Rich in automotive expertise, research, and development facilities, and a trained workforce, there is no city better equipped to deploy alternative fuel technologies than Detroit. Home to Ford, GM, and Chrysler, Detroit Area Clean Cities’ operating area includes six metro Detroit counties with a combined population of 4.5 million. These counties include Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, and Wayne.
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.