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The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Office has funded hundreds of projects across the country that advance affordable, domestic transportation fuels and technologies.

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Project Initiative/Award Awardee Status Date
Transportation energy analytics dashboard 2018 Vehicle Technologies Program-Wide Research Projects University of Maryland: College Park In progress Oct 2018

States impacted:

  • Maryland

Transportation energy analytics dashboard

The objective of the project is to enable state and local authorities to assess and optimize jurisdictional level transportation energy, emission, and productivity by monitoring real-time energy and emissions flows. The project will develop and demonstrate a practice-ready real-time online tool for evaluating surface transportation energy and emissions along with human productivity measures that utilizes existing data sources and is ready for wide-spread deployment.

Learn more about the 2018 Vehicle Technologies Program-Wide Research Projects.

$1,000,000 award from DOE

$270,000 matching funds (cost share)

Twin Cities Electric Vehicle Community Mobility Network 2020 Innovative Vehicle Technologies Projects American Lung Association In progress Sep 2020

States impacted:

  • Minnesota

Twin Cities Electric Vehicle Community Mobility Network

The objective of the Twin Cities Electric Vehicle Community Mobility Network Project is to deploy electric vehicle (EV) charging and electric vehicles along with providing supporting outreach and education, creating a community-focused mobility network that reduces barriers to EV adoption. The EV Spot Network (formerly referred to as the Twin Cities Electric Vehicle Mobility Network) will have three unique aspects:

  • EV Spot Charging: The charging hubs will be located on public roadways throughout Saint Paul and Minneapolis and operated by the cities. Each charging hub will be available for users to plug in the shared electric vehicles as well as for the public to charge privately owned electric vehicles.

  • Evie Carsharing Service: HOURCAR, a local carsharing nonprofit, will operate the new carsharing service called Evie. For the first time in the Twin Cities, this carsharing service will use a one-way, semi free-floating model.

  • Multifamily EV Carshare Pilot: 50 charging stations and shared electric vehicles at 25 multifamily sites.

The project will deploy electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) and electric vehicles in St. Paul, Minneapolis, and surrounding suburbs. The EVSE deployments include both Level 2 chargers as well as DC fast chargers. The vehicle deployments provide a public carsharing program and dedicated carsharing access at multi-unit dwellings. The project will also host ride and drive events as well as community events to foster a community-focused EV network.

Learn more about the 2020 Innovative Vehicle Technologies Projects.

$6,654,000 award from DOE

Partners

  • City of Saint Paul
  • City of Minneapolis
  • East Metro Strong
  • HOURCAR
  • Xcel Energy
  • Minnesota Clean Cities Coalition
Understanding and improving energy efficiency of regional mobility systems leveraging system-level data 2018 Vehicle Technologies Program-Wide Research Projects Carnegie Mellon University In progress Oct 2018

States impacted:

  • Pennsylvania

Understanding and improving energy efficiency of regional mobility systems leveraging system-level data

The objective of the project is to develop and demonstrate a replicable data-driven system-level model capable of identifying transportation system performance inefficiencies to enable management strategies for improved mobility/energy efficiency.

Learn more about the 2018 Vehicle Technologies Program-Wide Research Projects.

$1,000,000 award from DOE

$305,000 matching funds (cost share)

Unlocking Private Sector Financing for Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Fueling Infrastructure Alternative Fuel Market Project Awards National Association of State Energy Officials Complete Jan 2013

States impacted:

  • Virginia

Unlocking Private Sector Financing for Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Fueling Infrastructure

The Unlocking Private Sector Financing for Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Fueling Infrastructure project produced comprehensive state energy planning guidelines to support alternative fuel vehicle and infrastructure use; produced a technical reference manual for utilities and policy makers to evaluate electric vehicle charging; and provided outreach to state energy officials regarding the benefits of alternative fuel use.

Learn more about the Alternative Fuel Market Project Awards.

$536,000 award from DOE

Upper Midwest Inter-Tribal EV Charging Community Network 2021 Low Greenhouse Gas Emissions Projects Native Sun Community Power Development In progress Nov 2021

States impacted:

  • Minnesota

Upper Midwest Inter-Tribal EV Charging Community Network

Learn more about the 2021 Low Greenhouse Gas Emissions Projects.

$6,667,000 award from DOE

UPS Ontario—Las Vegas Corridor Extension—Bridging the Gap American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Complete Dec 2009

States impacted:

  • California
  • Nevada

UPS Ontario—Las Vegas Corridor Extension—Bridging the Gap

This project provided funding to partially offset the cost to purchase liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks and construct a publically accessible LNG fueling station in Las Vegas, Nevada, adjacent to McCarran International Airport and the intersection of Interstates 215 and 15. UPS deployed 48 heavy-duty Class 8 LNG tractor trucks, while the station supports an additional 150 LNG vehicles in UPS’s California, Nevada, and Utah operations. The project also included an outreach effort to generate additional usage at the LNG station and ensure continued viability of the LNG corridor.

Learn more about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards.

