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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
Low Carbon Fuel Infrastructure Investment Initiative American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards California Department of General Services Complete Jun 2012

States impacted:

  • California

Low Carbon Fuel Infrastructure Investment Initiative

The California Department of General Services (DGS) and Propel Fuels built 36 alternative fuel stations to provide public access to low carbon alternative fuels for more than 600,000 flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs) statewide and included a comprehensive development program. This program included identifying and establishing lease agreements for station locations, designing, engineering, and permitting plans for the infrastructure and signage, engaging contractors to perform the build and manage construction, and marketing to the public and fleets to increase adoption of the fuels. These stations distribute alternative fuels including ethanol (E85) for use in FFVs and biodiesel (B20) to the public, as well as government and private fleets.

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

$6,917,000 award from DOE

$14,489,000 matching funds (cost share)

Partners

  • Propel Fuels, Inc
  • CALSTART, Inc.
  • East Bay Clean Cities
  • Sacramento Clean Cities
  • San Diego Regional Clean Cities San Joaquin Valley Clean Cities
  • Silicon Valley Clean Cities
  • Western Riverside County Clean Cities
  • Long Beach Clean Cities
  • California Department of General Services
Making the Business Case for Smart, Shared, and Sustainable Mobility Services 2017 Community-Based Advanced Transportation Projects City of Seattle Department of Transportation In progress Oct 2017

States impacted:

  • Colorado
  • New York
  • Oregon
  • Washington

Making the Business Case for Smart, Shared, and Sustainable Mobility Services

The City of Seattle is working with Atlas Public Policy to accelerate the adoption of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) in shared-mobility applications and subsequently establish best practices for use in all U.S. metro regions. The project will identify and test techniques for effective PEV deployment and electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) installation for use by ride hail drivers and shared mobility companies. This project is partnering with four major US pilot markets: Denver, New York, Portland, and Seattle.

As of 2019, the City of Seattle and its project partners have created a strategic deployment plan, developed a geographic information system (GIS)-based prioritization model for EVSE site selection and compiled reports and tools into the EV Shared Mobility Playbook. The EV Shared Mobility Playbook includes the following tools: The EV Shared Mobility Analysis Tool, Seattle’s Dynamic Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Siting Model, and several dashboards developed in coordination with Atlas Public Policy . In 2020 the project will deploy additional EVSE, continue outreach, and evaluate the impacts of implementation strategies in different regions.

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

$1,982,000 award from DOE

$6,214,000 matching funds (cost share)

Partners

  • Western Washington Clean Cities
  • Empire Clean Cities
  • Drive Clean Colorado, a Clean Cities Coalition
  • City of Seattle
  • Atlas Public Policy
  • City and County of Denver
  • City of New York
  • Forth
  • Eluminocity
  • ReachNow
  • Seattle City Light
  • Seattle Office of Sustainability & Environment
  • EVGo
  • General Motors/Maven
  • NYC Mayor's Office of Sustainability
  • NYC Department of Transportation
  • NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission
  • Uber
  • Portland General Electric
  • Brink
Mammoth Cave National Park National Parks Initiative Kentucky Clean Cities Partnership Complete Sep 2015

States impacted:

  • Kentucky

Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park started using E85 in 1999 and today runs all its vehicles on alternative fuels. Thanks to new funding in 2011, the park added four propane-powered school buses, two propane-powered pickup trucks, and one electric utility vehicle to its fleet. In addition, park personnel partnered with the Kentucky Clean Cities Partnership to enhance efforts to educate visitors, employees, and the media about the benefits of using alternative fuels.

Learn more about the National Parks Initiative.

Partners

  • Kentucky Clean Cities Partnership
Maryland Hybrid Truck Goods Movement Initiative American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards Maryland Energy Administration Complete Dec 2009

States impacted:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin

Maryland Hybrid Truck Goods Movement Initiative

Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) partnered with Maryland Clean Cities and several of the most prominent and progressive fleets in the United States to implement the nation’s largest deployment of heavy-duty hybrid trucks in goods movement applications under the Maryland Hybrid Truck Goods Movement Initiative. This project provided financial and technical assistance to the fleets of ARAMARK, Efficiency Enterprises, Nestle Waters of North America, Sysco Corporation, and United Parcel Service (UPS) to facilitate the implementation of the largest collaborative hybrid truck project in the nation. In total, 143 Freightliner hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and hydraulic hybrid vehicles (HHV) were purchased and deployed across 29 states designed to meet the operational demands of local goods movement fleets.

