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Project Initiative/Award Awardee Status Date
Alternative Fuel Implementation Team (AFIT) for North Carolina Alternative Fuel Market Project Awards North Carolina State University, North Carolina Solar Center Complete Jan 2013

States impacted:

  • North Carolina

Alternative Fuel Implementation Team (AFIT) for North Carolina

The Alternative Fuel Implementation Team (AFIT) for North Carolina project will develop petroleum reduction toolkits for fleets; collaborate with neighboring states on uniform road signage to indicate alternative fuel availability; and disseminate best practices among potential fleets and alternative fuel vehicle users by hosting a southeastern alternative fuels symposium.

Learn more about the Alternative Fuel Market Project Awards.

$500,000 Award

$69,000 Local matching funds

Partners

  • Kentucky Clean Cities Partnership
  • Virginia Clean Cities
  • Palmetto Clean Fuels Coalition
Blue Ridge Parkway National Parks Initiative Land of Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition (Western North Carolina) Complete Sep 2015

States impacted:

  • Virginia

Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue Ridge Parkway has worked with the Land of Sky Clean Vehicles coalition to shift to domestic fuel use in the park. Blue Ridge acquired four hybrids and four propane pickup trucks to replace less-efficient vehicles dating back to model year 1989. The vehicles are helping raise awareness of sustainability among the park's visitors. The park also installed a propane refueling station.

Learn more about the National Parks Initiative.

Partners

  • Land of Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition (Western North Carolina)
California Fleets and Workplace Alternative Fuels Project Alternative Fuel Market Project Awards Bay Area Air Quality Management District Complete Jan 2013

States impacted:

  • California

California Fleets and Workplace Alternative Fuels Project

The California Fleets and Workplace Alternative Fuels Project is a statewide effort to develop templates and best practices for permitting AFV refueling infrastructure, collaborate with colleges on first responder training, promote workplace EV charging, and work with fleets to implement petroleum reduction strategies.

Learn more about the Alternative Fuel Market Project Awards.

$1,000,000 Award

$100,000 Local matching funds

Partners

  • Southern California Clean Cities Coalition
  • Los Angeles Clean Cities Coalition
  • Long Beach Clean Cities
  • San Francisco Clean Cities Coalition
  • Silicon Valley Clean Cities (San Jose)
  • East Bay Clean Cities Coalition (Oakland)
  • Central Coast Clean Cities
  • San Diego Regional Clean Cities Coalition
  • Clean Cities Coachella Valley Region
  • Western Riverside County Clean Cities Coalition
  • San Joaquin Valley Clean Cities
  • Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition
California Plug-in Electric Vehicle Readiness Project Electric Vehicle Community Readiness South Coast Air Quality Management District Complete Sep 2011

States impacted:

  • California

California Plug-in Electric Vehicle Readiness Project

The objective of this proposal was to create a unified statewide approach to planning and implementation of critical plug-in electric vehicle charging infrastructure activities in order to support and expand the market for plug-in electric vehicles in California.

Learn more about the Electric Vehicle Community Readiness.

$982,565 Award

$201,209 Local matching funds

Cape Cod National Seashore National Parks Initiative Massachusetts Clean Cities Complete Feb 2017

States impacted:

  • Massachusetts

Cape Cod National Seashore

Cape Cod National Seashore, with support from Massachusetts Clean Cities, replaced three conventional vehicles with plug-in electric vehicles and installed electric vehicle charging stations for the park's fleet use. The park's fleet currently contains four hybrid vehicles, as well as trams and shuttles that operate on biodiesel. This project helped the park further their fleet's shift to domestic fuels and advanced vehicle technologies.

Learn more about the National Parks Initiative.

Partners

  • Massachusetts Clean Cities
Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site National Parks Initiative Land of Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition (Western North Carolina) Complete Feb 2017

States impacted:

  • North Carolina

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

The Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site worked with Land of Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition to convert two existing pick-up trucks to use propane and installed an on-site propane fueling station. Additionally, the park replaced an older gasoline mower with a new propane mower.

Learn more about the National Parks Initiative.

Partners

  • Land of Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition (Western North Carolina)
Carolina Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Plan for Storm Resilience Planning 2019 Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research E4 Carolinas, Inc. In progress Aug 2019

States impacted:

  • North Carolina

Carolina Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Plan for Storm Resilience Planning

Learn more about the 2019 Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research.

$826,592 Award

Carolina Blue Skies and Green Jobs Initiative American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards Triangle J Council of Governments Complete May 2010

States impacted:

  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina

Carolina Blue Skies and Green Jobs Initiative

The Carolina Blue Skies & Green Jobs Initiative is a two-state effort to increase availability and use of alternative fuels, while simultaneously deploying alternative fuel vehicles and advanced technology vehicles in North and South Carolina. The project successfully deployed a total of 519 vehicles including 389 propane vehicles, 81 compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles, 40 hybrid-electric vehicles, and nine neighborhood electric vehicles. The project also added 141 refueling stations, including 111 electric vehicle charging points, 11 E85 stations, eight biodiesel stations, six CNG stations and five propane stations.

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

$12,004,175 Award

$19,509,710 Local matching funds

Partners

  • Land-Of-Sky Regional Council—Land-of-Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition
  • South Carolina Energy Office—Palmetto State Clean Fuels Coalition
  • Biogen Idec
  • BuildSense
  • Charlotte Mecklenburg Utilities
  • City of Asheville
  • City of Charlotte Airport
  • City of Charlotte Charlotte Solid Waste Services; City of Fayetteville
  • City of Greensboro
  • City of Hendersonville
  • City of Raleigh
  • City of Rock Hill
  • City of Rocky Mount
  • City of Winston-Salem
  • County of Chatham;
  • Triangle J Council of Governments
Catoctin Mountain Park National Parks Initiative State of Maryland Clean Cities Complete Sep 2015

States impacted:

  • Maryland

Catoctin Mountain Park

Working with the State of Maryland Clean Cities coalition, Catoctin Mountain Park replaced two conventional vehicles with plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and installed three electric vehicle charging stations for park and public use. The park also replaced four gasoline lawnmowers with propane mowers and shares their use with a nearby military base. Additionally, the project included an idle-reduction education and outreach initiative.

Learn more about the National Parks Initiative.

Partners

  • State of Maryland Clean Cities
Cedar Breaks National Monument National Parks Initiative Utah Clean Cities Complete Sep 2015

States impacted:

  • Utah

Cedar Breaks National Monument

Through its partnership with Zion National Park, Utah Clean Cities worked with park officials to expand Zion’s electric vehicle initiative to neighboring Cedar Breaks National Monument. Cedar Breaks installed one electric vehicle charging station and deployed one plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. The project is helping to expand the availability of electric vehicle charging stations throughout National Park Service units in the Southern Utah region. The project also included an idle-reduction education and outreach initiative.

Learn more about the National Parks Initiative.

Partners

  • Utah Clean Cities