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Find the latest news about the U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities program and alternative transportation technologies.

April 9, 2014

Volvo Recognized for Leadership in Energy Efficiency

The Energy Department recognized Volvo Group North America for its leadership in energy efficiency at the New River Valley assembly plant near Roanoke, Virginia.  More

March 26, 2014

National Parks Roll on With Alternative Fuels

The Energy Department’s Clean Cities program and the National Park Service announced new projects at nine parks that deploy alternative-fuel and fuel-efficient vehicles on the road, cut vehicle idling, and improve vehicle efficiency. More

March 21, 2014

Sea-Tac Airport Unveils Clean Electrification Project

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac), along with partners Alaska Airlines and the Energy Department's Western Washington Clean Cities Coalition, announced a new project providing nearly 600 electric charging stations throughout the airport for ground support equipment. More

March 12, 2014

Clean Energy Highlights from the President's 2015 Budget Proposal

President Obama’s $27.9 billion Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 budget request for the Energy Department represents a 2.6% increase above the FY 2014 enacted level, and includes support for EERE and clean energy technologies.  More

March 10, 2014

UPS Invests in Propane for U.S. Delivery Fleet

UPS, a founding member of Clean Cities' National Clean Fleets Partnership, announced plans to purchase 1,000 propane package delivery trucks and install an initial 50 fueling stations at UPS locations. The investment in propane vehicles and infrastructure is approximately $70 million. More

February 26, 2014

SuperTruck Making Leaps in Fuel Efficiency

The recent SuperTruck demonstration at the Energy Department's headquarters in Washington, D.C., showed off a new Class 8 tractor-trailer that achieves a 20% increase in engine efficiency and a 70% increase in freight efficiency, reaching over 10 miles per gallon under real world conditions.  More

February 12, 2014

EV Everywhere: NASCAR and Sprint Race Forward with Workplace Charging

The Energy Department welcomed NASCAR and Sprint to the growing list of employers participating in the EV Everywhere Workplace Charging Challenge to help build the nation’s plug- in electric vehicle charging infrastructure.  More

February 5, 2014

DOE Offers $12 Million for Carbon Fiber-from-Biomass Technologies

The Energy Department announced up to $12 million in funding to advance the production of cost-competitive, high-performance carbon fiber material from renewable non-food-based biomass feedstocks.  More

January 29, 2014

DOT Offers nearly $25 Million for More Zero-Emission Buses

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration announced the availability of $24.9 million through its new Low- or No-Emission Vehicle Deployment Program that will put a new generation of advanced, non-polluting transit buses on the road in communities nationwide.  More

January 29, 2014

Energy Department Offers $50 Million to Advance Fuel Efficient Autos

The Energy Department announced nearly $50 million to accelerate research and development of new vehicle technologies that give drivers and businesses more transportation options and protect the environment in communities nationwide.  More

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