Ohio EPA DCFC EV Charging and AEP Ohio Electric Bus Funding Opportunities Announced

2021-11-18T14:32:48+00:00

On Monday, November 1, 2021, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) released the Request for Applications (RFA) for the second of three planned funding opportunities in 2021 to be funded by Ohio’s allocations from the Volkswagen Diesel Mitigation Trust Fund (DMTF). The deadline for applications is January 31, 2022. This second 2021 funding opportunity targets the installation of publicly available DC Fast Charging (DCFC) electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in Ohio’s 26 priority counties. The total funding under this grant offering [...]

Ohio EPA DCFC EV Charging and AEP Ohio Electric Bus Funding Opportunities Announced2021-11-18T14:32:48+00:00

Senator McColley Tours Endera Electric Bus Facility

2021-11-18T14:32:48+00:00

On October 21, Ohio State Senator Rob McColley (R-Napoleon) toured the Endera Motors facility in Ottawa. The environmental technology company acquired Metro Titan, and with it, the facility, this past April and plans to turn the factory into their manufacturing hub for electric buses and other electric vehicles. According to an article from The Lima News, Endera currently “employs 25 workers at the Ottawa plant … [and] plans to hire another 150 or so workers in the next few years as it [...]

Senator McColley Tours Endera Electric Bus Facility2021-11-18T14:32:48+00:00

Electric vehicle and charging station data insights across the US available through EV WATTS program

2021-11-18T16:18:02+00:00

The U.S. transportation system is moving toward electrification with plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) adoption and EV charging station infrastructure (EVSE) on the rise. This trend has created a need for up-to-date national data on these technologies as the demand for big data also rises. As fleet managers and decision makers look to utilize all available types of funding and resources on their journey to transportation electrification, the need for high quality electric vehicle (PEV) and electric vehicle charging (EVSE) data also becomes [...]

Electric vehicle and charging station data insights across the US available through EV WATTS program2021-11-18T16:18:02+00:00

USDA Grant Fuels UDF Efforts to Provide E15 to Customers

2021-11-17T18:14:16+00:00

Ohio-based United Dairy Farmers (UDF) has been a leader in offering renewable fuels, especially ethanol blends, to customers. A recent grant from U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to UDF for biofuels infrastructure will strengthen that commitment even further. Approximately two months ago, the USDA announced an award of $634,000 to UDF. According to the announcement, “this Rural Development investment will be used to create infrastructure to expand the sales and use of renewable fuels. United Dairy Farmers Inc. will replace 21 dispensers [...]

USDA Grant Fuels UDF Efforts to Provide E15 to Customers2021-11-17T18:14:16+00:00

The Present and Future of Electric Buses

2021-11-17T18:14:52+00:00

October has seen two exciting announcements about electric transit bus deployments in Ohio, first from the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) and second from Laketran. Both announcements represent a promising path forward for the future of electric transit vehicles in the state. On October 6, 2021, COTA issued a press release announcing the expansion of its environmentally friendly fleet with the addition of its first two new electric transit vehicles, running on several routes daily, in a continued effort to reduce the [...]

The Present and Future of Electric Buses2021-11-17T18:14:52+00:00

School Bus Rebate Funding Now Available

2021-11-17T18:18:10+00:00

On September 30, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced two funding opportunities for school bus fleets serving public schools, totaling approximately $17 million in rebate funding to help replace old diesel school buses. First, the 2021 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) School Bus Rebates program will offer approximately $10 million to public and private fleet owners for the replacement of old diesel school buses with new buses certified to EPA’s cleanest emission standards. The EPA will award selected applicants $20,000-65,000 per [...]

School Bus Rebate Funding Now Available2021-11-17T18:18:10+00:00

National Drive Electric Week Recap

2021-11-17T18:24:20+00:00

In this year’s National Drive Electric Week, occurring from September 25-October 3, 2021, electric vehicle aficionados from around the country hosted and participated in events to inform people about electric vehicle and charging developments and the benefits of going electric. As part of these efforts, Clean Fuels Ohio and our Drive Electric Ohio chapters organized or supported seven events across the state to celebrate recent developments and successes in Ohio EV progress and to emphasize the continued need for EV growth and [...]

National Drive Electric Week Recap2021-11-17T18:24:20+00:00

EVs Shine at Ohio Chamber of Commerce Annual Legislative Conference

2021-09-27T14:57:05+00:00

Clean Fuels Ohio organized an electric vehicle exhibition as part of this year’s Ohio Chamber of Commerce Annual Legislative Conference. Fifteen state legislators took the opportunity to meet and speak with Ohio-based EV manufacturers. Endera Motors, DRR USA, and Lordstown Motors set up booths and had vehicles on site to answer questions and give test drives. In addition to policymakers, a variety of Chamber staff and other attendees took a spin on DRR USA’s electric ATV. They also whipped around the event [...]

EVs Shine at Ohio Chamber of Commerce Annual Legislative Conference2021-09-27T14:57:05+00:00

America’s Largest RNG Company Creates Opportunities for Ohio

2021-09-16T14:16:04+00:00

Since 2009, Ohio’s fleet use of cleaner burning, domestic natural gas fuel for vehicles has grown exponentially, and with a range of developments in the renewable natural gas markets, Ohio stands to dramatically boost its carbon reductions.  In 2009, there were fewer than 100 natural gas vehicles (NGVs) in Ohio. By 2019, that number had reached nearly 7,000. Correspondingly, the amount of natural gas used as a motor fuel grew during that period, from around 27,000 gasoline gallon equivalents (GGEs) to nearly [...]

America’s Largest RNG Company Creates Opportunities for Ohio2021-09-16T14:16:04+00:00

DriveOhio Releases Freight Electrification Study Co-Authored by CFO

2021-09-16T14:16:05+00:00

Clean Fuels Ohio is a proud co-author of the new DriveOhio Freight Electrification report.  As the auto industry diversifies into alternative fuels, DriveOhio has released a study outlining the path forward for commercial electrification. Building upon the statewide electric vehicle (EV) charging strategy released last year, this report details existing practices and the future framework needed to facilitate the freight and logistics industries transition to EVs. “Ohio is the crossroads of America; we rank second in intermodal logistics facilities and sixth in [...]

DriveOhio Releases Freight Electrification Study Co-Authored by CFO2021-09-16T14:16:05+00:00