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The Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition (ACFC), a nonprofit membership-based organization, is the state's principal coordinating point for alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles. ACFC is a member of the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities program. The promotion of clean, renewable, domestic energy sources helps reduce our dependence on foreign oil, improves local air quality, and increases economic development investments in our local communities.

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Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity: Fiscal Year 2020

Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity:

Fiscal Year 2020

Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research

The U.S. Department of Energy's Vehicle Technologies Office has released a notice of intent to issue a funding announcement (FOA) titled "Fiscal Year 2020 Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research FOA". This FOA is aimed at supporting the growth of advanced vehicle technologies to strengthen national security, economic growth and increase the affordability of transportation for Americans. It will include Technology Integration projects that deploy alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure that partner with Clean Cities Coalitions. Potential project topics may include the following:

 

Lowest Cost of Ownership

 

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Transportation Analysis Fact of the Week #1109

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November 25, 2019

 

All-Electric Vehicles Have the Lowest Estimated Annual Fuel Cost of All Light-Duty Vehicles

The estimated annual fuel costs for model year (MY) 2019 all-electric light-duty vehicles are the lowest of all the different vehicle technologies, ranging from a low of $500 to a high of $900 per year. The annual fuel costs for plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles, which can fuel with gasoline and electricity, are next lowest, and are heavily influenced by the electric range of the vehicle. Hybrid-electric vehicles, which are fueled only with gasoline, generally use their technology for maximizing fuel economy; however, because some models use their hybrid systems to boost performance rather than to increase fuel economy, not all hybrid vehicles have low fuel costs. Conventional gasoline vehicles for MY 2019 have estimated annual fuel costs ranging from $1,000 to $4,100—the widest range, with the most vehicle models available.

Annual Fuel Cost Ranges by Technology Type, MY 2019

Note: All annual vehicle fuel costs are rounded to the nearest $50. Annual fuel cost estimates are based on combined city/highway fuel economy, 15,000 annual miles, and the following fuel prices: $2.55 regular gasoline; $3.00 premium gasoline; $2.85 diesel; and $0.13 electricity per kilowatt-hour.

Source: U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Fuel Economy Data, accessed October 1, 2019.

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ACT Expo - Registrations Open

Early Bird Registration is Open for 2020 ACT Expo!

 

Photo of exhibitors hall with text overlay: Save with Early Bird Registration Rates! Register by January 31st and secure your spot at ACT Expo 2020!

Join us May 11-14, 2020, at the Long Beach Convention Center in Southern California for the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo.

ACT Expo is the largest advanced transportation technology and clean fleet event in North America. Each year, the show serves as the official meeting place for transportation executives looking to gain insight and hands-on access to the fuels, technologies, and vehicles driving the future of transportation.

Visit the website to view the 2020 educational sessions, confirmed exhibitors, and more: www.actexpo.com.


NEW GUIDE TO ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING

           DOWNLOAD THE NEW EPRI CONSUMER GUIDE TO                                         ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING

16 PAGES OF VERY USABLE INFORMATION!

                           A MUST HAVE!

Download your copy by clicking below:

http://www.alabamacleanfuels.org/blog/assets/content/EPRI 2019 Consumer Guide to EV.pdf

 

 

 


How are These University of Alabama Students Shaping our World?

Find Out Nov. 14th at the University of Alabama EcoCAR Mobility Challenge site visit and tour! 

   

The EcoCAR Mobility Challenge is the latest U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition (AVTC) series.

EcoCAR is a collegiate automotive competition aimed at developing a highly skilled, domestic workforce by providing hands-on experience designing and building next-generation mobility solutions to meet our nation’s future energy and mobility challenges.
 
Join us on November 14th from 9-Noon to meet the students, faculty leaders and Amanda McAlpin, the programs' manager at Argonne National Laboratories. You will also get a great tour of the fantastic UA engineering facilities and lab where the Magic happens!
 
Please register today to attend. Click HERE
 

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