EV Charging Station Infrastructure – At The Workplace

C3VR will discuss the state of electric vehicles, charging station infrastructure and benefits of charging stations at the workplace.

This Thursday
July 16
7:30am – 9:00am
UCR Palm Desert Campus
University Building B – Room B200
(campus map and direction info)

July 16 Round Table CVEP

Workplace Charging Challenge Milestone; Notice of Intent for Potential Funding

US Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Electric Vehicle Community Readiness Updates

Does your employer offer charging for employees’ plug-in electric vehicles? Workplace charging offers numerous benefits to employers, such as demonstrating their industry leadership, providing a unique employee benefit, and increasing their environmental sustainability. This month, the Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) was pleased to make multiple announcements about the EV Everywhere Workplace Charging Challenge. In addition, VTO’s Clean Cities program also released a Notice of Intent for a potential Funding Opportunity Announcement.

Workplace Charging Reaches New Heights
Last Tuesday, the Workplace Charging Challenge held its first ever Summit, bringing together about 100 Partner partner organizations, ambassadors, and other interested stakeholders. At the Summit, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Assistant Secretary Dave Danielson announced the Challenge has signed up more than 150 partners, a vast increase from the original 13 partners less than two years ago. In addition to the partners, there are also 16 ambassador organizations, and numerous Clean Cities coalitions working to support and promote workplace charging. The newest ambassador is the Edison Electric Institute, which at a separate event at the White House announced an Employee Adoption and Education Initiative to encourage its member utilities to install electric vehicle charging for their employees.

At the Summit, the Challenge also released its first ever Workplace Charging Challenge Progress Update. Based on a survey of partners, the Update shows that Challenge partners are providing access to PEV charging stations for more than 600,000 employees at more than 300 worksites all across the country. These charging stations provide 6.7 million kWh annually, which saves more than 800,000 gallons of gasoline and 5.5 million pounds of GHG per year. That’s the equivalent of removing nearly 1,500 average cars from U.S. roads.

Other new resources available at the Summit include:

A toolkit to inform employees about workplace charging
A charging station procurement guide
A guide to meeting Americans with Disabilities Act requirements for workplace charging stations.
Learn more about the Summit and how to participate in the Workplace Charging Challenge through an EERE blog post on the event or the Challenge’s website.

Clean Cities Notice of Intent for Potential Funding Opportunity

Recently, Energy Department Secretary Moniz announced a notice of intent to support pilot aggregated purchasing models for plug-in electric and other alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles. Aggregated purchasing, in which customers are “gathered” to maximize their collective buying power, can expand product availability and take advantage of volume pricing to help accelerate market growth. Learn more about the notice of intent on the EERE Exchange website.

National Alternative Fuel Day Odyssey at the Southern California Energy Summit

Date & Time: October 10th | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Palm Springs Convention Center – 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262
FREE Event: Register online or at the door for a test drive/ride-along
The SoCal Energy Summit in partnership with the Clean Cities Coachella Valley Region is a proud participant of Obyssey 2014 National Alternative Fuels Vehicle Day! Stop by and meet with local Dealerships, Cities, SunLine Transit Agency and many others as they display their alternative fuel and high technology (plug-in electric, hybrid, Hydrogen Fuel Cell) vehicles and offer test drives and ride-alongs!


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9th Annual AltCar Conference & Expo at the Santa Monica Civic Center

AltCar Expo will present the most extensive array of across the board alternative fuel vehicles in one place  for test drive, including: electric, hybrid electric, natural gas, propane and hydrogen vehicles with information regarding State and Federal rebates and fueling options.

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Best Practices Workshop for the Implementation of Alternative Fuels in Fleets

Best Practices workshop for the implementation of alternative fuels in fleets – Clean Natural Gas (CNG) & Electric Vehicles (EVs)

Date: Thursday September 18, 2014
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Place: UCR Palm Desert Campus,
75080 Frank Sinatra Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92211
Room # B-200

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This workshop follows the Coachella Valley Economic Partnership’s (CVEP) Renewable Energy Round Table, scheduled from 7:30a.m. to 9:00a.m., September 18th, 2014 in the same facility and conference room. Attached please find CVEP’s agenda. We invite you to join us for both meetings.

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Electric Vehicle Community Readiness Updates

Electric Vehicle Community Readiness Updates
New Resource and Webinar to Assess Alternative Fuel Vehicle Project Benefits

Assessing the environmental and financial benefits of alternative fuel vehicle and infrastructure projects, including plug-in electric vehicles and charging, is essential for incorporating them into planning documents and policy. Currently, utilities use Technical Reference Manuals to assess the benefits of energy efficiency measures to reduce electricity use. Inspired by this widely-used model, the National Association of State Energy Offices (NASEO) and the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC) have developed a Transportation Technical Reference Manual to create a standard way to characterize the energy savings, environmental benefits, and financial costs of specific transportation efficiency measures.

Please join NASEO and VEIC for a webinar on July 8 at 2 PM ET to discuss how to use the Transportation Technical Reference Manual and its potential for advancing deployment of alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure. We especially encourage representatives from state energy offices, Clean Cities coalitions, and utilities to attend. Find out more information and register for the webinar on NASEO’s website.

This resource and webinar are supported by the Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program through an alternative fuel market development award to NASEO.

Electric Vehicle Quarterly Webinar – March 12 at 10 a.m.

14The next Electric Vehicle Quarterly Discussion webinar will be on  March 12 at 10:00 a.m. To sign in to the webinar, visit the MyMeetings website and enter conference number PW4265601 and audience passcode 2492382. Participants can also join the event directly at the webinar-specific site. To call in, call 888-807-9760 and enter the participant passcode 2492382.

The webinar will focus on the results of the  ‘A Guide to the Lessons Learned from the Clean Cities Community Electric Vehicle Readiness Projects ‘.