Midwest DRIVES Initiative

Midwest DRIVES Initiative

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An Apples to Apples Comparison

Optimus.jpgMidwest DRIVES is a US Department of Energy funded program to offer fleets free demonstrations of advanced and alternative fuel and technology vehicles. The demos come with data logging equipment. Data driven case studies will help fleet administrators decide whether vehicles will work for their operations.

Midwest DRIVES offers fleets opportunities to test a range of alternative fuel vehicles in day-to-day operations. The initiative includes:

  •          FREE demos of alternative fuel vehicles (including CNG, Propane, Hybrid, EV, Efficiency, and Biofuel vehicles in light, medium, and heavy-duty applications)
  •          FREE data logging on demo vehicles provided by FleetCarma (vehicle performance details to guide your decisions)
  •          FREE case studies & analysis comparing alt. fuel vehicles vs. conventional vehicles on your routes, with your drivers.
  •          Technical support & resources from industry experts and experienced Clean Cities staff in Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana.

Vehicles featured in the program include:

Vehicle Provider # Fuel Type & Vehicle Model Fleet Duty Type
Optimus Technologies 6 Biofuel: Conversion System Med - Heavy Duty Truck
Vanner 4 Efficiency: Idle Watch II Systems Med - Heavy Duty Truck
Derive Systems 4 Efficiency: Vehicle Computer Efficiency Light, Medium, and Heavy Duty Vehicle
Greentech Automotive 2 EV: MyCar Sedan and T-1000 Utility Pick-Up Truck Light Duty Sedan and Utility Pick-Up Truck
Nissan 2 EV: Nissan LEAF Light Duty Sedan
Lightning Hybrid 1 Hybrid: Med-Duty Vehicle Medium Duty Shuttle
Roush Cleantech 3 Propane: F250, E250, Bluebird Vision Bus Light Duty Utility; School Bus
ICOM North America 1 Propane: E450 Bi-fuel Shuttle Bus Medium Duty Shuttle Bus
Stag USA 2 Propane: Bi-fuel Ford Interceptor Law Enforcement
2 CNG: Bi-fuel Ford Interceptor Law Enforcement
IMPCO 1 CNG: Bi-fuel Chevy Cruze Light Duty Sedan
Natgascar 2 CNG: Bi-fuel Ford F-150 Light Duty Pick-Up
Palmer Trucks 1 CNG: Class 8 Dedicated Kenworth Heavy Duty Dedicated Truck
Gain Clean Fuels 1 CNG: Class 8 Dual Fuel or Dedicated Heavy Duty Tractor Trailer
Greenbridge Technologies 1 CNG: Chevy Trax Light Duty Sedan
Repowered NGV 1 CNG: Class 6 Box Truck Medium Duty Delivery Truck

Enroll Today

Sign up today to take advantage of the free demo opportunities through Midwest DRIVES.  Once enrolled, you will be contacted by staff nearest to your location to work with you on availability, scheduling, and logistics for your free alternative fuel vehicle demo.

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