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Empire Clean Cities Newsletter

July 13, 2021

ECC Announcements
Revel Fast Charging Superhub Opens in Brooklyn
On June 29th, e-mobility company Revel and partners Con Edison and Tritium unveiled what is now North America’s largest universal electric vehicle fast-charging superhub. The publicly accessible stations can be found in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn at the Pfizer building.

Empire Clean Cities had the chance to meet U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm and thank her for her support of new infrastructure development nationwide and the Clean Cities program. The superhub opening follows the opening of NYC Department of Transportation's first curbside Level 2 EVSE in the Norwood neighborhood of the Bronx as part of their pilot to install 100 curbside chargers across the city. Read more on the curbside pilot here.

Don't forget to follow Mission Electric on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter for the latest in New York #electricvehicle news and updates!
NYTVIP Electric School Bus Funding Update
An additional $3.5 million is now available for electric school bus incentives through the New York Truck Voucher Incentive Program (NYTVIP). Your school may be eligible for incentives up to $220,000 per bus.

Learn more here on how to apply and view additional terms.
Survey: How would you improve your street?
Do you want more bus lanes in your neighborhood? Or a new protected bike lane running down your block? Or more open space for you and your neighbors to connect?

You can help make all of these happen and more! The NYC Department of Transportation wants to know your priorities as it creates the first Streets Master Plan, a five-year transportation plan to better connect the city.
Take the Survey
Upcoming Events
What: New York International Auto Show
When: August 20- August 29, 2021

It's on! After a year-long postponement, the New York International Auto Show is back in August 2021 at the Javits Center. The New York International Auto Show showcases more than four floors of displays from the world’s automakers feature the newest vehicles and latest futuristic concept cars-- with the newest and most exciting EV models to date. Learn more here about this year's event.
Are you an EVSE network or technology provider? There is still time to join as a vendor at the EV Test Track! Contact Diane Thompson for more information. 
What: NYC Parks 32nd Annual Equipment & Vehicle Show
When: Wednesday, September 22, 2021

NYC Fleet will be hosting the 32nd Annual Equipment and Vehicle Show on Wednesday, September 22nd in Flushing Meadows Park.
All are welcome to this free event. Save the date and stay tuned for more information about our Empire Clean Cities Annual Stakeholder meeting held in conjunction with the day’s activities. Learn more here.
Do you have an upcoming event that you would like us to know about? 
Empire Clean Cities is here to spread the word about alternative fuels and clean air. Contact us with any event inquiries or opportunities!
Funding Opportunities
For a full list of funding opportunities and incentives, visit the 'Incentives' page on our website.
NYSERDA Clean Transportation Prize funding will support electrifying transportation, reducing air pollution, and enhancing clean mobility in disadvantaged communities across New York. Deadline to register as a team: July 22nd, 2021.
The North Central Texas Council of Governments released an RFP for Freight Vehicle Intersection Optimization Services. Deadline to apply: July 23rd, 2021.
Provides 50/50 matching grants to New York cities, towns, villages, and counties for eligible climate change mitigation, adaptation, and planning and assessment projects. Deadline to apply: July 30th, 2021.
Supports projects that strengthen and modernize port infrastructure and shore-side wind energy projects. Deadline to apply: July 30th, 2021.
New York State Volkswagen Settlement Funds: Current Programs
Rebate incentive funding is now available for fleets and businesses in NYC Industrial Business Zones (IBZs) for the replacement of older, diesel-fueled trucks with alternative fuel or electric vehicle technologies. Funding available from $12,000 to $185,000 per truck replacement, depending on fuel type and truck class size.
NYTVIP provides vouchers to fleets across New York State for the replacement of older diesel vehicles with the purchase or lease of electric, conventional hybrid electric, compressed natural gas, or propane medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. Voucher amounts are based on a percentage of the incremental cost of the vehicle.
Visit Empire Clean Cities VW Settlement page to learn more.
What We're Reading
"Curbside Electric Vehicle Charging Now Available in New York City"
Learn more about NYC DOT's curbside Level 2 EVSE charging pilot in this feature contributed by Empire Clean Cities.
"Statement by Energy Vision in Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council"
Waste-to-fuel strategies in the United States can provide an innovative solution to city's waste burdens and support the development of sustainable fuel options, as well as reduce our nation's dependence on fossil fuels.
"Want to End Flying Shame? Meet Sustainable Jet Fuel"
Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) could be the airline industries solution to ending the use of petroleum-based jet fuel, a major contributor to the world's carbon dioxide emissions. 
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