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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EV Day at the Capitol Educates Many

On February 8th, 2024, Virginia Clean Cities staff joined partners EVNoire, Drive Electric RVA, Generation 180 and more for Electric Vehicle (EV) Day at the Capitol in Richmond. Representatives from the NAACP, AAA Mid-Atlantic, Virginia State University, Virginia Commonwealth University and environmental organizations also joined the public event. Local EV club Drive Electric RVA organized a ...

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Propane School Buses Love Cold Weather

Press release and image courtesy of Roush Clean Tech.

With millions of Americans facing sub-zero temperatures this winter, school systems need reliable transportation that operates well in cold weather.

Cold Weather Performance

Cold weather should not be a constant barrier to getting children to and from school. Thankfully, the 1,000+ school districts operating propane school buses are consistently and seamlessly transporting ...

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Henrico County Awarded $1.5 Million for EV Charging

Photo courtesy of Blink Charging.

In January 2024, the U.S. Department of Transportation awarded $622.57 million in grant funding for the Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) Program to 47 applicants. These awards go to entities that are strategically deploying publicly accessible EV charging and alternative fueling infrastructure.

“Virginia Clean Cities commends all communities and technology providers ...

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Governments and Nonprofits: Direct Pay Tax Credits Now Available!

Qualifying businesses, tax-exempt organizations or entities such as state, local and tribal governments can take advantage of certain tax credits even if they don’t have taxable income through new elective payment and transfer options. These options can be applied to certain clean energy and manufacturing credits under the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 and CHIPS Act.

A wide range of clean fuel tax credits and clean energy tax credits can be taken directly through the system for cities, governments and nonprofits. ...

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