About the Alternative Fuels Data Center

The Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC) is a comprehensive clearinghouse of information about advanced transportation technologies. The AFDC offers transportation decision makers unbiased information, data, and tools related to the deployment of alternative fuels and advanced vehicles.

The AFDC launched in 1991 in response to the Alternative Motor Fuels Act of 1988 and the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. It originally served as a repository for alternative fuel performance data. The AFDC has since evolved to offer a broad array of information resources that support efforts to advance alternative fuels and energy-efficient vehicle technologies.

The AFDC serves Clean Cities coalitions, as well as businesses, policymakers, government agencies, and the general public.

The AFDC is a resource of the U.S. Department of Energy's Vehicle Technologies Office and is administered by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Project Assistance 

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Office provides project assistance to help stakeholders in the public and private sectors implement alternative and renewable fuels, idle-reduction measures, fuel economy improvements, and emerging transportation technologies.

News and Features 

Find links to alternative transportation news and an archive of features on the AFDC.

Spanish Resources 

Read publications and access tools in Spanish about alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies.

Contacts 

Reach out with questions or comments about the Alternative Fuels Data Center or implementing alternative fuels and energy-efficient vehicle technologies.