CCFC October/November Newsletter
Upcoming Events
The 100 Best Fleets in The Americas™
The 100 Best Fleets is hosting a free webinar that highlights the accomplishments of top fleets this year.
December 11, 2019
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. EST
Energy Independence Summit 2020
Energy Independence Summit 2020 is the nation’s premier clean transportation policy summit.
February 10th - 12th, 2020
The ACT Expo is the largest advanced transportation technology and clean fleet event in North America.
May 12-13, 2020
2020 Core Stakeholder Group Meeting Dates
Sustainable Fleet Technology Expo 2020
North Carolina's focused showcase of the latest and greatest opportunities for biofuel, electric, natural gas, and propane fuels, technology and infrastructure.
August 26 & 27, 2020
It was great to hear Lisa McAbee from McAbee Trucking come out to our stakeholder meeting on 11/13. She emphasized that her client (US Postal Service) had an interest in alternative fuels and vehicles so she made it her business to also have an interest. She identified education and access to a network of like-minded and knowledgeable experts as her biggest challenges. Having this “support group” has helped her make decisions about the right vehicles and fuels for her truck routes, grant opportunities, maintenance and repair options including ID-ing of qualified technicians, negotiating better fuel prices and installation of convenient fueling infrastructure, and the positive impacts on the health of her drivers and the environment overall. Special thanks to Dylan Kyle at Roush Clean Tech and Stephen Whaley with the Propane Education Research Council for helping make this meeting happen!
Mobility Energy Productivity
Metric (MEP)
Click the photo above to download a selection of photos of NREL's MEP researchers.
Featured Speaker: Lisa McAbee
L to R: Carina Soriano [CCFC], Dylan Kyle [ Roush Propane], Lisa McAbee [McAbee Trucking], and Steve Whaley [Propane Education Research Council]. 
The "MEP" metric provides a visual map and numeric metric to quantify the richness of a mobility system at a given location. In addition to measuring current levels of transportation efficiency, the MEP can calculate how various technological advancements, services (e.g., scooters, ride hailing, automated vehicles) and infrastructure investments (e.g., bike lanes, mixed-used development) may impact the mobility of that location in the future. Click on the links below to learn more.
Governor Roy Cooper and his Climate Council have released a plan that focuses on tax credits for electric vehicles and an expanded network of charging stations statewide.The effort aims to reduce North Carolina's carbon footprint.
Governor Cooper's Plan for Electric Vehicles
Regional Transit Plan
The results of 2 years of regional transit conversations and interests collaboratively developed by Centralina Council of Governments, in partnership with the Metropolitan Transit Commission , across 2 states and multiple counties in the greater Charlotte region brings us a step closer to placing these ideas on paper through a Regional Transit Plan. It is no longer about when or if we need mobility options. Instead, we are asking how we can integrate efforts across jurisdictional boundaries for a seamless traveler experience that increases access to the region's assets for all.
Starting January 01, 2020, a quick-release "Type K15" dispenser connector will be required on all new propane vehicles.The connector allows for one-handed fueling and does not require gloves or a face shield. For vehicles with the ACME QCC screw-on connector, an adapter is available.
Propane Nozzle Update
Nissan Rebate
Nissan is extending their LEAF rebate to January 02, 2020.The rebate is available to all North Carolina residents for up to $3,500.
Charlotte's National Drive Electric Week (NDEW) event was recently featured on Plug In NC 's home page. NDEW showcases an array of plug in electric vehicles, like those that lined "Electric Avenue," in Uptown Charlotte on 11/18. Centralina Clean Fuels Coalition,along with Duke Energy and Nissan, partnered with the City of Charlotte to bring the event to fruition in the Charlotte location.
National Drive Electric Week
Open Streets 704
An emerging program that supports the Clean Cities Coalition's mission is the Energy Efficient Mobility Systems ( EEMS ) initiative. EEMS envisions an affordable, efficient, safe, and accessible transportation future in which mobility is decoupled from energy consumption. Locally, Open Streets 704 is an event that advocates for a healthier and more connected community through walking and biking. It is a four-mile route that is just sectioned off for non-vehicle transportation. Centralina team members participated this year in Open Streets 704 in partnership with Mecklenburg County Public Health for the 2019 event, which drew 52,000 participants. Open Streets 704 will have theirt next event on April 19, 2020.
Duke Energy Corp. has issued grants totaling $300,000 to a pair of transit agencies in NC in order to support their deployment of electric bus-charging stations that are being incorporated into their fleets. GoRaleigh is receiving $200,000 to help offset the cost of installing five electric bus-charging stations, and GoTriangle will receive $100,000 to help offset the cost of installing two charging stations for two electric buses expected to arrive by the end of the year.
Phase one of Volkswagen Settlement Closes
Duke Energy Charging Grant
In Phase 1 of the program, $24.5 million in funds was allocated to the Diesel Bus and Vehicle Program to assist interested parties with mitigating NOx emissions by replacing or repowering older diesel heavy duty vehicles and equipment. Additionally, $3.4 million in funds was allocated to the Zero Emissions Vehicle Infrastructure Program to increase the installation of direct current fast charging stations for electric vehicles primarily along identified priority corridors on North Carolina interstates and pending interstates.
Plug-In NC is working to increase awareness and support of electric vehicles in our state with a special EV license plate (shown right). For the license plate to be considered by the DMV and General Assembly, they need 500 paid in advance applications by February 1, 2020 . If you would like the standard special plate, it will cost only $10, and for an additional $30, your message can be personalized. All applicants will be refunded in full if the 500 minimum is not achieved, so don't wait! 
NC EV License Plate
New Flyer Buses Go Electric

Watch how New Flyer, America's biggest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer, builds battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell buses. 
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