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Our Local & Regional Projects

Idle Free Utah

Utah Clean Cities (UCC) launched the very first Idle Free campaign in 2006, with the help of a Department of Energy (DOE) Educational Grant, and in association with The National Energy Foundation (NEF), the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI), and with support from the National School Board Association (NSBA).


EV Corridors in the Intermountain West,  aims to support consumer education, stakeholder engagement, and rural infrastructure development of electric vehicle charging from the expansion of alternative fuel corridors.

The goal of ChargeWest is to support electrifying the intermountain west alternative fuel corridors in three main areas: 

  1. Remove barriers investment to enable private station development
  2. Identify key infrastructure gaps and develop solutions to deploy charging stations in rural regions require to complete corridors
  3. Develop replicable educational tools to encourage EV consumer awareness


EVZion will demonstrate a small-scale environmentally sound, zero-emission, electric vehicle (EV) shuttle system through the east entrance of Zion National Park (ZNP). The project has been designed for universal scalability, with deployment in other high-traffic, environmentally sensitive National and State Parks throughout the United States.

Drive Electric Utah

Drive Electric Utah is a statewide program dedicated to increasing EV adoption, infrastructure development, and workplace charging to further advance Smart Mobility in Utah’s rural and urban communities.

Drive Electric Utah is one of twenty-four states partnered in Drive Electric USA which involves the Department of Energy, Vehicle Technologies Office, Clean Cities Program, Industry Leaders, Dealerships, and Energy Service Providers to transform and build America’s Transportation future today!

Drive Clean Rural USA – Rural Utah

Helping Rural Utah Benefit from Clean Fuels & Vehicles.  Drive Clean Rural USA is bringing together rural government leaders, business owners, fleet managers, farmers, and industry experts to accelerate rural communities’ access to clean fuel transportation solutions.

Environmental Justice Small Grants Program & EPA Ports Initiative

Utah Clean Cities was selected as an awardee of the EPA’s Environmental Justice Small Grants (EJSG) Program to support a project that addresses port-related impacts and issues.

EMPOWER: Workplace Charging

The EMPOWER project will accelerate the interest and support for workplace charging nationwide using a national landing page/funnel and website that will house our tools, resources and information, along with consistent messaging, tactics and coordination with national data and utility partners. This project has a primary goal of advancing employer commitments for workplace charging programs and installations. Secondary goals include collecting and advancing electric vehicle charging research and increasing career pathways in the EV charging industry for underrepresented communities.

Workplace Charging

Work Electric is a workplace recognition and sustainability program to empower stakeholders to become sustainability leaders by adopting electric vehicles into their fleets along with workplace charging units. The Work Electric program provides the most advanced transportation plan supported by modern analytic tools to help you advance your short- term goals and plan for the future.

National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program

Utah has been working for years on planning and implementing a convenient, reliable and equitable electric vehicle charging network. By preparing for more widespread electric vehicle adoption alongside active transportation like walking and biking and increased public transit use, Utahns can help work toward healthier communities and quality of life. Additionally, building out Utah’s EV charging network will increase economic development, transportation choice, energy resiliency, and emergency route options.  The Utah Department of Transportation and the Utah Office of Energy Development play a key role in implementing this vision and have been working hard to meet this challenge head on.

Beyond Zero Green Fleets

For over 25 years, The Utah Clean Cities Green Fleet Program has provided key stakeholders, public and private fleets, leading utilities, and school districts with the necessary resources to convert to zero-emission and near-zero vehicle technologies. See the award winners here!