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Federal Ruling will Require Ohio to Adopt CNG Weight Limit Exemption

(Washington)—A recent ruling by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will require that states adopt a weight limit exemption for trucks that run primarily on Compressed Natural Gas, and travel on federal highways. In 2017, Federal legislation was passed that allowed states to permit Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles to carry an additional 2,000 pounds on federal highways due to the weight of the tanks. At that time, states were not required to adopt the weight limit exemption. However, several did. Ohio adopted the exemption prior to that law going into effect. However, because state had to sign off on such exemptions, Ohio’s change did not apply to federal highways. Clean Fuels

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Grant Update

According to the latest update provided as of April 30, 2018, the Ohio EPA has provided $3,321,893.86 in funding for the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Conversion (AFVC) program, meaning there is still $1.6 million available.* The full list of awarded project can be found here. “We’re not certain that all eligible private and public fleets in Ohio are aware of this program,” said Sam Spofforth, Executive Director of Clean Fuels Ohio. “This is a good incentive that decreases the time and miles required to achieve a financial payback on investment in cleaner vehicle technologies.” The Ohio EPA began accepting applications for its Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Grant Program in late March. Grants can

Nissan Announces Substantial Rebates for Ohio Utility Customers

Nissan recently launched a rebate program through several Ohio utility companies for the Nissan LEAF, the company’s first series production all-electric vehicle. Customers and employees of Duke Energy, First Energy, and AEP Ohio are eligible for a $3,000 rebate off the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) on the 2018 LEAF. To receive the rebate, customers must show proof of employment or their utility bill to participating Nissan dealerships. New LEAF owners could also qualify for a $7,500 tax credit as well, bringing savings to $10,500 total. The 2018 Nissan LEAF seats five and possesses a range of 151 miles between charges. The base model LEAF has a MSRP of $29,990, allowing the c

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