$5,592,000 award from DOE

$10,722,000 matching funds (cost share)

Partners

  • United Parcel Service (UPS)
  • Clean Energy Fuels, Inc.
  • South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD)
U.S. Fuels Across America’s Highways - Michigan to Montana (M2M) 2016 Alternative Fuel Vehicle Community Partner Projects Gas Technology Institute In progress May 2017

States impacted:

  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Montana
  • North Dakota
  • Wisconsin

U.S. Fuels Across America’s Highways - Michigan to Montana (M2M)

The Gas Technology Institute is collaborating with regional stakeholders to create an alternative fuel corridor along Interstate 94 from Port Huron, Michigan to Billings, Montana. The U.S. Fuels Across America’s Highways – Michigan to Montana (M2M) project will develop fueling infrastructure for electric, compressed natural gas (CNG), and propane vehicles, accelerate the adoption of alternative fuel vehicles, and establish community-based partnerships to support the corridor.

As of 2019, the M2M team has conducted a needs analysis to identify fueling gaps along the M2M corridor, coordinated with state officials to install Alternative Fuel Corridor signage in Michigan and Minnesota, and conducted outreach at two dozen events. The project has installed a combination of DC fast chargers and Level 2 chargers in Tomah, Wisconsin and Moorhead, MN; begun site planning for three publicly accessible CNG stations in Indiana, Michigan, and Illinois; and assisted CTS in adding 10 additional CNG trucks to their fleet. The project will result in a total of approximately 15 new fueling stations including electric, CNG, and propane stations and approximately 60 CNG long-haul trucks that will support stations along the corridor.

Learn more about the 2016 Alternative Fuel Vehicle Community Partner Projects.

$5,000,000 award from DOE

$5,256,000 matching funds (cost share)

Partners

  • American Lung Association
  • Chicago Area Clean Cities
  • Greater Lansing Area Clean Cities
  • Drive Clean Indiana
  • Wisconsin Clean Cities
  • Trillium CNG
  • Kwik Trip
  • Contract Transport Services, LLC
  • ZEF Energy
  • Minnesota Clean Cities Coalition
  • North Dakota Clean Cities
  • Ozinga ReadyMix
Using a Joint Procurement Process to Increase ZEV Adoption Nationwide Alternative Fuel and Advanced Vehicle Procurement Aggregating Initiatives CALSTART Complete Mar 2016

States impacted:

  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont
  • Washington

Using a Joint Procurement Process to Increase ZEV Adoption Nationwide

Using a Joint Procurement Process to Increase ZEV Adoption Nationwide was an effort led by CALSTART to develop a replicable and flexible multi-state zero emission vehicle (ZEV) procurement model. This project, also known as EV Smart Fleets, aimed to create a nationwide solicitation for fleets interested in purchasing ZEVs. By assisting fleets in developing and using a single procurement, the project aimed to reduce the purchase price of ZEVs and increase ZEV adoption in public fleets.

CALSTART and their project partners engaged automobile dealers, automakers, and a large network of state and municipal government fleet procurement officials to inform the process. After significant research and engagement with these stakeholders, the project identified several significant obstacles to a nationwide procurement model for ZEVs. This research and market analysis revealed that the franchised vehicle dealership model prevented a nationwide ZEV contract from occurring and that state governments are often prohibited from purchasing vehicles from out-of-state dealers. These, along with other insurmountable barriers, prevented the project from proceeding with the nationwide EV procurement solicitation.

Learn more about the Alternative Fuel and Advanced Vehicle Procurement Aggregating Initiatives.

$1,199,000 award from DOE

$346,000 matching funds (cost share)

Partners

  • CALSTART
  • California Department of General Services
  • Georgetown Climate Center
  • Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM)
  • Atlas Public Policy
  • Ross Strategic
Utah Clean Cities Transportation Sector Petroleum Reduction Technologies American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards Utah Clean Cities Complete Jan 2010

States impacted:

  • California
  • Nevada
  • Utah

Utah Clean Cities Transportation Sector Petroleum Reduction Technologies

The project goals were to increase the use of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles in the State of Utah to increase U.S. energy security, benefit local air quality, and install infrastructure to support alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles. Upon completion of the grant, there are 558 new alternative fuel vehicles in Utah fleets, 36 new alternative fueling stations, and 18 upgraded stations.

Learn more about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards.

$14,909,000 award from DOE

$42,459,000 matching funds (cost share)

Partners

  • Carbon Cutter
  • CNG America
  • Go Natural Towing CNG
  • Iowa Tanklines
  • Jordan School District
  • Kennecott Copper Mines
  • Kenworth—PacLease/Associated Foods
  • Ogden City
  • Questar Gas Company
  • Robinson Waste Services
  • Salt Lake City
  • Semi Service
  • St. George Express
  • State of Utah
  • Student Movement
  • Syracuse City
  • Sysco Intermountain
  • TransFuels
  • Uintah Basin School District
  • United Parcel Services (UPS)
  • University of Utah—Commuter Services
  • Utah Paper Box
  • Utah State University
  • Utah Transit Authority
  • Washakie Renewable Energy
  • Washington City
  • Waste Management
  • Williams Northwest Pipeline
  • Utah Clean Cities
Virginia EV Electric Vehicle Community Readiness Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy Complete Sep 2011

States impacted:

  • Virginia

Virginia EV

The activities of this planning project laid educational and policy groundwork for electric vehicle adoption and charging infrastructure installation in the Richmond, VA region. A strategic plan was developed to identify and foster policies to expedite infrastructure implementation specific to the area and prepare the Commonwealth for successful deployment of plug-in electric drive vehicles.

Learn more about the Electric Vehicle Community Readiness.

$429,000 award from DOE

$40,000 matching funds (cost share)