Technology Happy Hour: EVSE State Contract

On August 18th, the Virginia Clean Cities Technology Happy Hour featured several leading companies on state contract in Virginia for EV supply equipment (EVSE). Speakers included representatives from Autoflex, Bethel Electric, NOVACharge and OpConnect discussing charging options from affordable Level 2 equipment to more advanced DC fast charging stations.

If you’re part of a Virginia public college or university, state agency, public school district or local government, you won’t want to miss hearing about these companies’ ...

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Upcoming: Carbon Reduction Program (CRP) Webinars

Join the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for a webinar on the Carbon Reduction Program (CRP), a new funding program established under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The CRP provides $6.4 billion in formula funding to states and metropolitan areas over the next five years for projects designed to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from on-road highway sources. During the webinars, ...

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Cardinal News: Seven factors that are driving economic development in Virginia

By Dwayne Yancey, Cardinal News.
[excerpt reposted with permission]

Demand for big sites and renewable energy is driving many decisions. Electric vehicles also represent a growing share of investments.

There’s an old military saying, often attributed to Gen. Omar Bradley: “Amateurs talk strategy. Professionals talk logistics.”

The same saying might apply to economic development, as well. Lots of people have theories about what a community’s strategy ought to be. Politicians certainly do. Even the occasional commentator has been known to opine on ...

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CNG Public Transit Coming to the Streets of Richmond

Public transit buses are being upgraded in Richmond, Virginia as a result of an $11 million federal grant announced by U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine. Awarded through the Department of Transportation’s Fiscal Year 2022 Low or No Emission Vehicle Program, the Greater Richmond Transit Company (GRTC) will receive over $10 million to replace 19 of its aging diesel buses with Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses, which release fewer harmful emissions, help improve ...

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Governor Glenn Youngkin Announces Multi-Location Investment by DroneUp, Creating 655 Jobs in Virginia

Company to expand corporate headquarters in the City of Virginia Beach and establish a testing, training, and R&D center in Dinwiddie County
RICHMOND, VA – Governor Glenn Youngkin today announced that DroneUp, LLC, a leading drone flight services innovator and aviation technology provider, will invest a total of $27.2 million to expand its headquarters in the City of Virginia Beach and establish a testing, training, and R&D center at Richard Bland College in Dinwiddie County. Virginia successfully competed with Arizona, ...
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Clean Energy Events in Fall

Fall is the season for clean energy! September kicks off National Drive Electric Week, which hosts events nationwide to raise awareness about the benefits of driving electric, and several of these events are happening in Virginia. 

The first of Virginia’s Drive Electric events is the Electric Vehicle Fall Festival in Thornburg, VA. On September 18, 2022, car owners considering an EV will be able to browse a selection of electric vehicles at the car show, test drive these vehicles on a ...

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2024 Chevy Blazer EV Police Pursuit Vehicle

Last month the 2024 Chevy Blazer EV made its official debut. Chevy is not only offering these vehicles to civilian buyers, but law enforcement as well with the later release of the 2024 Chevy Blazer EV Police Pursuit Vehicle (PPV) model.

The 2024 Chevy Blazer EV PPV is the first pursuit-rated all-electric Chevy vehicle ever produced, and ...

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U.S. Department of Transportation Seeks Input for Thriving Communities Initiative

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will be launching its Thriving Communities Initiative this fall. The initiative seeks to provide technical assistance and hands-on planning support for transformative infrastructure projects that will serve disadvantaged communities. To guide this work, the DOT has released a Request For Information (RFI) and is currently seeking input from disadvantaged communities to ...

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Technology Happy Hour: Highland

On July 21st, Highland joined Virginia Clean Cities for the Technology Happy Hour. Claire Alford, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Associate on the Market Development team at Highland Electric Fleets, shared how Highland’s electric fleet subscription model can bring electric school buses to fleets across the nation from large to small. 

Right now is a big time for electric school buses with the first round of the EPA’s Clean School Bus Program Funding Open (applications close on August ...

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