September Newsletter
Electric Vehicle Charging Grants
Apply today!

Two EV charging infrastructure funding opportunities are now live for businesses, fleets or other organizations interested in installing EV charge plugs. One administered by Efficiency Maine, the other by Central Maine Power – these grants will support installation of Level 2 EV charger plugs for electric-power vehicles. If you are interested in applying, please email us and we would be happy to provide support in the application process. For more details, click here!
National Drive Electric Week
Next week: Sep 26-Oct 4, 2020

National Drive Electric Week is back! Join the nation-wide celebration to raise awareness of the many benefits of electric vehicles. Are you considering going electric? Come talk to EV owners who have already made the switch! Check out the virtual events being offered nationally and locally here.

Register for AltWheels Fleet Day!
MC2 is a co-sponsor and it is a great annual event
Keynotes include:
Overview on critical shifts: Transportation Post COVID-19 and where the economy is going
Anirban Basu, Chairman & CEO Sage Policy Group
Strategies and best practices for decarbonizing transportation: how to make progress during the COVID cloud by Bill Van Amburg, CALSTART.
Register here!
Help turn a disruption into a more resilient future:
Resilience Corps at GPCOG

GPCOG is excited to share the kickoff of the Resilience Corps in partnership with AmeriCorps and Volunteer Maine. We will be recruiting 14 new AmeriCorps Members to serve full-time for the next year in helping towns and agencies recover from the disruption of the pandemic and accelerate advancements in civic innovation, climate action, racial equity, and digital inclusion towards a future of increased regional resilience. Please help GPCOG recruit a next generation of civic leaders: Interested candidates should apply here.
Do you want to be the next stop on our
Electric Vehicle Road Trip?

Request a stopover on our (virtual) EV Road Trip at your organization. We want to expand our reach across the state and are interested in highlighting NGOs, government agencies, startups, school districts, private business, and all others who are working on alternative fuels. If you’d like to secure your spot on our tour, click here.  
100% Electric Street Sweeper

Global Environmental Products is now offering a 100% electric sweeper! This eco-friendly vehicle quiets sweeping operations, eliminates transmissions, and reduces maintenance. Standard Level 2 charging systems will replenish the battery in 9-11 hours or Level 3 chargers in 4 hours. Please get in touch with us if you're interested we can assist municipalities in looking for funds to help purchase
this zero-emissions vehicle. Stay tuned for more information about an upcoming live demo!
Borrow our Chevy Bolt!

We’ve updated our protocol with COVID-19 safety precautions and if you are feeling well please email us to take our 2018 all-electric Chevy Bolt for a spin for up to a week at a time. Our EV Lending Program is completely free, all you need is a valid driver license and proof of insurance. You can take it wherever you want (within the state, of course) and see how easy it would be to make the switch!
Thanks for tuning in!
From all of us at Maine Clean Communities,
we wish you a healthy and warm fall.
Maine Clean Communities
is administered by the
Greater Portland
Council of Governments
970 Baxter Blvd. Suite 201
Portland, ME 04103