Technology Happy Hour: Cummins New Power

On February 17th, 2022, Wido Westbroek, Senior Director of Fuel Cell Strategic Projects for Cummins was the featured speaker for the Virginia Clean Cities Technology Happy Hour. Wido, along with support from Anne Oluyombo and Kevin Shaw on the Cummins team, joined Virginia Clean Cities to talk about the great work being done with battery-electric, fuel cell, and hydrogen-production technologies.

Cummins has been a giant in the transportation field for more than 100 years and the Cummins New Power team ...

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2022 Fuel Economy Guide

The 2022 Fuel Economy Guide is out!

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) produce the Fuel Economy Guide to help car buyers choose the most fuel-efficient vehicle that meets their needs. The Guide is available on the web at fueleconomy.gov.

The purpose of EPA’s fuel economy ...

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Technology Happy Hour: Lonestar Specialty Vehicles

On January 20th, 2022 Chas Mease, EV Fleet Sales for Lonestar Specialty Vehicles was the featured speaker for the Virginia Clean Cities Technology Happy Hour. 

Lonestar Specialty Vehicles, with 24 full-service dealerships across the country, manufactures turnkey electric vehicle solutions for the commercial vehicle market. Lonestar’s terminal tractors (also known as shunt trucks, spotter trucks, yard trucks, yard shifters, yard dogs, yard goats, yard horses, yard birds, yard jockeys, hostlers, or mules) improve productivity, reduce ...

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Curbside Charging: A Model Ordinance for Cities and Counties

In 2021, the United States and Virginia are at an approximate 2% adoption rate of Electric Vehicles (EVs). In order to support the new EVs that will be hitting the road in the coming years and expand EV access to all people, we will need to increase the availability of electric vehicle chargers. 

Photo courtesy of Sarah Moore, Berkeley Residential Curbside EV Charging Pilot Program

Planning EV infrastructure can seem like a daunting task, but ...

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Technology Happy Hour: Rappahannock Electric Cooperative

On July 22nd, 2021, Joyce Bodoh of the Rappahannock Electric Cooperative was the featured stakeholder for the Virginia Clean Cities Technology Happy Hour.

During the session, Joyce discussed REC’s residential charging program and their activities with workplace charging. She also provided some basic background about EVs including current barriers, the status of EVs in Virginia, and the solutions that REC sees for a path forward. 

You can view the recording and learn about REC and EVs here or on our YouTube ...

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Lion Electric Tours Virginia

In June of 2021, Lion Electric hosted a series of electric school bus demos across the Commonwealth, showing off their product in a variety of geographies. This demonstration tour took the bus from Northern Virginia to the mountainous South West of the Commonwealth, before heading east to conclude their trip in Virginia’s Tidewater region.

Lion Electric’s demo bus in South Western Virginia

During this ...

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Technology Happy Hour: In-Charge Energy

On June 24th, 2021, Van Wilkins of In-Charge Energy was the featured stakeholder for the Virginia Clean Cities Technology Happy Hour.

During the session, Van discussed the intricacies of AC and DC charging. He outlined how the two technologies work, when each application is most beneficial, and what the future of charging will look like, including a hint at the exciting megawatt charging standards in development.

You can view the recording and learn about electric vehicle charging infrastructure and what charging options ...

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