In 2010 Clean Cities partnered with the National Park Service to develop the Clean Cities National Parks Initiative to support the use of renewable and alternative fuels, electric vehicles, and other vehicle energy-saving practices to help preserve air quality and promote the use of domestic energy resources in the parks. The program will run for five years and will have between $1 million and $5 million in funds available annually. The funds can be used to:
- Purchase electric drive, alternative fuel, and advanced technology vehicles
- Install electric vehicle charging stations and other alternative fueling infrastructure
- Implement petroleum-reduction programs, such as idle reduction
- Educate park visitors, employees, and others about the benefits of using cleaner, more efficient vehicles and renewable and alternative fuels.
A number of parks have initiated projects including the purchase of electric LSVs and utility vehicles. Learn more: USDOE