In an effort to continue building relationships across Virginia, VCC invited alternative fuel vehicles of all types from across the Commonwealth to meet at the Richmond International Raceway for the third annual alternative fuel vehicles rally on April 7th. The event included the delivery of thesecond annual Governor’s Green Fleet Awards, a State of the Alternative Fuel Industry in the Commonwealth Address and an alternative fuel vehicle ride & drive on the raceway track. Many vehicles from a variety of alternative fuels were in attendance.
2016 Rally at the Raceway Event Photograph Album
The Governor’s Green Fleet Awards are meant to recognize successes and achievements of green fleets across the Commonwealth in areas of greenhouse gas reduction, petroleum reduction and leadership in advancing alternative fuel vehicles. The recommendation to establish Governor’s Green Fleet Awards was detailed in the 2014 Virginia Energy Plan developed by the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy, Virginia Clean Cities and the Governor’s Virginia Energy Council among others.
This year’s award recipients were the following:
• Governor’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Champion: Supervalu
• Governor’s Petroleum Reduction Champion: Dominion Resources
• Governor’s Petroleum Reduction Leader: TFC Recycling
• Governor’s ZEV Leader of the Year: City of Norfolk
• Governor’s Green Fleet of the Year Awards: City of Richmond
Virginia Clean Cities also announced the latest alternative fuel fleet vehicle numbers in Virginia, including 26,895 alternative fuel vehicles in 100 fleets. VCCs also announced that there are currently 531 alternative fuel stations in Virginia, ready to support vehicles fueled by electricity, propane, CNG, E85 and biodiesel.