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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 platooning with advanced driver-assisted systems control integration and assessment 2018 Vehicle Technologies Program-Wide Research Projects Cummins Inc. In progress Oct 2018

States impacted:

  • Colorado
  • Indiana
  • South Carolina

Advancing platooning with advanced driver-assisted systems control integration and assessment

This project will identify barriers in baseline platooning systems and explore solutions to overcome these barriers. The project will instrument trucks with Cummins ADEPT features and other subsystems required for effective completion of project. The project will also define routes, collect and analyze data for two- and three-truck platooning configurations. The project will identify barriers and potential solutions.

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

$2,500,000 award from DOE

$2,500,000 matching funds (cost share)

Advancing transportation hubs' efficiency using novel analytics (ATHENA) 2018 Vehicle Technologies Program-Wide Research Projects National Renewable Energy Laboratory In progress Sep 2018

States impacted:

  • Colorado
  • Texas

Advancing transportation hubs' efficiency using novel analytics (ATHENA)

This project will use novel analytics to advance transportation efficiency at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

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

$5,000,000 award from DOE

$1,384,000 matching funds (cost share)

Affordable Mobility Platform 2021 Low Greenhouse Gas Emissions Projects Forth In progress Nov 2021

States impacted:

  • Idaho
  • Michigan
  • Missouri
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • Oregon
  • Washington

Affordable Mobility Platform

The overall goal of the Affordable Mobility Platform (AMP) project is to reduce the barriers to mobility options and electric vehicle (EV) adoption facing underserved communities, particularly residents of affordable housing. The project will demonstrate that shared EVs can become valuable, highly utilized, and self-sustaining community transportation assets where the needs of employees and residents of affordable housing developments are served by the same shared vehicles. Along with the deployment of EVs and EV infrastructure, AMP will conduct data analysis, education, and outreach that leverages real-world observations and lessons learned collected from these communities over the course of the project.

For more information on this project, check the Technology Integration 2022 Annual Report or Annual Merit Review presentation.

Learn more about the 2021 Low Greenhouse Gas Emissions Projects.

$5,020,000 award from DOE

$5,043,000 matching funds (cost share)

Partners

  • Michigan Clean Cities
  • Mobility Development
  • OpConnect
  • Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • Portland State University
  • ZEV Coop
  • Cadeo Group
  • Affordable Housing Developments across the United States
Aggregated Alternative Technology Alliance Alternative Fuel and Advanced Vehicle Procurement Aggregating Initiatives National Association of Regional Councils Complete Mar 2016

States impacted:

  • Arizona
  • Kansas
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Missouri
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Washington

Aggregated Alternative Technology Alliance

The Aggregated Alternative Technology Alliance (AATA), also known as Fleets for the Future (F4F), worked to eliminate barriers to alternative fuel vehicle and infrastructure adoption in public and private fleets by consolidating bulk equipment orders and streamlining the procurement process. The project was led by the National Association of Regional Councils who worked with multiple project partners and stakeholders in 11 states to develop fuel neutral best practices, cooperative procurement agreement templates, and design a web-based toolkit to educate fleets and procurement officers. The partners used outreach and education to share information about these resources to motivate fleet managers and consumers to purchase alternative fuel vehicles, equipment, and infrastructure.

As of 2018, the F4F team wrote 5 best practices guides, a multi-step strategic procurement process guide, and created a national procurement plan for the public sector. All of these publications are available on the project’s website. The project also resulted in 5 regional pilot procurement initiatives in Kansas City, Missouri; Boston, Massachusetts; Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas; Tucson, Arizona; and Washington, D.C. Each regional pilot was associated with training opportunities for regional councils and fleets to address the unique barriers and procurement needs. Over 33,000 people were reached through these in-person events and over 3,000 people were reached through webinar participation.

Learn more about the Alternative Fuel and Advanced Vehicle Procurement Aggregating Initiatives.

$1,759,000 award from DOE

$466,000 matching funds (cost share)

Partners

  • National Association of Regional Councils
  • Mid-America Regional Council (MARC)
  • Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
  • Metro Area Planning Council
  • North Central Texas Council Of Governments
  • Pima Association of Governments
  • Electrification Coalition
  • Meister Consultants Group
  • Yborra & Associates, LLC
  • ICM Inc.
  • Propane Education & Research Council
  • Clean Communities of Central New York (Syracuse)
  • Metropolitan Energy Center
  • Utah Clean Cities
  • Western Washington Clean Cities
  • Clean Fuels Ohio
Alaska Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Deployment and Best Practices in Rural and Underserved Communities 2022 Projects for the Electrification of America's Transportation Sector Alaska Energy Authority In progress Oct 2023

States impacted:

  • Alaska

Alaska Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Deployment and Best Practices in Rural and Underserved Communities

The project objective is to engage and electrify Alaskan rural communities in multiple energy regions. The team will designate hub communities based on their proximity to and utilization by rural disadvantaged communities. Targeted outreach efforts will begin in these hub communities, with the intent of providing the benefits of Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) to all surrounding rural communities. A minimum of 40% of all EVSE will be located directly in disadvantaged communities. The recipient will work with the communities to develop local plans for siting and deploy 10-36 Level 2 and/or Direct Current Fast Charging charging stations. The recipient will conduct community outreach to determine which communities are interested in installing and operating EVSE. The recipient will develop and implement a method for project selection.

