Gearing Up for NGV’s!
Compressed Natural Gas vehicles can save money and reduce emissions, but navigating equipment needs, safety requirements, and bureaucratic hurdles can be challenging. Join Clean Energy Coalition on Tuesday, November 12 for “Gearing Up for NGVs”, where speakers from ANGI, Sierra Monitor, and DTE will demystify the CNG landscape and provide actionable insight into how fleets can pursue compressed natural gas.
Friday and Saturday November 1st and 2nd
3511 Mertz Road (Southeast corner of M24 & M46 intersection) Caro, MI in Tuscola County
To celebrate the completion of its new station that features two ethanol fueling pumps, G.C. Express in Caro, Michigan will be giving away prizes during a two-day grand opening event. Don’t wait until November 1st though – patrons can begin the celebration early by visiting now to enter into prize drawings. The station features two ethanol blender pumps that dispense E30, E50 and E85 blends. G.C. Express participated in the 2012 Michigan Ethanol Infrastructure & Marketing Incentive program. Through this program, Clean Energy Coalition provided funding through the Corn Marketing Program of Michigan to support the purchase of equipment and installation costs. For more information on ethanol fuel, please visit the U.S. Dept. of Energy Alternative Fuel Data Center’s ethanol information page.
Dozens of Michigan electric vehicle drivers and enthusiasts will participate in a National Plug In Day event organized by the Michigan Electric Auto Association, in collaboration with Ecology Center, Clean Energy Coalition and Michigan Tesla Owners. This event will be organized at two locations in the Washtenaw County: Downtown Saline and Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor.
Owners will display electric vehicles and answer questions on electric vehicle ownership. They will also highlight the fun-factor of driving an electric car, clean-air benefits, and fuel/cost savings.
Plug-in vehicles by Nissan (Leaf), GM (Volt), and Tesla (Model S) will be available for test rides and test drives. Participants will also have the opportunity to see conventional gasoline vehicles that have been converted to electric by enthusiasts and local businesses.
Michigan’s event is one of more than 75 across the country where electric vehicle owners and their neighbors will hold electric car parades, “tailpipe-free” tailgate parties, recognition of leaders promoting EVs, launches of new public EV charging stations and other public events.
National Plug In Day at Saline Oktoberfest
South Ann Arbor St, Saline, MI 48176
Featured automaker: Nissan
National Plug In Day at Washtenaw Community College
4800 E Huron River Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Parking deck has newly installed ChargePoint chargers with dedicated EV parking
Featured automakers: Ford and GM
For a complete list of National Plug In Day events, visit: http://www.pluginday.org
For more information about Michigan Plug In Day, visit: http://pluginday.org/event.php?eventid=97
Learn more about Transportation for Michigan Community Forums at trans4m.org.
As a part of the Michigan Green Fleets program, Clean Energy Coalition will host two eight-hour Alternative Fuel and Advanced Vehicle First Responder Safety Training workshops at the end of this month.
These events are designed specifically to reduce the risks taken by first responders when responding to accidents involving vehicles powered by natural gas, propane, or electricity. These workshops are restricted to certified first responders – firefighters, police officers, and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) – who are based in Michigan.
A National Alternative Fuel Training Consortium-certified trainer will provide instruction at both workshops and all supplemental materials will be included. Breakfast and lunch will also be provided at no cost.
Participation is limited, so register early! Each individual may only register for one of the two events.
Tuesday, July 31, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Henry Ford Community College
Patterson Tech. Building (S. Parking Lot)
Ghafari Room (Room Number T123)
5101 Evergreen Rd.
Dearborn, MI 48128
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For more information about either workshop, please contact Kristin Jobin, Program Assistant at Greater Lansing Area Clean Cities, at (517) 925-8649, ext. 10 or via email at email@example.com.
Give DTE Energy two hours of your time.
They’ll give you lower fuel and maintenance costs, a cleaner fleet, and a free lunch.
Natural gas is nature’s cleanest burning fossil fuel. It’s plentiful and produced domestically. It’s up to 38% cheaper than diesel, and DTE Energy is committed to making the switch to natural gas vehicles easy with fueling stations popping up across Michigan.
Register now and join us on June 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a demonstration of the power of natural gas and the benefits of converting your fleet to natural gas vehicles.
To learn more about the benefits of CNG, visit dteenergy.com/cngevent or call (888) FUEL-NGV.
Please join the Ann Arbor DDA and Clean Energy Coalition at the Forest Avenue Parking Structure Tuesday, June 19 at 1 p.m. to celebrate the installation of 18 electric vehicle charging stations in downtown Ann Arbor. With the completion of this project, the DDA can say, “We will be ready for you when you are ready for an electric car.”
Speakers at this grand opening event include:
The 18 Clipper Creek electric vehicle charging stations now in place can be accessed by the public free of charge; EV owners need only pay the usual parking fees.
This project was substantially funded by a U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities Recovery Act grant awarded through Ann Arbor-based Clean Energy Coalition. Through these installations, the DDA continues to encourage a variety of downtown transportation choices, maintain Ann Arbor’s position as a leader in sustainability, and help the city meet its emission reduction goals. Electric vehicle charging stations are yet another reason for people to choose to come enjoy downtown Ann Arbor.
This event is open to the public and parking for electric vehicles is available. If you’re interested in joining the celebration of Ann Arbor moving towards a healthier and more energy independent community, please join us!
Propane: Clean and Cost-Effective Transportation for West Michigan
Also known as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), propane is a domestically produced, well-established, clean-burning fuel. Using propane as a vehicle fuel increases energy security, provides convenience and performance benefits, and improves public health and the environment.
Propane can also save you money. The fuel is less expensive than gasoline, and infrastructure costs are the lowest among all alternative fuels. Propane’s high octane and low-carbon characteristics have resulted in greater engine life than conventional gasoline engines. Because the fuel’s mixture of propane and air is completely gaseous, cold start problems associated with liquid fuel are reduced.
This workshop will address all aspects of propane, including: the business case for fleet conversion, fuel system and engine availability, and building the infrastructure.
Light refreshments will be provided. Attached parking is available, but space is limited so please arrive early.
WHEN: Thursday, June 28 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
WHERE: Sneden Hall, Grand Rapids Community College | 415 Fulton St. East, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 (map)
Propane Delivery and Infrastructure (presentation by Crystal Flash Energy)
Propane Fuel System and Engine Technology (presentations by ROUSH CleanTech and ICOM North America)
The Business Case for Propane (presentation by Lake Michigan Mailers)
The Plug-in Ready Michigan project partners have been hard at work researching best practices and compiling recommendations into a working draft of the electric vehicle preparedness plan. After a series of working group meetings and a meeting with the project’s champion cities, the team will be ready to present its draft plan on June 21. Your comments and feedback during this phase of the project are important as we take another step closer to the final plan. Come help us make this the best electric vehicle plan in the country!
RSVP to attend the draft plan presentation by clicking here.
WHEN: Thursday, June 21, 2012 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
WHERE: Main Auditorium at NextEnergy | 461 Burroughs Street, Detroit, MI 48202 (map)