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Drive Smarter Challenge Campaign Partners

The current partners for the Drive Smarter Challenge include companies, trade associations, government agencies, consumer groups, and nonprofits, which have joined together to promote fuel efficiency:

  • The Alliance to Save Energy

    The Alliance to Save Energy promotes energy efficiency worldwide to benefit consumers, the economy, environment, energy security, and more. Our web site features a helpful and comprehensive consumer section.


  • American Petroleum Institute

    The American Petroleum Institute is the only national trade association that represents all aspects of America’s oil and natural gas industry. Oil and natural gas are vital resources that should be used wisely and efficiently. Find out more information about the oil and gas industry’s energy efficiency efforts and other industry priorities.

    API Energy Arcade: Road Trip – From the scenic desert highway to the bright city boulevard, this game showcases the best and most efficient way to road trip. So, choose your destination and start the car, just remember the tire gauge. What are you waiting for? Let's hit the road!


  • American Public Transportation Association

    APTA, the American Public Transportation Association, is a nonprofit international association of more than 1,500 member organizations including public transportation systems; planning, design, construction and finance firms; product and service providers; academic institutions; and state associations and departments of transportation.

    APTA members serve the public interest by providing safe, efficient and economical public transportation services and products. APTA members carry more than 90 percent of persons using public transportation in the United States and Canada.


  • Bryan Herta Autosport

    Formed in 2009 by veteran Indycar Driver Bryan Herta and Veteran Team Manager and Race Engineer Steve Newey, Bryan Herta Autosport competes full time in the Firestone Indy Lights Championship with American driver Daniel Herrington.  Firestone Indy Lights is the support series for the Indy Racing League, and the proving ground for tomorrow’s racing stars.  The team and driver share a passion to utilize their racing involvement to advance environmental and green initiatives across many different platforms.


  • The Car Care Council

    The Car Care Council is a national non-profit organization dedicated to educating consumers about the benefits of vehicle care, maintenance and repair. The council directs the “Be Car Care Aware” consumer education campaign on behalf of the automotive aftermarket industry.


  • Citizens for Affordable Energy

    Citizens for Affordable Energy is a not for profit organization that promotes comprehensive energy and environmental strategies  at the local and national levels.  It educates citizens from all social strata across the range of local demographics, from students to senior citizens and has created a set of principles upon which energy solutions and education curricula are predicated, called the Four Mores.  These include the following: 1) more energy from all sources so that energy remains affordable; 2) more technology and innovation so that energy is used more efficiently; 3) more environmental protection so that energy use simultaneously sustains our land, water and air resources; 4) more infrastructure, both legal and physical, so energy can be moved from where it is produced to where it is consumed. 

    Our goal is to reach as many citizens as possible, where they live and where they go to school, to improve the understanding and comprehension of energy and environmental matters, and their link to the economy, so that informed citizens know enough to impact the national and local debate over energy choices and are able to hold elected representatives accountable for ensuring America’s energy and environmental future.

  • ExxonMobil

    At ExxonMobil we are constantly working to improve energy efficiency in our own operations. We are also working with others to develop technologies that improve the efficiency with which our products are used, and we are pursuing research into potentially game-changing technologies for the future. For example, we're conducting our own in-house research in areas such as making hydrogen fuel cells more viable and supporting leading academic institutions in their research to accelerate the development of new energy technologies that can lower greenhouse gas emissions on a global scale.


  • Green Solutions Magazine

    Green Solutions Magazine (GSM) reports information about environmental solutions and services, expert recommendations, best practices, products, tools and other solution-based news and resources to help economies, communities, businesses and individuals with alternative options that they can implement to create sustainability, prevent destructive impacts on or improve the quality of life and the environment.

    For more information visit: http://www.greensolutionsmag.com

  • The League of American Bicyclists

    The League of American Bicyclists is the nation‘s oldest national bicycling organization, founded in 1880 to promote and protect the rights of cyclists. The League has 25,000 individual members and more than 700 affiliated local bicycle clubs and advocacy groups. We work through advocacy and education to create a more bicycle friendly America.


