Bi-State Electric Vehicle Connector Re-Cap

October 16, 2019

On September 27th, VTCCC co-hosted the Bi-State Electric Vehicle Connector, an event targeting fleets, businesses and municipalities in the Upper Valley of Vermont/New Hampshire, and showcasing the electrification of transportation, technology and equipment. Our Coalition collaborated with Granite State Clean Cities Coalition to plan a full day agenda, including panel presentations, vehicle and technology exhibitions, and more. Check out the event page to review panel presentations and more details from the day!

Nearly one hundred participants shared in the opportunity to connect and reflect on EV efforts and advancements. The vendor display showcased electric vehicles, utility vehicles and lawn equipment, charging stations and solar technology, and even a BYD battery electric bus, for event attendees to demo. Special thank you to our Sponsors and Vendors, Presenters and Moderators, who made this event possible!


VTCCC Announces Nissan LEAF Rebate for UVM

July 18, 2019

The Vermont Clean Cities Coalition, in coordination with the University of Vermont and Nissan North America, is thrilled to announce a rebate of up to $5,000 for the purchase of a 2019 Nissan LEAF for students and employees of UVM. This rebate can be used in addition to the $7,500 Federal tax incentive and other state and local benefits, totaling $12,500 or more in savings on the 100% electric Nissan LEAF.

To take advantage of this exclusive offer, eligible UVM affiliates need to bring (i) a copy of the rebate flyer, (ii) proof of eligible residency, and (iii) proof of current employment or student status at UVM to a participating Nissan dealership. This exclusive offer ends September 30, 2019. See your local participating Nissan Dealer for complete details.

VTCCC Supports Regional Effort to Transform our Transportation Sector

January 10, 2019

On December 18, 2018, a coalition of nine states and the District of Columbia, including Vermont, announced their intent to design a new regional low-carbon transportation policy proposal that would cap and reduce carbon emissions from the combustion of transportation fuels, and invest proceeds from the program into low-carbon and more resilient transportation infrastructure. Find the announcement here and advocate responses to announcement here.

The T4VT Coalition, which VTCCC is a member of, is excited about the commitment by Vermont and other states, working as the Transportation Climate Initiative, to thinking regionally about the environmental impacts of our transportation system.  In Vermont, transportation is currently the least renewable energy sector and the largest source of pollution in the state, generating 42% of our greenhouse gas emissions.

Harnessing market-based solutions, as well as fostering regional collaboration, are extremely important considering how much of our energy/GHG comes from transportation, and considering the pressing problem of climate change.

We know that transportation is a complex system, influenced by key factors like the locations of our homes, jobs, schools, and businesses, as well as by people’s socioeconomic status. As a system that we have built over many years, it will take time and strategic investment to shift. 

A cap and invest system could provide some of the revenue needed for that investment. Investment is essential not only for new technologies like electric vehicles and on-demand ride sharing, but also for housing in villages and downtowns, as well as walking and biking infrastructure.

T4VT sincerely hopes this important conversation and process will be an open and transparent one. We look forward to monitoring the progress of this project and to reviewing and commenting on the proposal.

Transportation for Vermonters is a broad coalition committed to increasing the affordability, access, and sustainability of Vermont’s Transportation System. Its members are AARP-VT, American Heart Association, American Lung Association in Vermont, CarShare Vermont, CATMA (Chittenden Area Transportation Management Association), Local Motion, Renewable Energy Vermont, Vermont Chapter of the Sierra Club, Vermont Clean Cities Coalition, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation, Vermont Natural Resources Council, and the Vermont Public Interest Research Group.

LEAP Electric Vehicle Fest

Come and see many recent EV models, hear from experts and owner about the cars, learn about incentives, tax credits, etc. There will be a chance to ride in some of the vehicles and electric bikes too. Free pizza and ice cream!

National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week is a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today’s widespread availability of plug-in vehicles. Drive Electric Vermont and Burlington Electric Department (BED) have partnered to organize this year’s National Drive Electric Week event at BED’s offices on Pine Street in Burlington on Saturday, September 15 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Attendees can expect to have nearly 20 electric cars on display from local owners and dealers, including all-electric and plug-in hybrid options like the Chevrolet Bolt, Honda Clarity plug-in hybrid, Nissan LEAF, Chevrolet Volt, Tesla Model 3 and more. Unfortunately no test drive opportunities will be offered due to liability issues. Click here to register and if you are on Facebook we encourage you to also join the Facebook event and share among your friends.

Midwest Green Fleets Forum & Expo

Join more than 300 transportation professionals and other like-minded fans at the largest event of its kind in the region. Attend the pre-conference training session followed by two days of plenary speakers and breakout sessions on vehicle electrification, smart mobility, and advanced fuels and vehicle technologies.  Learn winning strategies from leading industry experts and network with industry professionals at the receptions and in the exhibit hall. You can also select from a number of sponsorship and exhibitor packages to stand out in the crowd!

AltWheels Fleet Day 2018

AltWheels Fleet Day is the largest meeting of corporate and municipal Fleet Managers on the East Coast. Come see and hear the latest in fleet transportation technologies, alternative fuels and fleet management practices. Our 12th annual Fleet Day took place October 2, 2017, and it was our biggest-ever event! We hope you all can join us at our 13th annual Fleet Day on October 15, 2018! The day consists of panels, exhibits, and vehicles offering a showcase of alternative transportation solutions — from concept vehicles, to vehicles that are available and affordable today. 

Energy Resource Fair and Town Meeting

Join U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders to discuss how you can make your home, business, or town more efficient and to determine what renewable energy makes most sense for you. Join dozens of presenters and co-sponsoring exhibitors to learn everything from financing options to the latest energy technologies.

WHAT: Energy Resource Fair & Town Meeting, including an exhibitor fair, workshops and a keynote address and town meeting with Senator Bernie Sanders (final agenda to come)

WHERE: Vermont Technical College; Judd Hall; 124 Admin Drive, Randolph Center, Vermont

WHEN: Saturday, June 9, 2018; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

RSVP: RSVPs are requested, but not required. Please call our Burlington office at 800-339-9834 to RSVP, or click here.

Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference & Expo 2018

Are you looking for ways to reduce your fleet’s emissions or operations costs? The Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference will showcase the latest and greatest technologies in the biofuels, electric, natural gas, and propane arenas. Our conference will also have a strong focus on data driven decisions and technologies. Join us to learn more, see the latest technologies, and network with professionals.

SunCommon Sun CARnival

Come down to Veterans Memorial Park in South Burlington on June 9th from 2 – 6 p.m. for the annual SunCommon Sun CARnival! Check out all the cool ways you can power your life with solar – electric vehicles, electric motorcycles, e-bikes and more will be on display, and you can talk to EV owners and take a test ride or drive in an electric car. We’re also bringing the fun with our solar powered bouncy house, live music, food trucks, yard games, and more!