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Clean Cities has awarded nearly $400 million to fund hundreds of projects across the country that reduce petroleum use in transportation. These project awards contribute to Clean Cities' primary goal of reducing petroleum use in the U.S. by 2.5 billion gallons per year by 2020.

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Project Initiative/Award Awardee Status Date
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
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 In progress 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 is acquiring 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 will replace a gasoline-powered vehicle typically driven short distances. The charging station, to be constructed by local students, will pave the way for expanded use of PEVs in the area and help educate park visitors on the importance of cutting petroleum use and reducing emissions.

Learn more about the National Parks Initiative.

Development of a National Liquid Propane (Autogas) Refueling Network, Clean School Bus/Vehicle Incentive, and Green Jobs Outreach Program American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards Texas State Technical College—Waco Complete Dec 2009

States impacted:

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Louisiana
  • Michigan
  • New Hampshire
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin

Development of a National Liquid Propane (Autogas) Refueling Network, Clean School Bus/Vehicle Incentive, and Green Jobs Outreach Program

The project involved the installation of liquid propane (Autogas) refueling infrastructure in U.S. metropolitan areas. The project also supported the purchase of new and retrofitted LPG buses, vans, and trucks. Finally, the project provided an innovative outreach program designed specifically for veterans and out of work or at risk service technicians to provide training to work in the alternative fuels industry. The program concluded with 85 operational refueling sites, 684 LPG vehicles, and many successful training sessions.

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

$12,333,940 Award

$42,151,401 Local matching funds

Partners

  • CleanFUEL Holdings
  • Ferrellgas
  • Menards
  • Public Solutions Group
  • Texas State Technical College—Waco
Drive Electric Florida Electric Vehicle Community Readiness South Florida Regional Planning Council Complete Sep 2011

States impacted:

  • Florida

Drive Electric Florida

The project prepared the South Florida region's communities for successful and accelerated deployment of plug-in electric vehicles and infrastructure. This project developed a plan to address technical, commercial, market and regulatory barriers to support EV infrastructure and vehicle adoption.

Learn more about the Electric Vehicle Community Readiness.

$500,000 Award

Drive Electric Ohio Electric Vehicle Community Readiness Clean Fuels Ohio Complete Sep 2011

States impacted:

  • Ohio

Drive Electric Ohio

The project expanded on Ohio's current plug-in electric vehicle readiness activities and produce a replicable deployment plan for plug-in electric vehicles, charging infrastructure, safety trainings, consumer education, marketing, and associated policy solutions.

Learn more about the Electric Vehicle Community Readiness.

$500,000 Award

$100,724 Local matching funds

Partners

  • Clean Fuels Ohio
Drive Electric Orlando Alternative Fuel Vehicle Deployment Initiatives Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services - Office of Energy In progress Mar 2015

States impacted:

  • Florida

Drive Electric Orlando

The Drive Electric Orlando project is a large-scale effort to address one of the core barriers to widespread plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) adoption: increasing consumer familiarity with the technology. Over the two-year project period, this project will allow thousands of visitors from across the United States to rent a PEV in Orlando. The project taps into the largest rental car market in the country by providing PEVs for a multi-day test drive. In addition to making the vehicles available, the project will use incentives such as equitable rental rates and theme park incentives to promote these rentals.

Learn more about the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Deployment Initiatives.

$400,000 Award

$449,060 Local matching funds

Partners

  • Central Florida Clean Cities Coalition
Drive Oregon EV Everywhere Plug‐In Electric Vehicle Local Showcases Drive Oregon In progress Aug 2016

States impacted:

  • Oregon
  • Washington

Drive Oregon

This project will demonstrate a wide variety of plug‐in electric vehicles (PEVs) through public ride-and-drives and offer the opportunity for short-term extended test drives in key markets throughout Oregon and Washington.

Learn more about the EV Everywhere Plug‐In Electric Vehicle Local Showcases.

$993,450 Award

$1,296,790 Local matching funds

Electrify Heartland Electric Vehicle Community Readiness Metropolitan Energy Information Center, Inc. Complete Oct 2015

States impacted:

  • Kansas
  • Missouri

Electrify Heartland

This project developed phased EV infrastructure installation plans for the Kansas City metropolitan area and for smaller communities, including the travel corridors between them. It developed and implemented replicable actions for adoption by individual municipalities in the areas of planning, zoning, construction, permitting, and fleet policies.

Learn more about the Electric Vehicle Community Readiness.

$441,178 Award