On Friday, May 22 the Green Team held an open house for their Electric Vehicle Center at the Automotive Technology Department at De Anza College. The event featured presentations on electric vehicle training for mechanics; repowering of school buses to electric; battery technology; benefits of solar fueling; and why the partnership between Breathe California, Silicon Valley Clean Cities Coalition, and ETDC - the organizations that make up the Green Team - is so valuable.
The Northern California Clean Cities Funding workshop took place on Thursday, July 9th. The informative event was a great success as various government agencies presented on funding opportunities, including representatives from EPA, DOE, CEC, AQMD/APCDs. The event had about 150 people in attendance that were interested in grant opportunities available for vehicle fleets.
What factors affect fuel prices?
When gasoline and diesel prices spike, we often want to blame someone for our pain at the pump. The reality is that the oil industry is a complex market. Though there are numerous factors that could ultimately influence the price of fuel, such as weather, government policies, and international relations, there are four factors that have the most significant influence.
Did the question, "where can I find a propane station for my car?", or even an electric charger, CNG, ethanol, or natural gas station ever some up? Well, you never have to go with that question unanswered, because the Department of Energy has a tool just for you here!
The Department of Energy has created a tool to help anyone locate an alternative fuel station across the U.S - just punch in your zip code and what type of fuel you are looking for and there you go!
Attendees at the Zero Emission Squared Seminar
On April 7, the Silicon Valley Clean Cities Coalition presented a seminar featuring their Health Trust Disruptive Innovation School Bus "Proof of Concept" project. Thirty attendees saw the presentations from the 8 Silicon Valley technology and support companies that came together to enable all school districts to afford to convert their current school buses to affordable electric power with solar assist.
2015 Tucson Fuel Cell Refueling
Question of the Month: What are the latest updates on hydrogen and fuel cell electric vehicle deployment?
Answer: Fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) have been around for a while, mostly in limited quantities and locations through demonstration projects. But these vehicles, with their potential to significantly cut petroleum consumption and reduce emissions, are starting to make their way into dealerships and onto roads across the country.