On Saturday, December 7, Breathe California/Silicon Valley Clean Cities Coalition will again be participating in the Children’s Holiday Parade in Los Gatos with a float of an electric school bus being pulled by a THINK City electric vehicle. Our agency is currently involved with a project, partly funded by the Health Trust, to convert a diesel-powered school bus to an electric solar-fueled bus. You can sponsor Breathe California’s mission of cleaner air through clean transportation at the parade the following way:
The parade attracts approximately 20,000 spectators annually.
For more information, please contact Lynn Smith at 408-998-5865.
On October 25, the Green Team (Silicon Valley Clean Cities Coalition, Breathe California and the Electronic Transportation Development Center) hosted a presentation for fleets and consumers on Solar Fueling and Power Management for Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging at De Anza College. The speakers were Peter Rugato, Operations Manager, CH Reynolds, a 30-year-old, local, family-owned and woman-run hi-tech company; and Bob Garzee, Green Team Leader. They explained how solar fueling and Silicon Valley technology can reduce EV charging costs. The Green Team has been working on solar fueling of EVs for 4 years, including a year's display of a solar-fueled EV at the City of San Jose's Clean Energy Showcase as well as at The Tech Museum. Mr. Garzee announced the
Silicon Valley Clean Cities Coalition/Breathe California has received a grant from CALSTART to conduct outreach on biofuels: E85 (85% ethanol and 15% gasoline) and B20 (20% biodiesel and 80% diesel). In connection with this grant project, Steve Sokolsky from CALSTART and Matt Horton, CEO, Propel Fuels were recent guests on two respective Breathe California TV shows (Channel 15 in San Jose Comcast area). With host Terry Trumbull, Steve Sokolsky discussed the grant project as well as alternative fuel transportation in California in general, including electric, compressed natural gas, and hydrogen. Matt Horton talked about the company that he heads and the biofuels sold at Propel Fuel's fueling stations.
To view video with Steve Sokolsky, CALSTART, please click here
To view video with Matt Horton, Propel Fuels, please click here
Over a period of 18 months, Silicon Valley Clean Cities Coalition in partnership with the ETDC, Mission Valley Ford, and EAA, has placed 53 THINK electric vehicles in the Bay Area. As a way to support the many new owners, the Coalition’s Chairman, Bob Garzee, created a THINK Owners Club. Watch the video on the THINK vehicle (by clicking on the photo) to learn more about the vehicle and to hear testimonials from THINK EV owners.
For additional information about the THINK EV, please contact Patricia Tind at 408-998-5865.
On March 22, 2013 Breathe California and Silicon Valley Clean Cities Coalition attended the opening of the new biodiesel terminal at Seaport Refining and Environmental in Redwood City.
The Department of Energy through the National Biodiesel Board has funded the opening of this distribution terminal designed for the use of biodiesel. The terminal serves City & County of San Francisco, San Mateo County and Silicon Valley.
Due to the rising need for training on alternative fuel vehicles, the Green Transportation Workforce Development (GTWD) training program is offering in-depth training classes on hybrid, electric, and compressed natural gas vehicles at De Anza College. The classes are taught by an experienced team who not only understand the technologies, but also the needs of fleet operators, vehicle users, and vehicle technicians at all levels.