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Hybrid diagnostics and service training set for March 25-26 in Boise
The automotive Training Authority (ATA) has scheduled a two-day training class on hybrid diagnostics and training for March 25-26 in Boise. The training is scheduled for 6:30-9:30 p.m. both nights at the city of Boise facility at 4833 West Dorman Street. The cost of the class is $209 if you register by March 18; the cost after that date is $259. Learn more about the class and access an application.
Update on the Volkswagen Settlement Fund
The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality has opened the application process for the Volkswagen Settlement Fund Vehicle Replacement Program. This program provides funding to replace older, higher emissions diesel vehicles with new, cleaner diesel, electric, or alternative fuel vehicles. LEARN MORE
Also, an application form and related information on the Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Program are posted on the Idaho DEQ VW Diesel Settlement website. A total of $2.8 million is available in Idaho for the EVSE Program, or 15% of the total amount of VW Diesel Mitigation funds allocated to Idaho. The remaining 85% of the funds will be put toward vehicle replacements (see above).
Things to know about the Idaho EVSE Program:
- A match (cost sharing) is required, but it is up to the applicant to propose the percentage.
- Priority will be given to chargers that will be a part of a network of public fast chargers along federal and some state highways in Idaho.
- Selected locations will create charging corridors and will not be situated in close proximity of other charging sites.
- Application requires significant forethought regarding proposed projects, including contact with the local electricity provider.
- Applications will be accepted until available funds have been utilized.
City of Boise adds EV charging station to City Hall Plaza
An electric vehicle charging station is now available outside Boise City Hall. The charger is located on the north side of Main Street just east of Capitol Boulevard. The level 2 charger (240V) is free, but parking meter rates apply (if you have a Boise EV permit, there is no charge for parking). The two parking meters have a time limit of two hours.
TVCCC offers travel/training assistance opportunities
Keeping on top of the latest technologies and advances in the use of alternative fuels can be difficult, especially with limited travel/training budgets. The Treasure Valley Clean Cities Coalition (TVCCC) wants to assist individuals, agencies, companies, etc. learn more about current trends and advances in alternative fuels and vehicles.
Our continuing education program could help you or your organization by providing funding to help make an educational trip possible. For more information, please contact Mark Carnopis at (208) 258-2702 or Email: email@example.com.
Advanced electric vehicle charging station online in Huntington, Oregon
Electrify America has installed four chargers, including two state-of-the-art 350-kilowatt (kW) units, that will extend the range for EV drivers traveling on I-84 west of Boise.
Idaho Power supplies electricity to the region’s newest charging station, a state-of-the-art installation in Huntington, Oregon. Electrify America recently installed four chargers next to the town’s lone gas pump at the T and T Country Store, 40 Washington St. West.
With a focus on both future and present-day EVs, Electrify America’s charging systems range in power from 50 kW, the most commonly used fast chargers for EVs today, up to 350 kW. At 350 kW, these chargers deliver energy for up to 20 miles of range per minute, which is seven times faster than today’s 50-kW DC chargers.
“The Electrify America fast chargers provide the latest in charging technology for EVs on the road today and the future models that will feature larger batteries,” said Patti Best, Idaho Power Program Specialist. Idaho Power provides the electricity for the stations.
The new ultra-fast chargers come in several power options, starting at 50 kW. The Electrify America station offers connectors, for all EVs, including all fast-charging capable cars. The station will charge up to four vehicles at one time.
“Huntington is an excellent spot due to its central location between Boise and Pendleton, Oregon. Visitors have a convenience store and a restaurant nearby where they can refuel themselves while their car is recharging,” said Brendan Jones, Chief Operating Officer of Electrify America. “We worked with Idaho Power to get connected into the electrical grid and ensure smooth operation. The company brought one of its own EVs out to test the equipment as well.”
Idaho Power’s Chevy Bolt is the newest in its growing fleet of electric vehicles. It has the longest range, at 238 miles, of the half-dozen all-electric EVs the company owns. With the swipe of a credit card, drivers of electric cars can roll into Huntington, hook up to the Electrify America station and start charging.
“We hope it will provide a great service to the community and increase people’s interest in zero-emissions vehicles,” Jones said.
“As the charging network grows, it creates an opportunity for more people to go electric for their transportation,” Best said. Idaho Power has worked with several businesses in its service area to install charging stations as more customers go electric.
“Expansion of a national network of fast-charging stations will help EVs evolve from being used primarily for local trips to vehicles that can be readily used over long distances,” Best said.
About Electrify America
Electrify America LLC, headquartered in Reston, Virginia, is investing $2 billion over 10 years in Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure, education and access. The investment will enable millions of Americans to discover the benefits of electric driving and support the build-out of a nationwide network of workplace, community and highway chargers that are convenient and reliable. For more information and to view the National and California ZEV investment plans, visit electrifyamerica.com.
About Idaho Power
Idaho Power, headquartered in Boise, Idaho, and locally operated since 1916, is an electric utility that employs approximately 2,000 people who serve more than 547,000 customers throughout a 24,000-square-mile area in southern Idaho and eastern Oregon. With 17 low-cost hydroelectric projects as the core of its diverse generation portfolio, Idaho Power’s residential, business and agricultural customers pay among the nation’s lowest rates for electricity. IDACORP Inc. (NYSE: IDA), Idaho Power’s independent publicly traded parent company, is also headquartered in Boise, Idaho. To learn more, visit idahopower.com or idacorpinc.com.
TVCCC Contact Information
Beth K. Baird
Environmental Programs Coordinator
City of Boise Public Works Dept.
- Telephone: (208) 608-7142
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org