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December 8, 2017

American Lung Association Awarded for Promoting Alt-Fuels

The American Lung Association has been named the 2017 Clean Fuels Champion by Chicago Area Clean Cities, and was honored for championing the promotion of alternative fuels and technologies to reduce vehicle emissions and reduce petroleum usage.

December 8, 2017

Chicago Area Clean Cities Recognizes Top Green Fleets for 2017

Winners for this year included commercial and government fleets such as FedEx Express and the City of Chicago.

July 14, 2017

Chicago Clean Cities Hosts Electrified Vehicle Ride and Drive

Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition and the Forest Preserves of Cook County are hosting a seminar and ride and drive in River Forest, Ill., centered on electric and hybrid vehicles and charging stations.

May 19, 2017

Chicago Clean Cities Fleets Reduce 230K Tons of GHG

The Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition (CACC) and its member fleets helped to displace nearly 26.5 million gasoline-gallon equivalents (GGEs) of petroleum in 2016, and reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by 230,000 tons.

September 29, 2016

UPS Adds 50 Hybrid Delivery Trucks to Chicago

Lightning Hybrid converted the vehicles to the hybrid systems. They were partially funded by Drive Clean Chicago.

June 5, 2015

Chicago Fleets Saved 25M Fuel Gallons Last Year

The commercial and government fleet members of the Chicago Area Clean Cities saved more than 25 million gallons of petroleum in 2014, which reduced fuel consumption and improved air quality, according to the group.

April 21, 2015

Chicago-Area Clean Cities Promote Green Police Vehicles

Three Clean Cities Coalitions kicked off its efforts to promote more sustainable efforts from local police departments by hosting a Police Alternative Fuel Summit in Buffalo Grove, Ill.

February 28, 2013

Chicago Streets to Feel a Surge of Electricity

All-electric refuse trucks will bring a whole new level of “clean” to the Windy City.

July 19, 2011

Chicago Park District Fueling Fleet With Biodiesel

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Park District’s new biodiesel production program is expected to provide 20,000 gallons of ASTM-certified biodiesel fuel this year to power nearly 300 of the district’s vehicles.

June 28, 2011

More Taxi Fleets Adding CNG-Fueled Ford Transit Connects

DEARBORN, MI -- Taxi Medallion Management LLC, headquartered in Chicago, put 12 Ford Transit Connect Taxis powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) into service on June 16, as part of an event celebrating the increased presence of CNG in Chicago.

June 1, 2011

Waste Management Opens Chicago-Area CNG Fueling Station

WHEELING, IL - Waste Management of Illinois raised its commitment to natural gas-powered garbage and recycling trucks on May 24, when the company launched a new filling station for compressed natural gas (CNG) in the Chicago area.

March 1, 2011

Chicago to Add 280 EV Charging Stations

CHICAGO - The city of Chicago has signed a $1.9 million contract with 350Green LLC for the installation of 280 electric vehicle charging stations by the end of this year, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

October 8, 2009

City of Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman to Co-Present Green Awards

City of Columbus, Ohio, Mayor Michael B. Coleman will co-present the first-ever Environmental Leadership Awards at the upcoming Green Fleet Conference, Oct. 19-20 in Chicago.

July 23, 2009

Chicago Gets $1M to Reduce Diesel Emissions

CHICAGO - The EPA recovery act funds will be used to purchase and install 35 diesel oxidation catalysts and 163 diesel-fired heaters on municipal vehicles, and partially fund two new hybrid diesel-electric aerial trucks to replace older vehicles.

May 14, 2009

Greater Chicago Water District Implements Chevin Fleet Solutions RoadBASE

FITCHBURG, MA – The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago has deployed RoadBASE to gain real-time control over rising fleet running costs.



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