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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
VoICE-MR: Vocation Integrated Cost Estimation for Maintenance and Repair of Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFV) 2020 Innovative Vehicle Technologies Projects West Virginia University Research Corporation In progress Oct 2020

States impacted:

  • California
  • Ohio
  • West Virginia

VoICE-MR: Vocation Integrated Cost Estimation for Maintenance and Repair of Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFV)

West Virginia University, multiple Clean Cities coalitions, and Wale Associates, Inc., are partnering to develop a tool to estimate the vocation dependent variations in maintenance costs of heavy- and medium-duty vehicles fueled by alternative fuels, including natural gas, propane, and electricity. Vocation Integrated Cost Estimate (VoICE) for maintenance and repair (MR) compares cost estimates of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) with conventional diesel vehicles of the same vocation to illustrate vocation-specific benefits of adopting AFVs. The study addresses medium- and heavy-duty vehicles operating in urban delivery, port drayage, school bus, refuse truck, and transit bus applications. The overall goal of the cost model estimate tool is to build a user-friendly application for fleets operating nationwide. The study will model the maintenance costs of AFVs as a function of duty cycle parameters, which is a critical knowledge gap for fleets that would consider adopting AFVs to replace conventional diesels.

For more information on this project, check the Technology Integration 2021 Annual Report or Annual Merit Review presentation.

Learn more about the 2020 Innovative Vehicle Technologies Projects.

$1,086,000 award from DOE

$1,091,000 matching funds (cost share)

Partners

  • Clean Cities Coachella Valley Region
WestSmart EV@Scale: Western Smart Plug-in Electric Vehicle Community Partnership 2020 Innovative Vehicle Technologies Projects PacifiCorp In progress Oct 2020

States impacted:

  • Arizona
  • Idaho
  • Nevada
  • Oregon
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Wyoming

WestSmart EV@Scale: Western Smart Plug-in Electric Vehicle Community Partnership

The objective of the WestSmart EV@Scale project is to identify pathways to accelerate use of EVs. The pathways will be evaluated by researchers through the analysis of EV infrastructure gaps, EV workforce development training, EV infrastructure deployment and data gathering, freight and port load, and grid evaluations. WestSmart EV@Scale leverages lessons learned and best practices from the tremendous success of the WestSmartEV project in Utah. It facilitates successful expansion into a regional program covering portions of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada, and Arizona—covering all major corridors in and out of California. It encompasses five critical EV application focus areas of: Destination Highways (National Park and Recreation), Underserved Regions (EV Training, Rural Transit Hub, Electric Car Share at Affordable Housing), Urban Mobility (Transportation Network Company, Intermodal Hub), Freight (Airport, Inland Port), and Community/Workplace (Mobility Hub, Workplace Charging).

For more information on this project, check the Technology Integration 2021 Annual Report or Annual Merit Review presentation.

Learn more about the 2020 Innovative Vehicle Technologies Projects.

$6,041,000 award from DOE

$8,061,000 matching funds (cost share)

Partners

  • Yellowstone-Teton Clean Cities Coalition
WestSmartEV: Western Smart Plug-in Electric Vehicle Community Partnership 2016 Alternative Fuel Vehicle Community Partner Projects PacifiCorp Complete Jan 2017

States impacted:

  • California
  • Colorado
  • Idaho
  • Nevada
  • Oregon
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Wyoming

WestSmartEV: Western Smart Plug-in Electric Vehicle Community Partnership

Through the WestSmart EV project, Pacificorp aims to double the growth rate for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) in their electric service territory from 20% to 40%. Pacificorp and their partners plan to accomplish this by pairing PEV adoption programs with the development of a large-scale charging network in Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming. The project will install charging stations along interstate corridors and at workplaces, incentivize conversion of fleet vehicles to PEVs, coordinate outreach and Smart Mobility programs with community partners, and collect data from these activities to develop new tools for utility integration of charging infrastructure.

As of 2019, WestSmart EV has installed 43 DC fast chargers along interstate corridors, 836 level 2 chargers, and incentivized 99 PEVs. Additionally, the project has launched a PEV ride hailing program with Lyft in Salt Lake City, Utah and Park City, Utah and coordinated on data collection with several major charging station networks. When completed, the project will result in DC fast chargers being installed every 50-100 miles for over 1,500 miles of interstate highways and approximately 600 level 2 chargers being installed at workplaces.

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

$3,532,000 award from DOE

$8,061,000 matching funds (cost share)

Partners

  • Utah Clean Cities
  • Utah Clean Cities
  • Utah State University Center for Sustainable Electrified Transportation
  • Idaho National Laboratory
  • University of Utah
  • State of Utah Office of Energy Development
  • Breathe Utah
  • Yellowstone-Teton Clean Cities Coalition
  • Treasure Valley Clean Cities
  • Rogue Valley Clean Cities
  • University of Nevada
  • Forth
Wilson's Creek National Battlefield National Parks Initiative Kansas City Regional Clean Cities Complete Sep 2015

States impacted:

  • Missouri

Wilson's Creek National Battlefield

Located in Missouri, Wilson's Creek National Battlefield is the site of the first major Civil War battle fought west of the Mississippi River, allowing visitors to experience one of the best-preserved battlefields in the nation. Working with the Kansas City Clean Cities Coalition in 2015, the park added a propane pick-up truck, four propane lawn mowers, and propane refueling infrastructure to its fleet. The park also collaborated with the coalition to demonstrate how these technologies can help preserve the historic landscape. This project is estimated to help the park reduce its annual emissions by more than 4 million tons of CO2 and displace the use of nearly 660 gasoline-gallon equivalents of petroleum per year.

