Since we received our official Clean Cities designation from the U.S. Department of Energy in 1994, our partners and members have collaborated to meet challenges and transform transportation in a six-county region that includes Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties.
Throughout our 20-year history, we have dramatically altered the landscape on a number of fronts:
- Petroleum reduction–Since 2005, CACC has reduced petroleum use by approximately 58 million gasoline gallon equivalents (GGEs).
- Alternative fuel and hybrid vehicle usage. According to the CACC 2011 fleet survey, more than 7,000 alternative fuel and hybrid vehicles are now being used by stakeholders in the Chicago area.
- Infrastructure growth. There are currently approximately 157 fueling stations and 250 electric vehicle charging stations in the Chicago area.
Moving forward, CACC expects to increase petroleum displacement by 15% per year for three years reaching 12 million GGEs by 2016. In order to accomplish this, we will continue our efforts to grow the use of alternative fuels in the Chicago area, form new partnerships with fleet operators and other organizations, and increase our outreach efforts.