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Wheaton, Illinois

External Links & Resources - Alternative Fuels & Advanced Vehicle Technologies

These tables contain a comprehensive list of external links and resources on the topic of alternative fuels & advanced vehicle technologies.  Inclusion in this list is not an endorsement of any given website, nor is the County intentionally excluding any entity or organization.  Email us at to provide feedback or if tNew Linkhere is another resource we can include.   

Federal Resources

U.S. Dept. of 2013 Fuel Economy Guide

Local Organizations

Illinois Green Fleetswww.illinoisgreenfleets.organ Illinois EPA Program to recognize a fleet manager's progressive efforts in using environmentally-friendly vehicles and fuels to improve air quality, while promoting domestic fuels.
Chicago Area Clean Citieswww.chicagocleancities.orgthe Chicago-area coalition of the National Clean Cities Program.
Midwest Evolvewww.midwestevolve.orgsite hosted by American Lung Association geared toward consumers interested in purchasing electric vehicles or installing residential/commercial charging stations with latest information on news, products, research and events.
Partners For Clean Air non-profit coalition dedicated to bringing cleaner air to the Chicago metropolitan area. It unites businesses, organizations and individuals all committed to reducing emissions and improving air quality.
Clean Air Counts a northeastern Illinois regional initiative to reduce emissions, improve air quality and enable economic development. It is a collaborative effort between the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus, City of Chicago, U.S. EPA Region 5, and Illinois EPA.

National Organizations and Resources

Alternative Fuels & Advanced Vehicle Data Center site contains the most comprehensive information about alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies. It contains several tools and resources including a vehicle cost calculator, fleet buyer's guide, fuel station route planner, fuel station locator, and other data & publications.
National Clean Cities national network of nearly 100 Clean Cities coalitions that brings together stakeholders in the public and private sectors to deploy alternative and renewable fuels, idle-reduction measures, fuel economy improvements, and emerging transportation technologies
National Idling Reduction national network that brings together trucking and transit companies; railroads; ports; equipment manufacturers; federal, state, and local government agencies; nonprofit organizations; and national research laboratories to identify consistent, workable solutions to heavy-vehicle idling in the United States
National Idle Reduction public information campaign targeting bus drivers, transportation managers, teachers, and children to learn about air quality and diesel emissions, while promoting idle-reduction.
SmartWay Transportation public & private collaboration between the U.S. EPA and the freight transportation industry to help freight shippers, carriers, and logistics companies improve fuel-efficiency and save money.

Alternative Transportation & Car Sharing Programs

Fuel Efficiency Tips An educational resource guide illustrating a variety of ways to save money by helping the environment. 
PACE Ride Sharewww.pacerideshare.coma matching service through PACE that connects commuters who are interested in forming a carpool in and around Northeastern Illinois
ZipCar Sharewww.zipcar.comChicago-area car sharing service

Bio Fuel and Fuel Cell Resources

National Ethanol Vehicle was created to help fuel station owners learn more about selling blends of ethanol by installing ethanol blender pumps, or flex fuel pumps
National Biodiesel Boardwww.biodiesel.orgnational trade association representing the biodiesel industry as the coordinating body for research and development in the U.S.
NGV Americawww.ngvamerica.orga national organization dedicated to the development of a growing and sustainable market for vehicles powered by natural gas or hydrogen
Propane Education & Resource Councilwww.propanecouncil.orga site that promotes the safe, efficient use of odorized propane gas as a preferred energy resource through research and development, training, and safety programs
The Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Energy Associationwww.fchea.orgadvocacy organization dedicated to the commercialization of fuel cells and hydrogen energy technologies