  • National Association of Counties — The Voice of America‘s Counties

    The National Association of Counties (NACo) is the only national organization that represents county governments in the United States. Founded in 1935, NACo provides essential services to the nation‘s 3,066 counties. NACo advances issues with a unified voice before the federal government, improves the public's understanding of county government, assists counties in finding and sharing innovative solutions through education and research, and provides value-added services to save counties and taxpayers money.



    The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR), celebrating 60 years in 2008, is the sanctioning body for one of North America's premier sports. NASCAR is the No. 1 spectator sport - holding 17 of the top 20 highest attended sporting events in the U.S., and is the No. 2 rated regular-season sport on television. NASCAR races are broadcast in more than 150 countries and in more than 30 languages. NASCAR fans are the most brand loyal in all of sports, and as a result more Fortune 500 companies participate in NASCAR than any other sport.

    The NASCAR Performance Automotive Program builds brand awareness and affinity for a select group of automotive companies while educating NASCAR fans about various automotive-related topics. The program consists of 35 exclusive NASCAR Performance marketing partners and rights holders; a technical training facility called the NASCAR Technical Institute - a branch of Universal Technical Institute Inc. (UTI); the NASCAR Performance Network - a nationwide network of quality automotive repair shops and parts stores; and integrated marketing programs including print campaigns in BABCOX and NASCAR Scene, a radio show called NASCAR Performance Live on MRN and Sirius, TV shows NASCAR Performance on SPEED and NASCAR Angels, a reality based show which airs on 200 TV stations nationwide plus the Hallmark Channel.

    For more information: www.nascar.com/auto

  • National Association of State Energy Officials

    The National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) is the only nonprofit organization that represents the Governor-designated energy officials from each state and territory. The organization was created to improve the effectiveness and quality of state energy programs and policies, provide policy input and analysis, share successes among the states, and serve as a repository of information on energy issues of concern to the states and their citizens.


  • National Fuel Funds Network

    The National Fuel Funds Network represents more than 300 charitably-funded energy assistance programs, nonprofit organizations and utilities across the United States. Charitably-funded energy assistance programs, also called fuel funds or energy banks, supplement federal home energy aid and are often the providers of last resort for home energy needs. Together, NFFN members administer and distribute about $150 million in energy assistance funds annually.

    NFFN builds capacity of local fuel funds through various educational programs, advocates for increased federal energy assistance and participates in public education campaigns.


  • National Independent Auto Dealers Association

    The National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA) www.niada.com, founded in 1946, has represented quality independent automobile dealers for over 61 years. NIADA assists its members in becoming more successful within the used motor vehicle industry. Through membership in NIADA, members join with over 20,000 other professional automobile dealers who share the dream of financial prosperity for their business. NIADA is the industry's legislative representative -- working hard every day to protect dealer and consumer interests. The association consistently brings forward industry education, valuable industry information along with services and benefits designed to prepare members for an ever-changing marketplace. As a consumer friendly association, automotive consumer information can be found on:


  • National Low Income Energy Consortium

    The National Low Income Energy Consortium (NLIEC), founded in 1986, brings together public, private, and nonprofit sector organizations and individuals for the common purpose of reducing the residential energy and utility hardships and crises faced by low-income consumers. This group will assist us in spreading our messages to low income consumers, who are the hardest hit by high energy and gasoline prices.


  • U.S. DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    www.fueleconomy.gov helps consumers make informed fuel economy choices when purchasing a vehicle and helps them achieve the best fuel economy possible from the cars they own. www.fueleconomy.gov is maintained jointly by the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The site helps fulfill DOE and EPA‘s responsibility under the Energy Policy Act (EPAct) of 1992 to provide accurate MPG information to consumers.


  • Rubber Manufacturers Association’s Be Tire Smart

    The Be Tire Smart – Play Your PART tire safety effort is designed to help drivers learn the simple steps they can take to ensure that their tires are in good working condition. The Be Tire Smart program is sponsored by the Rubber Manufactures Association (RMA) which is the primary national trade association for the finished rubber products industry in the United States including the major tire makers. Our website, www.betiresmart.org, offers valuable tire safety information for consumers.