What is Drive Clean Chicago?
Drive Clean Chicago is an innovative incentive program aimed at
creating a roadmap for a greater alternative fuel transportation network for Chicago.
Given the fluctuation in fuel costs, vehicle emissions and the lack of infrastructure
for alternative fuels, Drive Clean Chicago provides important incentives to help
Chicago fleet owners purchase cleaner vehicles that are better for business and
Drive Clean Chicago, funded by resources from the federal Congestion
Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) program, supports Mayor Emanuel’s mission to make
Chicago the most livable, sustainable and competitive city in the world. Sustainable
Chicago 2015, the City’s sustainability roadmap, calls for enhanced use of clean
fuels and clean vehicle technologies to reduce emissions by transportation vehicles.
Through similar federally funded incentive programs, the City has helped deploy
over 400 cleaner vehicles for Chicago area fleets and over 220 alternative fuel
stations since 2010. These vehicles and stations have displaced 200,000 barrels
of oil and reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 2,850 tons.