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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
The Midwest DRIVES Initiative Alternative Fuel Vehicle Deployment Initiatives Clean Fuels Ohio Complete Aug 2015

States impacted:

  • Indiana
  • Michigan
  • Ohio

The Midwest DRIVES Initiative

The Midwest DRIVES Initiative: Demonstrating Reliable Innovative Energy Solutions Project will reduce barriers to Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) deployment in a 4 state area by offering a wide range of medium-term (30-90 day average) AFV demonstrations to fleets. Through these demonstrations, fleets will gain operational experience and the project can collect data to provide validation for AFV purchases. Based on this data, the project will perform analyses and create case studies to reveal cost-and fuel-saving opportunities relative to conventional vehicle models. Using these analyses, case studies, and information about financial incentives and leasing models, the project will present fleet education and outreach programming so similar fleets across the nation can gain confidence in AFV adoption.

Learn more about the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Deployment Initiatives.

$500,000 award from DOE

$511,000 matching funds (cost share)


  • Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition
  • Drive Clean Indiana
  • Detroit Area Clean Cities
  • Ann Arbor Clean Cities Coalition
  • Clean Fuels Ohio