Virginia EV Planning Opportunity

Virginia Clean Cities would welcomes stakeholders interested in electric vehicle planning, deployment, and infrastructure to submit ideas for the current Department of Energy EV Planning funding opportunity, DE-FOA-0000451. Participation in a Virginia process is optional, but your thoughts are valuable.

This funding opportunity will allow for planning, policy implementation, and advancing existing planning elements from last year’s ev activities and  Plans must address infrastructure for medium, light, and heavy duty vehicles.  Funds cannot be used to purchase fueling infrastructure. ...

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New Propane Autogas Online Resource

April 18, 2011 – Harrisonburg, Va. – The Southeast Propane Autogas Development Program has launched a new website ( to increase awareness of the benefits of propane autogas and to provide fleets with information about how to get up and running on this clean alternative fuel. Autogas is domestically produced, clean-burning, and costs about a dollar less per gallon than gasoline.

“We are excited to launch this website, which not only highlights our fleet partners and successes, but also serves ...

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Business Case for CNG in Chesapeake Virginia Municipal Fleet

The City of Chesapeake, Virginia has 53 vehicles and is considering converting them to use CNG. This case study is an economic assessment that was done for a potential future projects. Specific variables for the locality were considered, such as purchasing schedule specific fleet costs and vehicle miles traveled. This document establishes a feasibility scenario for CNG usage in the municipal ...

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Choosing Your Chargers

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) is available in three different charging levels (Level 1, Level 2, and DC Fast Charge). To determine the proper mix of charging stations for your city, consider the costs, time to charge, locations and power requirements of each option and balance your needs with your available budget. Also includes tax breaks, siting considerations, installation costs, safety and maintenance, vehicle communication, and more resources. Advanced planning, ...

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Site Selection Checklist

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) site selection is important to an efficient and effective electric vehicle transportation infrastructure. Use this checklist to identify good EVSE site locations. Use this checklist to identify good EVSE site locations and read up on some useful tips and information, such as charger visibility, installation costs, and increased public awareness. The checklist was produced by Virginia Clean Cities and Virginia Clean Cities stakeholder Birch ...

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April Question of the Month: Conversion Equipment Regulations

Question of the Month: What notable changes to federal alternative fuel conversion regulations resulted from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final rulemaking?

Answer: On March 29, 2011, EPA announced the final rulemaking to adopt changes to the regulations in Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 85, subpart F. These regulations apply to manufacturers of alternative fuel conversion systems for light-duty vehicles and heavy-duty highway vehicles and engines. The Clean Air Act prohibits anyone ...

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EPA Streamlines Regulations for Car and Truck Fuel Conversion Systems

New options encourage innovation, maintain air quality protections

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has updated rules making it easier for manufacturers to sell fuel conversion systems. The conversion systems allow vehicles to run on alternative fuels, which may appeal to consumers concerned about energy security, fuel costs, or emissions.

These changes reflect the EPA’s interest in encouraging innovation and spurring conversions that optimize clean air and clean energy technologies. It is also in keeping with the president’s January 18, 2011, executive ...

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