Learn more about the 2022 Projects for the Electrification of America's Transportation Sector.

$1,670,000 award from DOE

$417,000 matching funds (cost share)

Partners

  • Yellowstone-Teton Clean Cities Coalition
  • AHTNA, Inc.
  • Alaska Department of Transportation
  • Alaska Municipal League
  • Launch Alaska
  • University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Alternative Fuel Implementation Team (AFIT) for North Carolina Alternative Fuel Market Project Awards North Carolina State University, North Carolina Solar Center Complete Jan 2013

States impacted:

  • North Carolina

Alternative Fuel Implementation Team (AFIT) for North Carolina

The Alternative Fuel Implementation Team (AFIT) for North Carolina project will develop petroleum reduction toolkits for fleets; collaborate with neighboring states on uniform road signage to indicate alternative fuel availability; and disseminate best practices among potential fleets and alternative fuel vehicle users by hosting a southeastern alternative fuels symposium.

Learn more about the Alternative Fuel Market Project Awards.

$500,000 award from DOE

$69,000 matching funds (cost share)

Partners

  • Kentucky Clean Cities Partnership
  • Virginia Clean Cities
  • Palmetto Clean Fuels Coalition
Assuring Equitable Access and Building Technical Capacity for Transportation Decarbonization Among Native Nations 2022 Projects for the Electrification of America's Transportation Sector Washington State University In progress Oct 2023

States impacted:

  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Oregon
  • Washington

Assuring Equitable Access and Building Technical Capacity for Transportation Decarbonization Among Native Nations

This project has multiple objectives, as follows:

  • Eliminate barriers to tribal Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) access: Foster community-directed engagement identifying concerns, needs, and opportunities. Facilitate active participation and direction from Native communities, ZEV and utility experts, and our Clean Cities partners.
  • Generate greater ZEV awareness: Generate greater awareness broadly at many popular, tribal-sponsored events. Foster awareness at more technical energy and climate events and support tribal participation in green transportation programs.
  • Build ZEV technical capacity Support creation of community-directed ZEV transition plans and site-specific TA and workforce training, building tribal and utility capacity for future progress.
  • Support long-term pollution reduction by ZEV market expansion: Reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) and air pollution through greater adoption of ZEVs and the infrastructure to support them throughout Indian Country and generally in rural areas.

Learn more about the 2022 Projects for the Electrification of America's Transportation Sector.

$1,691,000 award from DOE

$54,000 matching funds (cost share)

A Utility-Scale Plan for Accelerating the Deployment of Multi-Family Electric Vehicles Charging Infrastructure 2022 Projects for the Electrification of America's Transportation Sector ElectroTempo, Inc. In progress Oct 2023

States impacted:

  • California
  • Texas
  • Virginia

A Utility-Scale Plan for Accelerating the Deployment of Multi-Family Electric Vehicles Charging Infrastructure

The project will address the key barriers associated with the large-scale deployment of affordable electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure for the multi-family housing (MFH) sector. A short-term goal is to work with a utility to create and test EV charging outreach and engagement strategies for communities with strong potential to install charging infrastructure, while prioritizing disadvantaged communities. Overall, the project aims to develop a plan to assist a utility company to assess the grid requirements to support 50% (~700,000 units) of all the multifamily units in its territory by 2035.

Learn more about the 2022 Projects for the Electrification of America's Transportation Sector.

$2,000,000 award from DOE

Partners

  • East Bay Clean Cities Coalition (Oakland)
  • Texas A&M University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Waypoint Energy
Blue Ridge Parkway National Parks Initiative Land of Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition (Western North Carolina) Complete Sep 2015

States impacted:

  • Virginia

Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue Ridge Parkway worked with the Land of Sky Clean Vehicles coalition to shift to domestic fuel use in the park. In 2012, Blue Ridge acquired four hybrids and four propane pickup trucks to replace less-efficient vehicles dating back to model year 1989. The vehicles are helping raise awareness of sustainability among the park's visitors. The park also installed a propane refueling station.

Learn more about the National Parks Initiative.

Partners

  • Land of Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition (Western North Carolina)
Boat Energy Transition Accelerator 2022 Projects for the Electrification of America's Transportation Sector Alaska Longline Fisherman's Association In progress Oct 2023

States impacted:

  • Alaska

Boat Energy Transition Accelerator

The objective of the project is to demonstrate three hybrid or all electric propulsion technologies in commercial fishing vessels and mariculture vessels in Alaska. The project aims to reduce emissions from the vessels by 50% in a troll fishery, 50% in a gill net fishery and 100% in a mariculture vessel, prove economic viability and accelerate adoption in the industry.

Learn more about the 2022 Projects for the Electrification of America's Transportation Sector.

$631,000 award from DOE

$631,000 matching funds (cost share)

Partners

  • Yellowstone-Teton Clean Cities Coalition