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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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 ‘.




National Plug In Day – September 28 -29, 2013

Scheduled Events:

National Plug In Day is September 28 – 29, 2013


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Reminder – EV Quarterly Discussion webinar, at 10 A.M.

Details below:

Plan to join us for the upcoming Electric Vehicle (EV) Quarterly discussion webinar scheduled to take place on Wednesday, September 25 beginning at 10 am. 

The webinar will be hosted by Linda Bluestein, DOE National Clean Cities Co-Director, and will feature two speakers, Ted Bohn from Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) and Matthew Shirk from Idaho National Laboratory (INL).

Ted Bohn, ANL, will provide an update on standards relevant to EVSE-PEV Interoperability and Managed Energy Networks for EVSE in workplace and Multi-Unit-Dwelling installations.  Examples covered for multiple EVSEs installed on a single location source, with and without managed energy systems in place. Matthew Shirk, INL, will provide a data update on the EV project.

Webinar login details are as follows:

Audio: 888-807-9760, 

Participant passcode: 4562888

Web: URL:

Conference number: PW6942538

Audience passcode: 4562888

Participants can join the event directly at:


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

Clean Cities Charge Up Plug-In Vehicles

Clean Cities Coalitions Charge Up Plug-In Electric Vehicles

Which came first, the plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) or its charger? Because you can’t have one without the other, the Energy Department’s Clean Cities coalitions nationwide are helping their communities get ready for PEVs by using local knowledge to ensure that both are easily deployed and available to consumers.

To support the adoption of clean transportation technologies that give drivers more options, the Energy Department invested about $130 million through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act—in addition to other federally supported projects—to evaluate thousands of PEVs and their supporting residential, commercial, and public chargers. These projects—led by companies Chargepoint America and Ecotality—are collecting comprehensive data to help researchers and other stakeholders understand how consumers use the vehicles and chargers. City planners, PEV charging companies and others can use this public data to improve permitting for residential installations and map out new locations for public chargers. Local Clean Cities coalitions have been key to improving these projects’ reach and effectiveness, helping companies select the best locations in their communities for chargers that would maximize use and minimize overlap. For the complete story, see the Energy Blog.

Clean Cities Coalitions Charge Up Plug-In Electric Vehicles

Community Electric Vehicle (EV) Readiness Webcast

EV Community Readiness workshop webcast

Save the date and mark your calendars for the upcoming Clean Cities Electric Vehicle Community Readiness Workshop Webcast.

Join the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program for an online webcast on May 1 from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM ET featuring leaders of the program’s 16 EV Community Readiness projects.  In a panel format organized by topic area, participants will share findings, describe lessons learned, and evaluate accomplishments.  Other participants will include Department of Energy representatives, automobile manufacturers and utilities, state energy offices, metropolitan and regional planning organizations, Clean Cities coalition coordinators and stakeholders and academic institutions.  The conference will provide a unique opportunity to learn about preparing communities for electrification of motor vehicles.

No pre-registration is required. You can sign on to the May 1 webcast here:

An agenda is attached as is a webcast software testing guide, so you can check your computer in advance to confirm it will be compatible the day of the webcast.

The panel sessions will also be recorded and available for viewing afterwards.

For more information on the event itself, please contact David Greene at

For logistical questions, please contact Nissa Dahlin-Brown at


Sandra F. Loi, MSM

Project Leader II

Clean Cities Program

National Renewable Energy Lab  (NREL)