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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
Pea Ridge National Military Park National Parks Initiative In progress Sep 2015

States impacted:

  • Arkansas

Pea Ridge National Military Park

Working with the Arkansas Clean Cities coalition, Pea Ridge National Military Park is replacing a gasoline pickup truck with a dedicated propane truck. The park also will develop a Green Team to educate staff, visitors, and students on sustainability and conservation. The project also includes an idle-reduction education and outreach initiative.

Learn more about the National Parks Initiative.

Partners

  • Arkansas Clean Cities
Pennsylvania Partnership for Promoting Natural Gas Vehicles Alternative Fuel Market Project Awards Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission In progress Jan 2013

States impacted:

  • Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Partnership for Promoting Natural Gas Vehicles

The Pennsylvania Partnership for Promoting Natural Gas Vehicles project provided education and outreach to municipal and school district decision makers to encourage the procurement and retrofitting of natural gas-fueled school buses and solid waste collection vehicles and developed a strategic plan for natural gas vehicle and infrastructure inspection training.

Learn more about the Alternative Fuel Market Project Awards.

$319,038 Award

Partners

  • Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities
  • Eastern Pennsylvania Alliance for Clean Transportation
Penske Truck Leasing Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Demonstration and Enhanced Driver Experience Alternative Fuel Vehicle Deployment Initiatives Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P. In progress Mar 2015

States impacted:

  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Wisconsin

Penske Truck Leasing Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Demonstration and Enhanced Driver Experience

The Penske Truck Leasing Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Demonstration and Enhanced Driver Experience Project will provide heavy duty compressed natural gas vehicles to new drivers and fleets via Penske's large existing service market for a 1-3 month period. The project also will assess the need for medium-duty propane and hybrid-electric vehicles. Penske will work closely with the fleets involved to optimize their experience, troubleshoot their questions, and collect data to highlight results. The project lead will use these experiences to develop an AFV marketing plan that can target optimal fleets and regions, reduce AFV rental costs, provide comprehensive technical support for the rental term, and measure progress in fleet acceptance and integration of AFVs into fleets' everyday operations.

Learn more about the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Deployment Initiatives.

$400,000 Award

$414,701 Local matching funds

Partners

  • Wisconsin Clean Cities
  • State of Maryland Clean Cities
  • Louisiana Clean Fuels
Petrified Forest National Park National Parks Initiative In progress Sep 2015

States impacted:

  • Arizona

Petrified Forest National Park

Set partly within the Painted Desert of northeastern Arizona, Petrified Forest National Park offers glimpses of the world's largest concentration of petrified wood, fossils, and a fragile grassland ecosystem. Working with Tucson Clean Cities Coalition (TCC), the park plans to replace all gasoline-fueled vehicles within its Visitor Services fleet and install two publicly available electric vehicle charging station (EVSE) in the park. It's also working with TCC to launch an extensive education and outreach effort designed to educate park visitors, tour bus drivers, and park staff about how to eliminate unnecessary engine idling, reduce fuel consumption, and improve local air quality. The old vehicles will be replaced with one plug‐in electric vehicle and one hybrid electric vehicle. The EVSE will include a DC Fast Charger with Level 2 capabilities located at the park's north visitor center.

Learn more about the National Parks Initiative.

Partners

  • Tucson Clean Cities
Petroglyph National Monument National Parks Initiative In progress Sep 2015

States impacted:

  • New Mexico

Petroglyph National Monument

Working with the Land of Enchantment Clean Cities coalition, Petroglyph National Monument is replacing three gasoline vehicles with all-electric, plug-in hybrid electric, and hybrid electric vehicles. The monument also will install two electric vehicle charging stations with one available to the public. The project also includes an idle-reduction education and outreach initiative.

Learn more about the National Parks Initiative.

Partners

  • Land of Enchantment Clean Cities (New Mexico)
Pipe Spring National Monument National Parks Initiative In progress Sep 2015

States impacted:

  • Arizona

Pipe Spring 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 Pipe Spring National Monument. Pipe Spring has 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 includes an idle-reduction education and outreach initiative.

Learn more about the National Parks Initiative.

Partners

  • Utah Clean Cities
Plug In America EV Everywhere Plug‐In Electric Vehicle Local Showcases Plug In America In progress Aug 2016

States impacted:

  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont

Plug In America

This project will promote and demonstrate plug‐in electric vehicles via showcases in a variety of venues throughout New England, including Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Vermont.

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

$500,000 Award

$500,000 Local matching funds

Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) Demonstration Program and Social Media Campaign Alternative Fuel Vehicle Deployment Initiatives ASG Renaissance In progress Mar 2015

States impacted:

  • Michigan

Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) Demonstration Program and Social Media Campaign

The Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) Demonstration Program and Social Media Campaign is an innovative social media campaign and extended drive program designed to stimulate customer awareness and demand for PHEVs by placing vehicles in the hands of social media influencers. The project will conduct extended test drives with selected PHEV ambassadors in the Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) states. During these test drives, the PHEV ambassadors will share and document their experiences with friends and followers through their blogs, Facebook and Twitter accounts, photos and YouTube videos to create online buzz around these vehicles.

Learn more about the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Deployment Initiatives.

$450,000 Award

$508,397 Local matching funds

Partners

  • Empire Clean Cities
Plug-In Ready Michigan Electric Vehicle Community Readiness Clean Energy Coalition Complete Sep 2011

States impacted:

  • Michigan

Plug-In Ready Michigan

The project supported the development of a plug-in electric vehicle charging infrastructure community preparedness plan for Michigan. The project incorporated state and local level policy implementation, education, and outreach. The plan is a Michigan-specific guide enabling local communities to support a comprehensive plan for the widespread adoption of plug-in electric vehicles.

Learn more about the Electric Vehicle Community Readiness.

$500,000 Award

Point Reyes National Seashore National Parks Initiative In progress Sep 2015

States impacted:

  • California

Point Reyes National Seashore

From its open grasslands to rocky cliffs descending to the Pacific Ocean, Point Reyes National Seashore is home to 38 endangered and threatened species as well as a variety of unique ecosystems. With support from the San Francisco Clean Cities Coalition, the park is adding two all-electric vehicles to its fleet and installing two private charging stations to support their expanded fleet of electric vehicles. This project is estimated to help the park reduce its annual greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 4 million tons of CO2 and displace the use of nearly 700 gasoline-gallon equivalents of petroleum per year.

Learn more about the National Parks Initiative.

Partners

  • San Francisco Clean Cities Coalition