National Parks Initiative

Clean Cities partners with the National Park Service (NPS) through the Clean Cities National Parks Initiative to support transportation projects that educate park visitors on the benefits of cutting petroleum use and vehicle emissions. Since 2010, Clean Cities and NPS have partnered on 35 projects to deploy alternative fuel and fuel-efficient vehicles to the road, reduce vehicle idling, and improve vehicle efficiency. These actions support and coincide with NPS's efforts to address climate change impacts.

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Grand Teton National Park


Jackson Lake at Grand Teton National Park. Courtesy of NPS

Grand Teton National Park is adding one plug-in electric hybrid vehicle to its fleet and will install three electric vehicle charging stations. The park has also deployed five hybrid electric vehicles to its fleet. The installation of the charging stations will support an initiative to grow a larger regional electric vehicle infrastructure network. This initiative will introduce quick-charge stations and electric vehicle use to the heart of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and set the stage for government agencies, local business, residents, and visitors to begin using charging stations throughout the area. Working with Yellowstone-Teton Clean Energy Coalition, the park has launched an extensive education and outreach effort designed to eliminate unnecessary engine idling, reduce fuel consumption, and improve local air quality.

See how the Clean Cities National Parks Initiative supports parks transportation projects.

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