Learn more about the National Parks Initiative.

Partners

  • Kansas City Regional Clean Cities
Wisconsin Clean Transportation Program American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards Wisconsin Department of Administration, Division of Energy Services, State Energy Office Complete Dec 2009

States impacted:

  • Michigan
  • Wisconsin

Wisconsin Clean Transportation Program

The Wisconsin Clean Transportation Program (WCTP) was a four-year initiative aimed to significantly reduce petroleum consumption and emissions in Wisconsin by increasing the use of alternative fuel or advanced technology vehicles and the installation of supporting infrastructure. The WCTP also aimed to maximize the preservation and creation of jobs by investing in the technology and training necessary to continue to develop a strong alternative fuels industry. The project deployed 177 light-duty vehicles, 200 medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, and installed 3 publicly accessible and 19 private alternative fuel stations.

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

$15,000,000 award from DOE

$17,047,000 matching funds (cost share)

Partners

  • Bayfield County
  • Barnes Inc.
  • Barnes Power Equipment
  • Bestway Limousine LLC
  • Brown County
  • Chippewa County Highway Department
  • City of Bayfield
  • City of Durand
  • City of Madison
  • City of Milwaukee
  • City of Monona
  • Contract Transport Services LLC
  • Dane County
  • Dart Transit Co.
  • Fox Valley Metro Police Department
  • Fun Times Bounces
  • GO Riteway
  • Great Lakes Community Conservation Corps
  • Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office
  • Kenosha County
  • Lamers Bus Lines Inc.
  • Madison Gas & Electric
  • Marquette University
  • Marshfield Utilities
  • Milwaukee County
  • Milwaukee County General Mitchell Airport
  • Milwaukee Metro Sewerage District
  • Oconomowoc Transport Company
  • Pope Transport
  • Remy Battery Co Inc.
  • Roehl Transport Inc.
  • Sheehy Mail Contractors Inc.
  • Stoughton Utilities
  • SunPower Biodiesel LLC
  • Time Transport
  • University of Wisconsin Madison
  • University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
  • Veriha Trucking
  • Waste Management of Wisconsin Inc.
  • We Energies
  • Wisconsin Department of Administration
  • Wisconsin Department of Corrections
  • WPPI Energy
Yellowstone National Park National Parks Initiative Yellowstone-Teton Clean Cities Coalition Complete Sep 2015

States impacted:

  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Wyoming

Yellowstone National Park

In 2014, Yellowstone National Park acquired a plug-in electric vehicle and installed publicly accessible electric vehicle charging stations. The project supports a broader effort to expand clean transportation options within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The park has already added an electric utility vehicle, hybrid electric vehicles, and a hybrid electric bus to its fleet in 2011. With help from the Yellowstone-Teton Clean Energy Coalition, the park also enhanced public outreach for idle reduction efforts.

Learn more about the National Parks Initiative.

Partners

  • Yellowstone-Teton Clean Cities Coalition
Zero Emission Freight Future 2020 Innovative Vehicle Technologies Projects Clean Fuels Ohio In progress Oct 2020

States impacted:

  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania

Zero Emission Freight Future

The goal of this project is to prove the operational and financial effectiveness of medium-duty (MD) and heavy-duty (HD) electric vehicles (EVs) in commercial fleets. Through diverse partnerships, the project employs commercially available EVs, electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE), facilities, and app-platforms to ensure technology deployment and to showcase significant return on investment. While original equipment manufacturer (OEM) models are newly becoming available, many fleet questions remain about the real-world operational and economic viability of MD and HD EVs. This project is designed to provide fleets the real-world experience needed to answer these questions for themselves and disseminate this information from trusted fleet and Clean Cities coalition peers. Clean Fuels Ohio is partnering with OEMs and EVSE equipment providers to operate three demonstration projects of MD and HD EVs (refuse truck, delivery trucks) with a goal of spurring Class 4-8 EV adoption in fleet applications nationwide.

For more information on this project, check the Technology Integration 2021 Annual Report or Annual Merit Review presentation.

Learn more about the 2020 Innovative Vehicle Technologies Projects.

$868,000 award from DOE

$869,000 matching funds (cost share)

Partners

  • Clean Fuels Ohio
  • Wisconsin Clean Cities
Zion National Park National Parks Initiative Utah Clean Cities Complete Sep 2015

States impacted:

  • Utah

Zion National Park

Zion National Park uses a fleet of 21 shuttle buses, which are all powered by propane. By getting visitors out of their cars, the shuttles eliminate more than 5 million pounds of CO2 emissions each year. In 2014, Utah Clean Cities worked with park officials to expand Zion's use of alternative fuels by replacing three gasoline-powered vehicles with all-electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and installing 10 electric vehicle charging stations, five of which are available for public use. The project also included an idle-reduction education and outreach initiative.

Learn more about the National Parks Initiative.

Partners

  • Utah Clean Cities