The Next-Generation Electric Motor Award Goes to a VA Small Business

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On June 6th, 2024, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) and the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) have awarded over $160,000 to four innovative startups and one incubator at the 2024 Summer Energy Program for Innovation Clusters (EPIC) Startup Pitch Competition. This competition, held at DOE’s Small Business Forum and Expo in Minneapolis, Minnesota, highlights groundbreaking energy technologies and supports clean technology ...

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ChargePoint University – Free Online

ChargePoint University offers technical documentation, videos and online learning courses to installers, architects, electricians, planners and developers for the ChargePoint hardware and software. Sign up for free here.

Get charged up and become an expert in electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure through ChargePoint University.

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The Town of Middleburg Receives DCFC Station

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XCharge North America, a leading DC high-power and battery-integrated electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions provider, announced the installation of its C6AM solution in the town hall of Middleburg, Virginia. This deployment will benefit EV travel around the greater Washington, D.C., and Virginia areas and serve as the town’s first DC fast charger (DCFC).

XCharge’s C6AM charger ...

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FHWA $1.3 Billion Available for EV Charging through August 28, 2024

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Content from the US DOT Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) email

FHWA is announcing the second funding opportunity for electric vehicle (EV) charging and alternative-fueling infrastructure in communities across the country and along designated highways, interstates, and major roadways. This is a critical step towards achieving the Administration’s goal of building out a convenient, affordable, reliable and made-in-America national network of EV chargers, including at least 500,000 publicly available chargers by 2030, ensuring that EV chargers ...

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2024 Virginia EV Infrastructure Deployment Survey

The Commonwealth of Virginia is investing $106 million in federal funding over the next five years to install public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. This funding, from the Federal Highway Administration’s National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program, will focus on direct current fast charging (DCFC) stations along alternative fuel corridors.

Environmental Benefits of EVs and PHEVs

Electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) offer Virginians a chance to significantly reduce their environmental impact. EVs produce no tailpipe emissions, ...

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Rural Reimagined

The Power of Collaborative Electrification in Appalachia. Original Article by Faith Martin

There is no place in the world like Appalachia. Rolling mountains. Vibrant rhododendrons. Scenic waterfalls.

Appalachia is magic.

A Region in Distress

Travelers to Appalachia visit to witness the natural wealth of the region – more than just the increase in elevation will take your breath away. After experiencing the signature blue mountaintops, some may even briefly consider abandoning city-life for a simpler way of living.

But life ...

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2024 Tribal and Territory Notice of Funding Opportunity $9 Million for DERA

The DERA Tribal and Territory Grants program was formerly known as the DERA Tribal and Insular Area Grants program, and the program name changed in FY2024. The upcoming 2024 DERA Tribal and Territory NOFO is the first funding opportunity since the FY2022 DERA Tribal and Insular Area NOFO.

Applications will be accepted from federally recognized Tribal governments (or intertribal consortia), Alaska Native ...

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Arlington Benefits from the CMAQ Program

One of Arlington’s F-150 Lightnings

Arlington County, Virginia has implemented the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Program to help decarbonize their fleet. Currently, out of the county’s 1,300 vehicles, which includes light, medium and heavy duty classes, roughly 150 will be fully electric when all FY24 orders arrive. Arlington County’s commitment to ...

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Virginia DOT National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure funding is open!

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) issued the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Phase 1-B Request for Applications on May 2, 2024. The advertisement is available on the Commonwealth’s Marketplace eVA at: RFA-65651

A non-mandatory pre-application meeting will be held on Thursday, May 9, at 10 a.m. Registration is not required. Meeting information is available in the RFA as well as located on VDOT’s Electric Vehicle Deployment website here (see the Phase 1-B tab):

You can also find information on awards for Phase 1-A, ...

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