About Clean Cities
Clean Cities is the U.S. Department of Energy's flagship alternative-transportation deployment initiative, sponsored by the Vehicle Technologies Program. The Clean Cities Program has saved more than 3 billion gallons of petroleum in the United States since 1993. Clean Cities advances the energy, economic, and environmental security of the United States by supporting local actions to reduce petroleum use in transportation. The U.S. Department of Energy supports a national network of nearly 100 Clean Cities Coalitions.
Delaware Clean Cities Coalition
The Delaware Clean Cities Coalition is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Program and is charged with building partnerships to reduce petroleum use in Delaware's transportation sector. The coalition comprises over 40 stakeholders from state and local governments, fuel suppliers, vehicle retailers, fleet owners, non-profit organizations, and other interested parties.
- Reduce our dependence on petroleum
- Familiarize fleet managers with the benefits of additional alternative fueled vehicles to their fleets
- Serve as a knowledgeable resource for transportation topics, including new technologies and relevant incentives and grants
- Improve Delaware's air quality
- Build partnerships between stakeholders
- Increase domestic energy security
What are Alternative Fuels?
Alternative fuels are substitutes for gasoline or diesel that are used to produce power. Alternative fuels include: propane, natural gas, electricity, hydrogen, biodiesel, and ethanol. Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFV's), which use one of the aforementioned fuels, are becoming increasingly popular options to traditional petroleum-fueled vehicles as the technologies for AFV's have improved, costs of AFV's have come down, and the price of oil has increased.
Learn More About Alternative Fueled Vehicles:
Electric Propane Natural Gas
Hydrogen Biodiesel Ethanol
To learn more about the 2016 model year alternative fueled vehicles that are available, please click here.
Delaware has several locations throughout the state to fuel alternative fueled vehicles. For a map of where these alternative fueling stations are, please click here.
Delaware Clean Cities Coalition Mission
The mission of the Delaware Clean Cities Coalition is to help Delaware residents, businesses, and fleet operators identify mutual interests and meet the objective of reducing the use of petroleum, developing regional economic opportunities, and improving air quality. The Delaware Clean Cities Coalition contributes to the energy, environmental, and economic security of the United States by supporting local decisions to reduce our dependence on petroleum. Our partnership provides tools and resources for voluntary, community-centered programs to reduce consumption of petroleum-based fuels throughout the State of Delaware.
The Delaware Clean Cities Coalition has nearly 40 stakeholders, comprised of representatives from local and state governments, Delaware businesses, private fleet owners and managers, fuel providers, and vehicle dealers.
How to join: The coalition is housed within the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Division of Energy and Climate. Membership is open to all. Please email Kathy Harris with questions about joining the coalition.
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Alternative Fuel Data Center: "[P]rovides information, data, and tools to help fleets and other transportation decision makers find ways to reduce petroleum consumption through the use of alternative and renewable fuels, advanced vehicles, and other fuel-saving measures."
Alternative Fuel Station Locator: Allows users to locate alternative fueling stations by address, zip code, or state.
Clean Cities Homepage: Provides more information about the Clean Cities Program.
Clean Cities TV: YouTube channel for Clean Cities. Here you can find videos and updates on everything Clean Cities.
EV Everywhere: Provides information on Electric Vehicles
FuelEconomy.gov : Find and compare vehicles (including alternative fuel vehicles, learn tips on how to get better gas mileage, and learn more about alternative fueled vehicles.
2015 Vehicle Buyers Guide: Provides information on the 2015 model year alternative fuel vehicles that are available for purchase.
GREET Fleet Calculator: Use this tool to help calculate your fleets Greenhouse Gas emissions and how much petroleum your fleet could displace by switching to alternative fuels.
Vehicle Cost Calculator: "This tool uses basic information about your driving habits to calculate total cost of ownership and emissions for makes and models of most vehicles, including alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles.
Grants, Funding Opportunities, and Incentives:
Delaware Clean Transportation Incentive Program: Provides information on the Clean Transportation Incentive Program, which currently offers rebates for the purchase or lease of alternative fueled vehicles.
Delaware Laws and Incentives: Lists the current incentives, laws, and regulations regarding alternative fuels and vehicles in Delaware.
Federal Laws and Incentives: Lists the current incentives, laws, and regulations regarding alternative fuels and vehicles in Delaware.
Federal Tax Credit for Electric Vehicles: Provides information on the Federal Tax Credit for Electric and Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles.