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Module 5: Ultra Clean HD Vehicle Summit

This standing room only ACT session features the top executives from vehicle manufacturers, technology suppliers, and fleets sharing (and debating) what the future will hold for the vehicles and technologies that power our nation's goods movement and passenger transportation sectors.  

4 Episodes: October 13, 15; November 17, and 19.

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Clean cities webinar series: fleet electrification

Part 1: EV Market Watch - Work Trucks

Wednesday, September 30th | 2 PM CDT

Discover all of the options available on the market today and what vehicles are coming soon. The webinar will feature Michael Coates, the editor of the Clean Fleets Report who will facilitate a moderated discussion with Keith Brandis with the Volvo Lights project and Alexander Voets with Daimler Trucks North America to discuss existing news about their EV vehicle line ups and pilot programs.


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Part 2: First Steps for Fleets Interested in EVs 

Wednesday, October 7th | 2 PM CDT



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On July 29th, the NC DEQ announced the Phase 1 Awards of North Carolina's beneficiary mitigation plan from the VW Settlement. The plan involves investing in five different programs with an overall goal of reducing harmful nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions significantly across the state. The five programs include the school bus replacement, transit bus replacement, clean heavy-duty-on-road equipment, clean heavy-duty off-road equipment, and the Zero Emission Vehicle infrastructure programs.

Centralina is pleased to see eight (8) of our nine (9) counties awarded funding for new, lower-polluting vehicles during Phase 1. Between Lincoln, Gaston, Mecklenburg, Iredell, Rowan, Cabarrus, Union, and Anson counties, a total of 43 new vehicles will be funded, including six (6) new electric school and transit buses. These new vehicles will reduce NOx emissions by approximately 7.8 annual tons throughout the lifetimes of the vehicles in the greater Charlotte region. Centralina staff co-hosted regional workshops for preparation and assisted in applications to garner up to a total of $6,5141,633 in awarded funds. Additionally, four (4) of our counties were awarded a total of six (6) electric vehicle chargers from the Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program which awarded a total of roughly $403,261. Congratulations to each of the settlement awardees! Centralina continues to be your fleet or municipality’s resource for assistance for applications in Phase 2 when announced. The Level 2 Charging request for proposals will be released soon, so stayed connected with Centralina, or visit for more information.


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Module 4: Staying Plugged In: ACT;s Annual EV Charging Workshop

ACT's EV Charging Workshop is back by popular demand! Hear how the EV charging landscape has evolved, including key lessons learned in fleet charging infrastructure deployments, as well as strategies to control costs, protect assets, and integrate advanced energy management and storage. 

4 Episodes: September 22, 24; October 27, 29.

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The North Carolina Division of Air Quality is accepting proposals to fund clean diesel projects.  More than $616,000 is available for eligible projects through the Mobile Source Diesel Emission Reduction Grant program.  The grants can be used to cover a wide range of projects including repowering non-road construction or agricultural equipment with cleaner burning engines, converting vehicles to run on alternative fuels and repowering a locomotive.  

Individuals, businesses and organizations from the public and private sector are eligible to apply. The division will prioritize funding for non-road equipment projects, but proposals for on-road and locomotive projects will be considered if funding is available. 

Applications must be received through the North Carolina Division of Air Quality’s Grant Management System no later than 11:59 pm Eastern Time on September 30, 2020 to be considered.  More information on eligible projects and application instructions is available online at

The 2019/2020 Diesel Emissions Reduction Grant program is funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) program. The purpose of DERA funding is to support projects designed to achieve significant diesel emissions reductions.

For more information about the Mobile Sources Diesel Emissions Reduction Grant program, please visit the state Division of Air Quality’s website at: or via e-mail at daq [dot] mscb [dot] ncdaqgrants [at] ncdenr [dot] gov.


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Module 3: Advanced Transportation Investor Summit

Investors and entrepreneurs can gain unmatched insight on current and future investment trends in advanced transportation. Sessions will feature thought-provoking conversations with industry, fleet, and government leaders on what investment looks like in a (post) pandemic environment. 

2 Episodes: September 15 & 17

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We are pleased to share the launch of the Fall 2020 term of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program (CCUWDP). This fall, CCUWDP is offering 50 workforce development program positions across the nation and applications are now available.  This is a wonderful opportunity for students looking to gain experience in the energy and transportation areas. Please pass this information along to anyone you know who may be interested in one of these positions. Applications can be found at with more information below. Applications are accepted until Aug 31st. If you have any questions, please email cleancitiesintern [at] anl [dot] gov (cleancitiesintern [at] anl [dot] gov).  

The Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program is an initiative of Clean Cities, a government-industry partnership sponsored by the US Department of Energy's Vehicle Technologies Program. Clean cities strives to reduce petroleum consumption in the transportation sector in nearly 100 communities across the country. Since the creation of the CCUWDP in 2010, Clean Cities has hosted more than 500 interns in more than 75 Coalitions. 


The Clean Cities internship will give students studying communications, public reltations, business, marketing, engineering or environemntal sciences, the opportunity to grow public awareness and expand the markets of advanced vehicle technologies, alternative fuels, and practices that reduce the consumption of petroleum. Students have participated in research, outreach activities, public education, K-12 outreach, fleet events, and a vast array of transportation-related environmental projects. 


Specific Details: 

  • Up to 50 internships available at competitively-selected US Clean Cities Coalition loctions working with dynamic Clean Cities coordinators and their stakeholders
  • Positions are 15 or 20 hours per week (determined by the coalition) for 14 weeks
  • Internship dates: approximately September 8, 2020 through December 18, 2020. 
  • Stipends range from $2520-$4200 depending on academic classification and number of hours assigned by the coalition. 
  • Many past interships have led to permanent positions. 
  • Applications are due August 31, 2020. 


Please submit your cover letter and resume by Aug 31, 2020 to admin [at] centralina [dot] org (admin [at] centralina [dot] org) AND submit an application to Amanda McAlphin at amcalpin [at] anl [dot] gov and Marcy Rood at mrood [at] anl [dot] gov.

If selected, interns will be notified by September 8, 2020. 
Questions? Email: CleanCitiesIntern [at] anl [dot] gov 


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Module 2: Deep Dives on Battery Technology, Connected Tech & Natural Gas

Some of our most popular ACT content is turning virtual with our standing room only concurrent Battery Technology, Connected Tech, and Natural Gas workshops. Explore breakthrough technologies, early adopter fleet experiences, and key barriers and opportunities to reach scale. 

3 Episodes: August 25, 27; September 1.

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Join us for the first ever, ACT Virtual Expo! 

Module 1: The Main Stage

ACT's main stage ballroom discussions are coming to a computer near you! Hear top executives from major suppliers, manufacturers, and fleets who are aggressively pushing ahead on advanced clean transportation technologies and what they're betting big on, why they're doing it, and what they're most excited about for the future of the industry. 

6 Episodes: August 18, 20; October 6, 8; November 10, and 12.

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Join the NC Clean Cities Coalitions and Plug-in NC for a free webinar, the first of a three-part series, to learn about electric transit and school bus deployments in the Southeast. We will be joined by Kathleen Staples from Dominion Energy as she shares an update and an overview of Dominion Energy’s Electric School Bus Program in Virginia. We will also hear from George Linney and Jay Perkins of Greensboro Transit Authority as they share the benefits and lessons learned from one of the earliest electric bus deployments in North Carolina.


Centralina Council of Governments
9815 David Taylor Drive
Charlotte, NC 28262

Part of the U.S.
DOE Clean Cities
National Network