Tesla Tech Talk - Boise
A Tesla Tech Talk meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 21st at Hotel 43, 981 Grove Street in
Boise. Come to the meeting to learn more about the Tesla
Model S electric sports car. There will be discussions about
the EV industry, environmental impacts and charging
infrastructure. Complimentary food, drink and door prizes
will be awarded. For more information, call 503-431-2350.
PEV interest group
meeting set for Oct. 17th
Idaho Power, the Energy Policy Institute at
Boise State University and the Treasure Valley Clean Cities
Coalition, has scheduled a plug-in electric vehicle (PEV)
interest group meeting for Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, The
meeting will be held from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Energy
Policy Institute, 220 E. Parkcenter Blvd. in Boise.
Scheduled presentation topics include the results from INL's
charging and battery research study, information developed
from Idaho Power's study of local PEV vehicles, and GSA
experiences with implementing a pilot EV program for a
federal vehicle fleet. If you plan to attend, please RSVP by
October 4th by contacting Beth Baird at
firstname.lastname@example.org, or 208-384-3984.
Renting LNG Trucks via Blu and
Bidding to tempt fleet managers who are wary of the up-front
costs associated with LNG (liquid natural gas) trucking,
Paccar's PacLease and Kenworth Sales units, and Utah's Blu
LNG are offering LNG-fueled Kenworth T800 trucks for rent
along the Interstate 84 and I-15 corridors from Las Vegas
through Utah, Idaho and eastern Oregon...
Treasure Valley transit system
running strong with CNG buses
Department of Energy website recently published an article
on its website about Valley Regional Transit's (VRT) ongoing
efforts to convert its bus fleet to use compressed natural
gas. The Treasure Valley Clean Cities Coalition played a key
role in the success of this project by securing a federal
grant to have a public CNG fueling station installed near
one of VRT's bus operation facilities.
READ THE ARTICLE.
First responder training held in
Nampa on June 6-7
Staff from the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC), a
national leader in providing first responder
alternative fuels, came to the Nampa Fire Training Facility
June 6-7 to conduct two workshops. The workshops were specifically designed to reduce the risk taken by first
responders when called to an accident involving gaseous
fuels (natural gas and propane). A total of 38 people
attended. Attendees includes representatives from the Nampa,
Meridian and Boise Fire Departments, as well as
representatives from Valley Regional Transit.
Vehicles used in the workshops included a ValleyRide bus, a
Republic Services garbage truck, a Honda Civic and a Ford
350 bi-fuel truck. The workshops were free. Topics included
information about compressed natural gas, liquefied natural
gas, and propane fuels and vehicles, and best practices when
responding to an emergency. The NAFTC visit was coordinated
by the Treasure Valley Clean Cities Coalition and is part of
a Clean Cities Learning Program.