Tools and Resources
The Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC) features interactive tools, calculators, and mapping applications to aid in the implementation of these fuels, vehicles, and strategies. The AFDC functions as a dynamic online hub, providing information, tools, and resources for transportation decision makers seeking domestic alternatives that diversify energy sources and help businesses make wise economic choices.
Nearly 100 local coalitions serve as the foundation of Clean Cities by working in communities across the country to implement alternative fuels, fuel-saving technologies and practices, and new mobility choices. Clean Cities coalitions are comprised of businesses, fuel providers, vehicle fleets, state and local government agencies, and community organizations.
Each coalition is led by an on-the-ground Clean Cities coordinator who tailors projects and activities to capitalize on the unique opportunities within their communities. Nationwide, nearly 16,000 stakeholders participate in Clean Cities coalitions, and through their collective efforts they are transforming local and regional transportation markets.
Fleets for the Future (F4F) is coordinating a national procurement initiative designed to consolidate bulk orders of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) and infrastructure for public fleets across the country. Fleets interested in participating can expect reduced incremental costs on hybrids, propane, electric, and natural gas-powered vehicles, and refueling and charging infrastructure.
Types of Alternative Fuel Vehicles Available Through F4F
- Bi- fuel Police Vehicles
- Refuse Trucks
- Shuttles, school buses
- PHEV or BEV sedans (e.g. for pooled vehicles, inspectors
- Upfits to hybridize medium & heavy-duty vehicle
- Pickup trucks
- Delivery vehicles
- Utility body trucks (e.g. F-450 and up)
F4F has partnered with Sourcewell to provide public fleet managers an opportunity to purchase and lease discounted vehicles through Sourcewell’s aggregate demand structure.
The Initiative for Resiliency in Energy through Vehicles (iREV), supports state and local emergency management decision makers by providing customized tools, information, and strategies about alternative fuel vehicle technologies, infrastructure, and potential uses in emergency scenarios. In preparing for large-scale disasters, an often overlooked risk is the disruption in supply of conventional fuels. Integrating AFV’s into emergency response fleets helps mitigate this risk. Learn more with the iREV FAQ 1 pager.
Create an account and use the tool or watch a webinar presenting a demo of the Tracking Tool.
- iREV will provide assistance to fleets and communities interested in incorporating alternative fuels into their emergency response planning efforts.
Fuels Fix is a collaborative effort of all the U.S DOE Clean Cities Coalitions. They work together to spread the word about actions to reduce oil dependence and advance in alternative fuels technology.
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By Fuel Type
- Biodiesel AFDC Page
- NREL Biofuel Atlas
- is an interactive map that allows users to view and compare the locations of biomass feedstocks, biofuels production facilities, bioenergy plants, biofuels stations, and densities of vehicles that can run on biodiesel
- National Biodiesel Board
- U-Michigan Biofuels 1 pager
- Provides simple explanations of Biofuels
- Hydrogen AFDC Page
- The Hydrogen Fuel Cell Nexus
- A free and detailed business-to-business directory to help connect suppliers in the hydrogen and fuel cell industry together to advance the market for these technologies. U.S. Suppliers can add themselves to this list, and interested folks can gain contact information for the industry from this list.