December E-News
TCC December Newsletter
The Rundown:
Don't have time to scroll? This months highlights:

  • Announcement: Lookout for our video featuring a local fleet, LKQ, that just transitioned to propane. Video and Q&A webinar coming in January!
  • Funding: VTO Fiscal Year 2021 Research Funding
  • Webinar: VW Settlement Level 2 Charge Rebate Q&A | 1/13/21
  • Webinar: New Advances in Electric Transit & School Buses | 1/21/21
  • Form: Plug-In NC Specialty EV License Plate Interest Form
  • Conference: Virtual International Biomass Conference | 3/15/21 -3/17
  • Read: Duke Energy $25 million Electric Vehicle Pilot is Approved
  • Read: Biden Taps Pete Buttigieg for Transportation Secretary
  • Read: A Plan by Eastern States to Cap Tailpipe Emissions Gets Off to a Slow Start
  • Follow: Stay in touch, follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Happy Holidays,

The Triangle Clean Cities Team
New Funding Opportunity

Vehicle Technologies Office Fiscal Year 2021
Research Funding

Concept Papers Due: 2/5/2021
Full Applications Due: 4/7/2021


The U.S. Department of Energy announced up to $60 million in new and innovative advanced vehicle technologies research. This funding supports research that will lead to more affordable, efficient, and secure transportation energy.

This opportunity is funded through the Office of Energy and Efficiency and Renewable Energy and seeks research projects to address priorities in the following areas: batteries and electrification; materials; technology integration and energy-efficient mobility systems; energy-efficient commercial off-road vehicle technologies; and co-optimized advanced engine
NC EV License Plate

Plug-In NC is Gauging Interest in an EV Specialty License Plate
The plate design for the campaign is on the form.


PINC is not asking for full applications and checks just yet — they need to ensure there is enough support first. Eventually, they'll need 500 orders to move forward, though, so please help us spread the word!
Featured Webinars
An extensive list of webinars are available on our website. Enjoy our favorites below:
VW Settlement Level 2 Charge Rebate Q&A

Jan 13, 2021
1pm - 2:30pm
EST


NC DAQ is hosting a second webinar to provide an overview of the Level 2 Rebate program and focus on questions regarding the application process.
New Advances in Electric Transit and School Buses

Jan 21, 2021
12:30pm - 1:30pm EST


You will learn about advances in battery technology, financing of the buses, and planning considerations when adding electric transit buses or school buses into your fleet.
International Biomass Conference

Mar 15-17, 2021
Times vary



 This event brings producers of bioenergy and products together with waste generators, energy crop growers, municipal leaders, utility executives, technology providers, equipment manufacturers, project developers, investors and policy makers.
What We're Reading

  • Read: Duke Energy $25 million electric vehicle (EV) pilot is approved
  • Read: Biden Taps Pete Buttigieg for Transportation Secretary
  • Read: All-electric terminal yard trucks make case for zero-emissions freight handling
  • Read: A Plan by Eastern States to Cap Tailpipe Emissions Gets Off to a Slow Start
Need assistance applying or want Triangle Clean Cities as a grant partner?
Contact Caitlin Rose, crose@tjcog.org.
Triangle J Council of Governments
www.tjcog.org
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