Events

WEBINAR: Adsorbed Natural Gas Vehicles: What are they and how can they fit into your fleet?

Date: November 18, 2020

Location: Online Webinar

 
During this time of social distancing, Palmetto Clean Fuels (PCF) is offering the opportunity to escape through a virtual vehicle demonstration! Join us on a virtual webinar to learn about adsorbed natural gas (ANG) vehicles and how they can fit into your fleet.
 
November 18, 2020
10:30 AM -12:00 PM
 
Join PCF, NGVAmerica, and Ingevity on Wednesday, November 18th from 10:30 AM -12:00 PM to learn about natural gas as a transportation fuel and ANG vehicles -- how to operate/maintain them and how refueling works!
 

Electric Vehicle Virtual Experience: Prius Prime

Date: October 20, 2020

Location: Online Webinar

During this time of social distancing, Palmetto Clean Fuels (PCF) and the local electric vehicle (EV) community are offering you an opportunity to experience an EV through an Electric Vehicle Virtual Experience! Join one of this virtual event to learn more about EVs from South Carolina’s EV owners!

October 20, 2020  |  5:30 - 6:30 PM

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Join PCF and a local Toyota Prius Prime owner to learn about plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), how to operate and maintain them, and how charging works.

NDEW Greenville- Off Grid: Using Residential Solar and Storage to Charge your Electric Vehicle

Date: October 3, 2020

Location: Online Webinar

10 - 11:30 AM

NDEW Greenville will be sharing information via a webinar, Off Grid: Using Residential Solar and Storage to Charge your Electric Vehicle

During this time of social distancing, Palmetto Clean Fuels (PCF) and the local electric vehicle (EV) community are offering you an opportunity to experience residential solar, battery storage, and resilient EV charging.

Join PCF, Duke Energy, Renu Energy, and a local Tesla owner to learn how residential solar enables resilient and off-grid charging for your EV. Covered topics will be South Carolina’s EV landscape, Duke Energy’s EV outlook, and solar and storage basics.

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National Drive Electric Week in Columbia, SC

Date: September 26, 2020 - October 3, 2020

Location: Facebook Live

Drive Electric Week in Columbia, SC will be held across three virtual events: 
 
Saturday, September 26, 2020  | 9 AM
An in-depth review of the Porsche Taycan at McDaniel's Porsche, complete with a test drive and charging session at their new 400v charging station.
 
Tuesday, September 29, 2020  | 5 PM
NDEW Columbia will review a couple other new EVs for sale, featuring the Tesla Model Y and experience a live test drive with someone looking move from gasoline to electric.
 
Saturday, October 3, 2020  | 9 AM
The used EV marketplace: what to buy and how to buy it! NDEW Columbia will interview local used EV owners, talk with the owner of an EV specific used car website, and provide practical information on the most affordable way to drive electric.
 
Each event will be held through Facebook live. Make sure to RSVP "Attending" on NDEW Columbia's page.

STRIDE Collaborative Virtual Partners Meeting

Date: September 16, 2020 - September 30, 2020

Location: Online Webinars

The STRIDE Collaborative is excited to present tours for the STRIDE Collaborative Virtual Conference.
 
The conference will include a number of virtual facility tours and vehicle displays. The STRIDE Collaborative is excited by the unique opportunity to bring tours and events that would normally not be possible. These tours include:
  • A presentation/tour of E-TRUs from Bonduelle Food Company and Clean Cities-GA to be held on Wednesday, September 16th @ 10:00 AM Eastern
  • A tour of the ROUSH CleanTech facility featuring propane, CNG, and electric vehicles to be held on Tuesday, September 22nd @ 2:00 PM Eastern
  • A tour of the New Flyer manufacturing plant featuring diesel, CNG, electric, and fuel cell buses to be held on Wednesday, September 23rd @ 10:00 AM Eastern
  • A tour of Mississippi State University's Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems (CAVS) featuring the latest on the Eco-car Challenge, the CAVS facility, and non-road autonomous vehicles to be held on Friday, September 25th @ 10:00 AM Eastern
  • A virtual vehicle display of electric terminal trucks from Orange EV to be held on Wednesday, September 30th @ 2:00 PM Eastern
These tours can now be found in the latest agenda below:
 
Registration for the conference is now open.

Sustainable Fleet Technology Virtual Conference

Date: July 15, 2020 - December 16, 2020

Location: Online Webinars

The 4th annual Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference has moved online!
 
The 2020 Sustainable Fleet Technology Virtual Conference will now be a series of 12 webinar sessions on a variety of topics highlighting the leading edge of sustainable fleet practices and alternative fuel opportunities.
 
