Workplace Charging Challenge News

Happy Spring! With 20+ new partners since January, the Workplace Charging Challenge network of employers is now providing plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging access to nearly 1 million employees across the country. We are happy to share news from the Challenge and our partners, and we invite you to be a part of this exciting growth and join the Challenge. Here are few highlights from the beginning of 2015:

Ride and Drive Webinar

In January, we ...

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NGV Webinar Series: Webinar 1: Global Overview of Markets, Standards & Regulations

Monday October 6, 2014 – Tuesday December 16, 2014

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NGVs Past & Prologue: Lessons Learned to Create Deployment Strategies for Commercializing NGVs

By Dr. Jeffrey Seisler

A combination of technological, political, economic and environmental conditions has been necessary for natural gas vehicles (NGVs) to succeed in varying degrees around the world. Dr. Seisler draws upon his extensive international experience in enabling NGV success elsewhere to ...

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Alternative Fuel Tax Credit and Incentives Workshop

Tuesday February 26, 2013 – Tuesday February 26, 2013

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Alternative Fuel Tax Credit and Incentives Workshop
Tuesday, February 26th

10:00 am-1:00 pm

Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants
4309 Cox Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Room A

In light of the recent passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act, please join Virginia Clean Cities and the Virginia Society of Certified ...

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The Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) 2010 Conference and Annual Meeting takes place in Washington, DC this year from January 26-28, 2010. The meeting is co-located with the Washington, DC Auto Show. Alleyn Harned (pictured on right), Virginia Clean Cities’ Program Coordinator, will be at the conference and Washington Auto Show, and will blog about the action. Check back on January 26th ...

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Fuel Cell Vehicles and Infrastructure

By Alleyn Harned | January 28, 2010 at 06:23 PM EST |

Even with the switch to an all fuels approach from hydrogen specific goals of the past, a number of excellent commercial vehicles have experienced considerable testing and are moving towards commercialization. Hyundai, Honda, Toyota, and GM are expecting to commercialize and sell tens of thousands of fuel cell vehicles between 2015 and 2020. These vehicles are going to be full sized or SUV vehicles.

Honda discussed their FCX Clarity (which ...

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Public Policies for Sustainable Transportation

By Alleyn Harned | January 28, 2010 at 06:27 PM EST |

A policy discussion was held at the end of the day on Wednesday. The bottom line was that as a country, we need to dominate alternate fuel technologies and components in this challenging budget environment. Much of the discussion revolved anticipation for the President’s State of The Union in the evening. I’m sure participants were pleased that President Obama emphasized alternate fuels technology and research in his comments, and ...

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The Gas Tax

By Alleyn Harned | January 28, 2010 at 06:56 PM EST

The featured speaker for the closing luncheon was Mike Jackson, Chairman and CEO of AutoNation, an organization of dealerships. Mike had some excellent comments on the consumer reality of advanced vehicle technologies and clean fuel alternatives. Namely, Mike advised that without the price driver of $4 gasoline, American consumers were going to keep going back to their gas guzzling clunkers. Mike spoke from experience and suggested that fuel cost needed ...

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Fuel Cell Policies and Technology

By Alleyn Harned | January 28, 2010 at 06:45 PM EST |

Many vehicle technology improvements go together and continue to advance the goal for more efficient vehicles. Fuel cell technology has the potential to move much larger vehicles than batteries can realistically move. Over the last 7 years, the fuel cell stack at Honda has become smaller and more powerful, loosing 4/5ths of its weight, and 3/4ths of its size to provide 100kw of power. Fuel Cell vehicles can have ...

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Unlocking the Grid

By Alleyn Harned | January 28, 2010 at 06:40 PM EST

The consensus of many here is that “dumb charging” will be a liability to electric cars and to the electricity grid.

Great presentation from eTec on their massive deployment project. deploying multiple models of electric vehicle infrastructure in five states throughout the country, this program is going to impact 10,000 vehicles, and thousands of level 2 charging stations. Smart grid and demand response will be built in. This is one to ...

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Powering the Next Era of Transportation

By Alleyn Harned | January 27, 2010 at 12:15 PM EST |

Senator Orrin Hatched opened today’s activities with a note that costs will downscale over time, and that the mass produced Model T came out at less than half of the cost of early models. EDTA continued a collaborative approach to enhance the electric vehicle industry in the US with a great variety of speakers. Former Governor Patak. Charged the industry with growing jobs in the US, and Theodore Craver ...

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