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Be on the Look-Out for Ride-and-Drive Events Near You During National Drive Electric Week, September

Clean Fuels Ohio, through its Drive Electric Ohio initiative, will be hosting electric vehicle ride-and-drive events across the state during National Drive Electric Week, September 9th through September 17th. National Drive Electric Week is a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today's widespread availability of plug-in vehicles, and highlight the benefits of electric vehicle ownership. In addition to ride-and-drives, Clean Fuels Ohio will be providing extended test drives of electric vehicles to influencers in various regions of the state. Extended test drives are being coordinated with: Josu Prieto, Defender for FC Cincinnati, Cincinnati’s Major League Soccer Team Robin Barnes

Grant Dollars for Transit Sector Available to Replace Heavy-Duty Diesel Engines

The Ohio EPA and the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) have announced a limited Diesel Emission Reduction Grant (DERG) application opportunity for this year. This year's DERG offers $10 million in funding for the replacement of heavy-duty diesel engines in the transit sector only. Public transit vehicle replacement project proposals between $50,000 and $2 million are being solicited. Applications will be due on September 15th. The Ohio EPA will be hosting two conference calls for prospective applicants. These are scheduled for August 30 and September 12. More information on how to participate will be available on the Ohio EPA’s website in the coming days. The Ohio EPA must limit fundi

Ohio EPA to Open Alternative Fuel Vehicle Grant Program

$5 Million Available for Converting or Replacing Diesel Vehicles The Ohio EPA will soon release their RFP for the Alternative Fuel Vehicle program. This program sets aside $5 million to be awarded for converting or replacing diesel and gas powered large vehicles to those that run on alternative fuels. Grants would reimburse business owners of large diesel or gasoline vehicles weighing 26,000 pounds or more (class 7 and 8) for a portion of the cost of replacing or converting the vehicle to run on compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG) or propane autogas (LPG). This includes bi-fueled or dual-fueled trucks that can run on both an alternative fuel and on gasoline or diesel f

Help Protect Clean Cities Funding

In late July, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee passed a budget for fiscal year 2018 that included $34 million in funding for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Clean Cities program. Earlier in the summer, the same committee in the U.S. House of Representatives approved a budget that included supportive language about Clean Cities, but failed to specify any amount of funding for the program. The Trump/Pence Administration budget proposed eliminating funding entirely for Clean Cities along with the Weatherization Assistance Program and the State Energy Program. Clean Fuels Ohio, Earth Day Coalition, Transportation Energy Partners (TEP) and Clean Cities coalitions all over the country

2017 Ohio Green Fleets Awards

Congratulations to our 2017 Class of Ohio Green Fleets inductees! 2017 One-Star Certified Fleets: FST Logistics Based in Columbus, Ohio, FST Logistics first opened its doors in 1991 with 11 committed employees and a business model that solely focused on shipping and transportation efforts. Since then, FST has grown exponentially and now employs an average of 250 staff members at any given time and provides transportation services and warehousing capabilities in Central Ohio. FST’s goal is to continue to grow by employing the best minds and talent the transportation industry. As part of those efforts, FST Logistics now has 15 of its 75 over the road units running on natural gas. With 20% of

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