Michigan Clean Cities works on a variety of projects that advance alternative fuels and vehicles in our state and beyond.

Market Research

Michigan Clean Cities activities include data gathering to understand market demand and potential as well as factors that impact demand, including vehicle, station, and fuel pricing. Special research projects include understanding economic activity potential resulting from a switch from petroleum based fuels to alternative fuels along clean fuel corridors (M2M Corridor Economic Activity Study) as well as workforce development and training to support job placement. Recurring activities include the annual clean transportation solution usage survey, quarterly alternative fuel pricing surveys, alternative fuel and EV station location tracking, and clean vehicle & filling station cost survey.

Market Development

Michigan Clean Cities activities include technical assistance and support to drive adoption of clean transportation technologies and techniques. Ongoing initiatives include development of clean fuel filling stations (Interstate corridors and community/local hubs), fleet analysis and clean vehicle procurement planning, as well as identification and capture of funding to reduce out of pocket costs of clean fuel and vehicle adoption. Outreach and education activities are another key method for market development for clean transportation solutions.

Active projects include:

The Affordable Mobility Platform

Launched in 2022, the Affordable Mobility Platform project which is deploying electric vehicle carsharing programs at multi-family housing communities in Michigan and nationwide.

EMPOWER

Launched in 2022, EMPOWER is a nationwide project led by Columbia-Willamette Clean Cities Coalition and East Tennessee Clean Fuels with Michigan based activities led by MICC.

Clear the Air for School Kids

Launched in 2009, Clear the Air for School Kids is an ongoing effort to boost clean school bus and reduce engine idling with and for school districts and students.

Energy & Environmental Justice Initiative

Michigan Clean Cities is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion – taking actions to incorporate internal policies and external activities to center equity in our operations and our work.