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EV WATTS: Help build a brighter future for Electric Vehicles

The Electric Vehicle Widespread Analysis for Tomorrow's Transportation Solutions Project (EV WATTS) project, developed by Energetics and funded by the Department of Energy, aims to collect and analyze EV performance across the country. To do this, they have partnered with Clean Cities coalitions to create [...]

By |2021-02-09T16:49:45+00:00February 1st, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

ALT-FUEL FLEETS: Time to submit your fleet’s 2020 AFV & fuel data!

Click here to download the 2020 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 |2021-01-25T18:41:11+00:00January 14th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

EV charging network goes live in Upper Cumberland region, Tennessee

An EV charging network of five Level 2 chargers and one DC Fast Charger is now live and available for all EV drivers to utilize in the Upper Cumberland region of Tennessee. Part of a project run by Tennessee Technological University and funded by a [...]

By |2020-12-15T15:14:22+00:00December 14th, 2020|Featured 2, Uncategorized|4 Comments

TDEC announces 2020 Tennessee Sustainable Transportation Awards winners

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) grants 2020 Tennessee Sustainable Transportation Awards (TSTAs). These awards are offered to a wide variety of organizations including governments, commercial or non-profit organizations, higher education institutions, and utility companies to congratulate their achievements in sustainable transportation. All [...]

By |2021-01-25T19:06:11+00:00November 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Propane School Bus Program expands in Hancock County, Shows Rural Leadership

To view this press release in PDF format, click here. Holding the big check, left to right, are HCS Transportation Supervisor Joseph Southern, Director of Schools Charlotte Mullins, and CTE Director and Grant Writer Jennifer Yount. On October 7, 2020, Hancock County Schools [...]

By |2021-01-25T19:09:43+00:00October 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Alliance AutoGas ribbon cutting to highlight alternative fuel success in Tennessee

What: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Where: 1805 East Stone Dr, Kingsport, TN (U-Haul) When: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 29th Alliance AutoGas (AAG), a national coalition of businesses providing the fuel, technology, and ongoing support to autogas fleets across the country, and Blossman [...]

By |2020-12-01T15:58:09+00:00September 28th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Washington County Cuts Ribbon on Five New Propane School Buses, Alternative Fuels Program

On August 26, 2020, Washington County Schools (WCS) celebrated the addition of five new propane-powered school buses to their fleet through a ribbon-cutting and “big check” presentation event. In late 2019, WCS applied for and won $102,500 towards their efforts to replace older diesel buses [...]

By |2021-01-25T19:14:46+00:00August 31st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

TDEC releases VW Settlement EMT Funding for Class 4-8 Trucks

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has released its third solicitation for projects under the Volkswagen Diesel Settlement Environmental Mitigation Trust (VW Settlement EMT). The purpose of the trust is to execute environmental mitigation projects that reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx). [...]

By |2021-01-25T19:18:58+00:00August 28th, 2020|Uncategorized|3 Comments

Meet Carla York, East Tennessee Clean Fuels Board President

Carla York has been involved with East Tennessee Clean Fuels for 20 years but has had a passion for alternative fuels and their benefits for even longer. From implementing electric buses in several cities including Sevierville, Tennessee to serving as the new Board President for [...]

By |2020-07-31T18:39:58+00:00July 31st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tennessee Tech unveils new DCFC Unit in Cookeville as part of “EV Testbed” Project

On July 22, Tennessee Technological University (Tennessee Tech, or TTU) unveiled a new Direct Current Fast Charging (DCFC) station that will serve a U.S. Department of Energy-funded project started in 2019, as well as the greater Cookeville area as part of its EV Testbed Project. [...]

By |2021-01-25T19:29:25+00:00July 27th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

U.S. House to vote on Moving America Forward Act, clean transportation

The House of Representatives will vote on the Moving Forward America Act, a major alternative fuels bill this week, and we need your help! Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives announced H.R. 2, the Moving America Forward Act, which will GREATLY AFFECT the future [...]

By |2021-01-25T19:33:58+00:00June 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New DCFC station fills Alt Fuels Corridor gap in East Tennessee

Tennessee's newest Direct Current Fast Charge (DCFC) station was activated yesterday in Baileyton and is now available to charge for those in need of some electric juice along the state's I-81 Corridor to contribute to the alt fuels corridor project. The new DCFC station, a [...]

By |2021-01-25T21:03:20+00:00June 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

ETCleanFuels Digital Media Coordinator receives journalism award for work investigating climate change and virology

Ainsley Kelso, a student studying journalism at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, joined the East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition (ETCleanFuels) at the beginning of June as their Digital Media Coordinator.  The Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program (CCUWDP) is an opportunity for students across the [...]

By |2020-08-31T21:44:52+00:00June 11th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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
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