Clean Cities Coalition

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The SCAG (or Southern California) Clean Cities Coalition coordinates the activities of both private and public sector proponents of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) by providing a forum to discover commonalties, collaborate on public policy, investigate opportunities for joint projects, leverage scarce resources and cooperate on promoting the benefits of AFVs throughout the region.

The SCAG Clean Cities Coalition was first designated by the U.S. on March 1, 1996. In 2010, SCAG resumed direct administrative responsibility for the SCAG Clean Cities Program. Our coalition supports locally based government/industry partnerships in the expanding use of infrastructure and vehicles operating on alternative fuels.


About Clean Cities

Zero Emission Electric VehicleThe Clean Cities Program was established by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and designated to support locally based government/industry partnerships in the expanded use of vehicles operating on alternative fuels.


The mission of the Clean Cities Program is to advance the nation’s economic, environmental and energy security by supporting local decisions to adopt practices that contribute to the reductions of petroleum consumption.

Clean Cities carries out this mission through a network of coalitions, which develop public/private partnerships to promote alternative fuels and vehicles, fuel blends, fuel economy, hybrid vehicles, and idle reduction.

Program Documents


Southern California PEV Readiness Plan

In June 2011, the South Coast Air Quality Management District and SCAG, in conjunction with their regional partners, applied for two plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) readiness grants and were successful in both applications. The first grant, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy, resulted in the development of six regional PEV readiness plans throughout the state of California, including one for Southern California.