Question of the Month: How is fuel economy determined and reported for alternative fuel vehicles? Answer: Last month we learned about how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) determines and reports conventional light-duty vehicle fuel economy ratings. While alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) fuel economy testing is largely similar to that of conventional fuels, the […]
Ever since the installation of the Tesla Superchargers at Jackson Whole Grocer, we have had many questions as to why there are 8 of them. For a community where only a couple dozen electric vehicles are owned, 8 seems to be a bit excessive at first glance. But as with everything, Tesla has a pretty […]
Question of the Month: What are the current and future medium- and heavy-duty vehicle fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions standards? Answer: According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from medium- and heavy-duty vehicles (collectively, HDVs) are expected to surpass light-duty vehicle […]
Model Year 2017 and Beyond: Light-Duty Fuel Economy and Emissions Standards What are the current and future light-duty vehicle fuel economy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards? According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency(EPA), light-duty vehicles (LDVs) emit nearly 60% of transportation-related GHG emissions and use more than half of all petroleum transportation fuel in […]
Check out the most recent newsletter from the coalition, highlighting the new electric vehicle charging stations installed in Red Lodge, an RFP for a land lease for a natural gas fueling station, and the national Clean Cities newsletter featuring YTCC! Read the newsletter here
The Request for Proposals (RFP) to lease land for the new CNG station is available. Please read through and consider any land around town that seems feasible.
Red Lodge, MT, The City of – Red Lodge has joined the growing regional network of electric vehicle charging stations! 2 Tesla Destination Chargers and 2 Universal Clipper Creek Chargers sit adjacent to the Public Restroom at 305 N Oakes Ave. The chargers will bring in new visitors to Red Lodge and the Beartooth Pass, […]
A new study suggests reducing fossil fuel use in the electricity sector and encouraging workplace charging are two important factors in achieving the greatest electric vehicle (EV) emissions reduction. Read more here.
Each year, cars, trucks, and heavy-duty vehicles in the US waste an enormous amount of fuel running their engines while their vehicles are stationary. Also known as idling, this act effectively reduces vehicle fuel efficiency to 0 mpg and nationwide, wastes 6 billion gallons of gasoline equivalent annually (Alternative Fuels Data Center). That’s enough gas […]
Recent federal tax incentive extensions and changes impact alternative fuel and infrastructure tax credits. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 (H.R. 2029) retroactively extended several tax credits, including theAlternative Fuel Excise Tax Credit and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Tax Credit. It also included updates to the calculation method for Alternative Fuel Excise Tax Credit amounts, specifically […]