Clean Cities coalitions are expected to collect critical operations and maintenance data about alternative fuels and technologies deployed by local fleets. The information we collect helps frame the research projects undertaken by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Office, and helps to identify key areas of improvement for those alternative fuels and technologies.
Listening Sessions are one way that we collect specific, detailed feedback from fleet managers and technicians about these alternatives. We invite fleet representatives to join us for lunch and talk us through their experiences and challenges in detail. If you have been operating alternative fuels or technologies in your fleet, the U.S. Department of Energy is interested in hearing from you!
STCH is always working to identify grant opportunities that would bring funding to help fund the transition to renewable transportation in Hawaii. Some of those grants may be intended to assist fleets with petroleum or emissions reductions, or to ease the transition of fleet vehicles to zero-emission alternatives. Coalition stakeholders are typically the first to be contacted for partnership when these opportunities arise.
STCH, as a member of the national Clean Cities network, has access to educational resources on fuel-saving technologies, alternative fuels, and mode shift as well as online analysis tools associated with emissions reduction and fleet conversion.
One initial resource we highly recommend for fleets interested in learning more about cleaner transportation options is the Alternative Fuels Data Center.
We are available to assist local fleets in reducing costs and petroleum use in their vehicles using additional resources, tools, and strategies.