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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


Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 10:00:58

Regional Solar PV Education Meeting

WHAT: A solar education meeting will explain the technology, construction, regulations, and economics of the utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) systems that are increasing across North Carolina. In addition to providing an understanding of the development and operation of these solar electricity generating facilities, attendees will learn about the various impacts of these systems on the community and the environment. Specifically, an expert will address common questions about PV panel toxicity, EMF/radiation, economic impacts, system decommissioning, and more. An expert will also discuss the characteristics that make a site most suitable for solar and provide an overview of solar land leases. An opportunity for attendee questions and answers will be provided after a 50-minute presentation.

WHEN: December 7th 10:00-12:00

RSVP: Please RSVP, Anne Tazewell, 919-619-0185, aetazewe@ncsu.edu

WHERE: Land of Sky Regional Council 339 New Leicester Hwy., Suite 140, Asheville NC 28806

WHO: Steve Kalland, Executive Director, NC Clean Energy Technology Center N.C. State University

WHY: North Carolina is experiencing rapid growth in utility scale solar. The Solar Energy Industries Association ranked North Carolina number two in the U.S. for cumulative installed solar capacity in 2016. The objectives of the Land of Sky Regional Council meeting are to educate attendees and to answer questions about solar opportunities within the County. These topics may include: solar basics, environmental health and safety issues, landowner considerations, land use and impacts, local regulatory topics, solar policy, local economic implications, and also non-utility scale solar topics (such as residential, commercial and community solar).

For more information and to RSVP Contact:
Anne Tazewell, 919-619-0185, aetazewe@ncsu.edu

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Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 10:49:45

MotorWeek's Clean Cities: Asheville, North Carolina



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Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 10:46:21

MotorWeek's Clean Cities: Great Smoky Mountains National Park



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Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 13:31:37

Oct 6: Western Carolina University Electric Car Expo

  • Do you want to learn about electric vehicles and sustainable transportation options? Come and talk to the experts!
  • Friday, October 6th
    11:00am-1:30pm
    Reid Meter Lot
  • EV Car Show, many makes & models
  • Grab lunch from the P.O.D. food truck
  • See WCU's solar EV charging station
  • Learn about Uber in Cullowhee
  • Check out Tesla's new self driving car


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Friday, September 01, 2017 - 11:46:15

Upcoming Events for All!

Wednesday, September 6, 7pm
Electric Vehicles: Local Movement, Global Impact - A Sierra Club talk by Dave Erb and Pana Columbus
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place, Asheville NC 28801
All are invited. EV owners are encouraged to bring their EVs early (at 6pm) for a show and tell.

Sunday, September 10, noon-4pm
Free Electric Car Show
Asheville Outlets, 800 Brevard Rd, Asheville NC

Wednesday, September 13, 7pm
Blue Ridge EV Club will host a screening of "Time to Choose"
UNCA campus, place TBD.
Discussion to follow the screening.

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Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 09:24:50

Free Electric Car Show

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 | NOON - 4PM

Asheville Outlets
800 Brevard Road, Asheville, NC

• Owner and Dealer cars on display including the 240-mile range Chevy Bolt and the Tesla Model X
• 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 for the event and more information

Download the Flyer

Booth space is limited, sign up now!
Proceeds benefit: Blue Ridge EV Club & Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

For more information, contact:
Rudy Singh • 828.505.9517 • BlueRidgeEVClub@Gmail.com
DriveElectricWeek.org

Rain date is 9/17.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 14:36:43

2017 Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicles

While Clean Cities did not publish a 2017 Vehicle Buyer's Guide, you can find a list of the 2017 alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles on Alternative Fuels Data Center’s (AFDC) Publications database

2017: Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicles List

AFDC Publications Database

AFDC Alternative Fuel and Advanced Vehicle Search, a complete vehicle database

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 12:07:10

Clean Cities 2016 Vehicle Buyer’s Guide

This helpful guide provides a comprehensive list of light-duty hybrid electric vehicles and vehicles that run on propane, compressed natural gas, electricity, E85, or biodiesel. The guide contains model-specific information on engine size, price, fuel economy, and emissions. It also provides short backgrounds on each fuel and helpful tips to improve fuel economy, compare and offset costs, and find alternative fueling stations.

Download the Clean Cities 2016 Vehicles Buyer's Guide!




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Monday, June 19, 2017 - 16:47:06

Electric Commercial Mower Demo at UNCA Riverside Warehouse

You are invited to a special demonstration of several Mean Green Electric Mowers on Wednesday, June 21 at 11am at the UNCA Riverside Warehouse at 1414 Riverside Drive in Woodfin (not on Main campus).

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 06:08:33

June 17 Workshop: Does An Electric Car Make Sense For You?

Saturday, June 17
9am - 1pm
OLLI - Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville
Reuter Center, CPO #5000, One University Heights, Asheville
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Your next car could be an electric model! Many new and used “plug-in” hybrid and full electric models are now available.

Learn the basics of electric cars, range and charging considerations.

Discover which features are important to consider and assess their particular worth to you.

See some electric cars close up and talk to owners.

A pre-class survey of your driving habits will enrich in-class understanding. During the workshop, you will clarify your needs and walk away with the key facts that you need to go online or visit dealerships.

The fee is a modest $50 payable to UNC-Asheville. Registration is open to any member of the public.



A person has to create a login the first time that he/she uses the website to register. (If they have any problems with this, they can contact UNC-Asheville OLLI administrative assistant, Caitlin Han at 828-251-6140).

Instructors: Joe Baum is a retired automotive product development executive. Joe and Lenore Baum have owned an electric car for over three years and now own a second. They recharge it with solar energy and are charter members of the Blue Ridge Electric Vehicle Club.

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