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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
Pilot Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicle Deployment for Municipal Solid Waste Collection 2020 Innovative Vehicle Technologies Projects The Department of Solid Waste Services for the Municipality of Anchorage In progress Sep 2020

States impacted:

  • Alaska

Pilot Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicle Deployment for Municipal Solid Waste Collection

In partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy, the Department of Solid Waste Services (SWS) for the Municipality of Anchorage is implementing a pilot demonstration of two heavy-duty electric refuse trucks and an electric box truck. In addition, SWS will partner with the Alaska Energy Authority and eCamion, Inc., to install and test a battery-tied fast charging station that will charge both refuse trucks while mitigating costly demand charges.

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$16,000 award from DOE

$551,000 matching funds (cost share)

Advancing Climate and Innovation Goals of Memphis and Shelby County: Electrification of Key Fleet Vehicles to Capture Cost Savings and Climate Benefits 2020 Innovative Vehicle Technologies Projects Memphis-Shelby County Division of Planning and Development, Office of Sustainability and Resilience In progress Oct 2020

States impacted:

  • Tennessee

Advancing Climate and Innovation Goals of Memphis and Shelby County: Electrification of Key Fleet Vehicles to Capture Cost Savings and Climate Benefits

The objective of the project is to provide a small-scale pilot project for electric vehicle (EV) fleet adoption by Shelby County. The focus of this project is the installation of charging infrastructure along with the acquisition of a limited number of EVs. Piloting a small number of EVs and installing charging infrastructure helps provide proof of concept for the future expansion of electric vehicles in the county fleet. The project team is purchasing five new electric vehicles—either original equipment manufacturer (OEM) factory-produced or conventional vehicles that are converted by OEM-authorized/warranted Qualified Vehicle Modifiers—for use by Shelby County's Roads, Bridges, and Engineering Department. The project includes the installation of vehicle charging infrastructure in appropriate fleet parking areas to support these new vehicles as well as future electric fleet vehicles. The project also involves implementation of appropriate maintenance and operations training for key fleet services staff. Finally, an analysis and evaluation of vehicle performance, associated cost savings, and greenhouse gas emissions reductions helps provide a better understanding of the impact and return on investment of this project.

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$500,000 award from DOE

$504,000 matching funds (cost share)

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.

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$868,000 award from DOE

$869,000 matching funds (cost share)

Partners

  • Clean Fuels Ohio
  • Wisconsin Clean Cities
Developing Replicable, Innovative Variants for Engagement for EVs in the USA (DRIVE Electric USA) 2020 Innovative Vehicle Technologies Projects East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition In progress Oct 2020

States impacted:

  • Alabama
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Kansas
  • Louisiana
  • Missouri
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin

Developing Replicable, Innovative Variants for Engagement for EVs in the USA (DRIVE Electric USA)

The goal of DRIVE Electric USA (DEUSA) is to greatly accelerate statewide, state-led "Drive Electric" initiatives in multiple states by educating consumers, utilities, utility regulators, and government officials; engaging auto dealers and fleet leaders; conducting EV infrastructure planning; and developing local EV chapters. All of this is occurring under the banner of branded, statewide EV initiatives, guided by each state's stakeholders. DEUSA is creating a Replication Playbook based on outputs and lessons learned that incorporates results from the project work and highlights specific successes from all the participating states. The project conducts EV infrastructure planning sessions for corridors and urban and rural areas, including a focus on disadvantaged and limited-income communities, builds relationships with dozens of utilities and utility regulators, and creates incentives and investment opportunities.

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$1,802,000 award from DOE

$1,810,000 matching funds (cost share)

Partners

  • East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition
  • Clean Cities-Georgia
  • Wisconsin Clean Cities
Helping Rural Counties Transition to Cleaner Fuels and Vehicles 2020 Innovative Vehicle Technologies Projects Transportation Energy Partnership In progress Oct 2020

States impacted:

  • Alabama
  • District of Columbia
  • Indiana
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin

Helping Rural Counties Transition to Cleaner Fuels and Vehicles

The objective of the Helping Rural Counties Transition to Cleaner Fuels and Vehicles project is to create models for effectively transferring advanced clean fuel and vehicle technologies to underserved county governments and rural communities and to share those models and lessons learned through a nationally distributed Replication Playbook. Rural county governments often lack the staff capacity to learn about new technologies, implement new training and maintenance systems, and educate their workforces. The lack of funding and financing options, combined with staff capacity to research and pursue existing incentives, can also be a significant barrier to exploring alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles. Transportation Energy Partners is coordinating and supporting Clean Cities coalitions in eight states as they work with rural county leaders to overcome these and other barriers and find models that work for increasing adoption of cleaner fuels and vehicles.

