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Used Vehicle Buyer’s Guide

With thousands of new EVs coming off of leases, used EVs are more available and more affordable than ever before, with some available for under $10,000.
Here’s a handy Used EV Buyer’s Guide.

And don’t forget to think about charging options before you buy it!

National Lab Tool Helps Buyers Compare Electric and Traditional Vehicles

Consumers seeking information about plug-in electric and hybrid vehicles can check out a vehicle purchase guidance tool created by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory.
The consumer education tool, “EVolution: Education on E-Drive Vehicles” – which originally debuted for Midwest states in early 2018 – is now available for consumers nationwide.

Texas Clean Cities Coordinators Meet up at National Conference in Salt Lake City

Lone Star Clean Fuels Alliance, as a part of the Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program, participates annually in a national training session with approximately 90 Clean Cities Coalitions from across the nation. Our director, Elizabeth Munger, third from left, represented Central Texas along with the other 3 Texas Clean Cities Coordinators (Lori Clark, DFW; Andrew DeCandis, Houston Galveston Area and Lyle Hufstetler, Alamo Area).  A national list of Coordinators can be found here on the DOE’s Clean Cities website.  

Lone Star Clean Fuels Stakeholders Awarded VW Funds for School, Transit and Shuttle Bus Replacement 

Congratulations to Eanes ISD and Capital Metro!  Both entities successfully competed for funding from the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Program.  They were joined by Thorndale ISD, Liberty Hill ISD and a Bell County ISD in claiming the $5.7M made available to Central Texas in the initial funding round. Congratulations!

Austin Energy and Electric Drive Tour and Presentation

As part of our EV series of site visits and educational tours, Lone Star Clean Fuels teamed up with Austin Energy for a program designed to assist municipalities and fleets which are tasked with adding electric but are uncertain how to proceed.  Cameron Freberg led the Austin Energy presentation and answered multiple questions from the attendees about lessons learned in their many years with EVs.
Electric Cab North America transported the group across Lady Bird Lake to the Electric Drive project.  Bobby Godsey from Austin Energy led the tour of that area and provided insights into their thinking and lessons learned.
Thank you, Austin Energy!
There’s a different tour scheduled for June 20th which highlights battery storage and charging. Learn about this upcoming tour HERE.

Read more about the tour.

The Clean Cities 2017 Coalition Activity Report Released

This report compiles the accomplishments of all coalitions
throughout the nation in calendar year 2017. Coalition
coordinators assembled the data based on voluntary reports
from their stakeholders—the private and public entities that
are members of the coalitions. As such, each of these
coalition reports represents a subset of Clean Cities
coalition activities. Taken together, they are an important
indicator of how data, information, and resources can be
effectively leveraged through the national network of Clean
Cities coalitions and stakeholders, to achieve significant
results. Accomplishments from the National Clean Fleets Partnership (NCFP) are also reported directly by the national partners.

Read the full report HERE.