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Energy Department Announces $4 Million

The Energy Department announced up to $4 million for research projects on medium- and heavy-duty natural gas engine technologies. The Department's Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) funds early-stage, high-risk research to generate knowledge upon which industry can develop and deploy innovative transportation energy technologies that improve efficiency, lower costs for families and businesses, and increase the use of secure, domestic energy source

Volkswagen Settlement Updates

On October 2, 2017, the Final Trust Agreement was officially filed with the court establishing October 2, 2017 as the Trust Effective Date. The state of Florida now has sixty days, or until December 1, 2017, to execute and file the Certificate for Beneficiary Status outlined in Appendix D.

DOE Announces $19.4 M Funding

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $19.4 million in funding for 22 new cost-shared projects to accelerate the research of advanced battery, lightweight materials, engine technologies and energy-efficient mobility systems. According to the DOE, this Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) funding reasserts that investment in advanced, energy-efficient transportation technologies and systems will improve our nation’s energy security, help

HART Deploys Four Tesla SUVs Around USF

The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit authority launched an expanded program around the University of South Florida campus to get riders to and from bus stops using Tesla Model X vehicles. The agency is expanding its HyperLINK program to the university area. Riders can use the service to hail a ride similar to the way they would use Uber to pick them up for a ride to or from a bus station. The subsidized rides are $3 each way.The service is inte

CNG Buses Ready to Roll in Pasco County

Pasco County Schools will soon be the first in Florida to build and run their own fast-fill compressed natural gas station. The first of its natural-gas buses will arrive in mid-May, when they will be completing the new gas station just south of State Road 54 along Interlaken Road north of Tampa.

Pinellas County Invests in Electric Buses

Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority commissioners voted to buy two electric buses on Wednesday, February 24, beginning a pilot program for the technology in the county.

Tampa in Top 10 Cities for Workplace Charging

With more than half a million plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) quietly zipping around U.S. streets, the Energy Department’s Workplace Charging Challenge has been instrumental in helping provide PEV drivers a place to charge their vehicles while at work. Read the Challenge report summarizing workplace charging trends, highlighting top metro regions for the Challenge (including Tampa, FL), and recognizing the efforts of Challenge partners.

Bioenergy Technologies Office Notice of...

The U.S. Department of Energy‘s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), on behalf of the Bioenergy Technologies Office, intends to issue a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for up to $8 million, subject to appropriations. The FOA, entitled Productivity Enhanced Algae and Tool-Kits (PEAK), will support innovative technologies and approaches to help advance bioenergy and bioproducts from algae. These projects will support the

DOE Announces $15 Million...

The Energy Department (DOE) announced $15 million, subject to appropriations, to support community-based projects to accelerate the adoption of advanced and alternative fuel vehicles and demonstrate energy efficient mobility systems including connected and autonomous vehicles as well as new transportation system models. DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy seeks highly leveraged Alternative Fuel Vehicle Community Partner Project

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