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Welcome to the Land-of-Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition

The Clean Vehicles Coalition is a Clean Cities program of the Land of Sky Regional Council in the Western North Carolina area. We were designated by the US DOE on July 26, 2012 as an official Clean Cities program for the five county area surrounding Asheville including Buncombe, Henderson, Haywood, Madison and Transylvania counties.



CVC News & Updates


Monday, March 18, 2019 - 10:12:50

Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Information & Input Sessions - Friday, March 22

The North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) and NC Department of Transportation (NCDOT) are hosting four public Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Information & Input Sessions at four locations across the state from March 22 to 29, 2019.

RSVP Now!

Governor Roy Cooper has instructed state agencies to make plans to promote clean energy in Executive Order 80. As part of this effort, the NCDOT is creating a statewide plan to promote the use of clean transportation technologies and is looking for your input. You're invited to join one of our public planning meetings to learn more and provide feedback.


Sessions:

Asheville
Friday, March 22
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Land of Sky Regional Council
339 New Leicester Hwy # 140, Asheville, NC 28806

RSVP Now!

Raleigh
Tuesday, March 26
1 - 5 p.m.
McKimmon Conference & Training Center
1101 Gorman St, Raleigh, NC 27606


Charlotte
Wednesday, March 27
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Centralina Council of Governments
9815 David Taylor Dr #100, Charlotte, NC 28262


Kinston
Friday, March 29
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Woodmen Community Center
2602 W Vernon Ave, Kinston, NC 28504


NCCETC’s planning partners include the Land of Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition, Centralina Clean Fuels Coalition, and the Triangle Clean Cities Coalition.

For more information contact Rick Sapienza, Director of the Clean Transportation Program at the NC Clean Energy Technology Center, at resapien@ncsu.edu or (919) 515-2788.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 11:56:30

Public, city leaders get preview of Asheville's new zero-emission buses

Original Article on WLOS News 13.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) -- They're big, they're electric, and they're coming to Asheville soon.

On Friday, the city unveiled it's newest zero-emission buses.

Residents were able to hop on board and get a test ride on what's to come in a few months.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 15:09:04

Asheville’s Zero-Emission Electric Buses Coming This Spring

Original Post from Asheville City Source.

In 2019, the City of Asheville will deploy five zero-emission electric buses for the City’s transit system, Asheville Redefines Transit (ART).

The Land of Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition was pleased to assist with the $633,333 FTA Low No Emissions Reduction grant.


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Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 13:53:25

The 2019 Fuel Economy Guide Is Now Available!

Just in time for the beginning of the new year, the 2019 Fuel Economy Guide is now available at FuelEconomy.gov. The Guide is published annually by the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and offers data on current model year (MY) vehicles.

This year’s guide provides fuel economy ratings for more than 1,000 light-duty vehicles.

FuelEconomy.gov is federal government website that helps consumers make informed fuel economy choices when purchasing a vehicle and helps them achieve the best fuel economy possible from the cars they own.

FuelEconomy.gov is maintained by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy with data provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The site helps fulfill DOE and EPA’s responsibility under the Energy Policy Act of 1992 to provide accurate fuel economy information to consumers.

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Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 17:50:00

Clean Cities just got their own superhero

Originally posted on FuelsFix

Introducing "The Air Avenger!"

Wow, Clean Cities Coordinators sure are dedicated folks! They will do just about anything to promote alternative fueled vehicles and improve air quality! That includes becoming “The Air Avenger” superhero and educating hundreds of citizens attending Western North Carolina’s holiday parades.


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Tuesday, November 06, 2018 - 15:23:39

Propane AutoGas Answers Event

Thursday, December 13, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Biltmore Estate - Deerpark Lodge Room
One Lodge Street
Asheville, NC 288803

Learn about the savings and other benefits of using propane, hear the latest on autogas vehicles and fueling systems, listen to case studies by local fleets and learn about the VW Settlement and other funding opportunities. View Propane Autogas Vehicles outside.

Register Here

Contact
Bill Eaker
Land of Sky Regional Council
828-734-7434
bill@landofsky.org

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Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 14:03:00

State submits Volkswagen Settlement Phase 1 Plan

Raleigh, NC
Aug 22, 2018

North Carolina has submitted its plan for the state’s $92 million share of a national settlement with Volkswagen for unlawfully cheating on vehicle emissions. The Volkswagen Mitigation Plan details how the state will invest the first 33% of the funds in Phase 1 on projects to significantly reduce NOx emissions and improve air quality.

At the direction of Governor Roy Cooper, the Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ) worked with stakeholders and people across the state to shape the proposed plan for Phase 1. Based on public feedback, there was overwhelming support for replacing school buses with new, more efficient models.


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Friday, August 10, 2018 - 11:06:18

FLEETFIX: Town of Waynesville, NC

Check out the Case Study on the Town of Waynesville for the latest issue of the Fuels Fix.

Case Study Details

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Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 13:16:06

2018 Free Electric Car Show

Sunday, September 9, Noon - 4pm

Asheville Outlets

• Owner and Dealer cars on display including the Tesla Model 3 and the Chevy Bolt
• See the latest plug-in electric car models
• Electric Vehicle charging station demonstrations
• Meet members of the Blue Ridge EV Club
• Get answers to all your questions about costs, range, charging, and more!

Register, Volunteer, or More Info

Contact:
Rudy Singh • 828.505.9517 • blueridgeevclub@gmail.com • driveelectricweek.org

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 07:59:45

2018 Western NC Air & Water Quality Conferences

Presenters include representatives from the WPCOG, NC Division of Energy, Mineral and Land Resources, NC Division of Water Resources, Mecklenberg County Stormwater, UNC Charlotte, NC State University, Appalachian State University, Charlotte Regional Transit System (CATS), Centralina Council of Governments, and the City of Hickory.

When
Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 8:30 AM EDT
-to-
Friday, July 27, 2018 at 3:30 PM EDT

Where
Belk Centrum Lenoir-Rhyne University
625 7th Ave NE
Hickory, NC 28601


Contact
Johnny Wear
Western Piedmont Council of Governments
828-485-4283
john.wear@wpcog.org

Online Registration

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