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Virginia Clean Cities has joined the Renewable Natural Gas Coalition and can extend informational benefits to our stakeholders. The RNG Coalition is a member-led non-profit. Together, we can advocate for the advancement of renewable natural gas so that present and future generations will have access to domestic, renewable, clean fuel and energy supply. Virginia Clean Cities can benefit from our partnership with the RNG Coalition by receiving resource and personnel ...

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Tesla's Destination Charging network expands to Europe

By the end of 2017, Tesla hopes to have doubled the size its Supercharger network. It wants more than 1,200 locations and 7,000 individual chargers dotted throughout North America, Europe and Asia, which will go some way towards reducing range anxiety. Before that becomes a reality, the company is hoping to extend the number of official charging points with its free Destination Charging network. Available in the US and Asia for some time now, Destination Chargers are located in easy-to-access ...

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FTA Lo-No Bus Awards: $22.5 Million

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration on April 23rd announced $22.5 million worth of awards for its Low and No-Emission Vehicle Deployment initiative, aka Lo-No. Seven transit providers in five states will receive money to help pay for “buses and related facilities that utilize battery-electric, fuel cell, and other innovative technologies to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions and improve operating efficiency,” FTA says.

Note: Virginia Clean Cities has supported several transit firms and would encourage additional transit operators to ...

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Exactly how big is Class 8? We have the answer!

Question of the Month: What are the various vehicle weight classes and why do they matter?

Answer: Which Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard applies to my vehicle? What are the state emissions testing requirements for my vehicle? Would a medium-duty vehicle qualify for the plug-in electric drive motor vehicle tax credit? To answer these questions and determine which laws, regulations, and incentives may apply to your vehicle or fleet, you must first understand the specifics of the vehicle weight classifications.
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Third Annual Rally at the Raceway Update

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In an effort to continue building relationships across Virginia, VCC invited alternative fuel vehicles of all types from across the Commonwealth to meet at the Richmond International Raceway for the third annual alternative fuel vehicles rally on April 7th. The event included the delivery of thesecond annual Governor’s Green Fleet Awards, a State of the Alternative Fuel Industry in the Commonwealth Address and an alternative fuel vehicle ...

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A New Alternative Fuel System for the Ford F-750

Roush Update: ROUSH CleanTech recently announced the development of a propane autogas fuel system for the Ford F-750 chassis. This platform will meet the growing demand among fleet managers for a propane autogas-fueled, medium-duty chassis for bobtail and box truck applications.

“Ford places great value on being a leader in the truck market by building reliable vehicles that consistently outperform competitors,” says Todd Mouw, vice president of sales and marketing for ROUSH CleanTech. “Now fleet managers can purchase an F-750 that ...

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First Responder Safety for Alternative Fuel Vehicles

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First Responder Safety for Alternative Fuel Vehicles

NFPA’s Alternative Fuel Vehicles Safety Training is designed to help emergency responders in each state prepare for the growing number of hybrid/electric, fuel cell, and gaseous fuel trucks, buses, commercial fleets, and passenger vehicles. With over 15 million of these vehicles on the road today, it is essential that responders have a solid understanding of safety concepts ...

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Virginia Clean Cities Internship Summer 2016

image003The Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program is an initiative of Clean Cities, a government-industry partnership sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Program. Clean Cities strives to reduce petroleum consumption in the transportation sector in nearly 100 communities across the country. Since the creation of the CCUWDP in 2010, Clean Cities has hosted more than 250 interns in more than 60 Coalitions.

The Clean Cities internship will give ...

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Press Release: Virginia and Maryland Awarded Nearly $5 Million in Federal Funds to Install Ethanol Pumps

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Date:  October 29, 2015

Virginia and Maryland Awarded Nearly $5 Million in Federal Funds to Install Ethanol Pumps

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Virginia, in partnership with Maryland, was selected for a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant totaling nearly $5 million to install ethanol refueling infrastructure in Virginia. The states will work with private sector stakeholders to add at least 41 additional ethanol refueling stations and nearly 200 more pumps. The ...

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