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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
Utah Clean Cities Transportation Sector Petroleum Reduction Technologies American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards Utah Clean Cities Complete Jan 2010

States impacted:

  • California
  • Nevada
  • Utah

Utah Clean Cities Transportation Sector Petroleum Reduction Technologies

The project goals were to increase the use of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles in the State of Utah to increase U.S. energy security, benefit local air quality, and install infrastructure to support alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles. Upon completion of the grant, there are 558 new alternative fuel vehicles in Utah fleets, 36 new alternative fueling stations, and 18 upgraded stations.

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

$14,909,000 award from DOE

$42,459,000 matching funds (cost share)

Partners

  • Carbon Cutter
  • CNG America
  • Go Natural Towing CNG
  • Iowa Tanklines
  • Jordan School District
  • Kennecott Copper Mines
  • Kenworth—PacLease/Associated Foods
  • Ogden City
  • Questar Gas Company
  • Robinson Waste Services
  • Salt Lake City
  • Semi Service
  • St. George Express
  • State of Utah
  • Student Movement
  • Syracuse City
  • Sysco Intermountain
  • TransFuels
  • Uintah Basin School District
  • United Parcel Services (UPS)
  • University of Utah—Commuter Services
  • Utah Paper Box
  • Utah State University
  • Utah Transit Authority
  • Washakie Renewable Energy
  • Washington City
  • Waste Management
  • Williams Northwest Pipeline
  • Utah Clean Cities
CORWest: Supporting Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment Along Rural Corridors in the Intermountain West 2019 Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research Utah Clean Cities In progress Oct 2019

States impacted:

  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • Utah
  • Wyoming

CORWest: Supporting Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment Along Rural Corridors in the Intermountain West

CORWest is a highly collaborative eight-state partnership working with Clean Cities networks and state agencies. The project designs and expands the existing alternative fuel corridors with electric charging in the Intermountain West, supports electric vehicle (EV) access into high-visitation areas throughout rural America, and offers regional transportation solutions to gateway communities through public/private partnerships. The objective of the project is to increase transportation efficiency and enable widespread access to affordable alternative fuels by supporting the EV market and deploying electric vehicle service equipment (EVSE) throughout the Intermountain West.

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.

$670,000 award from DOE

$670,000 matching funds (cost share)

Partners

  • Utah Clean Cities
  • Yellowstone-Teton Clean Cities Coalition
Zion National Park National Parks Initiative Utah Clean Cities Complete Sep 2015

States impacted:

  • Utah

Zion National Park

Zion National Park uses a fleet of 21 shuttle buses, which are all powered by propane. By getting visitors out of their cars, the shuttles eliminate more than 5 million pounds of CO2 emissions each year. In 2014, Utah Clean Cities worked with park officials to expand Zion's use of alternative fuels by replacing three gasoline-powered vehicles with all-electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and installing 10 electric vehicle charging stations, five of which are available for public use. The project also included an idle-reduction education and outreach initiative.

Learn more about the National Parks Initiative.

Partners

  • Utah Clean Cities
Pipe Spring National Monument National Parks Initiative Utah Clean Cities Complete 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 installed one electric vehicle charging station and acquired 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 included an idle-reduction education and outreach initiative.

Learn more about the National Parks Initiative.

Partners

  • Utah Clean Cities
Cedar Breaks National Monument National Parks Initiative Utah Clean Cities Complete Sep 2015

States impacted:

  • Utah

Cedar Breaks 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 Cedar Breaks National Monument. In 2016, Cedar Breaks 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 included an idle-reduction education and outreach initiative.

Learn more about the National Parks Initiative.

