Apr
12

Ford in Pursuit of Electric Vehicles

Ford is releasing details today of its $4.5 billion drive to field no fewer than 13 new electric and/or hybrid electric vehicles globally in the next five years. The eye-catcher is a hybrid-electric police car, said to be the first hybrid ever to be pursuit-rated. “The plans are part of Ford’s expansion to be an …

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Apr
10

Virginia Clean Cities Announces Governor’s Green Fleet Award Recipients

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On April 6, 2017 at the 4th Annual Rally at the Raceway, Virginia Clean Cities announced the recipients of the 2017 Governor’s Green Fleet Awards. These awards recognized governments and fleets that excelled in the adoption of alternative fuels, reducing greenhouse gas emission, and reducing petroleum use. Dominion Resources was inducted into the Governor’s Green …

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Mar
29

Quick-Connect Nozzle Incentive Program

Incentive Website Refueling propane autogas vehicles is now easier than ever. Filling up a vehicle with new, quick connect nozzle technology is a very similar experience to refueling with gasoline and diesel – reducing the learning curve for fleets when transitioning to propane autogas. The nozzles: May be operated with one hand. Do not require …

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Mar
28

Employer Considerations for Workplace Charging

Question of the Month: What factors do employers need to consider when establishing a workplace charging program? Answer: While there is not a one-size-fits-all solution for workplace charging, there are a number of resources available to help employers design, implement, and manage the right program for their organization. Assess Demand Employers considering whether workplace charging …

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Mar
27

Small Business Jobs Grant

The Small Business Jobs Grant Fund provides financial assistance to companies that are creating new jobs through expansion or start-up. The grants range anywhere from $500 to $2,000 per job created. To qualify for the program, the company must be: · A Manufacturer; · A Distributor; · A company involved in Research and Development; · …

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Mar
16

Propane Autogas Vehicle Sales Increase 8%

Sales of propane autogas-fueled vehicles increased 8% to 14,000 in 2016 compared to the year before, according to data from the Propane Education and Research Council. The council measured sales of light-, medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, including OEM dedicated and aftermarket conversions. Over the past four years, the total number of propane autogas vehicles on …

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Mar
08

Aggregated Procurement Opportunity – Reduce AFV Costs

The Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition, in collaboration with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and the National Association of Regional Councils, is participating in a regional procurement initiative designed to consolidate bulk orders of alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure to make their purchase more affordable. Known as “F4F” for Fleets for the Future, …

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Feb
28

Most of the new electricity generating capacity in 2016 came from wind, solar & natural gas

More than 27 gigawatts (GW) of electricity generating capacity was added to the U.S. power grid during 2016, the largest amount of added capacity since 2012. These additions more than offset the retirement of roughly 12 GW of capacity, resulting in a net capacity gain of nearly 15 GW, the largest change since 2011. These …

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Feb
24

VCC Receives Green Supporting Partner of the Year Award

Virginia Clean Cities at JMU Award with First Lady

Virginia Green Announces 2016 Green Travel Star & Green Travel Leader Award Winners! Awards were presented on February 17th at the 4th annual Virginia Green Travel Conference held at the UVA Darden School Conference Center RICHMOND, VA. — The Virginia Green presented the Virginia Green Travel Star Award to nineteen (19) Virginia tourism businesses for …

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Feb
24

Buying an electric vehicle? A growing list of states will charge you extra yearly fees.

Electric vehicles serve the public good — they reduce local air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. But these social benefits are not reflected in the price of the vehicles, which remain, at this stage of market development, somewhat more expensive than comparable internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles. That is why EVs are the target of …

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