With more than 7,000 clean fuel vehicles in Washtenaw County, the Ann Arbor Clean Cities Coalition is educating the community about the latest ecological options in transportation today. In 2012 alone, the Ann Arbor Clean Cities Coalition displaced more than 2.8 million gallons of petroleum.
The Clean Cities program has increased the level of alternative fuel use in Washtenaw County dramatically. Recently, the Coalition has helped bring hydraulic launch-assist technology to Ann Arbor’s refuse trucks and hybrid engines to a significant portion of the University of Michigan fleet.
Clean Cities strives to advance the nation’s economic, environmental and energy security by supporting local decisions to adopt practices that contribute to the reduction of petroleum consumption. Clean Cities has a network of nearly 100 volunteer coalitions, which develop partnerships in the public and private sectors to promote alternative and renewable fuels, fuel economy measures, idle-reduction technologies and new technologies as they emerge. Since the program’s beginning in 1993, Clean Cities’ coalitions and stakeholders have displaced nearly 6.5 billion gallons of petroleum. In 2013 alone, one billion gallons of gasoline were displaced as the result of coalition activities.