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Alternative Fuels & Advanced Technology Vehicles

Virginia supports the advancement of alternative transportation fuels and vehicles, and seeks opportunities to support a variety of alternative fuel projects across the Commonwealth.  These fuels include biodiesel, ethanol, propane autogas, compressed natural gas (CNG), and electricity.

DMME is supported on Alternative Fuels/Vehicles initiatives by Virginia Clean Cities (VCC) /James Madison University.  The Clean Cities program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy in accordance with the Energy Policy Act of 1992, to reduce dependence on imported petroleum products, by promoting the use of alternative fuels and vehicles use in the transportation sector.

VCC, based in Harrisonburg, works to promote non-polluting, non-petroleum alternative fuels and vehicles to:

  1. increase U.S. national energy security;
  2. improve air quality and public health in the Commonwealth of Virginia; and
  3. develop resulting economic, academic, and research opportunities in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

VCC regularly offers alternative fuels training, produces alternative fueling locator maps, surveys Virginia’s fleet vehicles adoptions, follows biofuels production in the state, and conducts alternative vehicle road shows.

To get information about the activities and projects of VCC, please visit their website, at:

The Commonwealth is also actively working with partners to expand the state’s usage of alternative vehicles across its fleet.  To learn more about this initiative, please read about the Virginia Alternative Fuel Program.