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Welcome to The Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition!

The Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition (ACFC), a nonprofit membership-based organization, is the state's principal coordinating point for alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles. ACFC is a member of the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities program. The promotion of clean, renewable, domestic energy sources helps reduce our dependence on foreign oil, improves local air quality, and increases economic development investments in our local communities.

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National Drive Electric Week - Birmingham Event! Join Us!

UAB is proud to Host the Birmingham National Drive Electric Week (NDEW) electric vehicle Showcase on September 15th from 11AM thru 2PM. The Showcase will take place on UAB’s Express Lot #4 (see map at https://www.uab.edu/map/?express-4 ).

 


June Question of the Month

Question of the Month: What's new for Clean Cities mobile tools and resources?

Answer:

Two new mobile tools have recently become available:

Station Locator app for Android: Android users can now access the Station Locator app through the Google Play store. As with the original iPhone app version, users can access the Station Locator from their mobile device and find the 20 closest stations within a 30-mile radius. Results display either on a map or in a list with station addresses, phone numbers, and hours of operation. Also available for iPhone from the iTunes store.

  • Trip Calculator mobile page: FuelEconomy.gov recently launched a mobile web page version of their popular Trip Calculator tool. This page allows users to easily calculate fuel economy for a trip while on the go.

April Question of the Month - Answered!

Question of the Month: How can I compare the energy content of alternative fuels and gasoline or diesel? What implications does this have for overall fuel and vehicle comparisons? 


Plug-In Vehicles Sales Increased 40% in 2016

Following the introduction of the Nissan LEAF and Chevrolet Volt, the first full year of sales for mass-market plug-in vehicles was 2011; nearly 18 thousand plug-in vehicles were sold that year in the United States. Sales of plug-in electric vehicles have grown nearly each year since, increasing nine-fold to a record high of about 160 thousand units in 2016. All-electric vehicles (EV) have outsold plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) each of the past three years.


Ford in Pursuit of Electric Vehicles!

 

Ford released details Monday of its $4.5 billion drive to field no fewer than 13 new electric and/or hybrid electric vehicles globally in the next five years. The eye-catcher was a hybrid-electric police car, said to be the first hybrid ever to be pursuit-rated. Ford is planning a hybrid-electric F-150 pickup with export power too.


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