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$1,079,000 award from DOE

$1,082,000 matching funds (cost share)

Partners

  • Drive Clean Indiana
  • Wisconsin Clean Cities
Medium-Duty Electric Truck (eTruck): Pilot Electrified Fleets in Urban and Regional Applications 2020 Innovative Vehicle Technologies Projects University of Texas at Austin In progress Oct 2020

States impacted:

  • Tennessee
  • Texas

Medium-Duty Electric Truck (eTruck): Pilot Electrified Fleets in Urban and Regional Applications

Compared to conventional trucks, battery-electric trucks (eTrucks) have potential advantages in reducing fuel and maintenance costs as well as harmful and greenhouse gas emissions. The medium-duty (MD) truck market is a likely candidate for a significant and near-term adoption of eTrucks in daily, return-to-base, urban and regional trucking applications of fewer than 100 miles per day. However, many trucking fleets have very limited or no exposure to the new eTruck technology. The lack of eTruck experience and the concerns about eTrucks including range limits, charging infrastructure availability, maintenance, and cost, are considered the main barriers for the broader adoption by trucking fleets of MD eTrucks. The objective of this project is to demonstrate a MD eTruck technology fleet of three eTruck vehicles and supporting infrastructure in fleets that have little or no experience with these technologies. The MD eTruck demonstration testbed is used to evaluate the performance of MD electric trucks in various applications by a diverse group of trucking fleets. The project may help potential fleets gain necessary eTruck knowledge and experience to make informed decisions about MD eTruck adoption. The project collects eTruck fleet operational and use data to analyze the challenges and needs associated with the use of MD eTrucks in fleets across a broad range of geographical locations.

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$1,000,000 award from DOE

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

Partners

  • East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition
St. Louis Vehicle Electrification Rides for Seniors (SiLVERS) 2020 Innovative Vehicle Technologies Projects Forth In progress Oct 2020

States impacted:

  • Missouri

St. Louis Vehicle Electrification Rides for Seniors (SiLVERS)

St. Louis, Missouri, is a diverse Midwestern city that has encountered a half-century of economic downturn, with its population diminishing from 850,000 to 300,000 since 1950. Additionally, with no local or state incentives for electric vehicles (EVs), access to both EVs and charging infrastructure has been limited. The overall goal of the St. Louis Vehicle Electrification Rides for Seniors (SiLVERS) project is to increase EV adoption and reduce transportation-related operating expenses for social service agencies in low-income communities. The project seeks to increase EV adoption by validating that EV fleets can save social service agencies money on transportation operation costs while improving service delivery, providing access to electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) for employees and community members, and developing tools and best practices for use by community-based organizations and social service agencies nationwide, allowing them to replicate this approach.

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$500,000 award from DOE

$532,000 matching funds (cost share)

NFPA Spurs the Safe Adoption of Electric Vehicles through Education and Outreach 2020 Innovative Vehicle Technologies Projects National Fire Protection Association In progress Oct 2020

States impacted:

  • Alabama
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Wyoming

NFPA Spurs the Safe Adoption of Electric Vehicles through Education and Outreach

Community preparedness planning and collaboration among electric vehicle ecosystem stakeholders can result in a greater understanding of electric vehicles and their benefits, more incentives for ownership, increased safety, and a more accommodating infrastructure, and can lead to increased EV adoption on the nation's roadways. In this project, NFPA augments its world-class, web-based EV training programs to include additional modules for charging station installers, code officials, utilities, dealerships, fleet owners, garages/maintenance facilities, insurance companies, and vehicle owners. NFPA is also expanding its existing crash reconstruction and tow and salvage operator programs to reflect the latest safety knowledge and tactics. The project involves developing a digital facilitation toolkit for Clean Cities coalitions and advising and assisting selected coalitions that will be responsible for conducting approximately 30 community preparedness assessment workshops for local community stakeholders.

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$678,000 award from DOE

$678,000 matching funds (cost share)