Clean Cities Updates
On August 2, 2017, the EPA withdrew their one year extension for designating nonattainment areas. In October 2017, the EPA may issue their nonattainment designations. In October 2016, the Governor's Office recommended that Bexar County be designated nonattainment.
The trust effective date has not been issued yet. Once it has been issued, the Governor's Office will have 60 days to apply to become a beneficiary. The Alamo Area Clean Cities Coalition will host a private fleet workshop in October, location and date TBA.
National Drive Electric Week
Celebrate National Drive Electric Week (Sept. 9 - 17) at Drive Electric Day - San Antonio on September 16 at the Pearl Brewery Farmers Market; contact Lily for sponsorship opportunities. DFW Clean Cities will be hosting a week-long webinar series; topics include workplace charging, EVs and utilities, EVs and municipalilties, and tips on how to sell an electric car.
Grants and Webinars
Propane Council of Texas
Grant: PCoT is offering up to $7,400 for the purchase of new, factory-direct propane vehicles; propane engines (Original Equipment from the Manufacturer) (OEM) and/or aftermarket conversions to propane.
National Association of State Energy Officials
Webinar: Alternative Fuel Technology Update: Options Under the VW Settlement (Available now on Youtube)
DOE - Fuel Cell Technologies Office
Webinar: Permitting Hydrogen Fueling Stations - The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will present information on DOE tools to assist project developers and other interested parties with permit preparation. (August 22 @ 11 AM)
Zpryme - ETS Insights
Webinar: How Utilities are Navigating the Evolving Energy Landscape - feat. Chris Eugster, Chief Operating Officer, CPS Energy (Aug. 31 @ 2 PM)
Clean Cities Spotlight
Bollinger Motors recently unveiled one of the first all-electric off-road vehicles. The "B1" is an all-electric "sport utility truck" that boasts up to 200 miles of range for around $60,000. According to Bollinger, the B1's dual-motor train is enough to get the truck from 0 - 60 miles per hour in 4.5 seconds. Designed to look somewhere between a Jeep Wrangler and a Land Rover Defender, the B1 aims to attract the EV enthusiast who misses the utility and look of their all-terrain vehicle.