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Businesses and Local Governments Support Fast Charging Boom

As electric vehicle adoption continues to increase across the state of Ohio, businesses and local governments look to “fast chargers” as a tool for economic development. The recent increase in fast charger availability is also expected to increase electric vehicle drivers’ ability to travel longer distances between cities while decreasing range anxiety. Direct current fast chargers utilize twice the voltage of “level 2” chargers, filling an EV battery 80% in as few as 40 minutes compared to the 6-7 hours typical for level 2 chargers. Public stations offering both level 2 and fast chargers have increased dramatically in recent years, with fast charger availability in Ohio increasing by more t

A Bipartisan Effort

Ohio is a unique state. Our statewide elected leadership is largely “red,” and a good deal of our local elected leadership is “blue.” We’re a “swing state” that is considered one of the most influential in Presidential elections, with both parties making countless campaign stops on our soil, it is safe to say that Ohio is pretty firmly planted in the middle of the political spectrum. Because of this, we are a state that is ripe with opportunity for bipartisan efforts on energy and environmental policy. I only recently joined the team at Clean Fuels Ohio – beginning my role as Special Projects Manager in January. However, since then I have had the opportunity to meet and speak with countless

Free Fleet Demo Vehicles Available in Ohio

Clean Fuels Ohio is launching an initiative to make vehicles available to Ohio fleets for demonstration and data collection. Initially, two commercial electric vehicles will be available. The initiative may expand to other fuel and technology types later in 2020. The two initial demo vehicles include: High-Top Logistics Cargo Van, made by Adomani, EV range 130 miles, demos available beginning April 1 and for a limited time; Endurance Commercial Pick Up Truck, made by Lordstown Motors, EV range 250 miles, demos available beginning in July For both vehicles, Clean Fuels Ohio and the manufacturer will coordinate on insurance issues, logistics of taking possession and dropping off. Fleets will n

Clean Fuels Ohio and OSU Fisher College of Business Partner on Sustainable Logistics Webinar

On Tuesday, March 31st, from 8:30 am to 10:30 am, Clean Fuels Ohio and The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business will hold a webinar on Sustainable Logistics. The North American Council for Freight Efficiency also will participate. This was originally scheduled as an in-person seminar at the College. Intended audiences include fleet carriers involved in regional, last mile and port/yard operations along with shippers responsible for managing supply chains. Clean Fuels Ohio members that provide clean vehicle, fuel and infrastructure solutions to this market also are welcome. Steve DeNunzio, Director, Master of Business Logistics Engineering Program, OSU, will deliver welcoming rema

Spring into Biodiesel Use

Biodiesel successfully powers vehicles and equipment across the country in all kinds of weather and operating conditions – but if your fleet is considering starting biodiesel use, there is no better time than the Spring to start a B20 blend for your vehicles. According to data from the National Truck Equipment Association, biodiesel is the top alternative fuel choice of fleets nationwide. From passenger vehicles to bulldozers, from street sweepers to school buses, from municipal fleets to tractor trailers, and even in boats and beyond, the use of biodiesel is helping thousands of fleets reduce carbon emissions and clear the air. “High performing biodiesel is a win-win, drop-in fleet solution

Propane Fuel for Schools

On March 10th, Clean Fuels Ohio partnered with the Southwestern Ohio Educational Purchasing Council (EPC) to host a meeting for school districts about opportunities to utilize propane powered buses in school fleets. Clean Fuels Ohio was joined by Tony Rumer, Cardinal Bus Sales President, who shared the range of alternative fuel powered Bluebird buses available from Cardinal Bus Sales and on the current EPC contract. In addition, Adam Wilkum, Roush CleanTech Business Development Manager, presented on the Roush Bluebird Vision bus and how over 600 Ohio school buses are running on propane, saving costs on fluids, filters, fuel, and repairs while keeping students safe. Clean Fuels Ohio Consulti

Clean Fuels Ohio and Energetics DOE Project Meetings at 2020 NTEA Work Truck Show

Attendees hearing from Russ Owens (Energetics) and Andrew Conley (Clean Fuels Ohio) at the NGV UP-TIME Project Launch & Info Session at the 2020 NTEA Work Truck Show Clean Fuels Ohio attended the 2020 NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis from March 3 - 6 and took part in all the action-packed activities taking place at this year’s conference. From the Cummins Class 6 Electric Truck Lunch & Learn to the Clean Cities Guided Expo Tour, there was much to participate in and learn about regarding the work truck industry. On Thursday March 6th, Clean Fuels Ohio and Energetics hosted project launch information sessions at the Indiana Convention Center for the NGV UP-TIME project (Natural Gas Vehicle

Charging Site Hosts Could be Able to Charge by KWH Pending Ruling by Public Utilities Commission

(Columbus)—Clean Fuels Ohio announced today that charging site hosts may be able to charge customers by kilowatt hour at Ohio charging stations under state regulations. This follows a recent docket change by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio if it is approved. Site hosts currently have a variety of options to choose from when developing their business model for charging EV owners for charging their vehicle. However, a growing number of site hosts have expressed an interest in charging by kilowatt hour. Under this model, charges would be assessed to the customer based only on the amount of electricity used. There is a great deal of uncertainty if this method is allowed under state jur

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