1 Billion Miles on E15

American Drivers Surpass 1 Billion Miles on Earth-kind, Engine-Smart E15 Saving up to $72 Million by End of 2017

Cleaner-burning, high-octane E15 has fueled more than 1 billion miles for American motorists around the country

WASHINGTON, DC — American consumers have helped E15 – a fuel containing 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline – reach a significant milestone. According to Growth Energy’s ongoing analysis of fuel sales and consumption data reported by major gasoline retailers, drivers across the United States have ...

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EV Community Readiness Resources

U.S. Department of Energy, EV Everywhere Electric Vehicles: Stakeholder Solution Center 

Below are key links for a range of stakeholders in the EV Readiness effort.  Click below for details for States, employers, fleets, electrical contractors, utilities, and additional resources. 

States and Municipalities

States and municipalities are key players in increasing EV readiness.  The best way for states and municipalities to improve their EV readiness is to partner with their local Clean Cities ...

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Newport News: 24 LP Buses!

Newport News Public Schools Adds Clean-Operating, Propane-Fueled Blue Bird School Buses

School district adds 24 alternatively fueled buses, cuts greenhouse gas emissions in the Tidewater area

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (May 3, 2017) — For more than a decade, Newport News Public Schools has increased its focus on environmentally friendly and practical actions that reduce carbon emissions and ensure energy efficiency. The purchase of 24 Blue Bird Vision Propane school buses supports this initiative by reducing nitrogen oxide emissions by nearly 30,000 pounds ...

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Chesapeake – #1 in 100 best fleets

Please join VCC and TAFMA in congratulating George Hrichek and the City of Chesapeake being named the #1 fleet in the 2017 edition of 100 Best Fleets. The judges review criteria such as accountability, collaboration, use of technology and information, creativity, and performance recognition. George and his team beat many well-funded fleets that also have top notch leadership, as an example, others on that list include State Fleets, large counties, and even massive organizations like the NYPD. Congratulations George, you ...

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Sustainable Fleet Expo – North Carolina

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Join us to learn more about fleets and fuels, network with professionals, and see the latest vehicles and technologies.

You will discover opportunities for increasing efficiency and reducing transportation related emissions. Conference sessions and speakers will focus on alternative fuels, advanced vehicle technologies, policy topics, and data solutions.

Speakers, exhibitors, vehicle displays, and a ride & drive event will highlight the latest tools and topics for fleets and vehicles.

The Expo ...

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Quick-Connect Nozzle Incentive Program

Incentive Website

Refueling propane autogas vehicles is now easier than ever. Filling up a vehicle with new, quick connect nozzle technology is a very similar experience to refueling with gasoline and diesel – reducing the learning curve for fleets when transitioning to propane autogas. The nozzles:

May be operated with one hand.
Do not require the user to wear protective eyewear or gloves.
Are unable to be cross-threaded.
Release fewer emissions per ...

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Employer Considerations for Workplace Charging

Question of the Month: What factors do employers need to consider when establishing a workplace charging program?

Answer:
While there is not a one-size-fits-all solution for workplace charging, there are a number of resources available to help employers design, implement, and manage the right program for their organization.

Assess Demand
Employers considering whether workplace charging is right for their organization will want to start by assessing employee demand with an employee survey (https://energy.gov/eere/vehicles/downloads/sample-employee-survey-workplace-charging-planning). Once this assessment is complete, employers may set goals ...

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Small Business Jobs Grant

The Small Business Jobs Grant Fund provides financial assistance to companies that are creating new jobs through expansion or start-up. The grants range anywhere from $500 to $2,000 per job created.

To qualify for the program, the company must be:

· A Manufacturer;
· A Distributor;
· A company involved in Research and Development;
· ...

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Aggregated Procurement Opportunity – Reduce AFV Costs

The Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition, in collaboration with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and the National Association of Regional Councils, is participating in a regional procurement initiative designed to consolidate bulk orders of alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure to make their purchase more affordable. Known as “F4F” for Fleets for the Future, the goal of the program is to reduce the incremental costs of propane, electric, and natural gas powered vehicles and refueling and charging infrastructure. Local ...

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Millions in federal loans available for infrastructure

Monday, January 9, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Loans Program Office announced supplements to the existing Title XVII Innovative Clean Energy loan program (Title XVII) and clarifications to the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (ATVM) loan program about the eligibility of alternative fueling infrastructure deployment and manufacturing.

https://energy.gov/lpo/loan-programs-office

Effective immediately, Title XVII, or Improved Energy Technology Loans, are available for eligible fueling infrastructure deployment projects, including the associated hardware and software, for hydrogen, electricity, natural gas, and biofuels.

In addition to providing loans ...

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