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MWGT 2020 Sponsorship & Exhibitors Benefit From Going Virtual

As September draws near, Clean Fuels Ohio staff are hard at work preparing for the annual Midwest Green Transportation Forum & Expo. Partnering with event management app developer, Whova, we are preparing 30 sessions with approximately 100 speakers over the course of 10 days. From September 14th to 25th we will be hosting three and half hours of content each day with a virtual exhibit hall tour every morning from 9:00am-10:00am EST and designated networking breaks throughout the day. “Hosting a digital conference this year is giving us opportunities to share information that we didn’t have when hosting an in-person event,” Business Development and Communications Manager, Rachel Ellenberger,

Action by U.S. House Would Formally Authorize Clean Cities Program and Make Major Investments in Cle

With the pandemic thoroughly dominating news reported out of our nation’s capital, it’s been easy to lose track of major developments that could, if enacted, change the course of clean transportation in America. On July 1, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2, the Moving America Forward Act, by a vote of 233 to 188. The bill broadly addresses infrastructure of all types. As part of that, it would make several federal investments in clean vehicles and infrastructure, described below: Extends the tax incentives for biodiesel and for natural gas and propane with a phase-down, through 2025. Extends the tax credit for alternative fueling infrastructure through 2025 and expands the cred

State of Ohio Considering Bids for Plug-In Electric and Hybrid Vehicles for State Term Contract

On June 15, 2020, Ohio Department of Administrative Services (ODAS) announced an opportunity for providers of six types of electric drivetrain vehicles. State departments and any local jurisdiction in Ohio can purchase vehicles on the state-term contract without going through a competitive procurement process. Bids were opened July 13 and an announcement of one or more winners will be forthcoming. ODAS specified six vehicle types of categories: Fully electric sedan – 100 miles minimum range Fully electric SUV – 100 miles minimum range Partial Hybrid Electric Plug-In Sedan – 20 miles minimum range Partial Hybrid Electric Plug-In SUV – 20 miles minimum range Sedan Hybrid – 40 mpg fuel economy

Grants for EV Charging Stations Now Available

On July 1, Ohio EPA opened applications and released full program details for $3.25 million in grants for publicly accessible electric vehiclecharging stations. While all eligible parties can apply directly, if your organization is seeking assistance, Clean Fuels Ohio can provide information resources, project competitiveness vetting, and grant writing services. Eligible applicants include public or private entities in the 26 counties that Ohio EPA has identified as eligible to receive funds from the grant program. Applications will be accepted through Sept. 30, 2020. For chargers located on Government Owned Property, Ohio EPA will provide the lesser of: $7,500 per single port networked Leve

Highlights of Clean Transportation Components in H.R. 2

The following are highlights of clean transportation components included in H.R. 2, the Moving America Forward Act. Supporters in Ohio should contact Senator Sherrod Brown at (202) 224-2315 and Senator Rob Portman at (202)-224-3353. Extends the tax incentives for biodiesel and for natural gas and propane with a phase-down, through 2025. Extends the tax credit for alternative fueling infrastructure through 2025 and expands the credit for electric charging infrastructure by allowing a 20% credit for expenses in excess of $100,000. Increases the production cap for the electric vehicle tax credit to 600,000 per manufacturer and allows purchasers to receive a credit of $7,000. Provides a new tax

2020 MWGT Virtual Conference to Feature 30 Educational Sessions and 120 Speakers

Clean Fuels Ohio is planning to hold thirty educational sessions over two weeks for its annual Midwest Green Transportation Forum and Expo. The fully virtual conference will take place September 14 through 25, 2020. Details on sessions and speakers are available at the conference website. All sessions are set, and about 80% of speakers are now confirmed. Registration is free. “Taking the event virtual has helped us offer unprecedented content,” said Sam Spofforth, Clean Fuels Ohio’s Executive Director. “Sessions and speakers will be valuable to anyone interested in clean, sustainable and affordable transportation – fleet leaders, governments at all levels, planners, businesses focused on sus

Clean Fuels Ohio Summer Webinar Roundup

This month we kick off an exciting webinar series highlighting some great clean technologies advancements. On July 23rd at 1 PM EST, Ethan Sprague joins Clean Fuels Ohio to discuss how FreeWire Technologies addresses barriers to the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs). EV sales have grown rapidly, but the deployment of charging infrastructure has proven slow and costly, with an uncertain return on investment. The electric grid wasn’t designed to support the widespread electrification of transportation, with fueling stations at regular intervals along highways and scattered throughout urban areas, like today’s gas stations. FreeWire’s products make this vision possible by integrating lithium-

PUCO Clarifies Rules Regarding Pricing For EV Charging Owners

On July 1, the Ohio Public Utilities Commissioned (PUCO) provided a ruling clarifying the methods of sale for electricity as a motor fuel for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Charging stations throughout the state. The PUCO ruling clarified that owners or site hosts of EV charging stations are not utilities or power distribution companies subject to regulation. Thus, they are allowed to sell electricity dispensed into vehicles based on its price by kilowatt hour (kWh). “The decision issued by the Commission proactively manages the risk that ambiguity or uncertainty about Ohio’s public utility laws might reduce the willingness or ability of the marketplace to conveniently meet the ve

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