Clean Fuel Advanced Technology Project

The Clean Fuel Advanced Technology (CFAT) 2016-17 project is currently in the fourth phase of support from the N.C. Department of Transportation with $4.5 million in federal Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) funding.

The CFAT project is focused on reducing transportation related emissions in NC counties that have air quality concerns. The 2016 to 2017 project is funded by the N.C. Department of Transportation and covers three broad areas: education and outreach, project funding, and recognition of exemplary activities (Mobile Clean Air Renewable Energy Awards).


Click here to read the press announcement for the 2016-2017 project.


2016-2017 Technology Funding Availability

For information on the latest Request for Proposals, visit our Funding & Incentives page.


Previous Project Summary

For a summary overview of the CFAT project 2006-2012, click here.

For the CFAT 2006-2012 summary of projects and emissions benefits, click here.


Sub-Award Funding

Funds are provided for transportation related emission reduction projects in 24 North Carolina counties (Cabarrus, Catawba, *Chatham, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Edgecombe, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, *Haywood, *Iredell, Johnston, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Nash, Orange, Person, Rowan, *Swain, Union, and Wake [*Represents partial counties]) that do not meet national air quality standards. To view a map of the 2016-2017 eligible counties, click here. Sub-award funding is provided through an annual request for proposal process. CFAT can provide up to 80 percent of the costs for  alternative fuel refueling infrastructure, idle reduction technologies, and diesel retrofits , as well as 80 percent of the increments  costs for alternative fuel vehicles and eligible hybrid electric vehicles.  Over $3,000,000 will be provided to emission reduction technology sub-award funding through the 2016-2017 CFAT project.

2015 (round 2) CFAT Awardees
2015 CFAT Awardees
2014 CFAT Awardees
2013 CFAT Awardees


Education and Outreach

Outreach efforts include a track at the State Energy Conference, a 2017 transportation conference, fleet training and assessments, and a comprehensive clean transportation media campaign. The audiences for these outreach efforts include public and private fleet managers, civic organizations, non-profits, fuel/technology providers, and other decision makers.

The 2016-17 project will also include the continuation of the Clean Transportation Coordinating Committee, a group composed of members from industry, academia, state agencies, non-profits, and the Clean Cities Coalitions focused on advancing proliferation and adoption of alternative fuels and advanced transportation technologies throughout the state of North Carolina.

The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center’s Clean Transportation program has teamed up with the Centralina Clean Fuels Coalition, the Triangle Clean Cities Coalition and other North Carolina partners on education and outreach activities. These partners are available to speak about clean transportation technologies and practices at local events.

For speaking events in:

•Charlotte area contact Jason Wager (704) 348-2707
•Triangle area contact Andrea Bachrach (919) 558-2705
•Other areas of NC contact Anne Tazewell (919) 513-7831.





Mobile Care Recognition

Mobile Clean Air Renewable Energy (Mobile CARE) is an annual awards initiative to seek out and recognize individual and organizational efforts in North Carolina aimed at reducing transportation related emissions, promoting fuel diversity and fuel economy through alternative fuels, advanced technologies, vehicle efficiency and other best practices. Organized by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University and sponsored by the N.C. Department of Transportation, the Mobile CARE initiative brings together state agencies with overlapping interests in air quality and energy to recognize the achievements of those who are making a difference in North Carolina. The past judging panels have consisted of representatives from N.C. Department of Transportation, N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources, and the State Energy Office of North Carolina. The 2015 Mobile CARE awards ceremony took place at each of the three stops on the NC Clean Transportation Tour.



Mobile CARE awards are made in four categories:

  • Individual– individuals who have expanded the use and understanding of best driving practices, alternative fuels and advanced transportation technologies.


  • Technology and/or Fuel Provider– businesses that demonstrated success in increasing the use and availability of related fuels, vehicles and/or equipment.


  • Policy/Organization Innovation – Individual or organization that was instrumental in implementing policies and programs supporting mobile emission reductions, alternative fuel and/or advanced transportation technology use.


  • Fleet Leader – Public or private fleets that have successfully integrated alternative fuels and/or advanced transportation technologies into their fleet..


NC Mobile CARE Award Winners

View all the previous winners and their efforts to reduce transportation emissions and promote fuel diversity throughout North Carolina.







Triangle Clean Cities Coalition promotes the use of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) in the Triangle Region by creating partnerships to develop the AFV market and related infrastructure. For more information contact Mary Sell at (919) 558-9400.



Centralina Clean Fuels Coalition promotes, accelerates, and expands the use of alternative fuels in the transportation sector in the counties surrounding the Charlotte area. For more information please contact Jason Wager at (704) 348-2707.



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Land-of-Sky Clean Vehicle Coalition is increasing the use of alternative fuels and vehicles in the Asheville area. For more information contact Bill Eaker (828) 251-6622.





Mobile CARE partnerships are increasing the use of alternative fuels and advanced technologies in the Triad, Upper Coastal Plain, and other regions of the state not served by an existing Clean Cities coalition. For more information, contact: Anne Tazewell at (919) 513-7831.