Electric Vehicle Sales Continue to Charge Ahead in Virginia in 2023

Electric vehicle sales in Virginia continued their rapid acceleration in Virginia in 2023. Registration data compiled by Atlas Public Policy and their AtlasEV Hub for Virginia in 2023 continues to show the growing interest and acceptance of electric vehicles throughout the Commonwealth. In 2023, Virginia had 97,563 battery electric (BEV) or plug-in electric hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) on the road. This is a a 49% increase from the 65,000 BEVs and PHEVs registered in Virginia in 2022.

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New EV Preparedness Program Launches in Virginia

Contacts: Zack Loehle at zackl@irecusa.org
or Bruce Vlk at bvlk@vacleancities.org

Harrisonburg, VA – Virginia Clean Cities (VCC) and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) today announced the launch of Charging Smart, a new designation program that awards communities for electric vehicle (EV) readiness. Charging Smart is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO). The program provides personalized, no-cost technical assistance to help municipalities set and achieve policies ...

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Grants for Low or No Emission Bus Programs Now Open

Image courtesy of the Federal Transit Administration

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): Project Proposals for the Low or No Emission Grant Program and Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Competitive Program. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has announced the opportunity to apply for $1,103,963,762 in competitive grants. 

The available programs are as follows:

5339(c) Low or No Emission Grant Program: This program aims to ...

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The $3 Billion Clean Ports Program: Two Funding Opportunities Now Open! 

On February 28th, the US EPA announced the Clean Ports Program grant opportunity. Two Notices of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs) are open until the application window closes on May 28th at 11:59 PM (ET). $3 billion in funding is available from the Inflation Reduction Act to fund zero-emission port equipment and infrastructure, as well as climate and air quality planning at U.S. ports. 

The Zero-Emission Technology Deployment Competition will ...

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Clean Cities and Communities Unveils New Name and Look

Clean Cities and Communities logo

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Office is excited to unveil a new name and look for Clean Cities as this U.S. Department of Energy partnership moves into its fourth decade of advancing clean transportation nationwide! The new name, Clean Cities and Communities, conveys the diversity of areas coalitions serve, and the new logo reflects the clean transportation focus. The convergence point in ...

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Clean Cities Programs Lead National Blueprint for Transportation Decarbonization

“Every community can win with clean fuels,” says Alleyn Harned, Transportation Energy Partners (TEP) President and Virginia Clean Cities Executive Director.

Energy Independence Summit (EIS) partners with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies program to advance the U.S. National Blueprint for Transportation Decarbonization. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law ...

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Mack Trucks to invest $14.5m to increase medium-duty and electric truck line

Electric box truck image courtesy of Mack Trucks

Governor Glenn Youngkin recently announced that Mack Trucks, part of Swedish-based Volvo Group and one of North America’s leading producers of heavy-duty and medium-duty trucks, will invest $14.5 million to expand its Roanoke County manufacturing operations. The company will expand its current production facility by 72,000-square-feet to increase capacity for ...

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