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.

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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.

 

 

 

Clean Cities Quarterly Electric Vehicle (EV) Webinar, June 18

You are invited to participate in an upcoming Electric Vehicle (EV) Quarterly Discussion webinar which has been scheduled for June 18th beginning at 12 pm.

Several Clean Cities coordinators/staff will present details of their EV community readiness planning projects. Including Kim Tyrell, from Denver Clean Cities, Christina Ficicchia, from Empire Clean Cities and Don Francis, from Atlanta Clean Cities. Linda Bluestein from DOE will moderate and host the webinar. The webinar should last about an hour and a half. All are invited to attend. Please share with others who may be interested in participating.

Webinar login details are as follows:

Audio

888-807-9760

Participant passcode: 5262808

Web

URL: https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join/

Conference number: PW2968499

Audience passcode: 5262808

Participants can join the event directly at:

https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join.php?i=PW2968499&p=5262808&t=c

Contact me with any questions.

Hope you can join us.

Thank you.

Sandra

Sandra F. Loi, MSM

Project Leader III – Deployment and Market Transformation

Clean Cities Program

National Renewable Energy Lab  (NREL)

15013 Denver West Parkway

Golden, CO 80401

303-275-4345

www.cleancities.energy.gov

www.afdc.energy.gov

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