DOE awards $300 Million in Clean Cities Grants, which includes EV Infrastructure

Sunday, August 30, 2009
On August 26th, 2009, U.S. Department of Energy announced the selection of 25 projects under the Clean Cities program (http://www1.eere.energy.gov/cleancities) which will be funded with nearly $300 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

While most of the monies go to projects related to moving trucks, buses and other big vehicles to CNG or LP, there are monies dedicated to EV Infrastructure in about half of the projects.  You can read about the announcement here: http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/news/progress_alerts.cfm/pa_id=232

Here are some of the projects with investment into EV charging infrastructure...
  • $13 Million for the North Central Texas Council of Governments' North Central Texas Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology.  In addition to monies for other things, this project 4 charging stations, 34 electric vehicles, and 251 hybrid electric vehicles.
  • $6 Million for the Maryland Energy Administration’s Maryland Hybrid Truck Goods Movement Initiative.  This project will implement the largest collaborative hybrid truck project in the nation, and provide financial and technical assistance to many large fleets including: ARAMARK, Efficiency Enterprises, Nestle Water Company, Sysco, and UPS to purchase 150 hybrid electric vehicles. 
  • $13 Million for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority Statewide Alternative Fuel Vehicle Program for CNG, LPG, EV, and HEV Vehicles and Fueling Stations Initiative.  Details at their site: http://www.nyserda.org/Funding/default.asp
  • $11 Million for the Clean Fuels Ohio’s Ohio Advanced Transportation Partnership (OATP).  This program includes nearly $3 Million for EV fleet vehicles and charging infrastructure.   Details at their site: http://www.cleanfuelsohio.org/cms
  • $15 Million for the City of Chicago, Department of Environment’s Chicago Area Alternative Fuels Deployment Project.  This project will deploy 554 alternative fuel and hybrid electric vehicles and install 153 alternative fueling and electric vehicle charging stations throughout the Chicago region.  $13 Million for the Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition’s Hybrid Electric School Buses Provide New Horsepower for Kentucky.  This project will replace 190 older diesel school buses with hybrid electric school buses to be used in school districts throughout Kentucky. 

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