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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
Electric Vehicle Widescale Analysis for Tomorrow's Transportation Solutions (EV WATTS) 2019 Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research Akimeka, LLC In progress Oct 2019

States impacted:

  • Maryland

Electric Vehicle Widescale Analysis for Tomorrow's Transportation Solutions (EV WATTS)

With the rapid increase in vehicle electrification, there is a need for up-to-date, publicly available national data on the usage of plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) and electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE), also referred to as charging stations. This data must be analyzed to understand end-user charging and driving patterns as well as vehicle and infrastructure performance to inform DOE's research planning. As part of this project, Energetics works with project partners to collect PEV and EVSE usage data from a wide range of fleet types and charging venues across the United States. The objectives of this project are to collect, validate, collate, analyze, summarize, and publicly release real-world use data and datasets from PEVs and EVSE to inform future research and deployment planning efforts. All datasets and reported results provide anonymize data to protect sensitive information.

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.

$3,999,000 award from DOE

Partners

  • Palmetto Clean Fuels Coalition
  • Drive Clean Colorado, a Clean Cities Coalition
  • Clean Cities-Georgia
Electrify Heartland Electric Vehicle Community Readiness Metropolitan Energy Information Center, Inc. Complete Oct 2015

States impacted:

  • Kansas
  • Missouri

Electrify Heartland

This project developed phased EV infrastructure installation plans for the Kansas City metropolitan area and for smaller communities, including the travel corridors between them. It developed and implemented replicable actions for adoption by individual municipalities in the areas of planning, zoning, construction, permitting, and fleet policies.

Learn more about the Electric Vehicle Community Readiness.

$441,000 award from DOE

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)

Partners

  • Kansas City Regional Clean Cities
Energizing Oregon Electric Vehicle Community Readiness Oregon Business Development Department Complete Sep 2011

States impacted:

  • Oregon

Energizing Oregon

The project developed a comprehensive strategic plug-in electric vehicle market and community plan to address next-generation deployment strategies. The plan served as a roadmap to achieve Oregon's goal of 30,000 PEVs by 2015.

Learn more about the Electric Vehicle Community Readiness.

$485,000 award from DOE

$89,000 matching funds (cost share)

Engaging Neighbors About Electric Vehicles in Underserved Places (EVEN-UP) 2022 Projects for the Electrification of America's Transportation Sector Frontier Energy, Inc. In progress Oct 2023

States impacted:

  • California

Engaging Neighbors About Electric Vehicles in Underserved Places (EVEN-UP)

The objective of this project is to engage residents and businesses in 6-8 neighborhoods in Justice 40 regions of Sacramento County in a collaborative effort to define the community benefits of electric vehicle (EV) charging, identify neighborhood sites for mobility hubs, and install electric vehicle charging equipment in alignment with community priorities.

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

$1,291,000 award from DOE

$334,000 matching funds (cost share)

Partners

  • Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition
Equitable Mobility Powering Opportunities for Workplace Electrification Readiness (EMPOWER) 2021 Low Greenhouse Gas Emissions Projects Columbia-Willamette Clean Cities In progress Nov 2021

Equitable Mobility Powering Opportunities for Workplace Electrification Readiness (EMPOWER)

The objective of this project is to develop and execute a nationwide workplace charging program comprised of education, outreach, and technical assistance activities that enables a large-scale increase in workplace charging. The project will engage more than 2,000 employers and gain more than 650 employer commitments to adopt workplace charging programs and install charging ports at their workplaces with the end goal of catalyzing more than 3,500 electric vehicle charging port installations.

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.

$3,971,000 award from DOE

$1,048,000 matching funds (cost share)

Partners

  • East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition
  • Cerritos College
  • American Lung Association
  • University of Tennessee Knoxville
  • Western Washington Clean Cities
  • Center for Sustainable Energy
  • Columbia-Willamette Clean Cities
EVSE innovation: streetlight charging in the city right-of-way 2018 Vehicle Technologies Program-Wide Research Projects Metropolitan Energy Center In progress Oct 2018

States impacted:

  • Missouri

EVSE innovation: streetlight charging in the city right-of-way

The objective of this project is to expand the availability of electric vehicle (EV) charging at low cost in urban settings using existing electrical infrastructure on the streetlight system to provide on-street EV charging, as well as charging for multi-family dwelling units (MFDU).

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

$1,216,000 award from DOE

$1,333,000 matching funds (cost share)

Partners

  • Kansas City Regional Clean Cities
EVs in Paradise Electric Vehicle Community Readiness University of Hawaii Complete Sep 2011

States impacted:

  • Hawaii

EVs in Paradise

The project published a plan to develop and implement a permitting process, incentives, policies, and a renewable energy grid system analysis for the expeditious and sustainable deployment of EVs and charging infrastructure. The plan helps provide a model that can be adapted for broader application across the State of Hawaii.

Learn more about the Electric Vehicle Community Readiness.

$300,000 award from DOE

$169,000 matching funds (cost share)

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
Expanding Access to Charging at Home (EACH) Program 2022 Projects for the Electrification of America's Transportation Sector Forth In progress Oct 2023

States impacted:

  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • Indiana
  • Michigan
  • New York
  • Oregon
  • Virginia
  • Washington

Expanding Access to Charging at Home (EACH) Program

The objective of the EACH program is to educate multifamily (MF) housing stakeholders on the best practices of deploying electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure within a MF property-specific context, all while ensuring affordable access to charging for underserved communities. The project approach has three main elements that make it well designed to meet these objectives: (1) including multifamily housing (MFH) industry partners from the outset of the project and meeting MF stakeholders where they are; (2) centering equity by focusing efforts around addressing barriers to access for lower-income and historically underserved MFH residents; and (3) build a program that is financially sustainable to ensure the materials and website developed stay available to the MFH industry until they are no longer needed. The project goals include reaching 50,000 members of our key audience (including property management companies, homeowner’s associations, property developers, architects, property owners, public housing authorities, student housing stakeholders, parking management organizations, electric vehicle charging providers, transportation agencies, and electric utilities) via outreach strategies including conference attendance, webinars, virtual meetings with associations, social media, traditional advertising, and speaking engagements; securing 2,500 commitments from our key audience for EV charging infrastructure installation at their locations, at least 1,250 of which will be within Justice40 communities; and performing five speaking engagements at significant MFH industry conferences.

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

$2,000,000 award from DOE

$100,000 matching funds (cost share)

Partners

  • Electrification Coalition
  • CALSTART
  • National Multifamily Housing Council
  • Energetics GRID Alternatives
  • Drive Clean Indiana
  • Virginia Clean Cities
  • Michigan Clean Cities
  • Columbia-Willamette Clean Cities