BMW Partners with Clean Cities to Install 100 Charging Stations at National Parks

BMW of North America has partnered with the National Park Foundation, National Park Service and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to bring up to 100 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to national parks and nearby communities across the country.

During a press conference yesterday at Thomas Edison National Historical Park, the site of Edison’s West Orange, N.J., laboratory and home, the partners switched on the first of those charging stations.

“I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the next 100 ...

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EPA Announces New DERA Funding Now Available

2017 Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program

Deadline for Proposals – June 20, 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is excited to announce the availability of $11 million in Diesel Emission Reduction Program (DERA) funds to support projects aimed at reducing emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of older diesel engines. Under this competition, between 20 and 80 awards are anticipated to be made to eligible applicants.

Eligible applicants include regional, state, local or tribal agencies, or port authorities, with jurisdiction over ...

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Ford in Pursuit of Electric Vehicles

Ford is releasing details today of its $4.5 billion drive to field no fewer than 13 new electric and/or hybrid electric vehicles globally in the next five years. The eye-catcher is a hybrid-electric police car, said to be the first hybrid ever to be pursuit-rated.

“The plans are part of Ford’s expansion to be an auto and a mobility company, including leading in electric and autonomous vehicles, and new mobility solutions,” states a release. The new Ford Police Responder Hybrid Sedan ...

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Virginia Clean Cities Announces Governor’s Green Fleet Award Recipients

On April 6, 2017 at the 4th Annual Rally at the Raceway, Virginia Clean Cities announced the recipients of the 2017 Governor’s Green Fleet Awards.
These awards recognized governments and fleets that excelled in the adoption of alternative fuels, reducing greenhouse gas emission, and reducing petroleum use.

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Dominion Resources was inducted into the Governor’s Green Fleet Hall of Fame for petroleum reduction.
Dominion has been utilizing ...

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Propane Autogas Vehicle Sales Increase 8%

Sales of propane autogas-fueled vehicles increased 8% to 14,000 in 2016 compared to the year before, according to data from the Propane Education and Research Council.

The council measured sales of light-, medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, including OEM dedicated and aftermarket conversions.

Over the past four years, the total number of propane autogas vehicles on the road has grown by more than 35%. As of 2016, there are nearly 200,000 vehicles now being used in U.S. private and public fleets, according to ...

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Most of the new electricity generating capacity in 2016 came from wind, solar & natural gas

More than 27 gigawatts (GW) of electricity generating capacity was added to the U.S. power grid during 2016, the largest amount of added capacity since 2012. These additions more than offset the retirement of roughly 12 GW of capacity, resulting in a net capacity gain of nearly 15 GW, the largest change since 2011. These net additions follow a 4 GW net capacity decrease in 2015—the largest net drop in capacity recorded in the United States.

The mix of capacity additions ...

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VCC Receives Green Supporting Partner of the Year Award

Virginia Green Announces 2016 Green Travel Star & Green Travel Leader Award Winners!

Awards were presented on February 17th at the 4th annual Virginia Green Travel Conference held at the UVA Darden School Conference Center

RICHMOND, VA. — The Virginia Green presented the Virginia Green Travel Star Award to nineteen (19) Virginia tourism businesses for their outstanding commitments to green tourism practices at the 4th annual Virginia Green Travel Conference and Travel Star Awards Celebration. Twenty-two (22) additional tourism ...

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Buying an electric vehicle? A growing list of states will charge you extra yearly fees.

Electric vehicles serve the public good — they reduce local air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. But these social benefits are not reflected in the price of the vehicles, which remain, at this stage of market development, somewhat more expensive than comparable internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles.

That is why EVs are the target of a range of supportive public policies, from a $7,500 federal tax credit to various state-level incentives, including tax credits and exemptions, access to special highway lanes, ...

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BMW Releases Details of Expanded ChargeNow by EVgo Program

BMW of North America has announced details on the expansion of the ChargeNow by EVgo programs, including ChargeNow DC Fast, to more than 50 metro areas in the U.S., encompassing the entire EVgo public charging network, the largest public DC Fast charging network in the nation.

With this expansion, more than 92% of BMW i3, BMW i8 and BMW iPerformance (BMW X5 xDrive40e, BMW 740e xDrive, BMW 530e and the BMW 330e) drivers in the U.S. will be able to take ...

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