The Tampa Bay Region embraces the use of non-petroleum based transportation fuels, which leads to improved health and welfare of its citizens and maintains a level of mobility that contributes to an enhanced quality of life.
The Tampa Bay Clean Cities Coalition advances the energy, economic, and environmental security of the United States through its efforts to reduce petroleum use in transportation in our six-county region. It is the area’s recognized resource for technical assistance, networking, identification of grant opportunities, and information exchange in the area of advance transportation options, fuels, and technologies.
Energy Secretary Moniz Unveils More Than $55 Million to Advance Fuel Efficient Vehicle Technologies
Following the State of the Union Address on Tuesday, January 20st in which President Obama highlighted the surge in U.S. manufacturing and the strong growth in the auto industry, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today announced more than $55 million to develop and deploy cutting-edge vehicle technologies that strengthen the clean energy economy. These technologies will play a key role in increasing fuel efficiency and reducing petroleum consumption, and support the Energy Department’s EV Everywhere Grand Challenge to make plug-in electric vehicles as affordable to own and operate as today’s gasoline-powered vehicles by 2022. Read more here.
GM Unveils New Plug-in EV Chevy Concept Car
General Motors introduced the Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle concept at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
General Motors (GM) on January 12 introduced the Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle (EV) concept, an all-electric vehicle designed to offer more than 200 miles of driving range. In making the announcement at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the automaker said it is planning to market the vehicle for around $30,000.
GM said it will leverage the EV line established by the Volt and Spark EV. The Bolt EV concept is also designed to support DC fast-charging. The four-person concept car features lightweight materials, including aluminum, magnesium, carbon fiber and even woven mesh, to reduce vehicle weight. The concept also includes high-intensity, efficient light-emitting diode headlamps and taillamps.
Also, Chevrolet unveiled the new 2016 Volt electric car with 50 miles of EV range, among other things. The Volt’s new propulsion system will offer a GM-estimated total driving range of more than 400 miles. With regular charging of the Volt, owners are expected to travel more than 1,000 miles on average between gas fill-ups.
Maryland County Fleet Uses Wide Variety of Alternative Fuels
Upcoming Clean Cities MotorWeek Segment
Airing January 17, 2015
On PBS and Discovery
This week’s Clean Cities success story takes us to Montgomery County, Maryland, where the county fleet operates a variety of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles. In addition to using compressed natural gas (CNG), the county has incorporated other alternatives such as plug-in hybrids, electric vehicles, and E85 fuel. The county fleet has been using CNG for more than a decade and will be opening a public access fast-fill CNG station next year.
Produced by Maryland Public Television’s MotorWeek program, this segment will air on PBS stations nationwide starting January 17, 2015. For show times in your area, check the MotorWeek and Discovery Channel websites. MotorWeek is also available in high definition on Velocity by Discovery.
Tad Kledzik, will be the speaker at the February 4th Propane Event. See him speak on Pasco District School’s propane school buses here.
Webinar Series on Natural Gas Vehicles: Role of Government – Policymaking and Strategy Process
Dec. 15, 2014 | 1:00 p.m. ET
Presented by Dr. Jeffrey Seisler
This webinar looks at the policy choices that have led to success (or lack thereof) of natural gas vehicle (NGV) market development in various nations. Examples of infrastructure concepts and strategies to expand the natural gas fueling network (fossil and biogas) are provided. The webinar concludes with strategies that have potential applicability to the future of NGVs in the United States using lessons learned elsewhere.
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