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.

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.

9th Annual Alt. Expo 2014 JPEG

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.

A Guide to Lessons Learned from the Clean Cities Community Electric Vehicle Readiness Projects

We are proud to announce the release of ‘A Guide to the Lessons Learned from the Clean Cities Community Electric Vehicle Readiness Projects’.  Synthesizing reports from the 16 Clean Cities Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV)  readiness projects across the country, the Guide gathers together the most important conclusions and highlights illustrative examples.  Also see the “Ten Ways Communities Can Pave the Way for PEVs” on the EERE blog.




CV Link Workshop

CV Link Workshop 10.15.13 Press Release JPEGCV Link Workshop RM 10.15.13 


exciting new design concepts for cv link (formerly known as Parkway 1e11)

A proposed project that will connect the Coachella Valley with a continuous

pathway along or near the exisiting Whitewater River for pedestrians, bicyclists and low-speed electric vehicles.

As part of the workshop, you will have an opportunity to:

– Meet one-on-one with the project management team – Learn the latest on the project’s status
– View photo renderings and maps
– Ask questions about the project

– Provide feedback on the project and overall design

WHEN: October 15, 2013, 5:30pm to 7:30pm WHERE: Rancho Mirage Public Library

71-100 Highway 111 Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

CONTACT: Mike Shoberg, Coachella Valley Association of Governments (760) 346-1127 Email: mshoberg@cvag.org

EPA Top Ten Rated Vehicles for Model Year 2013

EPA’s Top Ten Rated Vehicles List for Model Year 2013 is All Electric

The 2013 model year marks the first time when the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) top ten most fuel efficient vehicles list is comprised entirely of electric vehicles. Electric vehicles are highly efficient so it is not surprising to see them topping the list. The fact that the list is now made up entirely of electric vehicles is a reflection of the growing number of electric models available to consumers…

EPA’s Top Ten Rated Vehicles List for Model Year 2013 is All Electric