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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
Central Texas Fuel Independence Project Alternative Fuel Market Project Awards City of Austin, Austin Energy Complete Jan 2013

States impacted:

  • Texas

Central Texas Fuel Independence Project

The Central Texas Fuel Independence Project expanded an interagency agreement to include alternative fueling infrastructure procurement; delivered electricity and natural gas vehicle safety training; hosted electric vehicle and natural gas workshops to educate potential fleet users in the Austin and San Antonio region; and held training seminars regarding multifamily housing and workplace electric vehicle charging.

Learn more about the Alternative Fuel Market Project Awards.

$500,000 Award

$100,512 Local matching funds

Partners

  • Alamo Area Clean Cities (San Antonio)
Chicago Area Alternative Fuels Deployment Project American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards City of Chicago, Department of Transportation Complete Dec 2009

States impacted:

  • Illinois
  • Indiana

Chicago Area Alternative Fuels Deployment Project

The Chicago Area Alternative Fuels Deployment Project deployed alternative fuel and hybrid vehicles and installed alternative fuel fueling and electric vehicle charging stations throughout the Chicago region. The project included a wide variety of project partners (large and small private companies, municipalities, non-profits, and utilities) and alternative fuels/advanced vehicle technologies (electric vehicles, compressed natural gas, propane, E-85, and hybrid technologies). By embracing all types of partners and fuels, these ambitious projects were able to build sustainable clean vehicle programs that optimized petroleum displacement and environmental benefits. Chicago’s transportation landscape was transformed by the addition of green vehicles and fueling stations that helped promote energy security, reduce transportation costs, and improve air quality. In total, the project deployed more than 400 clean vehicles and 225 alternative fueling stations.

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

$14,999,658 Award

$24,625,322 Local matching funds

Partners

  • ComEd
  • Chicago Area Electric Vehicle Charging Station Project, City of Chicago—Department of Fleet and Facility Management
  • Clean Energy
  • Doreen’s Pizza
  • DuPage County—Division of Transportation
  • Forest Preserve District of DuPage County
  • Exel-Diageo
  • Foodliner
  • Gas Technology Institute (GTI)
  • GO Airport Express
  • Green Taxi Program
  • Groot Industries
  • I-Go Car Sharing
  • Ozinga Ready Mix
  • Peoples Gas
  • SCR Medical Transportation
  • Village of Downers Grove; Waste Management
  • Waste Management
  • City of Chicago, Department of Transportation
Christiansted National Historic Site National Parks Initiative Complete Sep 2015

States impacted:

  • Virgin Islands

Christiansted National Historic Site

Christiansted National Historic Site, located in the U.S. Virgin Islands, commemorates urban colonial development and offers visitors a chance to experience the history and lifestyle of that time. The park added two all-electric vehicles to its fleet and installed two electric vehicle charging stations within the historic site. The project serves multiple functions: to reduce emissions, to promote sustainable transportation, and to diversify the park's fleet to include alternative fuel vehicles. The new vehicles are also used to educate island residents about electric vehicle supply equipment and clean energy technology in transportation through the park's interpretive program on climate change and sustainability.

Learn more about the National Parks Initiative.

Clean Rural Shared Electric Mobility: The CRuSE Project 2019 Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research Forth In progress Aug 2019

States impacted:

  • Oregon

Clean Rural Shared Electric Mobility: The CRuSE Project

Learn more about the 2019 Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research.

$548,540 Award

Collaborative Approaches to Energy-Efficient Logistics in the Albany - New York City Corridor 2017 Community-Based Advanced Transportation Projects Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute In progress Oct 2017

States impacted:

  • New York

Collaborative Approaches to Energy-Efficient Logistics in the Albany - New York City Corridor

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is working to reduce freight energy use by pairing efficient supply-side technologies and operations with freight demand management techniques in the Albany-New York City corridor. The project aims to demonstrate the mutually reinforcing effects of demand-side and supply-side efficiencies through the adoption of Energy Efficient Logistics (EELs).

As of 2018, the team has assembled, evaluated, and selected an initial list of EEL initiatives and shared their findings with two advisory groups representing public and private sector stakeholders in the Albany-New York City freight corridor. Based on feedback from these stakeholders, the team will proceed to model and pilot the impact of the following initiatives: receiver-led consolidation, parking loading zones/parking reservation, off-hour deliveries, parking pricing, and pickup & delivery at alternative locations. The project will result in the creation of an energy management guidebook to inform the adoption of EEL policies at the city, Metropolitan Planning Organization, and state level as well as an Integrated Transport-Energy Model (ITEM) to estimate the impact of these measures.

Learn more about the 2017 Community-Based Advanced Transportation Projects.