Partners

  • Utah Clean Cities
EVZion: East Zion National Park Electric Vehicle Shuttle System Plan 2019 Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research Utah Clean Cities In progress Oct 2019

States impacted:

  • Utah

EVZion: East Zion National Park Electric Vehicle Shuttle System Plan

EVZion demonstrates a small-scale, environmentally sound, zero-emission, electric vehicle shuttle system through a small gateway community and the east entrance of Zion National Park (ZNP). This high-tech, electric shuttle pilot and demonstration project involves national laboratory data collection, industry partner road testing in extreme climate fluctuations, and local community leadership. This nationally recognized project is intended to support the sustainability goals of ZNP along with the economic and environmental resilience objectives of rural gateway communities. EVZion is designed for universal scalability with deployment in other high-traffic, environmentally sensitive national and state parks throughout the United States. This pilot proposes positive strategies and smart mobility solutions through the design of an electrified and resilient park touring transportation system.

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.

$655,000 award from DOE

$782,000 matching funds (cost share)

Partners

  • Utah Clean Cities
WestSmartEV: Western Smart Plug-in Electric Vehicle Community Partnership 2016 Alternative Fuel Vehicle Community Partner Projects PacifiCorp Complete Jan 2017

States impacted:

  • California
  • Colorado
  • Idaho
  • Nevada
  • Oregon
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Wyoming

WestSmartEV: Western Smart Plug-in Electric Vehicle Community Partnership

Through the WestSmart EV project, Pacificorp aims to double the growth rate for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) in their electric service territory from 20% to 40%. Pacificorp and their partners plan to accomplish this by pairing PEV adoption programs with the development of a large-scale charging network in Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming. The project will install charging stations along interstate corridors and at workplaces, incentivize conversion of fleet vehicles to PEVs, coordinate outreach and Smart Mobility programs with community partners, and collect data from these activities to develop new tools for utility integration of charging infrastructure.

As of 2019, WestSmart EV has installed 43 DC fast chargers along interstate corridors, 836 level 2 chargers, and incentivized 99 PEVs. Additionally, the project has launched a PEV ride hailing program with Lyft in Salt Lake City, Utah and Park City, Utah and coordinated on data collection with several major charging station networks. When completed, the project will result in DC fast chargers being installed every 50-100 miles for over 1,500 miles of interstate highways and approximately 600 level 2 chargers being installed at workplaces.

Learn more about the 2016 Alternative Fuel Vehicle Community Partner Projects.

$3,532,000 award from DOE

$8,061,000 matching funds (cost share)

Partners

  • Utah Clean Cities
  • Utah Clean Cities
  • Utah State University Center for Sustainable Electrified Transportation
  • Idaho National Laboratory
  • University of Utah
  • State of Utah Office of Energy Development
  • Breathe Utah
  • Yellowstone-Teton Clean Cities Coalition
  • Treasure Valley Clean Cities
  • Rogue Valley Clean Cities
  • University of Nevada
  • Forth
WestSmart EV@Scale: Western Smart Plug-in Electric Vehicle Community Partnership 2020 Innovative Vehicle Technologies Projects PacifiCorp In progress Oct 2020

States impacted:

  • Arizona
  • Idaho
  • Nevada
  • Oregon
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Wyoming

WestSmart EV@Scale: Western Smart Plug-in Electric Vehicle Community Partnership

The objective of the WestSmart EV@Scale project is to identify pathways to accelerate use of EVs. The pathways will be evaluated by researchers through the analysis of EV infrastructure gaps, EV workforce development training, EV infrastructure deployment and data gathering, freight and port load, and grid evaluations. WestSmart EV@Scale leverages lessons learned and best practices from the tremendous success of the WestSmartEV project in Utah. It facilitates successful expansion into a regional program covering portions of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada, and Arizona—covering all major corridors in and out of California. It encompasses five critical EV application focus areas of: Destination Highways (National Park and Recreation), Underserved Regions (EV Training, Rural Transit Hub, Electric Car Share at Affordable Housing), Urban Mobility (Transportation Network Company, Intermodal Hub), Freight (Airport, Inland Port), and Community/Workplace (Mobility Hub, Workplace Charging).

Learn more about the 2020 Innovative Vehicle Technologies Projects.

$6,041,000 award from DOE

$8,061,000 matching funds (cost share)

Partners

  • Yellowstone-Teton Clean Cities Coalition