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VW Awards by the Numbers

As of December 12, 2019, Ohio has awarded two rounds of VW Settlement funding through the Ohio EPA Diesel Mitigation Trust Fund (DMTF). The grant program is investing $75 million over 10 years to reduce nitrogen oxide pollution in Ohio. The U.S. EPA and the state of California took action against Volkswagen and its affiliated companies for violations against the Clean Air Act. The grants are funded from this enforcement and are allocated to Ohio from the resulting settlement. Please see below for more information summarizing the status of the Ohio EPA’s awards to date and how that is tracking with the state’s Beneficiary Mitigation Plan for spending these funds on the Agency’s VW program w

Ohio Electric Vehicle Charger Bid List Includes Clean Fuels Ohio Members

In late December 2019 the Ohio Department of Administrative Services approved four bids from electric vehicle supply equipment contractors. The bid list will allow Ohio government agencies to streamline and simplify their approaches to acquiring electric vehicle charging equipment both for fleet applications and public use. Following the Department of Administrative Services’ September invitation to bid, Drive Electric Ohio Director, Brendan Kelley, and other Clean Fuels Ohio staff supported the bid submission process for all four of the finally approved bids. The approved contractors included three current Clean Fuels Ohio members: ChargePoint, Dublin-based EVunited, and Cincinnati-based Do

State Senators O'Brien, Rulli Introduce State Financial Incentive for Electric Vehicles

(Columbus)—State Senators Sean O Brien (D- Bazetta) and Mike Rulli (R- Salem) recently announced the introduction of legislation that would create a financial incentive for the purchase of electric vehicles (EV). There are currently no purchase incentives for EVs in Ohio. This legislation would authorize the following incentives for purchases: a $500 sales tax credit for the purchase of one electric vehicle for personal use; a $1,000 sales tax credit per unit for up to 10 electric vehicles to be used for commercial use; and a $1,500 sales tax credit for construction of charging stations for personal and commercial use. The incentives would expire after 5 years. In November, Lordstown Motor

Slots for Education and Outreach Day in Washington DC Nearly Sold Out

(Columbus)—Clean Fuels Ohio announced today that spaces for their annual Education and Outreach Day on Capitol Hill are quickly filling up. Every year, Clean Fuels Ohio attends the Energy Independence Summit in Washington, DC along with a variety of industry partners from all over the state. Bringing together the advanced transportation industry, Clean Cities Coalitions, and fleet leaders from across the country to educate members of Congress about projects and priorities related to advanced, sustainable transportation, the three-day event is the largest and longest running of its kind. The highlight is the day on Capitol Hill. Attendees will have the option to participate in a full day o

Join Clean Fuels Ohio at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis

As many fleet leaders and advanced vehicle industry veterans know, the National Truck Equipment Association’s (NTEA) annual Work Truck Show (WTS) is a can’t miss event. It’s simply unmatched by anything similar in the industry. In 2020, the Show will begin with the Green Truck Summit on Tuesday, March 3. The Work Truck Show will kick-off the morning of March 4 and runs through the rest of the week. NTEA has a strategic partnership with Clean Cities. Clean Fuels Ohio (CFO) is taking advantage of this to offer our industry members and fleet partners several special opportunities at the Show! Free Show Pass: Ohio fleets can receive a free pass to one day at the Show. Fleet leaders can pick any

Membership Package Updates: Lock-In Your Rate Today!

Clean Fuels Ohio staff spent the majority of 2019’s quarter 4 prepping for this year. As a result, Clean Fuels Ohio members can expect to see some changes to their membership packages beginning quarter 1. “Because our staff capacity has grown significantly this year, we’ve equally grown in our capacity to affect change in our mission and provide value to our members,” Rachel Ellenberger, Business Development and Communications Manager, says. “We want to take advantage of this growth and extend new benefits to those at the center of our mission, our members. Our members can expect engagement on multiple fronts from policy initiatives, to social media, to event and webinar partnerships, and mo

Clean Fuels Ohio Welcomes New Staff

Clean Fuels Ohio welcomed 3 new, full-time staff members and two, part-time program assistants to the team this month. Rachel Ellenberger, Business Development and Communications Manager, said, “We are very excited for our organization to continue to grow so we can provide even more valuable resources, services, and benefits to our members.” Marie McConnell joins us as the Outreach and Organizing Manager for Drive Electric Ohio. Marie mobilizes Drive Electric Ohio’s locally-based EV education and advocacy groups, working with them to conduct consumer education activities, encourage development of EV charging, and address local and state policy. Tyler Fehrman started as the Special Projects M

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