March E-News
Triangle Clean Cities
March Newsletter
The Rundown:
Don't have time to scroll? This month's highlights:

  • Announcement: Triangle Clean Cities is the state lead for NC on the DRIVE Electric USA Grant. We are very excited about this opportunity!
  • Funding: Low or No Emission Program Deadline: April 12
  • Report: Plug-in NC State of the State Report
  • Webinar: Ask a Consultant, Solutions to 2021 Challenges | 3/30
  • Webinar: Preparing Rural Communities for EV's | 3/31
  • Conference: Clean Air Carolina's NC Breathe Conference | 4/6-4/7
  • Conference: NAFA 2021 Institute and Expo | 8/30/21 -9/1/21
  • Contest: AQ-IQ Air Quality Contest for Seventh Grade Students
  • Awards: Nominate a Fleet for the 2021 ACT Expo Awards
  • Listen: The Interchange Podcast
  • Watch: Go Triangle Mission Impossible: Mental Health
  • Read: Volvo to go fully electric by 2030
  • Read: ChargePoint Becomes the World’s First Publicly Traded Global EV Charging Network
  • Follow: Visit our website and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.


The Triangle Clean Cities Team
DRIVE Electric USA Grant Award

Principal Planner Sean Flaherty discussed an exciting update for the Triangle Clean Cities (TCC) program at TJCOG. Through a new 3-year DRIVE Electric grant, TCC will serve as the state lead for North Carolina.

In this role, TCC will lead the development of a project plan to address barriers to EV adoption and increase consumer knowledge of available EV options, and educate consumers, utilities, utility regulators, and government officials, engage auto dealers and fleet leaders, conduct EV infrastructure planning, and develop local EV chapters.

Go to 1:30:00 in the meeting recording to hear Sean's presentation.
New Funding Opportunity
For more funding opportunities check out our funding and grants page.

Low or No Emission Vehicle Program

Application Due: 4/12/2021

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of $180 million of Fiscal Year 2021 funds for the purchase or lease of low or no emission vehicles as well as related equipment or facilities and workforce development training. 

Featured Webinars
An extensive list of webinars are available on our website. Enjoy our favorites below:
Ask a Consultant, Solutions to Your Biggest Challenges in 2021

Mar 30, 2021
2:00-3:00 pm

Don't miss this unique opportunity to have your questions answered by four of the top fleet thought leaders in the country.

Preparing Rural Communities for EV's

Mar 31, 2021
11:00-12:00 pm

Utility company representatives and EV drivers will provide perspective on current and future work affecting rural communities.
Fueling Essential Businesses: Propane Autogas Roundtable

April 22,2021
1:00-2:00 pm

How fleets are using propane to continue providing essential services during COVID-19. PERC and PCF will present information about current funding opportunities and ways to integrate propane autogas into existing fleets.
What We're Reading

  • Read: Volvo to go fully electric by 2030
  • Read: Volkswagen shows off a new way to recycle and reuse EV batteries
  • Read: Biggest Electric Bus Deal in U.S. Approved in Maryland
  • Read: ChargePoint Becomes the World’s First Publicly Traded Global EV Charging Network
  • Read: NCDOT has already collected 2M pounds of litter from roadways in 2021
  • Listen: The Interchange Podcast
Need assistance applying or want Triangle Clean Cities as a grant partner?
Contact Caitlin Rose,
Triangle J Council of Governments