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

$5,924,000 award from DOE

$10,075,000 matching funds (cost share)

Partners

  • ARAMARK
  • Efficiency Enterprises
  • Nestle Waters
  • Sysco
  • UPS
  • Maryland Energy Administration
Maximizing mobility energy productivity at Chicago O’Hare using distributed sensing and high performance computing 2018 Vehicle Technologies Program-Wide Research Projects Argonne National Laboratory In progress Sep 2018

States impacted:

  • Illinois

Maximizing mobility energy productivity at Chicago O’Hare using distributed sensing and high performance computing

This project will use distributed sensing and high performance computing to maximize mobility energy productivity at Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

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

$3,185,000 award from DOE

$847,000 matching funds (cost share)

Medium- and Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicle Deployment—Data Collection 2019 Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research CALSTART, Inc. In progress Oct 2019

States impacted:

  • California

Medium- and Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicle Deployment—Data Collection

Data on medium- and heavy-duty (MD and HD) battery-electric vehicles are lacking and yet very much needed as the trend towards transportation electrification is accelerating. This project directly addresses this problem by collecting, consolidating, organizing, and making available to DOE national laboratory researchers a large set of data from a wide range of electric MD and HD vehicles operating under different conditions. The usage data and datasets encompass approximately 200 diverse vehicle sizes, types, settings, and operating conditions. The primary focus is data collection and analysis for electric MD and HD vehicles (transit buses, school buses, trucks, and off-road equipment). This project is an effort to leverage any recently collected data while strategically planning for and collecting new data from upcoming electric vehicle deployment projects across the nation. The data and the extensive research facilitated by its consolidation help inform the industry, legislators/regulators, researchers, planners, and end-users about future deployments, energy demands, and user trends.

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.

$2,167,000 award from DOE

Medium-Duty Electric Truck (eTruck): Pilot Electrified Fleets in Urban and Regional Applications 2020 Innovative Vehicle Technologies Projects University of Texas at Austin In progress Oct 2020

States impacted:

  • Tennessee
  • Texas

Medium-Duty Electric Truck (eTruck): Pilot Electrified Fleets in Urban and Regional Applications

Compared to conventional trucks, battery-electric trucks (eTrucks) have potential advantages in reducing fuel and maintenance costs as well as harmful and greenhouse gas emissions. The medium-duty (MD) truck market is a likely candidate for a significant and near-term adoption of eTrucks in daily, return-to-base, urban and regional trucking applications of fewer than 100 miles per day. However, many trucking fleets have very limited or no exposure to the new eTruck technology. The lack of eTruck experience and the concerns about eTrucks including range limits, charging infrastructure availability, maintenance, and cost, are considered the main barriers for the broader adoption by trucking fleets of MD eTrucks. The objective of this project is to demonstrate a MD eTruck technology fleet of three eTruck vehicles and supporting infrastructure in fleets that have little or no experience with these technologies. The MD eTruck demonstration testbed is used to evaluate the performance of MD electric trucks in various applications by a diverse group of trucking fleets. The project may help potential fleets gain necessary eTruck knowledge and experience to make informed decisions about MD eTruck adoption. The project collects eTruck fleet operational and use data to analyze the challenges and needs associated with the use of MD eTrucks in fleets across a broad range of geographical locations.

Learn more about the 2020 Innovative Vehicle Technologies Projects.

$1,000,000 award from DOE

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

Partners

  • East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition
Mesa Verde National Park National Parks Initiative Southern Colorado Clean Cities Coalition Complete Sep 2015

States impacted:

  • Colorado

Mesa Verde National Park

Invoking the spirit of the Ancestral Pueblo people who made it their home for over 700 years, Mesa Verde National Park worked with Southern Colorado Clean Cities to cut harmful emissions. In 2012, the park eliminated inefficient vehicles that traveled nearly 400,000 miles and added four new propane pickup trucks and a propane lawn mower. A propane fueling station was also installed for park use. Project partners executed a comprehensive idle-reduction outreach campaign for staff, concessioners, and the park's 500,000 annual visitors. Mesa Verde National Park continues to use three of the propane pickup trucks funded by the Clean Cities National Parks Initiative.

Learn more about the National Parks Initiative.

Partners

Michigan Fuel Forward Alternative Fuel Market Project Awards Clean Energy Coalition Complete Jan 2013

States impacted:

  • Michigan

Michigan Fuel Forward

The Michigan Fuel Forward project worked with a wide range of partners to convene an alternative fuel task force; included alternative fuels in regional and state transportation plans; recommended changes to codes, regulations, and permitting; develop alternative fuel signage; helped public and private fleets evaluate AFV options; and partnered with community colleges to train Michigan's first responders, mechanics, and electricians.

Learn more about the Alternative Fuel Market Project Awards.

$500,000 award from DOE

Partners

  • Ann Arbor Clean Cities Coalition
  • Detroit Area Clean Cities
Michigan Green Fleets American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards Clean Energy Coalition Complete Dec 2009

States impacted:

  • Indiana
  • Michigan
  • Ohio
  • Wisconsin

Michigan Green Fleets

The Green Fleets program brought advanced transportation technologies and alternative fuel solutions to fleets throughout Michigan. The project brought together a diverse cross-section of Michigan fleets, which adopted electric, hybrid, propane, and compressed natural gas vehicles. Green Fleets partners put more than 500 cleaner vehicles on the road and built more than 50 alternative fueling stations. In addition to improved air quality and reduced dependency on imported petroleum, Green Fleets commercialized cutting-edge technology and manufacturing capability, all while creating jobs in Michigan.

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

$12,716,000 award from DOE

$27,985,000 matching funds (cost share)

Partners

  • Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority
  • City of Ann Arbor
  • City of Detroit
  • DTE Energy
  • Frito Lay
  • Metro Cars
  • Schwan’s Home Service
  • UBCR
  • University of Michigan
  • Western Michigan University
  • Wright & Filippis
  • Clean Energy Coalition