Entries Tagged as Electric

Odyssey Day 2017 - Please Join Us!

March 09, 2017

The Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition is joining Lawson State Community College to sponsor the National Alternative Fuel Training Consortium’s National Odyssey Day.

National Odyssey Day is a nationwide biennial event to educate the public about alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles as well as the important role these vehicles play in providing solutions to our nation’s energy security and environmental issues.

As part of National Odyssey Day, there will be an in-depth discussion of the VW Mitigation Trust Fund settlement and what effect Alabama’s $16 million share may have on the s

More than 125 sites across the nation will join together on April 20 to further this cause. Lawson State, as a member of the National Alternative Fuel Training Consortium, is a great place to celebrate National Odyssey Day!

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Tags: CNG · Electric · Emissions · EV CHARGING · Events · Incentives · Legislation · Propane · TRAINING · VEHICLES




2017 Top Ten Most Fuel Efficient Light Vehicles

December 28, 2016

According to the Fueleconomy.gov website, the list of the top ten most fuel efficient light vehicles includes nine electric vehicles (EV) and one plug-in hybrid-electric vehicle (PHEV).  Electric vehicle fuel economy is measured in miles per gallon equivalent, or MPGe, where 33.7 kilowatt-hours of electricity is equal to one gallon of gasoline. See entire list

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DOE Announces $15 Million to Accelerate the Deployment of Energy Efficient Transportation Technologies

December 21, 2016

Today, December 21, 2016, the Energy Department (DOE) announced $15 million, subject to appropriations, to support community-based projects to accelerate the adoption of advanced and alternative fuel vehicles and demonstrate energy efficient mobility systems including connected and autonomous vehicles as well as new transportation system models.

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Tags: CNG · Electric · EV CHARGING · LPG




December Question of the Month - Answered!

December 20, 2016

Question of the Month: How is fuel economy determined and reported for alternative fuel vehicles?

Answer: Last month we learned about how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) determines and reports conventional light-duty vehicle fuel economy ratings. While alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) fuel economy testing is largely similar to that of conventional fuels, the EPA makes some adjustments to account for different vehicle technology and fuel energy content. By tailoring AFV fuel economy testing and reporting, the EPA is able to provide apples-to-apples comparisons and allow consumers to make informed decisions. 

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Tags: Biodiesel · CNG · E85 Ethanol · Electric · Ethanol · Hybrid · Hydrogen · LNG · LPG · Question of the Month




UAB Installs EV Chargers

December 20, 2016

 

The University of Alabama at Birmingham has installed six charging stations for its six new all-electric Nissan LEAFs. A mural was painted on a building behind the stations in UAB colors to recognize the charging area!

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Tags: Electric · EV CHARGING · VEHICLES