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PetroleumReductionResults2014 Was A Banner Year!

Preliminary results suggest that our members and stakeholders displaced a total of 18.8 million gallons of petroleum in 2014. This
 translates into 95,700 tons of greenhouse gas pollution avoided. 


[Note: these numbers are preliminary and will be verified by the U.S. Department of Energy. We'll announce final numbers once they are officially confirmed. Stay tuned!]


This remarkable achievement was revealed at our Annual Awards & Recognition Dinner. For more highlights, visit our website

GovInsleeGov. Inslee Signs EV-Friendly Bill

Earlier this month Gov. Inslee signed House Bill 1853. The new law enables Washington's investor-owned utilities to finance and install electric vehicle charging equipment and receive a set rate of return on these investments - much like any other infrastructure that creates electricity sales. 


Photo from Gov. Inslee's Flickr page.  
NewMembersWelcome New Members

We've had a few additions to our coalition! Please welcome our new members to the Clean Cities family:


Snohomish County Public Utility District

We're excited to have Snohomish PUD as a new member; the district is already reducing their petroleum use through an impressive and thorough fleet modernization effort. They've also equipped many of their service trucks with Vanner idle-reduction systems, which have proven to make a big impact on saving fuel use while out on the job site.


United Parcel Service

UPS is a Clean Cities national fleet partner, and in 2015 has joined our local coalition. Nationally UPS operates a very large and very diverse fleet of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles. 


Mike Nykreim

Nykreim is principal of Convert Clean USA, a Kirkland-based project developer working with fleets across Washington State to provide CNG conversions and fueling infrastructure.

IdleLessSaveMoreWorkshop: Idle Less, Save More
Technologies to Reduce Idling & Save Fuel

If you've ever wondered how idle-reduction systems work, then consider joining our upcoming workshop. Our speakers will provide insight on the benefits of quitting that idling habit - for police vehicles, fire engines, emergency response vehicles, and more! The workshop will also showcase vehicles with idle-reduction equipment - a firsthand opportunity to see the systems for yourself.

Visit our website to register or for more information.

TeslaPatrolCarTesla Patrol Car, Anyone?

One of our members has reached out to Tesla to explore the possibility of creating an electric patrol car - and Tesla is apparently intrigued! They would like to gauge market interest, and have requested a list of potential customers for Tesla patrol cars. 

*IF* a Tesla patrol car were available (and presumably affordable for public fleets), would any of your agencies consider procuring them? If so, send a quick note to Kimberley Cline so we can add your organization to the list. Please note that this does not commit anyone to anything - it's merely intended to demonstrate demand. 

Responses by Friday, June 5th, would be most appreciated. 
MemberUpdatesClean Cities Member Updates 

Check out what our members have been up to:
World CNG: Stretching for natural gas

Last month, World CNG and MGM Resorts introduced the nation's first CNG-powered Cadillac XTS limousines. The new vehicles have been deployed following the existing Cadillac Escalades WorldCNG designed and up-fitted for MGM Resorts.


Seattle: Bring on the biodiesel
The City of Seattle awarded a new fuel contract to Seaport Petroleum & Biofuels for purchasing biodiesel. The City expects to switch over to biodiesel for its diesel vehicles starting in early June. The City has also placed an order for 28 additional Nissan Leafs, to be used by the City's parking enforcement division.


Washington State: Testing hi-tech cars

The Washington Department of Enterprise Services will pilot fleet telematics this summer for over 200 vehicles. The technology should dramatically simplify data collection on vehicle health and could also be used to target excessive idling.

Everett: Heating things up 

The City of Everett has received delivery of a new front-end loader equipped with an engine preheater. The preheater will decrease warm-up time of the engine and cabin, saving fuel and reducing vehicle emissions.

Bellevue: Let's go for a spin 

The City of Bellevue is planning an EV Ride & Drive event, tentatively scheduled for July 8th. The event will provide information to city employees and the public about electric vehicles and give them a chance to take one out for a ride. 


BiodieselSurveyInterested in Biodiesel? Take Our 3-Minute Survey

We are in the midst of planning future trainings for the year and would like to know what you'd like to know about using biodiesel! Please take our six-question survey on what biodiesel topics and issues you'd like to see in a future training. 

DERADERA Funding Opportunities

There are a few opportunities this year for funding through the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA). 

Visit the links below for additional information:
CCBlogClean Cities Blog: Can You Convert a Diesel Truck To Run On Natural Gas?

Yes, you can! WW Clean Cities is currently working with Omnitek Engineering Inc., American Strategic Group, and Adtra Inc. to demonstrate the conversion of diesel truck engines to compressed natural gas (CNG). 



Coordinator | Alternative Fuels & Technology 
Coordinator | Partnerships, Policy & Outreach 


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June 4, 2015: Webinar - Plug-In Vehicles & Retail Performance

June 8-11, 2015: Government Fleet Expo & Conference, Denver, CO

June 18-19, 2015: 4th Annual Natural Gas Vehicles Infrastructure USA, Atlanta, GA

June 24, 2015: Idle Less, Save More, Edmonds, WA 

July 29-31, 2015: EV Roadmap 8, Portland, OR

For more events, click here.

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