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TDEC announces grants for three major Tennessee cities

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) announced in May its three awardees of the Transit and Shuttle Bus Grant Program. The total award amount among the three entities equals approximately $5.7 million. According to a TDEC news release, this grant program is the [...]

By |2020-12-01T16:21:53+00:00June 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Town of Greeneville Essential Workers Finding Success with Alternative Fuels

In 2018, Todd Smith, City Administrator for the Town of Greeneville, TN, wanted to reduce the town’s expenses as well as their impact on the environment. Smith started to research the potential benefits of adding an autogas program to the town’s fleet, and found that [...]

By |2021-01-25T21:15:17+00:00May 8th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

DOE Announces $133 Million to Accelerate Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $133 million in new and innovative advanced vehicle technologies research.     DOE announced up to $133 million in new and innovative advanced vehicle technologies research. This funding supports research that will lead to [...]

By |2020-01-24T18:57:40+00:00January 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

ALT-FUEL FLEETS: Time to submit your fleet’s 2019 AFV & fuel data!

Click here to download the 2019 form Now! It is time to begin collecting your fleet's alternative fuel and advanced vehicle technology data for 2019. This form that you can access by clicking here contains all of the categories for the alt fuels and for [...]

By |2020-05-08T15:15:44+00:00January 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Sneak Peek at Knoxville’s First Electric Transit Bus

December 9th, 2019 The local Knoxville community joined Knoxville Area Transit and other city leaders on Monday to see the electric transit buses that are coming to KAT over the next few years. Standing in front of Everly Park late afternoon, Mayor Madeline Rogero spoke [...]

By |2020-12-01T16:20:38+00:00December 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

VW FUNDING FOR EVSE: Request for Information (RFI) released from TDEC for Light Duty Zero Emission Vehicle Supply Equipment category

The Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation (TDEC) is requesting feedback for recently released Request for Information (RFI). The RFI is for the Light Duty Zero Emission Vehicle Supply Equipment category under the Volkswagen Diesel Settlement Environmental Mitigation Trust (VW Settlement EMT).   “Your feedback [...]

By |2019-11-05T16:39:18+00:00November 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The City of Knoxville Recognized as 2019 Green Leadership City

 (October 22, 2019) – The city of Knoxville, Tennessee, was recognized as the 2019 Green Leadership City, a distinction awarded by the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) to one government agency in the United States each year. "Knoxville was recognized as a 2019 Green [...]

By |2021-01-25T21:20:11+00:00October 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

“Reducing Diesel Emissions for a Healthier Tennessee” 2020 Released

On October 15, 2019, the East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition (ETCleanFuels) announced the opening of the 2020 "Reducing Diesel Emissions for a Healthier Tennessee" Rebate program. In this program, grant funding is available in Tennessee to replace older, diesel vehicles with a) new alternative fuel [...]

By |2021-01-25T21:27:09+00:00October 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

ABM Aviation, Clean Sweep, other fleets certified as Tennessee Green Fleets for emission reductions efforts

On Wednesday October 2, 2019, Tennessee Clean Fuels certified five new fleets for their emission reductions via the “Tennessee Green Fleets” Certification Program. The fleets including the BNA bus and shuttle operations fleet managed by ABM Aviation at the Nashville airport, Oak Ridge National Lab's [...]

By |2021-01-25T21:30:37+00:00October 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|2 Comments

14 School Districts in TN Win Funding for Alt Fuel School Buses via VW Program

On May 22, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) released an announcement about all of the school districts in Tennessee that will receive almost $9 million in grant funding to support school bus replacement projects across Tennessee. Of those districts, at least 14 [...]

By |2021-01-25T21:33:19+00:00June 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

FOA – 2019 AFVs & Planning – WEBINAR PLANNED

On April 3 2019, DOE released Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) #DE-FOA-0002014 that could open the door for many Tennessee fleets to look at adding alternative fuels in communities where none exist. The FOA has a number of Areas of Interest, or AOIs, but the sixth [...]

By |2019-10-15T21:34:48+00:00April 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

TNCleanFuels EV Ride n’ Drive program lets YOU take the wheel of an electric car

The 2018 ForTwo Electric Drive is Smart's latest EV to hit the market, and may be available at your Ride n Drive event. Have you and your employees been itching to get behind the wheel of an electric car? TNCleanFuels has partnered with [...]

By |2021-01-26T13:43:50+00:00April 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Talkin’ Tech: CNG and Propane Conversion Basics & Examples

Even though the propane autogas and natural gas alternative-fuel market in the United States has moved more towards purchasing new vehicles versus converting vehicles that fleets already own, there are still many vehicles getting converted and numerous companies that will convert newer gasoline-powered vehicles to [...]

By |2021-01-26T13:47:22+00:00February 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Drive Electric Tennessee: A Roadmap for Electric Vehicles

Throughout 2018, a core team of stakeholders—including State agencies (TDEC and TDOT), electric utilities, cities, universities, electric vehicle OEMs, businesses, and advocacy groups—worked together on the development of a shared vision for electric transportation in the state, which includes goals and guiding principles for increased [...]

By |2019-10-23T14:00:08+00:00January 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 first VW 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 first VW electric vehicle manufacturing facility in North America. The project represents an investment of $800 million by [...]

By |2021-01-26T13:53:21+00:00January 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|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 |2019-04-10T13:25:18+00:00January 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

RDE4HT funding released by TN State EPA

Today, the East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition (ETCleanFuels) and Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation (TDEC) released the "Reducing Diesel Emissions for a Healthier Tennessee" (RDE4HT) funding for 2019. This rebate program is Tennessee's state EPA funding for next year; access the below linked Request [...]

By |2021-01-26T13:59:55+00:00November 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|1 Comment

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|1 Comment
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