The Project & Team
- In early 2020 ACFC partnered with 13 other Clean Cities coalitions designed to accelerate adoption of electric vehicles (EV) through deployment of EVs consumer engagement, education and outreach. A proposal was submitted to the U.S. Department of Energy. The proposal was subsequently selected and awarded a grant under the banner DRIVE Electric USA by the US Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Office.
The project runs through December 2023 and is comprised of a group of diverse stakeholders, including Clean Cities Coalitions from fourteen states, electric vehicle and EVSE OEMs, and other committed partners who are dedicated to raising awareness and adoption of EVs across the United States. We will use our states as great and dissimilar examples of how to successfully build statewide, successful EV efforts to drive the purchase and use of EVs of all sizes and by general citizens and fleets.
- In order to accomplish this goal, ACFC will educate consumers, utilities, utility regulators, and government officials while engaging auto dealers and fleet leaders, conducting EV infrastructure planning, and developing local EV chapters. All of this will occur under the banner of each branded, statewide EV initiative, in Alabama that initiative is Drive Electric Alabama!