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Find the latest news about the U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities program and alternative transportation technologies.

DOE Announces Up to $7 Million for the Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines

Dec. 29, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on December 29 announced up to $7 million for eight universities to accelerate the introduction of affordable, scalable, and sustainable high-performance fuels for use in high-efficiency, low-emission engines. Under the Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines (Co-Optima) initiative, DOE’s Bioenergy Technologies Office and Vehicle Technologies Office are collaborating to maximize energy savings and on-road vehicle performance, while dramatically reducing transportation-related petroleum consumption and harmful emissions.

DOE Announces $18 Million Investment to Accelerate the Development Plug-In Electric Vehicles and Use of Other Alternative Fuels

Dec. 23, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on December 23 announced $18 million in support of five projects for research, development, and demonstration of innovative plug-in electric vehicle and direct injection propane engine technologies, as well as community-based projects to accelerate the adoption of light, medium and heavy duty vehicles that operate on fuels such as biodiesel, electricity, E85, hydrogen, natural gas, and propane.

DOE Announces $15 Million to Accelerate the Deployment of Energy Efficient Transportation Technologies

Dec. 21, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on December 21 announced a $15 million funding opportunity in two areas of interest: Alternative Fuel Vehicle Community Partner Projects and Energy Efficient Mobility Systems Projects

DOE Announces Nearly $20 Million to Accelerate Energy Efficient Transportation and Systems

Dec. 15, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on December 15 announced a $19.7 million funding opportunity for projects in four areas of interest that apply to light, medium, and heavy-duty on-road vehicles, energy efficient mobility, and transportation infrastructure systems.

Vehicle Technologies Office Issues Two Notices of Intent for Funding Opportunity Announcements

Nov. 16, 2016

The Vehicle Technologies Office has issued two Notices of Intent to make interested parties aware of its plan to issue FY 2017 Funding Opportunity Announcements.

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Federal Highway Administration Unveils National Alternative Fuel and Electric Charging Network

Nov. 3, 2016

New effort will help drivers find alternative fuels and vehicle charging stations nationwide.

Department of Transportation Announces Nearly $65 Million in Advanced Technology Transportation Grants

Oct. 13, 2016

Grants will fund 19 technology-driven projects in local areas to fight congestion, increase connectivity, and improve access to opportunity.

Georgia, Pennsylvania Coalition Leaders Unveiled as Newest Clean Cities Hall of Fame Inductees

Sept. 1, 2016

Clean Cities-Georgia Coordinator Don Francis and Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities Coordinator Rick Price are the latest inductees to be named to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Clean Cities Hall of Fame.

Five Clean Cities Projects Selected Under $57 Million Vehicle Technologies Office Program-Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement

Aug. 16, 2016

The Department of Energy (DOE) is investing $57 million for thirty-five new projects aimed at reducing the cost and improving the efficiency of plug-in electric, alternative fuel, and conventional vehicles. Three Clean Cities projects received awards as part of the EV Everywhere Plug-In Electric Vehicle Local Showcases. Two Clean Cities projects received awards for Alternative Fuel Vehicle Workplace Safety Programs.