As the electric vehicle (EV) market moves from the early adopter phase to the mass market stage, smart and supportive policies help to accelerate the widespread adoption of EVs. Sierra Club and Plug In America would like to invite you to attend one of two webinars we’re holding to discuss the most effective policies driving EV adoption today, which are included in our collaborative project, AchiEVe: Transition to EVs Policy ...Continue Reading →
The City of Charlottesville is seeking a dedicated, driven professional to be their next Fleet Manager. The Fleet Manager will perform technical and administrative work overseeing the operations of the City fleet maintenance facilities, including the repair shop and fuel systems.
The ideal candidate must be highly motivated and strive for success by demonstrating Charlottesville’s Core Values of Leadership, Trust, Creativity, Excellence, ...Continue Reading →
School Districts Can Qualify for $5,000 Grants for Newly Purchased Propane-Powered CE Series School Buses
LISLE, Ill. – August 24, 2017 – Today IC Bus announced a new, environmentally friendly grant program that provides school districts with incentives to add propane-powered school buses to their fleets. The IC Bus Grant Program will offer qualifying school districts throughout the United States and Canada $5,000 in grants per newly purchased propane-powered CE Series school buses. This grant gives those school districts that would ...Continue Reading →
Halifax County Public Schools continues its conversion to LPG-fuel school buses through a partnership with Virginia Clean Cities and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. VCC was able to identify Supplemental Environmental Program funding of $125,000 to help with the purchase of 5 LPG school buses. HCPS then scrapped five pre-2009 diesel school buses. The removal of these diesel buses will result in a net reduction in particulate matter of 0.3 tons, a net reduction in nitrogen oxide of 3.6 ...Continue Reading →
Contributed by Todd Mouw, vice president of sales and marketing at Roush Clean Tech
Our nation has been hit hard by natural disasters in recent months. Gasoline and diesel shortages in Texas and Florida due to hurricanes wreaked havoc with people trying to evacuate prior to the storms and support First Responders after the storms had passed.
According to the Propane Education & Research Council, propane fuel is playing a vital role during the hurricanes, providing backup power, hot water and hot ...Continue Reading →
Being prepared for emergencies is more essential than ever. Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc on the East Coast back in 2012, and the current hurricane season has also been devastating. Vulnerable coastal regions in the southeast were hit with powerful storms that flooded communities and cut electric power and gasoline/diesel fuel supplies. But early reports from both Texas and Florida included numerous examples of how alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) and infrastructure proved to be reliable and resilient throughout the disasters. MotorWeek ...Continue Reading →
CIT Announces FY2018 Solicitation for Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund
$2.5 million in funding opportunities available for Virginia’s research community
October 5, 2017 (HERNDON, VA.) – The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced today the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) Request for Proposals (RFP) for FY2018.
The CRCF grows Virginia’s economy by supporting high-potential technology commercialization projects at Virginia’s public and private institutions of higher education, the private sector and nonprofit research institutions. A single ...Continue Reading →
On September 29th, the Department of Environmental Quality issued a request for proposal for the state’s first public electric vehicle charging station network. This program will be supported by the state’s share of Volkswagen settlement funding. For more information, you can download the RFP and relevant attachments.
The program is seeking proposals to deploy EVSE, specifically DC fast chargers, throughout Virginia. The state will reimburse the vendor for up to 80% ...Continue Reading →
As summer comes to a close, American drivers now have access to E15 – a 21st century fueling option that contains five percent more clean renewable and often Virginia produced ethanol than what most drivers have been limited to for years. That’s good news for drivers and for our environment.
Virtually all gasoline used in the United States contains ten percent ethanol, something that has been true for ...Continue Reading →