2011 Plug-In Vehicle Strategic Planning Update

 

This report is designed to provide a snapshot in time for Virginia Electric and Plug-In Vehicle readiness. This is intended as a brief update and addendum to the October 2010 Virginia Get Ready Electric Vehicles plan, and can also be used as a resource for the 2012 Richmond Electric Vehicle Initiative final report. This effort encompasses the geographic area of all of ...

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Richmond CNG Case Study

As part of the Green Richmond Initiative, the City of Richmond’s Department of Public Utilities and VCC launched a CNG project. The Green Richmond Initiative was launched by the City of Richmond to build on its past efforts and implement new programs to further Mayor Dwight C. Jones’ triple bottom line goals of sustainability. The project has fostered a more efficient use ...

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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 fleet ...

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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 Studio ...

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Virginia Get Ready Initial Electric Vehicle Plan

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Commercially produced electric vehicles (EV) are a reality in Virginia today, and Virginia is well-positioned physically and economically to be a leader in electric vehicles. Embracing electric vehicle use in Virginia will assist statewide efforts to reduce vehicle emissions, increase energy independence, and generate positive economic development for the Commonwealth. The reality of charging infrastructure, technical and managerial, is outlined at length in this document. The process of charging an electric ...

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Clean School Bus USA Case Study

From March of 2008 to December of 2010, Virginia Clean Cities provided program management and administrative support for the Clean School Bus USA Middle Peninsula Project. The objective of this project was to promote healthful air, especially for student riders, by reducing diesel exhaust emissions from school buses in Virginia’s Middle Peninsula and Piedmont region through the deployment of alternative fuels and technologies ...

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Virginia Biodiesel Environmental Compliance Primer

The biofuels industry, which includes production and distribution of biodiesel, is growing nationwide and
in Virginia. Increasing concerns about climate change, environmental impacts of fossil fuel extraction
and use, and economic and national security aspects of dependence on imported petroleum are propelling
demand for fuels derived from renewable resources. Virginia and other states also recognize that biofuels
offer economic development opportunities for farmers and processors. Further, in the case of biodiesel,
there is the prospect of turning used fats, greases, ...

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Biodiesel: Fuel Quality Best Management Practices

This guide includes information on biodiesel preparedness, biodiesel blending practices, cold weather handling, ASTM and BQ9000, administrative to-do’s for biodiesel distributors, marketers and users, resources, and a tank cleaning directory. This guide was compiled by Virginia Clean Cities with support from the Virginia Department of Mines, Mineral and Energy (DMME). Much of the content was adapted from the National Biodiesel Board, the ...

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Dragon Run Biodiesel Project

Virginia Clean Cities was contracted by the MPPDC to continue further exploration of biodiesel market viability and present recommendations based on survey summaries and stakeholder interest detailing potential to fulfill the goal to provide sustainable natural resource-based economic benefit to the watershed community centered around the use and production of biodiesel as a cleaner, healthier, domestic alternative to fossil fuel. This first-phase report ...

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