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PSTA Unveils First Electric Bus for St. Pete
The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority unveiled its first-ever, all-electric bus called the eLooper that will begin operating in downtown St. Petersburg. The eLooper will have no fares and will run in downtown St. Petersburg starting Oct. 7.
Celebrate Drive Electric Week
Hillsborough County invites residents to join us at Joe Chillura Courthouse Square on Wednesday, Sept. 12, to celebrate Drive Electric Week and learn all about electric vehicles and sustainable transportation options in Hillsborough County. Wednesday’s celebration is organized by Hillsborough County and is co-sponsored by the Environmental Protection Commission, Tampa Bay Clean Cities Coalition, and other community organizations.
Tampa Electric Plans 350-acre Solar Farm
Tampa Electric is proposing a 350-acre solar energy farm in rural Pasco County to produce 55 megawatts of electricity, part of the company’s plan to install 6 million solar panels in 10 sites over the next three years. The Pasco project represents a $75 million investment in solar energy, said Tampa Electric spokeswoman Cherie Jacobs.
DOE Announces $84.5M for Advanced Vehicles
U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced up to $68.5 million in available funding for early-stage research of advanced vehicle technologies that will enable more affordable mobility, strengthen domestic energy security, and enhance U.S. economic growth. Funded through the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, projects selected through this Vehicle Technologies Office funding opportunity will address
TBCCC Recognized for Clean Transportation
The Tampa Bay Clean Cities Coalition (TBCCC) was recognized by the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council for the coalition's clean transportation and energy efficiency projects. The coalition was awarded a Future of the Region (FOR) Award in the Economy and Energy category for its work in promoting alternative fuels and other fuel reduction initiatives to improve regional air quality and energy security.
USF and City of Tampa Sign Smart Cities MOU
University of South Florida (USF) President, Judy Genshaft, and The City of Tampa Mayor, Bob Buckhorn, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on March 20, that signifies their willingness to work together to implement technologies that will improve the lives of its citizens and create a more effective and efficient government. "Every great city, every great urban area, has a research university. And a research university is a part of every bi
DOE Announces $19M for Fast Charging Research
he U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $19 million to support twelve new cost-shared research projects focused on batteries and vehicle electrification technologies to enable extreme fast charging. Selected research projects are focused on developing electric vehicle systems that can recharge rapidly at high power levels, decreasing typical charge times to 15 minutes or less using a connector or wireless fast charging system.
AFDC Station Locator Overhaul
The Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC) Station Locator has undergone a major makeover. Constant improvement is at the site’s core, which is why the U.S. Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technology Office is always striving to make the AFDC’s tools easier to use and the data more accessible. The updated Station Locator offers new features and an improved user interface built on the same reliable, comprehensive, and fuel-neutral data that our partn
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