Carl Lisek

Executive Director
Drive Clean Indiana

Carl Lisek leads Drive Clean Indiana (DCI) as Executive Director of Indiana’s only designated Clean Cities Initiative to implement strategies to advance affordable, efficient, and clean transportation and fuels throughout the Hoosier State. He currently advocates for the State of Indiana on the deployment and collaboration of Electric Vehicles and Electric Vehicle Infrastructure to decarbonize Indiana’s transportation sector by shifting vehicles, fuels, and technologies that reduce transportation greenhouse gas emissions. 

In 2022, Drive Clean Indiana coordinated over $30 million of Clean Transportation funding opportunities with its partners. This includes the deployment of EV charging infrastructure and EV vehicle deployment. Drive Clean Indiana in partnership with the State of Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) provides education, outreach, and marketing of the statewide electric initiative in collaboration with the Indiana Utility Group.   Carl was inducted into the U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities Hall of Fame in 2015.

Carl Lisek’s Session(s):


9:00 am–11:00 am | Wed, March 20, 2024

(Workshop B) Funding Your Infrastructure


1:45 pm–2:30 pm | Thu, March 21, 2024

Electrifying Rural America: Unlocking Clean Transportation Solutions

Discover the roadmap to decarbonizing transportation in rural America with Drive Clean Rural USA. This session equips electrification leaders with essential practices for engaging communities in light of the federal government's Transportation Decarbonization Roadmap released in 2022. Learn how to leverage the resources of over 75 Clean Cities across the nation, which have been serving over 90% of the US population with technical expertise, educational programs, and funding resources for over three decades.

Join us in engaging with government leaders, business owners, fleet managers, and off-road equipment operators to eliminate barriers and expedite access to clean fuel solutions. Dive into actionable strategies that not only deliver financial savings and clean air but also foster economic opportunities for rural communities.

Through Drive Clean Rural USA, we aim to:

  • Assist county governments in transitioning their fleets to cleaner fuels and vehicles.
  • Prioritize outreach and support efforts for rural counties.
  • Identify key barriers to the adoption of alternative fuels and vehicles in counties and develop effective strategies to overcome them.
  • Share project successes and lessons learned with county officials and Clean Cities coalition leaders nationwide.

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