CLEAN CITIES

2017
Accomplishments

Eric W. Pollard
Clean Cities Manager

30 January 2018

Coalition stakeholders continued to deploy alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies despite challenges in the marketplace. The hard work, dedication, and collaboration among our stakeholders is truly inspiring. Thank you.

 

Handsome Businessman Holding Board With Title Year End Review. Project Report, Year End Summary Concept. Vector Illustration In Flat Style.It’s time to reflect on the year that was 2017.

Coalition stakeholders continued to deploy alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies despite challenges in the marketplace. The hard work, dedication, and collaboration among our stakeholders is truly inspiring. Thank you.

Your support advances our coalition’s mission of energy, economic, & environmental security through promotion of alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies, and┬ámakes a┬ápositive impact on Oklahomans every day.

For example, alternative fuel vehicles that were awarded under ACOG’s FY17 CLEAN AIR Public Fleet Grant are now being deployed. When all of those alternative fuel vehicles are on the road, ACOG estimates it will reduce criteria pollutants by 338 pounds annually. That’s the equivalent of permanently removing 112 passenger cars from the road, every year, over the life of those vehicles. The result: cleaner air for Oklahomans, increased energy independence, and fleets spending less money on fuel.

In 2018, we’ll have many more successes to celebrate, but for now here are some of the things coalition stakeholders accomplished this year:

  • In May, Heartland Energy Options and the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife received the Zach D. Taylor, Jr. Alternative Fuel Vision Awards for outstanding accomplishments and leadership displayed in promoting and deploying alternative fuels and advanced technology
  • The Coalition hosted an NFPA “train the trainer” first responder safety training in April
  • City of Norman, Cleveland Area Rapid Transit (CART), City of Midwest City, and the University of Oklahoma received ACOG CLEAN AIR Grant for Public Sector Fleet funding awards for CNG projects totaling $521,000
  • The Coalition documented displacement of 8.4 million gallons of petroleum in 2016
  • Sparq Natural Gas opened compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations in Lawton and El Reno
  • OG&E launched electric vehicle (EV) radio ads, hosted live radio remotes at dealerships around the metro, and offered $10,000 discounts on Nissan Leafs through a group buy program
  • In January, ACOG partnered with electric vehicle stakeholders as part of the Oklahoma Electric Vehicle Coalition in submitting input on the $2 billion Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) portion of the Volkswagen Diesel Emissions Settlement which will hopefully result in EV charging stations being constructed along Oklahoma interstate corridors
  • The coordinator presented to test drivers at OG&E’s Earth Day EV Ride and Drive event in April
  • Coalition stakeholders provided resources to legislators as they considered an electric vehicle fee
  • The Coalition co-hosted a CNG vehicle and fueling options workshop with Heartland CNG
  • OnCue opened up an EV fast-charging station and CNG fueling at their I-35 and Waterloo location
  • Precision Fitting & Gauge celebrated 40 years in business
  • Tulsa Gas TechnologiesNew Solutions CNG station was featured on a PBS Motor Week segment
  • In February, the coordinator and coalition stakeholders attended the Energy Independence Summit in Washington D.C. and shared alternative fuel updates with Oklahoma’s congressional delegation
  • ACOG hosted OKC’s National Drive Electric Week in September that featured over 25 EV’s and had over 150 attendees
  • Spiers New Technologies continued their OKC campus growth and opened offices in Europe and Asia
  • Waste Management opened a large CNG fueling station for refuse trucks conducting residential and commercial pickup in Central Oklahoma; mechanical work on the station was done by Preferred Service CNG
  • ACOG hosted a connected and autonomous vehicle workshop in December
  • High Plains Bioenergy announced production of renewable RNG from pork waste biogas
  • The Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services went out to bid for electric vehicles to be included on the state contract
  • The State of Oklahoma’s Incentive Evaluation Commission recommended the retention of the Clean Burning Fuel tax credits

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