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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.



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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!

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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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Sunday, September 07, 2014 - 20:11:17

Watch Industrious Productions of Western North Carolina's Biofuels Video

WNC Biofuels -1 from Industrious Productions on Vimeo.

WNC Biofuels - 2 from Industrious Productions on Vimeo.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 21:41:00

Renewing Commitments to Clean Transportation and Sustainable Energy

By Mai N. Gum, The Biltmore Beacon (original article)

“Twenty years ago, air quality experts with the national parks service and forest service sounded the alarm that our region had some very significant air quality issues,” said Bill Eaker during the Clean Cities Partnership Celebration on July 30 at the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center in Asheville.


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Friday, August 01, 2014 - 09:44:34

Alliance Autogas Receives Clean Air Excellence Award

Congratulations to Alliance Autogas for receiving the Clean Air Excellence Award from the Western North Carolina Regional Air Quality Agency!

July 31, 2014- Swannanoa, NC- - Asheville-area based Alliance AutoGas (AAG) recently received from the Western North Carolina Regional Air Quality Agency (WNCRAQA) a Clean Air Excellence Award the Special Award category. Board chairman, Brit Loving presented the award to Tom Cheatham, business development manager with Alliance Auto Gas and Matthew Parsons, business development specialist with Alliance AutoGas.

[photo, left to right: Mathew Parsons, Business Development Specialist Alliance AutoGas, Tom Cheatham, Business Development Manager, Alliance AutoGas, and WNCRAQA Board Chair Brit Lovin.]


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Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 09:23:10

NC’s Mountain to Sea EV Readiness Planning Project featured in Green Fleet

From reducing fuel costs to exploring alternative energy solutions, Green Fleet Magazine shows you how the fleet industry is saving money and the planet by going green.

Green Fleet recently featured NC’s Mountain to Sea EV Readiness Planning Project in their July/Aug 2014 issue. Read the issue and check out our feature on page 21!

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