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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.


Project Initiative/Award Awardee Status Date
Electrifying Terminal Trucks in Un-Incentivized Markets 2019 Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research Kansas City Regional Clean Cities In progress Oct 2019

States impacted:

  • Illinois
  • Kansas
  • Missouri

Electrifying Terminal Trucks in Un-Incentivized Markets

The objectives of this project are to demonstrate the feasibility of electrification for freight yard and terminal fleets through pilot projects with three fleets and to generate outreach documents that can be used regionally and nationally to promote electrification in other terminal fleets. Through observation, interviews, and data capture, Metropolitan Energy Center (MEC) validates the speed with which fleets earn back the capital costs of replacing diesel terminal tractors with electric models, generates case studies that can be used throughout industrial markets in Clean Cities territories, and puts four Orange EV T-Series all-electric terminal trucks into permanent service within the regional territory. As part of this project, MEC is creating a deployment guide based on the real-world data and experiences of pilot fleets in Chicago and Kansas City so fleet operators across the country can make the move to clean, efficient freight handling.

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.

$780,000 award from DOE

$1,002,000 matching funds (cost share)


  • Kansas City Regional Clean Cities