What is the Initiative for Resiliency in Energy Through Vehicles (iREV)?

The Initiative for Resiliency in Energy through Vehicles (iREV), was created by the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) in partnership with the US DOE Clean Cities Program. It helps states and municipalities learn what Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFV’s)  are and how they might be incorporated into their emergency preparedness and response planning.

During and after natural and manmade disasters, emergency response vehicles are essential to move people and pets away from harm, to transport those who are sick or injured, to clear roadways, and to help repair and recovery experts travel to points of need.  In preparing for large-scale disasters, an often overlooked risk is the disruption in supply of conventional fuels.  Integrating AFV’s into emergency response fleets helps mitigate this risk.

Discover the Benefits of AFV’s

Clean Cities TV Videos

The benefits of Alternative Fuel Vehicles in emergency situations are exemplified in the video below detailing the usage of AFV’s along the East Coast after Hurricane Sandy. Atlantic City, New Jersey in particular adopted alternative fuel vehicles and were able to function despite the gas shortages that resulted from the hurricane. Watch more videos on the advantages of AFV’s on the Clean Cities TV Youtube Channel.

Introducing the iREV Tracking Tool

The Tracking Tool is a mapping application that displays where alternative fuel vehicles and on-the-ground fueling infrastructure are located in your community.  The tool can help develop emergency response plans and make decisions of how to best integrate AFVs into emergency response fleets.

Create an account and use the tool or watch a webinar hosted by NASEO presenting a demo of the iREV Tracking Tool and additional information on the project and resources from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities Program. 

Get Involved

Want to Incorporate AFV’s to your Fleet, Community or State?
iREV will provide assistance to fleets and communities interested in incorporating alternative fuels into their emergency response planning efforts. To get involved, enter your contact information in the form below and the iREV staff will reach out within 1-5 business days to discuss available tools and resources.