The National Clean Fleets Partnership falls under the umbrella of Clean Cities, a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) program that brings together the federal government and private sector in an effort to reduce dependence on oil. In a speech on April 1, President Obama cited the Clean Fleets initiative as a way "to protect our planet and spur economic growth…a blueprint that will put America on a path toward a clean-energy future."
By optimizing delivery routes, reducing packaging weight and training drivers in ecofriendly driving practices,
In North America,
In addition to hybrid trucks, CCR rolled out fully electric trucks from New York’s Smith Electric. Soon, six Navistar eStar electric trucks will make deliveries in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City and Washington, D.C.
Other companies that have joined the partnership include FedEx, Staples and UPS. Each member company will work with the DOE to develop a comprehensive strategy to reduce petroleum and diesel use in transportation.