Drive Clean Station applications for funding now available.

To continue building the infrastructure needed to support the growing number of alternative fuel vehicles in the Chicago area, the City of Chicago, through its Drive Clean Chicago program, will award $1.4 million in grant funding for as many as four (4) compressed natural gas (CNG) and fifteen (15) DC fast charging stations through Drive Clean Station.

The Request for Applications is posted here. Private, public and nonprofit organizations are eligible to receive funding. The due date to submit applications is July 8, 2016.

Projects selected will receive grant funding for up to 30% of their new station costs. DC fast charge awards are capped at $15,000 per station and CNG stations are capped at $300,000. Grant funds will be provided after all work is completed, all project costs are paid, and the station is operational.

Information sessions will be held as follow:
Optional Information Webinars on May 26, 2016:
DC Fast Charge Station Projects: 10:00 – 11:00 AM CDT
Click here to register.
CNG Station Projects: 1:00 – 2:00 PM CDT
Click here to register.

Incentives for alternative fuel vehicles and public stations for Chicago fleet owners!

Drive Clean Chicago invites fleet owners, leased vehicle operators, manufacturers, vehicle technology vendors and station developers to explore the Drive Clean Chicago website to learn how to participate in this exciting incentive program.

Accepting Voucher Requests for Drive Clean Truck and Drive Clean Taxi Voucher Funds

Voucher requests for Drive Clean Taxi must be submitted by June 30, 2016

Drive Clean Truck offers up to 80% of Incremental Cost of a New Electric or Hybrid Vehicle 

Drive Clean Taxi offers up to $10,000 for the conversion or purchase of an Alternative Fuel Vehicle

Available Incentives

Drive Clean Truck Remaining Balance


Drive Clean Taxi Remaining Balance


Drive Clean Station Remaining Balance


Incentive Snapshot


  • Funds for Class 2 to 8 All-Electric and Hybrid Trucks and Buses
  • $11,295,000 available in incentives
  • $30,000 and up (80% of incremental cost)
  • Dealer applies on behalf of Vehicle Purchaser
  • Target Goal of
    250 Vehicles


  • Funds for Clean
    Fuel Taxis
  • $1,275,000 available
    in incentives
  • $10,000 per voucher or covers incremental cost
  • Dealer applies on behalf of Vehicle Purchaser
  • Target Goal of 127
    Clean Fuel Taxis


  • Funds for "Public" CNG Fueling and DC Fast Charging Stations
  • $1,425,000 available
    in incentives
  • Covers 30% of capital cost for station development
  • End-User will solicit competitive cost proposals
  • Target Goal of 4 CNG fueling and 17 DC Fast Charging stations