About the Alternative Fuels Data Center

The Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC) provides a wealth of information and data on alternative and renewable fuels, advanced vehicles, fuel-saving strategies, and emerging transportation technologies. This site features interactive tools, calculators, and mapping applications to aid in the implementation of these fuels, vehicles, and strategies. The AFDC functions as a dynamic online hub, providing information, tools, and resources for transportation decision makers seeking domestic alternatives that diversify energy sources and help businesses make wise economic choices.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) launched the AFDC in 1991 in response to the Alternative Motor Fuels Act of 1988 and the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. It originally served as a repository for alternative fuel vehicle performance data. Since that time, the AFDC has evolved to become an indispensable resource for fleet managers, fuel providers, policymakers, Clean Cities coalitions, and others working to improve efficiency, cut costs, and reduce emissions in transportation.

To keep pace with the rapidly evolving transportation arena, the AFDC is meticulously reviewed annually by subject matter experts consulting with industry leaders and innovators to provide the latest data, publications, case studies, and information.

The AFDC is a resource of the U.S. Department of Energy's Vehicle Technologies Office Technology Integration Program administered by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Project Assistance

DOE's Vehicle Technologies Office provides project assistance in the form of the Clean Cities Coalition Network, technical assistance, and project funding to help stakeholders in the public and private sectors implement alternative and renewable fuels including electricity, idle reduction measures, fuel economy improvements, and emerging transportation technologies. The Vehicle Technologies Office also makes available funding to advance clean energy technologies through competitive funding opportunity announcements. Areas of interest for fiscal year 2022 funding opportunity announcements include electrification and mobility.


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