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The U.S. Department of Energy's 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
Affordable Mobility Platform (AMP) 2021 Low Greenhouse Gas Emissions Projects Forth In progress Nov 2021

States impacted:

  • Oregon

Affordable Mobility Platform (AMP)

Learn more about the 2021 Low Greenhouse Gas Emissions Projects.

$5,020,217 Award

Aggregated Alternative Technology Alliance Alternative Fuel and Advanced Vehicle Procurement Aggregating Initiatives National Association of Regional Councils Complete Mar 2016

States impacted:

  • Arizona
  • Kansas
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Missouri
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Washington

Aggregated Alternative Technology Alliance

The Aggregated Alternative Technology Alliance (AATA), also known as Fleets for the Future (F4F), worked to eliminate barriers to alternative fuel vehicle and infrastructure adoption in public and private fleets by consolidating bulk equipment orders and streamlining the procurement process. The project was led by the National Association of Regional Councils who worked with multiple project partners and stakeholders in 11 states to develop fuel neutral best practices, cooperative procurement agreement templates, and design a web-based toolkit to educate fleets and procurement officers. The partners used outreach and education to share information about these resources to motivate fleet managers and consumers to purchase alternative fuel vehicles, equipment, and infrastructure.

As of 2018, the F4F team wrote 5 best practices guides, a multi-step strategic procurement process guide, and created a national procurement plan for the public sector. All of these publications are available on the project’s website. The project also resulted in 5 regional pilot procurement initiatives in Kansas City, Missouri; Boston, Massachusetts; Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas; Tucson, Arizona; and Washington, D.C. Each regional pilot was associated with training opportunities for regional councils and fleets to address the unique barriers and procurement needs. Over 33,000 people were reached through these in-person events and over 3,000 people were reached through webinar participation.

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

$1,758,599 Award

$466,052 Local matching funds

Partners

  • National Association of Regional Councils
  • Mid-America Regional Council (MARC)
  • Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
  • Metro Area Planning Council
  • North Central Texas Council Of Governments
  • Pima Association of Governments
  • Electrification Coalition
  • Meister Consultants Group
  • Yborra & Associates, LLC
  • ICM Inc.
  • Propane Education & Research Council
  • Clean Communities of Central New York (Syracuse)
  • Metropolitan Energy Center
  • Utah Clean Cities
  • Western Washington Clean Cities
  • Clean Fuels Ohio
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. In 2012, 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 Coalition
  • 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

In 2015, 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

In 2015, 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