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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.


Project Initiative/Award Awardee Status Date
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore National Parks Initiative Complete Sep 2015

States impacted:

  • Michigan

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore added one propane pickup truck and three plug-in electric vehicles to its fleet and installed four electric vehicle charging stations and an air pump that will allow drivers to keep their tires properly inflated. These measures will reduce the environmental impact of the park's fleet by about 15%, as compared to a 2010 baseline. The new vehicles and infrastructure will help educate the park's 1.3 million visitors about alternative fuels and fuel-efficient driving. Working with Michigan's Clean Energy Coalition, the park developed an extensive training and outreach program to educate staff, concessioners, and visitors on the benefits of idle reduction.

Learn more about the National Parks Initiative.