U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Clean Cities


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

March 9, 2015

Energy Department Announces $6 Million to Accelerate Alternative Fuel Vehicle Market Growth

The Energy Department announced awarded millions for 11 projects aimed at improving potential buyers’ experiences with alternative fuel and plug-in electric vehicles, supporting training, and integrating alternative fuels into emergency planning.  More

March 2, 2015

Energy Department's Clean Cities Program Releases an RFI for Alternative Fuel and Advanced Vehicle Purchasing

The Energy Department's Clean Cities program released a Request for Information about procurement and aggregating initiatives for alternative fuel and advanced vehicles. More

December 17, 2014

Air Force Tests First All-Electric Vehicle Fleet in California

Air Force officials unveiled the Defense Department's first non-tactical vehicle fleet composed entirely of plug-in electric vehicles at Los Angeles Air Force Base, California.  More

December 9, 2014

Alabama Coalition Leaders Become Newest Clean Cities Hall of Fame Inductees

Mark Bentley and Phillip Wiedmeyer are recognized for outstanding contributions to the Clean Cities mission of reducing petroleum use in U.S. transportation. More

November 26, 2014

Survey Says: Workplace Charging is Growing in Popularity and Impact

Plug-in electric vehicle charging access at work has nearly doubled in the last two years, according to a survey conducted by the Energy Department. More

November 26, 2014

Tampa Bay Designated as the Newest Clean Cities Coalition

The Energy Department's Clean Cities recently welcomed brand-new Tampa Bay Clean Cities Coalition into the program. More

November 12, 2014

Energy Department and EPA Release 2015 Fuel Economy Guide

The Energy Department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the 2015 Fuel Economy Guide, providing a resource for consumers to choose the most fuel-efficient and low-emission vehicles.  More

August 20, 2014

Energy Department Invests More Than $55 Million to Advance Efficient Vehicle Technologies

The Energy Department announced funding totaling more than $55 million for 31 new projects designed to accelerate research and development of critical vehicle technologies that will improve fuel efficiency and reduce costs.  More

August 13, 2014

New National Clean Fleets Partners Build New Roads to Sustainability

The Energy Department’s National Clean Fleets Partnership helps the country’s largest fleets reduce their petroleum use by switching to alternative fuels, adopting advanced technology vehicles, reducing their idling, and implementing other fuel saving techniques.  More

August 13, 2014

EcoCAR 3 Kicks Off in September

EcoCAR 3, the latest in the Energy Department's Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition series, will have a kickoff workshop in Novi, Michigan, from September 16 to 18.  More

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