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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
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, in 2014 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. In 2016, 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
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 from DOE

$101,000 matching funds (cost share)

Partners

  • Alamo Area Clean Cities (San Antonio)
Charge to Work USA: National Workplace Charging Program 2021 Low Greenhouse Gas Emissions Projects CALSTART, Inc. In progress Nov 2021

Charge to Work USA: National Workplace Charging Program

The objective of this project is to develop and execute a nationwide workplace charging program comprised of education, outreach, and technical assistance activities that enables a large-scale increase in workplace charging. The project will gain more than 1,000 employer commitments to adopt workplace charging programs and install charging ports at their workplaces with the end goal of catalyzing more than 100,000 electric vehicle charging port installations.

Learn more about the 2021 Low Greenhouse Gas Emissions Projects.

$4,000,000 award from DOE

$1,041,000 matching funds (cost share)

Partners

  • EVNoire
  • National Grid
  • Climate Group
  • NESCAUM
  • Empire Clean Cities
  • Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities
  • Eastern Pennsylvania Alliance for Clean Transportation
  • Drive Clean Colorado, a Clean Cities Coalition
  • Northern Colorado Clean Cities Coalition
  • Qmerit
  • Edison Electric Institute
  • EVgo
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.

$15,000,000 award from DOE

$24,625,000 matching funds (cost share)

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. In 2015, 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.

Cold-Weather Operation, Observation, and Learning Electric Vehicles (COOL EVs) 2020 Innovative Vehicle Technologies Projects American Lung Association In progress Sep 2020

States impacted:

  • Minnesota

Cold-Weather Operation, Observation, and Learning Electric Vehicles (COOL EVs)

The Cold-Weather Operation, Observation and Learning with Electric Vehicles (COOL EVs) project will support the deployment of four medium- and heavy-duty battery electric vehicles (EVs) in three community fleets in Minnesota. This project is strategically designed to overcome the challenges of cold weather operation, which is crucial to advance EV fleet applications. The four all-electric vehicles included in this application are two box trucks with different applications, a medium-duty passenger van, and a school bus. The fleets will share some resources, including training, technology, and project management support.

For more information on this project, check the Technology Integration 2021 Annual Report or Annual Merit Review presentation.

Learn more about the 2020 Innovative Vehicle Technologies Projects.

$997,000 award from DOE

Partners

  • Eureka Recycling
  • Eastern Carver School District
  • Xcel Energy
  • Minnesota Clean Cities Coalition
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) and to better understand which freight management strategies are most likely to be used by consumers.

As of 2019, the team has evaluated and selected an initial list of EEL initiatives. Based on feedback from stakeholders, the team is currently working to model the impact of the following EEL initiatives: receiver-led consolidation, parking loading zones and parking reservation, off-hour deliveries, parking pricing, and pickup & delivery at alternative locations. In order to assess the effectiveness of these initiatives, the team has conducted an online consumer survey about home deliveries with future plans to conduct surveys for delivery carriers and receivers. The team has also worked to update and integrate four existing models and simulation tools into one Integrated Transport-Energy Model (ITEM). This includes the Behavioral Micro-Simulation (BMS), SVTrip, Polaris, and Autonomie. Significant work has been done to acquire and manage high resolution Global Positioning System (GPS) data from fleets that can be used as inputs for SVTrip. Once completed, ITEM can be used to estimate the impact of various EEL initiatives.

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

$1,825,000 award from DOE

$2,000,000 matching funds (cost share)

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 from DOE

$16,054,000 matching funds (cost share)

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
CORWest: Supporting Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment Along Rural Corridors in the Intermountain West 2019 Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research Utah Clean Cities In progress Oct 2019

States impacted:

  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • Utah
  • Wyoming

CORWest: Supporting Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment Along Rural Corridors in the Intermountain West

CORWest is a highly collaborative eight-state partnership working with Clean Cities networks and state agencies. The project designs and expands the existing alternative fuel corridors with electric charging in the Intermountain West, supports electric vehicle (EV) access into high-visitation areas throughout rural America, and offers regional transportation solutions to gateway communities through public/private partnerships. The objective of the project is to increase transportation efficiency and enable widespread access to affordable alternative fuels by supporting the EV market and deploying electric vehicle service equipment (EVSE) throughout the Intermountain West.

For more information on this project, check the Technology Integration 2020 Annual Report or Annual Merit Review presentation.

Learn more about the 2019 Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research.

$670,000 award from DOE

$670,000 matching funds (cost share)

Partners

  • Utah Clean Cities
  • Yellowstone-Teton Clean Cities Coalition