Chicago Area Clean Cities

The Chicago Area Clean Cities works with vehicle fleets, fuel providers, community leaders, and other stakeholders to save energy and promote the use of domestic fuels and advanced vehicle technologies in transportation.

Contact Information
Chicago city highway
30 N LaSalle St, Ste 500
Chicago, IL 60602
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Samantha Bingham

As the Clean Transportation Program Director for the City of Chicago’s Department of Transportation, Samantha Bingham is responsible for developing and implementing policies, programs and projects that reduce emissions from the transportation sector and assisting in achieving the City's sustainability goals. During her 12-year tenure at the City, she has leveraged over $70 million in local and federal grant funding for clean vehicle incentive programs in the Chicago region, including the deployment of electric vehicle charging stations and medium- and heavy-duty hybrid and electric trucks and buses. Bingham also serves as the U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities coordinator for the local Chicago Area Clean Cities coalition whose goal is to reduce petroleum in the transportation sector primarily through education and technical assistance. She leads the coalition’s current effort to promote EV education to the public, local car dealerships and employers to provide EV charging for employees.

General Stats

  • Designated: May 13, 1994
  • Population: 8,381,361
  • Area: 3,761 sq. mi.
  • Boundary: Counties: Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, Will

Alternative Fueling Stations

Including public and private stations

Gas pump
  • Biodiesel (B20 and above): 15
  • Natural Gas: 35
  • Ethanol (E85): 153
  • Electric: 1106
  • Propane: 42

Energy Use Impact*

Annual Energy Impact

Annual Energy Impact by Alternative Fuel Vehicle Project Type

Emissions Reduced*

Annual Emissions Reduced

Emissions Reduced by Alternative Fuel Vehicle Project Type
*2016 DOE-Verified Metrics