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Empire Clean Cities Newsletter

September 8, 2021

ECC Announcements
NYC DOT Launches New EV Fast Charging Stations
Today NYC Department of Transportation celebrated the installation of the first four of 28 electric vehicle DC fast charging (DCFC) plugs at city-owned municipal garages. The fast charging stations can be found at the Essex Street Municipal Parking Garage. New York City is currently working on initiatives to grow the city-operated fast charging network to over 80 plugs by 2025 and create a network of 1,000 curbside charge points across the five boroughs by 2025, increasing to 10,000 by 2030.

We look forward to seeing these initiatives grow and increased to public charging for all New Yorkers!
Join Empire Clean Cities for the 12th Annual Stakeholder Meeting!

Two weeks left to register! Join us at the Empire Clean Cities 12th Annual Stakeholder Meeting featuring a morning of networking, panel discussions, updates on local initiatives and funding opportunities, and more.

The event is held in conjunction with the NYC Annual Equipment and Vehicle Show and gives you a firsthand look at alternative fuel and emissions-reducing vehicles and technology. Due to COVID-19, this year our event will be held outside under the Unisphere in Flushing-Meadows Park.

Sponsorship opportunities are now available! To learn more about sponsorship and speaking opportunities, please see this year's sponsorship deck and contact Joy Gardner.

Registration is free and a light breakfast is served. Agenda to follow.
Register Today
ECC at ACT Expo 2021
Last week, Empire Clean Cities attended ACT Expo 2021 in Long Beach, California. ACT Expo is an annual advanced clean transportation event featuring vehicle and technology showcases, ride-and-drives, educational presentations, panel discussions, networking, and more! It was great to see everyone in-person again after a cancelled 2020 event-- not to mention all the advancements in clean and alternative transportation technologies!
Upcoming Events
Webinar Series: Electric Municipal & Commercial Vehicles: What's Here, What's Coming
When: September 16th and September 30th, 10:30-11:30 AM EST
Join Vermont Clean Cities, Granite State Clean Cities, and Maine Clean Communities for two webinars in our "Medium & Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicle/Tech/Equipment" webinar series geared for public & private Fleet & Business Managers, Public Works Directors, planning commissions, energy committees and other advocates & decision-makers. Register for September 16 here and September 30 here.
What: Climate Week NYC
When: September 20-26, 2021

Climate Week NYC is a week-long, virtual and in-person series of events with a focus on fulfilling and increasing climate commitments made by businesses, governments, and organizations. Climate Week NYC is hosted by the Climate Group in conjunction with the United Nations, and in partnership with the COP26 and the City of New York. Learn more about this year's events here.
What: ECC 12th Annual Stakeholder Meeting
When: Wednesday, September 22, 8:00-11:00 AM

The Empire Clean Cities 12th Annual Stakeholder Meeting brings together industry leaders for a morning of networking and discussion on the latest advances in emissions reduction technologies and policies. The event is held in conjunction with the NYC Annual Equipment and Vehicle Show under the Unisphere in Flushing-Meadows Park. Register here.
What: AltWheels Virtual Fleet Day
When: Monday, October 4, 2021

Join Empire Clean Cities and AltWheels co-hosts for a virtual fleet day on October 4th. The full-day event will feature alternative fuel panel discussions, Q&A, and virtual networking opportunities. View the full agenda and register here
What: Electric Vehicle Symposium and Ride and Drive
When: Friday, October 8, 2021

Join Farmingdale State College, NAFA Fleet Management Association, Empire Clean Cities, and Drive Electric Long Island for an electric vehicle symposium and ride-and-drive event at Farmingdale State College. Learn more and register 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.

The goal of this funding opportunity is to accelerate the development of new or enhance/increase existing anaerobic digestion capacity and infrastructure in the United States. Deadline to apply: October 7th, 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.
*UPDATE: Funding has been exhausted for Class 8 PHEV, HEV, CNG, and Propane Vehicles*
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
National Biodiesel Board: "Now is the Time to Cut Carbon with Biodiesel, Renewable Diesel"
An op-ed piece by National Biodiesel board highlighting the opportunities for using biodiesel and other readily-available, domestically produced fuels to help combat climate change and improve local air quality.
New Report: Medium- & Heavy-Duty Vehicles Market structure, Environmental Impact, and EV Readiness
M.J. Bradley & Associates published a new report for the Environmental Defense Fund summarizing an analysis of the U.S. medium and heavy-duty in-use truck fleet to identify the most common vehicle types and uses, estimate the environmental impacts, and assess near-term readiness for greater adoption of electric vehicles.
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