Source: New York City & Lower Hudson Valley Clean Communities (NYCLHVCC)
The (NYCLHVCC) is focused primarily on ensuring clean air, reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector, the energy independence of our country and the growth and development of economic opportunities for our stakeholders who live, work and play in New York City and the Lower Hudson Valley region. We embrace the increasing diversity of NYCLHVCC’s alternative fuel and advanced technology options. Mirroring the great melting pot of our region’s diverse population, NYCLHVCC is working hard to deliver the best solutions the world has to offer to New York City and the Lower Hudson Valley.
The NYCLHVCC coalition has been has only been in existence for little more than three years. In this short time, the coalition has reached and educated countless people on alternative fuel vehicles and technologies and our stakeholders were awarded over $5.5M in funding to supplement and demonstrate new technologies in their fleets.
The NYCLHVCC momentum continues to build. In 2010 alone we helped reduce over 23 million gallons of gasoline equivalent and over 100,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
Today, we ask you to come and join us. We have many ways for you and your company to become involved. Come talk, discuss and work with us, and perhaps show us what your company or agency is up to. You’ll find our discussions are lively and afford the opportunity to learn what new technologies are available to reduce emissions, while increasing energy efficiency and performance. More importantly, you’ll hear from the people who are literally driving the change and achieving the results. We meet regularly, and have many scheduled events including educational and informative seminars and conferences. Please check out our calendar at http://www.nyclhvcc.org. It has been said that nothing comes into a closed hand. Together we will continue to transform New York City and Lower Hudson Valley and lead the region in reducing our dependency on foreign oil, continue to reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions and continue to set the standard for a more sustainable future.
NYCLHVCC had a busy Fall 2010 and Spring 2011! We started our Electric Vehicle series with a Ride-and-Drive event at New York Power Authority highlighting the Azure/Ford Transit Connect. At this event, NYCLHVCC highlighted the importance of EVs followed by test drives of the new Azure/Ford Transit Connect.
One of the exciting opportunities presented to us was that NYCLHVCC was chosen as the NAFTC’s National Kickoff site for Odyssey Day 2010! NYCLHVCC’s Odyssey Day 2010 consisted of a presentation of more than 25 alternative fuel vehicles ranging from small to heavy duty vehicles; keynote speaker and environmentalist Josh Tickell; and reaching over 500 participants in outreach activities. Following Odyssey Day was NYCLHVCC’s 2010 first of three EV Symposium series, during which participants and fleet managers gathered to learn more about electric vehicles, charging infrastructures, and funding opportunities.
Recently, NYCLHVCC had our most popular event yet: the EV Symposium II- Electrifying Urban Delivery. This event, hosted by our stakeholder Anheuser Busch, targeted medium and heavy-duty delivery trucks. We educated over 120 fleet users by educating them on the different electric truck technologies. They were also able to hear directly from many of the region’s leading electric vehicle users on a great end user panel with our stakeholders UPS, Down East Seafood, FedEx, NYC Parks and Recreation, Coca-Cola, NYC Department of Sanitation, and the City of White Plains. Stay tuned for information on our final EV Symposium event in the fall of 2011!