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Median All-Electric Vehicle Range Grew from 73 Miles in Model Year 2011 to 125 Miles in Model Year 2018

Fact of the Week #1064 In model year 2011, there were just three different models of all-electric vehicles (AEV) available and their ranges on a full charge (according to the Environmental Protection Agency) spanned from 63 to 94 miles.  By model year 2018, the number [...]

By |2019-01-16T22:57:15+00:00January 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Chattanooga will host VW’s first electric vehicle manufacturing facility in North America

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe along with Volkswagen AG announced today that Chattanooga will be home to the company’s first electric vehicle manufacturing facility in North America. The project represents an investment of $800 million by [...]

By |2019-01-14T21:22:37+00:00January 14th, 2019|Featured 1|0 Comments

MEMBERS: Time to submit your fleet’s 2018 fuel data!

Download the 2018  form Now! It is time to begin collecting your fleet's alternative fuel and advanced vehicle technology data for 2018. This form that you can access by clicking here contains all of the categories for the alt fuels and for vehicle technology like [...]

By |2019-01-14T22:13:57+00:00January 14th, 2019|Featured 1|0 Comments

State EPA Funding Released in Tennessee

Today, the East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition (ETCleanFuels) and Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation (TDEC) released the "Reducing Diesel Emissions for a Healthier Tennessee" funding for 2019. This rebate program is Tennessee's state EPA funding for next year; access the below linked Request for [...]

By |2019-01-10T15:08:39+00:00November 30th, 2018|Featured 1|0 Comments

Final BMP announced for TN VW Funding

Today, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) released its final Beneficiary Mitigation Plan (BMP) for implementing the State’s initial allocation of almost $46 million from the Volkswagen Diesel Settlement (VW Settlement) Environmental Mitigation Trust (EMT). The purpose of the EMT is to execute [...]

By |2018-11-30T14:04:45+00:00September 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tennessee Clean Fuels inducts six impressive fleets into the Tennessee Green Fleets Program

On Tuesday September 18th, Tennessee Clean Fuels inducted six new fleets into the “Tennessee Green Fleets” Certification Program.  The fleets were recognized at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville during the fourth annual Sustainable Transportation Forum & Expo, which is managed by the Tennessee Department of [...]

By |2018-10-03T18:09:34+00:00September 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

WM’s 100+ NGV fleet in Tennessee

Jonathan and Daniel stopped by Waste Management's operations in Antioch, TN (on south side of greater Nashville) to see some of the new NGVs they have onsite that were funded through a grant program called "Reducing Diesel Emissions for a Healthier Tennessee." The roll off [...]

By |2018-08-24T20:07:51+00:00August 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Covenant terminal getting strong use of idle-reduction bays in Tennessee

In 2015, Covenant Transport installed 20 IdleAir idle-reduction bays at its main terminal and headquarters in Chattanooga. These units allow the driver of a class 8 tractor (truck) that has a “sleeper” compartment in the truck to turn off the 400-500 HP engine—that is primarily [...]

By |2018-10-03T18:09:43+00:00August 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments