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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
Advancing Climate and Innovation Goals of Memphis and Shelby County: Electrification of Key Fleet Vehicles to Capture Cost Savings and Climate Benefits 2020 Innovative Vehicle Technologies Projects Memphis-Shelby County Division of Planning and Development, Office of Sustainability and Resilience In progress Oct 2020

States impacted:

  • Tennessee

Advancing Climate and Innovation Goals of Memphis and Shelby County: Electrification of Key Fleet Vehicles to Capture Cost Savings and Climate Benefits

The objective of the project is to provide a small-scale pilot project for electric vehicle (EV) fleet adoption by Shelby County. The focus of this project is the installation of charging infrastructure along with the acquisition of a limited number of EVs. Piloting a small number of EVs and installing charging infrastructure helps provide proof of concept for the future expansion of electric vehicles in the county fleet. The project team is purchasing five new electric vehicles—either original equipment manufacturer (OEM) factory-produced or conventional vehicles that are converted by OEM-authorized/warranted Qualified Vehicle Modifiers—for use by Shelby County's Roads, Bridges, and Engineering Department. The project includes the installation of vehicle charging infrastructure in appropriate fleet parking areas to support these new vehicles as well as future electric fleet vehicles. The project also involves implementation of appropriate maintenance and operations training for key fleet services staff. Finally, an analysis and evaluation of vehicle performance, associated cost savings, and greenhouse gas emissions reductions helps provide a better understanding of the impact and return on investment of this project.

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.

$500,000 award from DOE

$504,000 matching funds (cost share)