attitude about Plug-In Electric Vehicles

March 10, 2016

New report seeks to answer what consumers really think about PEVs and what is still needed to overcome widespread barriers to adoption.

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