Each session – covering current technologies, topics and issues in the fleet industry – will feature several expert speakers from all around the country. Sessions will discuss the latest and greatest opportunities for biofuel, electric, natural gas, and propane fuels and fueling – with a strong focus on data-driven decisions, tools, and technologies.
 
All webinar sessions will be offered free of charge. Save the dates below now!
·      July 15: The Green Garage: How to Make Your Facilities More Sustainable
·      July 29: Electrification of Regional Haul Trucking featuring North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE)
·      August 12: Natural Gas + Propane: Trends, Applications & Success Stories for Gaseous Fuels
·      August 26: Telematics Applications: Real-Time Data to Drive Fleet Decisions & Efficiency
 
More session topics will be announced soon. Mark your calendars for the following dates: 
·      September 9
·      September 23
·      October 7
·      October 21
·      November 4
·      November 18
·      December 2
·      December 16
 
Registration links and more information on the conference can be found on the SFTC website.

Registration Open for PCF’s Electric Vehicle Virtual Experience: July 15, 2020

Date: July 15, 2020

Location: Online Webinar

 
During this time of social distancing, Palmetto Clean Fuels (PCF) and the local electric vehicle (EV) community are offering you an opportunity to experience an EV through an Electric Vehicle Virtual Experience! Originally planned for June 24, 2020, this event has been rescheduled. Join the next upcoming virtual event to learn more about EVs from a South Carolina EV owner!
 

July 15, 2020  |  5:30 - 6:30 PM

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Join PCF and a local owner of a pre-owned Nissan Leaf to learn about her experience buying a pre-owned EV, how she operates and maintains it, and how she manages charging.

SC Biomass Council Webinar on ‘B3 Resources’ with USDA

Date: July 14, 2020

Location: Online

Register to learn about how the US Department of Agriculture is developing a sustainable bioeconomy. The economic impact of a thriving bioeconomy can be realized by linking researchers, landowners, communities, and private industry. Join us for a sneak peek into biofuels, bio-chemical and bio-preferred products. This webinar is brought to you by the USDA, SC Biomass Council, the Energy Office, and Clemson University.
 
Online
July 14, 2020
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

 

Fleet Business Strategies During the Pandemic and Recovery Afterwards: FREE Webinar

Date: June 25, 2020

Location: Online Webinar

Hear insights and fresh ideas from a panel of award-winning fleet managers, past and present. This webinar will include perspectives from three #1 winners of the 100 Best Fleets program.
 
In addition, fleet managers will discuss solutions to the increasing shortage of technicians during COVID19 and beyond.
 
This webinar will be interactive, encouraging questions, comments, and ideas in sharing, learning, and helping each other meet today's challenges.
 
June 25, 2020 
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT
 
It is FREE, but participants must register in advance, and attendance is limited to the first 100 fleet managers.
 
 

National Dump the Pump Day

Date: June 18, 2020

On the third Thursday in June, National Dump the Pump encourages people to ride public transportation instead of driving single-occupancy vehicles. With COVID-19, many transit agencies have put restrictions on service intervals and may have other precautionary measures in place to ensure rider safety, so be sure to contact your local transit agency before riding.
 
Riding public transit is an economical way to save money, particularly when gas prices are high. Many Americans use local public transportation to commute to and from work, school, for shopping and errands, and even to make family visits. According to the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Transit Savings Report​, the annual savings of switching a daily commute by car to public transportation is, on average, more than $9,700 a year.
 
National Dump the Pump Day is sponsored by APTA and public transportation systems across the country.

Electric Vehicle Virtual Experience

Date: June 17, 2020 - June 24, 2020

Location: Online Webinar

During this time of social distancing, Palmetto Clean Fuels (PCF) and the local electric vehicle (EV) community are offering you an opportunity to experience an EV through an Electric Vehicle Virtual Experience! Join one of these upcoming virtual events to learn more about EVs from South Carolina’s EV owners!

June 17, 2020  |  5:30 - 6:30 PM

Webinar recording

Join PCF and the Tesla Owners Club of Columbia to learn about various Tesla models, how to operate and maintain them, and how charging works.

June 24, 2020  |  5:30 - 6:30 PM (CANCELED, will reschedule)

Join PCF and a local owner of a pre-owned Nissan Leaf to learn about her experience buying a pre-owned EV, how she operates and maintains it, and how she manages charging.

XL Fleet Webinar Series: Electrification trends, challenges and opportunities

Date: May 21, 2020 - June 24, 2020

Location: Online Webinar

XL Fleet is hosting a free educational webinar series designed to unlock the best practices available to fleet managers in a range of industries adopting EVs currently. These informative sessions feature experts from the fleet industry who can help outline some of the electrification trends, challenges and opportunities available to fleet managers in three distinct application areas.

