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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
Southeast AFV Demonstration Initiative (SADI) Alternative Fuel Vehicle Deployment Initiatives Triangle J Council of Governments In progress Mar 2015

States impacted:

  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee

Southeast AFV Demonstration Initiative (SADI)

The Southeast AFV Demonstration Initiative (SADI) will carry out a multi-fuel, multi-state vehicle demonstration program complete with vehicles, driver education and marketing strategies to help incorporate alternative fuels into new fleets and industry sectors in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. This project will focus on non-existent or under-utilized markets for compressed natural gas, propane, electric, E85 and biodiesel in the transportation sector, targeting applications such as school buses, delivery vehicles, state/local government, and commuter vehicles. The project seeks to both reach a considerable number of drivers/fleet operators and ensure that adequate fueling infrastructure is in place to allow for continued use after the project ends.

Learn more about the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Deployment Initiatives.

$450,000 award from DOE

$376,000 matching funds (cost share)


  • Centralina Clean Fuels Coalition
  • Land of Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition (Western North Carolina)
  • Palmetto Clean Fuels Coalition
  • East Tennessee Clean Fuels