aboutus-historyOur History

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 25-year history, we have dramatically altered the landscape on a number of fronts:

    • Petroleum reduction– In 2017 alone, commercial and government fleets that participate in CACC displaced 20 million gasoline-gallon equivalents (GGEs) of petroleum and reduced greenhouse-gas emissions by 159,000 tons.
    • Alternative fuel and hybrid vehicle usage– 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, 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.


Chicago Area Clean Cities is a voluntary, locally based coalition dedicated to expanding the use of clean, domestic fuels and clean vehicle technologies in the Chicago metropolitan area.

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