Clean Cities has released the newest buyers guide for alternative fuel vehicles of 2015. Separating each vehicle into fuel types, this is a comprehensive guide that will help you decide just what kind of vehicle is right for your everyday needs.
Bob Garzee, the leader of the "Zero Emissions Squared" school bus project, discusses the project with the host of Breathe California TV, Terry Trumbull. The 40ft, repowered, electric school bus is now in service at the Gilroy Unified School District providing a cleaner and greener ride for the district's school children.
To learn more about this "Disruptive Innovation" grant project funded by the Health Trust, please click here.
One of the most overlooked solutions to reducing harmful emissions is one of the simplest, idle reduction, but what is idling? Idling is running a vehicle engine when it’s not moving, such as trucks idling while in queue or vehicles waiting to load/unload passengers and goods.
Why should everyone make an effort to stop idling? Because of three main reasons, idling is expensive, harmful to the environment, and possess possible health risk.
Idling Is Expensive
The renowned automotive TV program MotorWeek featured Silicon Valley Clean Cities Coalition's (SVCCC) electric school bus project in the December segment of its Clean Cities Success Stories series.
The electric school bus project was made possible by a generous grant from Health Trust and the project is led by Bob Garzee, Chairman of the SVCCC Board and Founder & Manager of the Electronic Transportation Development Center (ETDC). The bus is a "repowered" 2007 Blue Bird All American 40 ft. school bus that has had its diesel engine and gas tank replaced with two electric motors and batteries. The bus was designed and built by ADOMANI and is currently undergoing testing down at
Breathe California/SVCCC/ADOMANI Electric School Bus featured on NBC Bay Area segment.
We are proud to announce that Silicon Valley Clean Cities Coalition’s coordinating agency, Breathe California, has been awarded a grant of $25,000 from NBC Bay Area for our initiative “Zero Emissions Squared: Electric School Buses!” This program combats air pollution in schools and surrounding neighborhoods by converting diesel-powered school buses to electric school buses fueled by renewable solar energy.
The grant is part of NBC Bay Area’s 21st Century Solutions grant
Firefighters listen to John Frala discuss fuel characteristics
With alternative fuel vehicles becoming more popular on the market, it is important that first responders are prepared to deal with these vehicles in case of an emergency. So through a grant from the Department of Energy, Silicon Valley Clean Cities Coalition hosted a first responder training on alternative fuel vehicles for firefighters at the City of Milpitas on October 3rd. The training was conducted by John Frala of Rio Hondo College, located in Whittier, California, and he trained 15 firefighters on how to safely respond to accidents involving alternative fuels and topics, such as: