California Plug-in Electric Vehicle Owner Survey

In the first half of 2012, the California Center for Sustainable  Energy (CCSE), in coordination with the California Air Resources Board (ARB),  conducted the largest plug-in electric vehicle owners survey in the state’s history.



Electric Vehicle Video

Uploaded by  on Jan 9, 2012

This edition of Energy 101 highlights the benefits of electric vehicles, including improved fuel efficiency, reduced emissions, and lower maintenance costs.

ChargePoint JumpStart Program – Free EV Charging Station


Offer: FREE Electric Vehicle Charging Station

Don’t miss out on this limited time opportunity! ChargePoint is giving away electric vehicle charging stations for the workplace. Applications must be submitted by Monday, October 15, 2012.

Free First Responder Safety Training

First Responder Safety Training

NAFTC to offer free Electric Drive Vehicle

First Responder Safety Training Train-the-Trainer Courses

The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) is exited to announce Electric Drive Vehicle First Responder Safety Training Train-the-Trainer courses to be conducted nationwide this fall. These free classes will be presented in Santa Monica, CA; Indianapolis, IN; and Morgantown, WV. A limited number of seats will be available at each location.

The NAFTC’s Electric Drive Vehicle First Responder Safety Training equips first responders with the knowledge and training they need to safely respond to automotive incidents involving electric drive vehicles, including electric drive vehicle history, battery and vehicle technology, infrastructure, personal protective equipment (PPE), first responder procedures, and extrication. This 8-hour Train-the-Trainer course will provide first responder trainers with the information and materials they need to conduct the Electric Drive Vehicle First Responder Safety Training in their region. The course covers:

  • Hybrid Electric Vehicles
  • Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles
  • Battery Electric Vehicles
  • Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles

Participants in these Train-the-Trainer courses will receive an instructor manual, instructor CD, a student manual and a First Responder Safety Quick Reference Guide (QRG) for their use in conducting the Electric Drive Vehicle First Responder Safety training. Participants will also receive discounted pricing on future orders of the NAFTC Electric Drive Vehicle First Responder Safety Training materials. Additional information on the NAFTC’s suite of first responder offerings, including our free QRG phone app, can be found at

This free Train-the-Trainer opportunity will be held on the dates listed below. Please click on the link following each listing to register for your preferred session. Class size is limited.

  • September 29, 2012 (Saturday) from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM PST
    2012 AltCar Expo & Conference
    Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
    1855 Main Street
    Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • October 17, 2012 (Wednesday) from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM EST*

Indiana State Library
140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46204

*This session is a part of National AFV Day Odyssey Week in Indianapolis, Indiana

  • November 27, 2012 (Tuesday) from 8 AM – 5PM EST

NAFTC Headquarters
1100 Frederick Lane
Morgantown, WV 26058

This training will be provided free of charge as part of a U.S. Department of Energy grant under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act #1RR10033R. Please contact Amy Gandy or Micheal Smyth at 304-293-7882 for more information. Contact via email at

Odyssey 2012 in Palm Springs


October 27, 2012
Clean Cities Coachella Valley Region (C3VR) and the
City of Palm Springs Sustainability Department Presents:
National Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Day Odyssey 2012.
Place: The Camelot Theatre in Palm Springs

Address: 2300 E. Baristo Road

Time: 8:00am – 2:00pm

Event Highlights: Mayor’s welcome, Electric and Alternative Fuel Vehicle display, Farmers Market, Food Trucks, and Much Much More!