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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
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

Electrifying Terminal Trucks in Unincentivized Markets 2019 Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research Kansas City Regional Clean Cities In progress Aug 2019

States impacted:

  • Missouri

Electrifying Terminal Trucks in Unincentivized Markets

Learn more about the 2019 Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research.

$780,000 Award

Partners

  • Kansas City Regional Clean Cities
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

EVSE innovation: streetlight charging in the city right-of-way 2018 Vehicle Technologies Program-Wide Research Projects Metropolitan Energy Center In progress Oct 2018

States impacted:

  • Colorado
  • Missouri

EVSE innovation: streetlight charging in the city right-of-way

The objective of this project is to expand the availability of electric vehicle (EV) charging at low cost in urban settings using existing electrical infrastructure on the streetlight system to provide on-street EV charging, as well as charging for multi-family dwelling units (MFDU).

Learn more about the 2018 Vehicle Technologies Program-Wide Research Projects.

$1,215,708 Award

$1,332,901 Local matching funds

Partners

  • Kansas City Regional Clean Cities
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

EV-WATTS: Electric Vehicle Wide-scale Analysis for Tomorrow’s Transportation Solutions 2019 Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research Akimeka, LLC In progress Aug 2019

States impacted:

  • Maryland

EV-WATTS: Electric Vehicle Wide-scale Analysis for Tomorrow’s Transportation Solutions

Learn more about the 2019 Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research.

$3,999,370 Award

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 Southern Colorado Clean Cities Coalition Complete Sep 2015

States impacted:

  • Colorado

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

The Southern Colorado Clean Cities coalition and Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument collaborated to replace two gasoline vehicles with two all-electric low-speed vehicles, install an electric vehicle charging station, and add an all-electric utility vehicle to their fleet. The project also included 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