Logistics Decarbonization in Strategic Environmental Justice Areas (LODESTAR)

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 ...

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New EV Workforce Project: Guaranteeing Access to Underserved and Marginalized Populations by Building Employment Opportunities (GUMBO)

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 ...

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Drive Clean Rural USA Project

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 ...

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Drive Electric Virginia

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 ...

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Mid-Atlantic Nitrogen Oxide Reduction (MANOR) Project

MANOR logoThe 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 ...

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Multi-Unit Dwelling Plug-in Electric Vehicle Charging Innovation Pilots in Multiple Metropolitan Areas

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.

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Alternative Fuels Program Government Fleet Vehicle Incentive (CMAQ)

Project now accepting applications!

Alternative Fuels Program Government Fleet Vehicle Incentive (CMAQ)

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.

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