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Say What? 10 Clean Cities Acronyms You Should Know

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This list of acronyms can help you stay knowledgeable about the latest alternative fuels and advanced vehicles lingo.


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February 18, 2016


2016 Vehicle Buyer's Guide Now Available

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Annual guide makes it easy to find alternative fuel vehicle options.

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February 11, 2016


Annual Metrics Report Captures Latest Greenhouse Gas and Petroleum Savings

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See how Clean Cities efforts led to major petroleum and emissions savings across the nation.

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January 18, 2016


Six Tips to Cut Fuel Costs and Unnecessary Idling When Winter Hits

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Cold weather can cut mileage drastically. Here's how to save money, fuel, and avoid idling.

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October 19, 2015


National Parks Service Honors Clean Cities Coalitions with Director's Partnership Award

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Nineteen Clean Cities coalitions were recognized for their support of sustainable transportation projects in parks across the country.

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September 23, 2015


Celebrate EV Everywhere by Sharing Your Electric Vehicle Story

An infographic explaining how the U.S. Department of Energy is revving up the electric vehicle market. Achieving the performance and cost targets set by the EV Everywhere Grand Challenge will reduce the combined battery and electric drive system costs of a plug-in electric vehicle by up to fifty percent. There are now almost 360,000 plug-in electric vehicles on the road, with U.S. yearly sales more than doubling from 2012 to 2014. The number of vehicle models available is on the rise. In 2014 and 2015, auto manufacturers have introduced 13 models of plug-in electric vehicles.

Learn how you can be a part of DOE's efforts to highlight the stories of EV owners on social media.

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September 16, 2015