  • Electrified Pickups- Thursday, May 21 at 1 PM EST
  • Sustainable Shuttles- Thursday, June 11 at 1 PM EST
  • The Green Mile- Wednesday, June 24 at 1 PM EST

Webinar Details and Registration

Energy Efficient Future Mobility Systems with Connected & Automated Vehicles Webinar

Date: May 18, 2020

Location: Online Webinar

 
Join the Palmetto Clean Fuels coalition and the Clemson Center for Connected Multimodal Mobility (C2M2) for an engaging discussion about energy efficiency mobility systems (EEMS) and automated vehicles. US Department of Energy-funded research has shown that the introduction of connectivity and automation to the transportation sector could result in a significant decrease in energy consumption and emissions. This potential will be explored in this webinar. 
 
This event will bring together members of industry, academic and government researchers, as well as policy makers to discuss the future of connected and automated mobility systems within South Carolina.
 
Online Webinar
May 18, 2020
3 PM – 4 PM
 
3:00 – 3:10 PM: Palmetto Clean Fuels Coalition
Ben Kessler
PCF Coordinator, Energy Office
Office of Regulatory Staff
 
Learn about South Carolina’s Clean Cities coalition and their efforts in the Palmetto state; including alternative fuels, petroleum reduction initiatives, and technical assistance. Find out how you can apply cost saving and environmentally friendly behaviors to your fleet.
 
3:10 – 3:30 PM: USDOT – Center for Connected Multimodal Mobility (C2M2)
Dr. Ronnie Chowdhury
Director, C2M2
Energy Conservation with Future Transportation Technologies
 
Learn about Clemson University’s US Department of Transportation Tier 1 University Transportation Center and their ongoing research to move people and goods more efficiently within the Palmetto state. Find out how energy efficient systems are connecting the future of transportation. 
 
3:30 – 3:50 PM: USDOE EERE – Vehicles Technology Office
Michael Laughlin
Technology Manager, Technology Integration
US Department of Energy EERE, VTO
 
Learn about the US Department of Energy’s efforts in the vehicle technologies realm; including unlocking the full potential of energy efficient mobility systems. Find out how the DOE is conducting early-stage research for energy efficient mobility productivity.
 
3:50 – 4:00 PM: Q&A
How do we advance connected and efficient mobility systems in South Carolina?

 

National Biodiesel Board: Fuel Transitions and Fleet Decision Making Webinar

Date: May 14, 2020

Location: Online Webinar

The National Biodiesel Board will host a webinar on May 14, 2020 taking a deep dive on biodiesel. You’re invited to join National Biodiesel Board experts along with major biodiesel fleet users Ruan Trucking and the Chicago Park District to receive the latest information about biodiesel's carbon reduction and performance benefits, along with practical guidance for implementing its use in your fleet.

Fuel Transitions and Fleet Decision Making Webinar
May 14, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. CT / 2:00 p.m. ET
Register Online Now

For any additional questions, please contact NBB's OEM Market Development Manager Jennifer Weaver.

Advanced Clean Transportation Expo

Date: May 11, 2020 - May 14, 2020

Location: LONG BEACH CONVENTION CENTER LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA

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POSTPONED: NEW DATE TBD
 
The Advanced Clean Transportation Expo is the largest advanced transportation technology and clean fleet event in North America. Each year, the show serves as the official meeting place for transportation executives looking to gain hands-on access to the fuels, technologies, and vehicles driving the future of transportation. ACT Expo features dozens of product debuts and major announcements from the leading OEMs and suppliers, unparalleled networking opportunities with the most influential and progressive leaders in the industry, peer-to-peer learning for progressive fleet operators, and access to the most comprehensive assembly of advanced commercial vehicles anywhere. Watch a 1-minute video of what you can expect at ACT Expo 2020.
 
ACT Expo is proud to continue to showcase the success and progress of the US Department of Energy’s national Clean Cities program! Garnering support across the nation’s coalitions is essential in helping to build awareness of the wide range of clean transportation and efficiency solutions available today.
 
SAVE ON REGISTRATION
Clean Cities Coordinators and stakeholders are eligible to receive discounted registration to attend ACT Expo 2020.
 

Ethanol Safety and Steel Drum 101 Seminar - Greenville, Orangeburg & Florence, SC

Date: April 20, 2020 - April 24, 2020

Location: Greenville, SC on April 20th; Orangeburg, SC on April 22nd and Florence, SC on April 24, 2020

Please join the Renewable Fuels Association, Industrial Steel Drum Institute, TRANSCAER® and FRA for Steel Drum 101 and Ethanol Safety Seminar in Greenville, SC on April 20th; Orangeburg, SC on April 22nd and Florence, SC on April 24, 2020

Attendees will receive in-depth information on proper training techniques that emergency responders and hazmat personnel need to effectively respond to an ethanol-related emergency. Along with helpful information to better comprehend the components of steel drums. Certificates of Completion will be handed out to all attendees at the end of each safety seminar.

