NGVAmerica Fleet Academy: Start Now. RNG is How.

A four session “live” virtual event series Thursdays from 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET in May and June starting May 19, 2022. Presentations by faculty comprised of NGVAmerica member company experts.

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Learn how RNG-fueled vehicles are an affordable and practical solution to lower fuel costs and reduce emissions impact, how to accurately spec vehicles based on application and need, fueling options, the importance of team training, service and maintenance schedules, safety considerations and best practices as well as insights from ...

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Nikola Motors Partners with Carter Machinery to Offer Fuel Cell and Electric Trucks in Virginia

PHOENIX – July 15, 2021 — Nikola Corporation (NASDAQ: NKLA), a leading designer and manufacturer of heavy-duty commercial battery-electric vehicles (BEV), fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEV) and energy infrastructure solutions, announced today a second phase in establishing a nationwide plan for its Class 8 truck sales and service coverage with the addition of five independent dealers with more than 51 locations in Texas, Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Florida, Delaware, Virginia and Maryland.

The five independent dealership additions to the ...

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DEQ Now Accepting Grant Applications for the Clean School Bus Program

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is now accepting applications for battery electric and propane school buses through the Clean School Bus Program. DEQ will award $20 million to Virginia public schools from the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust through two rounds of competitive application processes. The grants will fund the price difference between a battery electric bus or a propane bus and equivalent diesel bus, up to $265,000 per electric bus and associated charger and customer-side installation or up to ...

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47 Businesses Call on Virginia Governor to Support Electric Trucks and Buses

Washington, D.C.— Dozens of businesses, including vehicle manufacturing leaders, urged Gov. Ralph Northam to support the electrification of trucks and buses throughout the commonwealth Wednesday. The Electrification Coalition delivered a letter signed by 47 businesses, urging the governor to join in the Multi-State Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero Emission Vehicle Memorandum of Understanding, pledging that at least 30 percent of all new trucks and buses sold in the commonwealth will be zero-emission vehicles by 2030, and 100 percent by 2050. Fifteen ...

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2021 Energy Independence Summit Wrap Up

Virginia Clean Cities and Coalition Stakeholders recently completed a successful round of meetings with Virginia’s Congressional delegation.

Virginia Clean Cities Staff and Stakeholders meeting with Virginia Representative Ben Cline during the 2021 Energy Independence Summit

The Coalition is asking Virginia’s delegation to support the following legislative priorities that will expand the nation’s use of domestically produced alternatives to petroleum:

1. Extend the tax incentives for ...

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Continued Investment in Advanced Mobility Solutions — Despite the Pandemic

No doubt, the last 12 months have been unprecedented for everyone, both personally and professionally. Despite the challenges, it gave ROUSH CleanTech a chance to pause and reassess its strategy and technology roadmap with a focus of helping customers and partners bridge the gap from diesel to something more environmentally and economically friendly.

The company recently dropped off a Ford F-650 battery electric demo to the City of Los Angeles Sanitation Department to further strengthen its investment in ...

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Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) National Grants Now Open: 2021 Request for Applications

Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) National Grants Now Open: 2021 Request for Applications Deadline to Apply – March 16, 2021 (11:59 p.m. ET)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is excited to announce the availability of approximately $46 million in Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grant funds to support projects aimed at reducing emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of older diesel engines. Under this competition, between 40 and 70 awards are anticipated.
Eligible Entities
Eligible applicants include regional, state, ...
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Clean Air Communities Program

DEQ is now accepting applications to fund all-electric projects through the Clean Air Communities Program (CACP). Through a competitive application process, DEQ will award $20 million to government entities for all-electric projects that will eliminate harmful air pollutants and mitigate climate change.

Important Dates

Oct. 2020 – Application period begins

Oct. 21, 2020 Informational webinar for potential applicants. The webinar was recorded and is available for viewing. View FAQs from the webinar.

Jan. 11, 2021 – Application deadline

March 2021 – Awards announced

Note: DEQ reserves the right to adjust the dates listed ...

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Clean Air Communities Program grant application now available

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is now accepting applications to fund all-electric projects to reduce air pollution and mitigate climate change through the new Clean Air Communities Program. Through this competitive grant process, DEQ will award $20 million to government entities from its share of the Volkswagen Mitigation Trust.
The program is open to state, local and tribal government entities to support public projects that replace medium and heavy duty diesel vehicles with all-electric vehicles. Funds may also ...

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Government Alternative Fuel Vehicle Incentive is now accepting applications!

State agencies and local governments in current or former specific air quality non-attainment, ozone attainment and/or maintenance areas may be reimbursed for incremental costs to transition to alternative fuels such as electric, natural gas or propane autogas.  Agencies are encouraged to apply.  Reimbursements are up to an average of $10,000 for the incremental cost of new vehicles or reasonable aftermarket conversions.

Funding is currently available through June 30, 2021.

2013 Ford E-450 with a V-10 converted dedicated Natural Gas fueled engine ...

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