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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
California Fleets and Workplace Alternative Fuels Project Alternative Fuel Market Project Awards Bay Area Air Quality Management District Complete Jan 2013

States impacted:

  • California

California Fleets and Workplace Alternative Fuels Project

The California Fleets and Workplace Alternative Fuels Project is a statewide effort to develop templates and best practices for permitting AFV refueling infrastructure, collaborate with colleges on first responder training, promote workplace EV charging, and work with fleets to implement petroleum reduction strategies.

Learn more about the Alternative Fuel Market Project Awards.

$1,000,000 award from DOE

$100,000 matching funds (cost share)

Partners

  • Southern California Clean Cities Coalition
  • Los Angeles Clean Cities Coalition
  • Long Beach Clean Cities
  • San Francisco Clean Cities Coalition
  • Silicon Valley Clean Cities (San Jose)
  • East Bay Clean Cities Coalition (Oakland)
  • Central Coast Clean Cities Coalition
  • San Diego Regional Clean Cities Coalition
  • Clean Cities Coachella Valley Region
  • Western Riverside County Clean Cities Coalition
  • San Joaquin Valley Clean Cities
  • Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition
California Plug-in Electric Vehicle Readiness Project Electric Vehicle Community Readiness South Coast Air Quality Management District Complete Sep 2011

States impacted:

  • California

California Plug-in Electric Vehicle Readiness Project

The objective of this proposal was to create a unified statewide approach to planning and implementation of critical plug-in electric vehicle charging infrastructure activities in order to support and expand the market for plug-in electric vehicles in California.

Learn more about the Electric Vehicle Community Readiness.

$983,000 award from DOE

$201,000 matching funds (cost share)

Cape Cod National Seashore National Parks Initiative Massachusetts Clean Cities Complete Feb 2017

States impacted:

  • Massachusetts

Cape Cod National Seashore

In 2015, Cape Cod National Seashore, with support from Massachusetts Clean Cities, replaced three conventional vehicles with plug-in electric vehicles and installed electric vehicle charging stations for the park's fleet use. This project helped the park further their fleet's shift to domestic fuels and advanced vehicle technologies.

Learn more about the National Parks Initiative.

Partners

  • Massachusetts Clean Cities
Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site National Parks Initiative Land of Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition (Western North Carolina) Complete Feb 2017

States impacted:

  • North Carolina

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

In 2015, the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site worked with Land of Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition to convert two existing pick-up trucks to use propane and installed an on-site propane fueling station. Additionally, the park replaced an older gasoline mower with a new propane mower.

Learn more about the National Parks Initiative.

Partners

  • Land of Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition (Western North Carolina)
Carolina Alternative Fuel Infrastructure for Storm Resilience Plan 2019 Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research E4 Carolinas, Inc. In progress Oct 2019

States impacted:

  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina

Carolina Alternative Fuel Infrastructure for Storm Resilience Plan

North Carolina and South Carolina are highly susceptible to severe weather, ranked among the top six states for hurricane occurrence by the National Hurricane Center (data for 1851 to 2010). Tropical storms and hurricanes occur frequently along their Atlantic Coast. This project engages appropriate Carolina alternative fuel vehicle stakeholders. They undertake planning, training, and implementation to create an integrated Carolina plan to employ alternative fuel vehicles in enhancing resilience during, and recovery from, infrastructure disruption. The plan helps to establish emergency procedures, training, and best practices for the diversification of, and access to, alternative fuels to expedite storm recovery, increase disruption resilience, and ensure that alternative fuel supplies are reliable during times when conventional fuel supplies are susceptible to disruption.

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.

$827,000 award from DOE

$856,000 matching funds (cost share)

Carolina Blue Skies and Green Jobs Initiative American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards Triangle J Council of Governments Complete May 2010

States impacted:

  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina

Carolina Blue Skies and Green Jobs Initiative

The Carolina Blue Skies & Green Jobs Initiative is a two-state effort to increase availability and use of alternative fuels, while simultaneously deploying alternative fuel vehicles and advanced technology vehicles in North and South Carolina. The project successfully deployed a total of 519 vehicles including 389 propane vehicles, 81 compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles, 40 hybrid-electric vehicles, and nine neighborhood electric vehicles. The project also added 141 refueling stations, including 111 electric vehicle charging points, 11 E85 stations, eight biodiesel stations, six CNG stations and five propane stations.

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

$12,004,000 award from DOE

$19,510,000 matching funds (cost share)

Partners

  • Land-Of-Sky Regional Council—Land-of-Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition
  • South Carolina Energy Office—Palmetto State Clean Fuels Coalition
  • Biogen Idec
  • BuildSense
  • Charlotte Mecklenburg Utilities
  • City of Asheville
  • City of Charlotte Airport
  • City of Charlotte Charlotte Solid Waste Services; City of Fayetteville
  • City of Greensboro
  • City of Hendersonville
  • City of Raleigh
  • City of Rock Hill
  • City of Rocky Mount
  • City of Winston-Salem
  • County of Chatham;
  • Triangle J Council of Governments
Catoctin Mountain Park National Parks Initiative State of Maryland Clean Cities Complete Sep 2015

States impacted:

  • Maryland

Catoctin Mountain Park

Working with the State of Maryland Clean Cities coalition, in 2014 Catoctin Mountain Park replaced two conventional vehicles with plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and installed three electric vehicle charging stations for park and public use. The park also replaced four gasoline lawnmowers with propane mowers and shares their use with a nearby military base. Additionally, the project included an idle-reduction education and outreach initiative.

Learn more about the National Parks Initiative.

Partners

  • State of Maryland 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
Central Texas Fuel Independence Project Alternative Fuel Market Project Awards City of Austin, Austin Energy Complete Jan 2013

States impacted:

  • Texas

Central Texas Fuel Independence Project

The Central Texas Fuel Independence Project expanded an interagency agreement to include alternative fueling infrastructure procurement; delivered electricity and natural gas vehicle safety training; hosted electric vehicle and natural gas workshops to educate potential fleet users in the Austin and San Antonio region; and held training seminars regarding multifamily housing and workplace electric vehicle charging.

Learn more about the Alternative Fuel Market Project Awards.

$500,000 award from DOE

$101,000 matching funds (cost share)

Partners

  • Alamo Area Clean Cities (San Antonio)
Charged by Public Power - Community Voices and Community Choice 2022 Projects for the Electrification of America's Transportation Sector Marin Clean Energy In progress Oct 2023

States impacted:

  • California

Charged by Public Power - Community Voices and Community Choice

The objectives of this project are to engage and collaborate with disadvantaged community stakeholders in the planning for, installation of, and deployment of electric vehicle chargers (EVSE) and clean mobility solutions; and from these experiences, to develop best practices for improved future electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure investments in disadvantaged communities.

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

$1,000,000 award from DOE

$279,000 matching funds (cost share)