The sessions will be from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm or 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm at each location. Lunch and dinner will be provided. 

This session is FREE to attend and open to the public.

Feel free to pass this on to fire departments, hazmat teams, safety personnel, safety managers or anyone else in your area or community who may be interested in attending.

All attendees must register at www.transcaer.com/training/training-events

Upcoming Clean Cities Webinars

Date: April 15, 2020 - April 30, 2020

EV
4/15/2020 at 2:00-3:00 PM MT: Cars on Calls: EV Workshop - Charging, Chargers and Apps 
Topic: EV Charging, Chargers and Apps
Northwest region: Denver Metro Clean Cities
 
4/21/20 at 12:00-2:00 PM PST: Nissan+Geotab_EVgo
Topic: 2020 Nissan Leaf w/Geotab EV data management and EVgo EVSE charging incentives
California region: Sacramento
 
4/22/20 at 11:00 AM-12:00 PM MT: EV 101 Webinar (Charge Ahead Colorado Grant Program)
Topic: For any person or business interested in an electric vehicle or electric vehicle charging station
Northwest Region: Northern Colorado Clean Cities
 
4/22/20 at 12:00-1:00 PM MT: Cars on Calls: EV Workshop - Everything EV
Topic: electric cars, charging, tax incentives
Northwest Region: Denver Metro Clean Cities
 
4/22/20 at 1:00-2:15 PM EDT: EV Charging, Planning, and utility programs
Topics: Benefits of EV Charging, EV charging solutions, Planning considerations, Indiana Rate Advantages/Grants/Utility Incentives
North Central Region: Greater Indiana Clean Cities
 
4/23/20 at 11:00 AM-12:00 PM MT: EV Charging Webinar (Colorado EV Corridor and Scenic Byway)
Topic: For any person or business interested in an electric vehicle or electric vehicle charging station
Northwest Region: Northern Colorado Clean Cities
 
4/23/20 at 2:00-3:00 PM MT: TECH TALK: OrangeEV - Terminal Truck Experts
Topic: terminal tractors/yard hostlers
Northwest Region: Denver Metro Clean Cities
 
4/25/20 at 10:00 AM-2:00 PM MT: Cars on Calls: EV Workshop General Audience
Topics: electric cars, charging, tax incentives, live vehicle walk-arounds, Facebook Live drives
Northwest Region: Denver Metro Clean Cities
 
5/12/2020 at 1 PM - 2 PM EST - EVunited Webinar
Topic: EV and EV Charging presentation with ChargePoint, EVunited, and Clean Fuels Ohio
North Central Region: Clean Fuels Ohio
 
 
Funding Opportunities
4/16/2020 at 10:30-11:30 AM MT: Charge Ahead Colorado Grant Program: Municipal & Workplace Charging
Topic: Local grant funding - Charge Ahead Colorado program
Northwest Region: Denver Metro Clean Cities
 
4/21/2020 at 11:00 AM-12:00 PM MT: Alternative Fuels Webinar (Alt Fuels Colorado Grant Program)
Topic: For any person or business interested in learning about alternative fuels
Northwest Region: Northern Colorado Clean Cities
 
4/24/2020 at 10:00-11:00 AM MT: Alt Fuels Colorado Grant Program
Topic: Local VW Funds - April 15-May15 application round
Northwest Region: Denver Metro Clean Cities
 
AFDC Tools
4/24/20 at 11:00 AM-12:00 PM MT: Tools for Transportation: Multimodal transportation
Topic: For any person or business interested in lowering emissions and learning about transportation tools
Northwest Region: Northern Colorado Clean Cities
 
Other
4/17/20 at 11:30 AM-1:00 PM: TECH TALK: ChargePoint - Making Electric Work
Topic: ChargePoint hardware and software
Northwest Region: Denver Metro Clean Cities
 
4/20/20 at 11:00 AM-12:00 PM: Idle Reduction Webinar
Topic: For any person or business interested in lowering emissions, fuel usage, and costs
Northwest Region: Northern Colorado Clean Cities
 
4/21/20 at 10:00-11:00 AM MT: Recharge Colorado
Topic: Recharge Colorado EV coaching program overview
Northwest Region: Denver Metro Clean Cities
 
4/30/20 at 10:00-11:00 AM MT: Sawatch and Electrification Coalition Program
Topic: telematics can tell fleets which vehicles would be best to change to EVs
Northwest region: Denver Metro Clean Cities