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Green Fleets

The Green Fleets program brought advanced transportation technologies and alternative fuel solutions to fleets throughout Michigan. For four years, Clean Energy Coalition managed this U.S. Department of Energy program — funded by the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act — to deploy clean-fueled vehicles and build the necessary infrastructure to support them.

This four-year, $40 million project brought together a diverse cross-section of Michigan fleets, which adopted electric, hybrid, propane, and compressed natural gas vehicles. Green Fleets partners put over 500 cleaner vehicles on the road and built more than 50 alternative fueling stations to support them. In addition to cleaner air and reduced dependency on foreign oil, Green Fleets commercialized cutting-edge technology and manufacturing capability, all while creating jobs right here in Michigan.

Based on data drawn from an Argonne National Laboratory model, Green Fleets projects displace at least 1.5 million gallons of petroleum per year, and more than 13 million gallons during the anticipated average 10-year equipment life cycle. The clean fuel vehicles that Green Fleets deployed not only displace imported petroleum; but also reduce emissions of harmful compounds and greenhouse gases, such as:

  • 261,560 pounds of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emissions annually – over 2.6 million pounds over the life cycle
  • 10,933,642 pounds of nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions annually – over 109 million pounds over the life cycle
  • 156,859 pounds of particulate matter (PM2.5) emissions annually – over 1.5 million pounds over the life cycle
  • 102,611,815 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions annually – over 1.02 billion pounds over the life cycle
  • 2,360,232 pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions annually – over 23.6 million pounds over the life cycle

Related Events

From D.C. to West Michigan with Green Fleets
How the Recover Act Benefits your Community. View the presentation.
Alternative Fuel Vehicles on the Road at Western Michigan University. View the presentation.
CNG Fleet Converstion – View the presentation.

From D.C. to Detroit with Green Fleets
How the Recovery Act Benefits your Community. View the presentation.
CNG Stations and vehicles throughout the region — Woody Woloszczuk, DTE Energy. View the presentation.
Hydraulic Hybrid Refuse Trucks in Detroit — Al Jordan, City of Detroit. View the presentation.

Project Partners

ARRA  Clean Cities

Great Lakes Lansing Area Clean CitiesDDACity of Ann ArborUniversity of MichiganWest Michigan UniversityMetro CarsWright FilippisUBCRFrito LayFedEx GroundSwan'sDTE Energy MichCon