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
Question of the Month: What are the major electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) networks, and how can plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) drivers access their stations? What are the costs associated with each network?
Answer: Most PEV charging occurs at home, but for those who have a need to charge at a public location, it’s important to understand available charging networks. While EVSE networks and charging infrastructure are frequently evolving, the major networks currently include AeroVironment, Blink, ChargePoint, GE WattStation Connect, Greenlots SKY, NRG eVgo, SemaConnect, and Tesla. Each network has a unique model, with the most common approaches being monthly subscriptions, pay-as-you-go
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:
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Clean Cities Program and its nearly 100 coalitions across the nation reached a major petroleum-reduction milestone -- reducing one billion gallons in 2013 alone. This keep the Clean Cities program on track to meet its ambitious petroleum-reduction goal of 2.5 billions gallons a year by 2020.
DOE launched the national program in 1993, and Silicon Valley Clean Cities Coalition (SVCCC) has been a key contributor to the program's mission in the Silicon Valley since it's founding in 1999. From breaking the Guinness World Record for most electric vehicles in a rally and hosting the
Clean Cities has released two new tools and added on to their existing IdleBox program. JOBS NG is a program that helps to analyze the economic impacts of building new CNG stations. JOBS NG is the third in a series of tools designed to estimate economic impacts of energy investments, after JOBS FC and JOBS H2. Earlier tools calculated similar impacts for developing hydrogen fuelings stations and for deploying fuel cells in forklifts and for backup power. Both tools can be viewed and downloaded for free here. The second tool is posted below.