$1,825,000 Award

$2,000,343 Local matching funds

Partners

  • New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
  • New York Department of Transportation
Connecticut Clean Cities Future Fuels Project American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards Greater New Haven Clean Cities Coalition Complete Feb 2010

States impacted:

  • Connecticut

Connecticut Clean Cities Future Fuels Project

The Greater New Haven Clean Cities Coalition, Inc. (GNHCCC), together with its partners, developed and implemented a state-wide, fuel-neutral effort that deployed 269 alternative fuel vehicles (AFV) and offset the incremental cost of providing 19 public access and private fleet access fueling stations to provide fueling capability for additional fleet vehicles. The project displaced more than 3.8 million gasoline gallon equivalents of petroleum and strengthened the availability of alternative fuels for fleets and commercial consumers along major corridors in the state. It also raised awareness and fostered greater understanding of alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies through a targeted outreach and education effort.

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

$13,195,000 Award

$16,054,106 Local matching funds

Partners

  • Norwich Clean Cities
  • Capital Clean Cities
  • Southwestern Clean Cities
  • Innovation Drive Inc.
  • Sabre Engineering, Inc.
  • Signature Transportation
  • Enviro Express Natural Gas LLC
  • Enviro Express; Inc.
  • City of Bridgeport
  • Town of Fairfield; Metro Taxi
  • Metro Taxi
  • Yale University
  • City of Meriden
  • The Yellow Cab Company
  • Town Of Glastonbury
  • NANA Corporation (Ella Grasso Turnpike Shell Station)
  • Russo Lawn & Landscape, Inc.
  • JRC Services LLC
  • Norwich Public Utilities
  • CTDOT
  • CTTRANSIT
  • Greater New Haven Clean Cities Coalition
Creating an Alternative Fuel Vehicle Training Network for Florida Alternative Fuel Vehicle Deployment Initiatives University of Central Florida In progress Mar 2015

States impacted:

  • Florida

Creating an Alternative Fuel Vehicle Training Network for Florida

The Creating an Alternative Fuel Vehicle Training Network for Florida project will establish an alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) training network for the state of Florida that adapts safety and technical training based on existing curricula for local needs. This project will establish training on electric drive, CNG and propane vehicles for first responders, college instructors, tow-truck operators, and salvage/recycling operators. Hands-on training will be supported with vehicles provided by the National Association of Fleet Managers. The project intends to integrate first responder training into standard curriculum in partnership with the Florida Department of Education and the State Fire Marshall.

Learn more about the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Deployment Initiatives.

$600,000 Award

$150,000 Local matching funds

Partners

  • Central Florida Clean Cities Coalition
  • Southeast Florida Clean Cities Coalition
  • Tampa Bay Clean Cities Coalition
Decentralized Mobility Ecosystem: Market Solutions for 21st Century Electrified Mobility 2019 Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research Clean Fuels Ohio In progress Aug 2019

States impacted:

  • Ohio

Decentralized Mobility Ecosystem: Market Solutions for 21st Century Electrified Mobility

Learn more about the 2019 Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research.

$699,999 Award

Partners

  • Clean Fuels Ohio
DeKalb County / Metropolitan Atlanta Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicle Project American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards Clean Cities-Georgia Complete Mar 2010

States impacted:

  • Georgia
  • Texas

DeKalb County / Metropolitan Atlanta Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicle Project

This project was designed to increase the use of alternative fueled and advanced technology vehicles in Metro Atlanta as a means of reducing U.S. dependence on imported petroleum, increasing fuel economy, and reducing emissions. The project provided infrastructure that supports the use of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles. As a result of the project, the region has gained a landfill gas conversion facility to produce renewable energy at a DeKalb County landfill, five publicly accessible Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling stations, and one upgraded station to accommodate additional CNG fueling capacity. More than 200 alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles have also been deployed by Metro Atlanta-based companies, as well as city and county governments. In addition to the environmental and health benefits, this project has helped maintain Atlanta's competitiveness as various groups continue work to attract new businesses and jobs.

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

$14,983,167 Award

$24,681,387 Local matching funds

Partners

  • DeKalb County
  • American Fueling Systems
  • PS Energy Group; City of Atlanta
  • Coca-Cola Refreshments
  • UPS
  • The Parking Spot
  • Atlanta Airport Marriott
  • Atlanta Airport Renaissance
  • Snapping Shoals EMC
  • Atlanta Gas Light
  • Clean Cities-Georgia
Denali National Park and Preserve National Parks Initiative Complete Sep 2015

States impacted:

  • Alaska

Denali National Park and Preserve

The most visited park in Alaska, Denali National Park and Preserve covers 6 million acres, located 300 miles south of the Arctic Circle. The iconic park acquired one plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) and one photovoltaic-powered charging station to help reduce emissions in Denali’s "Front Country," home to several campgrounds, visitor centers, and administration facilities. The PEV replaced a gasoline-powered vehicle typically driven short distances. The charging station, constructed by local students, paves the way for expanded use of PEVs in the area and helps educate park visitors on the importance of shifting to domestic energy sources and advanced vehicle technologies and reducing emissions.

Learn more about the National Parks Initiative.