The Massachusetts Clean Cities Coalition is part of a nationwide program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that focuses on promoting the adoption of alternative fuel vehicles, as well as supporting the development of infrastructure necessary to make AFVs a viable transportation option. In March 1994, Boston became the 7 th U.S. city to be designated a Clean Cities Coalition. This Coalition expanded its mission in 1999 to become a statewide initiative under its present-day name, the Massachusetts Clean Cities Coalition.
Mass. DOER Electric Vehicle Rebate & MassDEP Charging Station Grant Programs
Applications are being accepted for two programs aimed at growing the number of electric vehicles (EV) on the road in Massachusetts:
- DOER rebate program for EV drivers
- MassDEP grant program to help install charging stations at workplaces like businesses, nonprofits and state agencies with more 15 employees
New purchasers/leasers can use the mor-ev.org website to apply for their rebates from the $2 million Massachusetts Offers Rebates for Electric Vehicles (MOR-EV) program. MOR-EV enables Massachusetts residents who purchase or lease an eligible vehicle to receive a rebate of up to $2,500 on those vehicles purchased on or after June 18, 2014.
Interested drivers can learn more about how to apply for rebates at www.mor-ev.org. Rebates are being funded with proceeds from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) auctions and are available on a first-come first-served basis until all the funds have been committed. All applications must be submitted within three months of purchase or lease, starting on June 18 and ending when funds run out. Additional background is available from the June 18 press release .
Clean Vehicle Project
The latest DOER project proposes to take traditionally fueled vehicles powered by gasoline and diesel and replace them with alternatively fueled vehicles. This project will replace more than 200 public and private vehicles powered by gasoline and diesel with alternatively fueled vehicles. The alternative fuels will be natural gas, propane (auto gas), battery, hybrid, and solar electric, as well as hydraulic hybrid. It will also provide funding for the electric vehicle charging infrastructure and natural gas infrastructure. This project will cover the differential cost for the various clean fuels.
The Clean Vehicle Program is funded by the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) improvement program sponsored by the U.S Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration.
Application for Fleet Upgrade Funding
If you have a fleet with vehicles that you propose to upgrade to a cleaner fuel, please complete the Fleet Alternative Fuel Grant Funding Request form (Program Opportunity Notice - PON). Once the PON is issued for the particular funding opportunity in which you have interest, you will receive a copy.
Interest in Vehicle and/or Technology Grant Eligibility
If you are a vendor and have an alternative fueled vehicle or technology and would like to be contacted for pricing, please complete this form and we will be in touch.
For more information regarding these funding opportunities, please contact email@example.com.
Key Initiative: Massachusetts Electric Vehicle Initiative ( MEVI )
A new initiative of the Massachusetts Clean Cities Coalition is dedicated to advancing plug-in, fuel cell and battery electric vehicles. The Massachusetts Electric Vehicle Initiative is a partnership between MCCC and the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, MassDEP, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities and Department of Transportation.
The Clean Cities Coalition provides
- Grant funding opportunities
- Discussion forums for alternative fuels, vehicles, and related infrastructure
- Information pool and vendor base
- Technical assistance with alternative fuel projects
- Help with planning and implementing alternative fuel events
- Education and training for the safety and maintenance of vehicles and infrastructure
- Program support to increase alternative transportation for both state and local fleets across Massachusetts (mandated by the Green Communities Act)
Are you committed to building an AFV market? Join the Clean Cities Coalition
Public-private partnerships developed through stakeholders are integral to the Coalition's success. If you work in a business, institution, or government office that has an interest in alternative transportation/fuels, energy, and the environment, then you can join the Mass. Clean Cities Coalition as a stakeholder and help grow the AFV market. If your organization has a fleet, you can also learn how to reduce its carbon footprint. For more information, please contact Stephen.Russell@state.ma.us.
Stakeholder Meetings and Upcoming Events
The coalition hosts meetings for its stakeholders every other month. Anyone who is not a stakeholder but is interested in alternative transportation and fuels may also attend. Meetings feature current information and updates on the market. Past topics include electric vehicle infrastructure, compressed natural gas use in transportation, and hybrid technology. Come to a meeting and find out what the coalition is all about. We meet every other month, on the second Thursday of that month, in various locations throughout the state.
Clean Cities Coalition Meeting - Watch this page for information about upcoming meetings.
Minutes of the latest meeting – To Be Posted
This information is provided by the Department of Energy Resources.