Logistics Decarbonization in Strategic Environmental Justice Areas (LODESTAR), seeks to demonstrate and document the innovative use case for independent contractors to adopt electric delivery vans that serve urban, suburban and rural environmental justice (EJ) areas and provide a holistic solution to distribution center electrification that incorporates electrification of both the freight and distribution activity. LODESTAR will uplift EJ and disadvantaged communities through the Last Mile Leadership (LML) scholarship program that will invest in students and businesses who wish to study ...Continue Reading →
Project to offer training to support growth in EV technician field
Virginia Clean Cities (VCC) has joined their counterpart Louisiana Clean Fuels and other partners to announce the launch of the GUMBO (Guaranteeing Access to Underserved and Marginalized Populations by Building Employment Opportunities) Workforce Development Initiative.
Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy under the Vehicle ...Continue Reading →
An Electrification Ecosystem of Intermodal Leadership and Intercity Travel
This project is creating a regional electric vehicle (EV) ...Continue Reading →
The Rural Reimagined Project provides free two to six week electric vehicle (EV) test drives to businesses and local governments across the rural Appalachian regions of Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, West Virginia and Virginia, allowing rural residents of these states to build a foundational knowledge in electric transportation methods through firsthand experience. ...Continue Reading →
The Drive Clean Rural USA Project is funded by the Department of Energy and led by Transportation Energy Partners, a national non-profit organization that brings Clean Cities coalition leaders together with the clean transportation industry to advance policies that will reduce American dependence on petroleum-based fuels.
Eight Clean Cities Coalitions, including Virginia Clean Cities, are working with TEP to ...Continue Reading →
The Mid-Atlantic Electric School Bus Experience Project (MEEP) will provide schools with an introduction to electric school bus technology. Available to select Districts in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and DC, the project is supported in large part by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. The project will provide a wide range of stakeholders with ...Continue Reading →
Drive Electric Virginia is a collaborative initiative led by Virginia Clean Cities and partnering organizations. This shared effort engages individuals, utilities, legislators, dealerships and other stakeholders toward removing EV adoption barriers and accelerating plug-in EV use in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Check out the project’s website and social media accounts today!
As part of a ...Continue Reading →
The Mid-Atlantic Nitrogen Oxide Reduction (MANOR) project will impact fleet vehicles that traverse major interstates linking along some of the nation’s most heavily traveled goods-movement truck routes; and operate within cities in the Region 3 states of Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware and Maryland. It is anticipated that this project will save over 468,423 gallons of diesel fuel per year and reduce existing emissions by approximately 35%. This project will ...Continue Reading →
Virginia Clean Cities is providing technical assistance to the Center for Sustainable Energy on a project to address barriers to MUD and curbside residential PEV charging by engaging stakeholders across the country to determine barriers they experience, to augment the documented barriers, demonstrating innovative technologies that address the barriers, compiling project findings in an easy-to-use toolkit, and disseminating the Toolkit via national, regional, state, and local channels.Continue Reading →
Project now accepting applications!
State agencies and local governments in specific air quality non-attainment, ozone attainment and/or maintenance areas may be reimbursed for incremental costs to transition to alternative fuels such as natural gas or propane autogas. Reimbursements are up to an average of $10,000 for the incremental cost of new vehicles or reasonable aftermarket conversions.Continue Reading →