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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
Energizing Oregon Electric Vehicle Community Readiness Oregon Business Development Department Complete Sep 2011

States impacted:

  • Oregon

Energizing Oregon

The project developed a comprehensive strategic plug-in electric vehicle market and community plan to address next-generation deployment strategies. The plan served as a roadmap to achieve Oregon's goal of 30,000 PEVs by 2015.

Learn more about the Electric Vehicle Community Readiness.

$485,000 Award

$88,923 Local matching funds

EVs in Paradise Electric Vehicle Community Readiness University of Hawaii Complete Sep 2011

States impacted:

  • Hawaii

EVs in Paradise

The project published a plan to develop and implement a permitting process, incentives, policies, and a renewable energy grid system analysis for the expeditious and sustainable deployment of EVs and charging infrastructure. The plan helps provide a model that can be adapted for broader application across the State of Hawaii.

Learn more about the Electric Vehicle Community Readiness.

$299,693 Award

$169,370 Local matching funds

Fast Track to Ohio AFV Adoption Alternative Fuel Market Project Awards Clean Fuels Ohio Complete Jan 2013

States impacted:

  • Ohio

Fast Track to Ohio AFV Adoption

The Fast Track to Ohio AFV Adoption project streamlined local and state processes for alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) procurement; incorporate AFVs into local Transportation Improvement Programs (TIPs); created a compressed natural gas (CNG) cylinder tracking system and Renewable Natural Gas Credit Purchase system; delivered technical and safety workshops on various fuels; and expanded the Ohio Green Fleets program and the Ohio Natural Gas Vehicle and Propane Partnerships.

Learn more about the Alternative Fuel Market Project Awards.

$499,918 Award

$109,000 Local matching funds

Partners

  • Clean Fuels Ohio
  • Northeast Ohio Clean Cities Coalition (Cleveland)
Filling Critical Gaps through Innovative Cradle-to-Grave Training Alternative Fuel Vehicle Deployment Initiatives North Central Texas Council of Governments In progress Mar 2015

States impacted:

  • Arkansas
  • Louisiana
  • Oklahoma
  • Texas

Filling Critical Gaps through Innovative Cradle-to-Grave Training

This Filling Critical Gaps through Innovative Cradle-to-Grave Training project will leverage existing alternative fuel vehicle curricula that had been developed through a previous Department of Energy project to provide training to fire marshals, code officials, mechanics and technicians, and first responders. This training, which will focus on issues related to compressed natural gas, propane, and electricity, will address critical training needs in a 4-state area in the South Central U.S. The project will also develop a Future Action Plan, which will collect best practices and lessons learned, as well as describe how to move forward with additional training in the coming years.

Learn more about the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Deployment Initiatives.

$600,000 Award

$150,000 Local matching funds

Partners

  • Arkansas Clean Cities
  • Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities
  • Lone Star Clean Fuels Alliance (Central Texas)
  • Louisiana Clean Fuels
  • Southeast Louisiana Clean Fuel Partnership
  • Tulsa Clean Cities
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument National Parks Initiative In progress Sep 2015

States impacted:

  • Colorado

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

The Southern Colorado Clean Cities coalition and Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument are collaborating to replace two gasoline vehicles with two all-electric low-speed vehicles, install an electric vehicle charging station, and deploy an all-electric utility vehicle. The project also includes an idle-reduction education and outreach initiative.

Learn more about the National Parks Initiative.

Partners

  • Southern Colorado Clean Cities Coalition
Forwarding Wisconsin's Fuel Choice Alternative Fuel Market Project Awards Wisconsin Department of Administration, State Energy Office Complete Jan 2013

States impacted:

  • Wisconsin

Forwarding Wisconsin's Fuel Choice

Forwarding Wisconsin's Fuel Choice expanded highway road signage to include available alternative fueling stations; worked with the Wisconsin Technical College System to offer training for first responders, public safety officers, and permitting officials; and assisted public fleets in developing and implementing petroleum reduction strategies and policies.

Learn more about the Alternative Fuel Market Project Awards.

$500,000 Award

$10,000 Local matching funds

Partners

  • Wisconsin Clean Cities
Gas Technology Institute 2016 Alternative Fuel Vehicle Community Partner Projects Gas Technology Institute In progress May 2017

States impacted:

  • Illinois
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Montana
  • North Dakota
  • Wisconsin

Gas Technology Institute

This project will deploy multi-fuel stations with electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE), compressed natural gas, biofuel, and propane, as well as alternative fuel vehicles along I-94 from Port Huron, Michigan to the North Dakota border.

Learn more about the 2016 Alternative Fuel Vehicle Community Partner Projects.

$4,999,983 Award

$5,256,189 Local matching funds

Partners

  • American Lung Association
  • Chicago Area Clean Cities
  • Greater Lansing Area Clean Cities
  • South Shore Clean Cities
  • Wisconsin Clean Cities
  • Trillium CNG
  • Kwik Trip
  • Contract Transport Services, LLC
  • Landmark Services Cooperative
  • ZEF Energy
Gas Technology Institute Alternative Fuel Vehicle Workplace Safety Programs Gas Technology Institute In progress Aug 2016

States impacted:

  • Illinois

Gas Technology Institute

This project will create training and guidance materials for garage facility upgrades and building modifications for facilities that service natural gas, propane, and hydrogen vehicles.

Learn more about the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Workplace Safety Programs.

$750,000 Award

$89,817 Local matching funds

Golden Gate National Recreation Area National Parks Initiative In progress Sep 2015

States impacted:

  • California

Golden Gate National Recreation Area

The expansive Golden Gate National Recreation Area is walking the talk by switching from higher-emission vehicles to five new electric vehicles (EVs). Golden Gate, which partnered with San Francisco Clean Cities, is also installing five EV chargers and implementing a biodiesel project for heavy-duty vehicles.

Learn more about the National Parks Initiative.

Partners

  • San Francisco Clean Cities Coalition
Grand Teton National Park National Parks Initiative In progress Sep 2015

States impacted:

  • Wyoming

Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park is adding one plug-in electric hybrid vehicle to its fleet and will install three electric vehicle charging stations. The park has also deployed five hybrid electric vehicles to its fleet. The installation of the charging stations will support an initiative to grow a larger regional electric vehicle infrastructure network. This initiative will introduce quick-charge stations and electric vehicle use to the heart of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and set the stage for government agencies, local business, residents, and visitors to begin using charging stations throughout the area. Working with Yellowstone-Teton Clean Energy Coalition, the park has launched an extensive education and outreach effort designed to eliminate unnecessary engine idling, reduce fuel consumption, and improve local air quality.

Learn more about the National Parks Initiative.

Partners

  • Yellowstone-Teton Clean Cities Coalition