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Training for first responders to deal with alternative fuel vehicle accidents.

MotorWeek features CVC in the Smoky Mountains

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Welcome to the Land-of-Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition

The Clean Vehicles Coalition is a Clean Cities program of the Land of Sky Regional Council in the Western North Carolina area. We were designated by the US DOE on July 26, 2012 as an official Clean Cities program for the five county area surrounding Asheville including Buncombe, Henderson, Haywood, Madison and Transylvania counties.



CVC News & Updates


Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 08:16:40

National Drive Electric Week

Join us on September 13th, noon - 6pm, at Asheville Outlet. Register Now!


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Thursday, July 02, 2015 - 15:36:06

Thank You!

PSNC Energy and Duke Energy have joined us in the work to get the word out about clean vehicles! Everyone at the Land-of-Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition thanks them for their generous support.

If your organization is interested in becoming a sponsor of the Coalition, join us today!

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Thursday, July 02, 2015 - 06:57:18

The Clean Cities 2015 Vehicle Buyer’s Guide is Now Available

This helpful guide provides a comprehensive list of this year’s light-duty hybrid electric vehicles and vehicles that run on propane, compressed natural gas, electricity, E85, or biodiesel. The guide contains model-specific information on engine size, price, fuel economy, and emissions. It also provides short backgrounds on each fuel and helpful tips to improve fuel economy, compare and offset costs, and find alternative fueling stations.

Download the Clean Cities 2015 Vehicles Buyer's Guide!

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Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 12:33:43

Ozone Kickoff

Every year the Land-of-Sky Regional Council holds an Ozone Kickoff event to let people know when ozone air quality forecasts begin, and the current state of air pollution in our region. This video is a news update featuring the speakers of this event, summarizing our current state of air quality in Western North Carolina.



Click here for the entire Land-of-Sky Regional Air Quality's Ozone Kickoff 2015 press conference.


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Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 20:39:57

New Charging Stations Revealed at the Asheville Outlets

ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Recharging your battery while you shop at what's about to be the newest mall in the mountains.

The Asheville Outlets unveiled two electric car charging stations this morning.

Officials say they'll be convenient for visitors who can plug in and get a free charge while browsing and buying at the shopping complex.

Electric car enthusiasts say this convenience makes the vehicles a more practical option.

Two more stations will be installed soon.

All are expected to be operational in time for the Asheville Outlets grand opening on May 1st.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 12:30:26

Electric Vehicle Owners Want Charging Stations - Brevard NC

By John Lanier [original post]

In the tri-county area of Buncombe, Henderson and Transylvania counties, only Transylvania does not have a public place or work place where drivers can recharge their electric vehicles (EVs).

About a dozen people were on hand Thursday afternoon in the Brevard/ Transylvania County Chamber of Commerce meeting room to hear about the present and future of EVs and charging stations for them.

"Here in Transylvania County, we have not a single charging station," said Jim Hardy, chairman of Charge TC, a group advocating for the placement of EV charging stations in the county.


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Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 11:50:39

A-B Tech opens Electric Vehicle Charging Station

A-B Tech Community College opened an electric vehicle charging station, featuring one of Western North Carolina’s first public access DC Quick Chargers, which was awarded through a grant from Nissan USA Corporation valued at $27,000.

The Quick Charger can charge a vehicle to 80% in 30 minutes or less. The college also purchased two Level II chargers that can charge within four to eight hours. The Quick Charger and Level II chargers were made locally by the Eaton Corporation facility in Arden.


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Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 15:01:51

One Billion Gallons Saved in 2013

Thanks to all of your efforts in 2013, Clean Cities has hit yet another major milestone. For the first time, we have collectively saved more than a billion gallons in a single year. Whereas not so long ago we were celebrating a billion cumulative gallons, we managed to save that entire amount in 2013 alone. Congratulations!

Want more information? Download the factsheet!


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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 13:18:49

MotorWeek Clean Cities: Blue Ridge Parkway



Our success story this week takes us to the Blue Ridge Parkway, the 469-mile scenic highway that winds its way from the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina and Tennessee. Thanks to the Department of Energy clean cities national parks initiative, the parks recently added 4 Ford C-MAX hybrid-electric vehicles, and 4 Ford F-250 propane-fueled pickups, to help reduce pollution in the parks.

MIKE MOLLING: I think we need to tell the public what we’re trying to do to conserve energy…and show them that we are actively involved in reducing our carbon footprint...and for them to understand what steps we’re taking…

JOHN DAVIS: The parkway works closely with the land of the sky clean vehicles coalition to promote the use of alternative fuels for both the park staff and the millions who travel this iconic “all-American Road.”

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Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 13:16:03

MotorWeek Clean Cities: Asheville, NC



Our success story this week takes us to Asheville, North Carolina which has recently added 4 compressed natural gas refuse trucks to its fleet. They fuel up overnight at these time-fill posts. Working with the Land of the Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition—the city also received funding for 25 CNG pickup trucks-including this Ford F-150 used by the fire department. The city’s Chevrolet Volt extended range electric car uses solar energy to recharge at this public access station. Their fleet also includes Segways and zero emission EVs like this gem. And, residents are taking notice.

MARK STEVENS: it’s just that constant reminder which ultimately we hope will reduce the fuel consumption as well as the general public seeing what we’re doing, and that’s a good thing.

JOHN DAVIS: Asheville also uses B20 BioDiesel to fuel diesel vehicles. All told, a significant step in the green direction for Western North Carolina’s premiere city.

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