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Alternative Fuel Accident Training

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


Friday, April 18, 2014 - 11:59:56

UhaulCarShare Kicks into Gear with the City of Asheville

UhaulCarShare, the City of Asheville and the University of North Carolina Asheville (UNC Asheville) are partnering up to bring North America’s most advanced car-sharing service to Asheville. The UhaulCarShare Program Kickoff will introduce UhaulCarShare to the residents of Asheville, NC and surrounding areas while also recognizing the partnership with the City of Asheville and the UNC Asheville.


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Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 21:01:41

New Dual-Fuel Propane, Natural Gas Option Coming to U.S. Market

by NGT News (original article)

Blossman Services Inc. and BL Energie Inc. have formed a joint venture aimed at bringing dual-fuel propane autogas and natural gas conversions to the U.S. Class 7 and Class 8 trucking market.

BL Energie says it has converted more than 150 Canada-based trucks to run on a propane/diesel blend over the last two years. The company performed these conversions on a number of different engine platforms, including Volvo, Detroit Diesel, Cummins and Caterpillar.

"We are offering an alternative to carriers interested in converting new or existing trucks to propane autogas, LNG or CNG," says Yvon Boisclair, president of BL Energie Canada.

Through the new joint venture, BL Energie USA, the companies will work together to develop, certify and market EPA- and CARB-certified dual-fuel systems based on the proprietary DieselBlend technology from Prins. The system enables heavy-duty trucks to operate on a blend of diesel and propane or natural gas to reduce fuel costs by approximately 20%.

BL Engerie USA's first target for certification is based on a 14-liter Detroit Diesel engine platform.

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Thursday, March 06, 2014 - 20:32:52

Asheville Area Drives Clean Air Movement

Originally published in The Laurel of Asheville. See the original story here.

One reason Asheville is often found in lists of great places to live is the quality of the air we breathe. It’s good— for now. But the struggle to attain clean air was not easy, and we still face challenges.

“Ten years ago, we were in crisis mode,” says Bill Eaker, coordinator for Land-of-Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition, part of Land-of-Sky Regional Council, a multi-county, local government planning and development organization.

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Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 12:47:30

Land of Sky Clean Cities Coalition Hosts Propane Event

Blossman Gas, Alliance Autogas, and Land of Sky Clean Cities Coalition teamed up to host an Autogas roadshow recently in Asheville. The well attended seminar was another opportunity to showcase not only the latest technology in autogas, but to also hear real word success stories from local companies. Susan Anderson, Director, Haywood Public Transit talked on how her company was able to realize significant saving starting in the second month after converting 6 of her vehicles to Autogas. Lori Hembree, Director, Mountain Mobility Community Transportation System, talked about how propane fit into the fuel mix that her company uses. Dicky King, Fleet Manager, Biltmore Estates, explained how autogas helps The Biltmore save money, lower maintenance costs and help maintain the “green” image that is important to the facility. All three presenters commented that the 3 biggest budget line items that challenge fleet managers’ face are 1) Fuel Costs 2) Payroll 3) Maintenance. Autogas helps them with two out of three. The presenters also agreed that autogas will be a bigger part of the fleet fuel mix in the coming years.

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Tuesday, December 03, 2013 - 23:21:17

Second Grant Awarded to Reduce Fire Engine Emissions

The Western North Carolina Regional Air Quality Agency (WNCRAQA) announces that it was awarded a $12,000 grant through the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NC DENR) Mobile Source Emission Reduction Grant Program to reduce diesel emissions from the emergency response fleet in Buncombe County in 2013.


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Tuesday, December 03, 2013 - 22:55:31

EPA and DOE Release Annual Fuel Economy Guide with 2014 Models

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) are releasing the 2014 Fuel Economy Guide, providing consumers with a valuable resource to identify and choose the most fuel efficient and low greenhouse gas emitting vehicles that meet their needs. The 2014 models include efficient and low-emission vehicles in a variety of classes and sizes, ensuring a wide variety of choices available for consumers.


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Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 11:40:26

Land of Sky Propane AutoGas Roadshow


There is still time to register for Thursday's Land of Sky Propane AutoGas Roadshow!

Note change in venue: Now at the Renaissance in downtown Asheville.

Thursday, November 21st
9:30 am to 1:00 pm
The Renaissance, Downtown Asheville
31 Woodfin Street,
Asheville, NC 28801
Here's a map!


This free event will feature presentations from industry leaders, local success stories, and display vehicles. Don't miss this special opportunity to learn how you can reduce operating costs and vehicle emissions through the use of propane autogas.

For more information, please contact
Emily Weidie (EWeidie@BlossmanGas.com, 828-251-0027) or
Patrick Harper (Patrick@LandOfSky.org, 828-251-6622).

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Monday, November 11, 2013 - 11:31:27

Alternative Fueling Stations in the Palm of Your Hand

New iPhone app helps drivers find stations.

Drivers of alternative fuel vehicles can now find fueling stations using Clean Cities' new iPhone app.

The Alternative Fueling Station Locator app, now available through the App Store, allows iPhone users to select an alternative fuel and find the 20 closest stations within a 30-mile radius. Users can view the locations on a map or as a list with station addresses, phone numbers, and hours of operation.


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Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 10:21:40

Alternative Fuel Accident Training



Blue Ridge Community College and Land of Sky Regional Council sponsored accident training for first responders to teach them how to deal with alternative fuel vehicle accidents. They learned how to deal with everything from the batteries in hybrid and electric cars to fuels like propane and natural gas. The workshop was funded by a Department of Energy grant.

See a slideshow from the training here.

See WLOS's video here.

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Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 11:42:11

Register Now: First Responders Training for Alternative Fueled Vehicles in the Asheville Metro Region

First Responders in the Asheville Metro Region are invited to attend this FREE one-day course, available from 8:30am to 4:30pm either Thursday September 19th or Friday September 20th. The training is provided by Blue Ridge Community College.



Space for the workshop is limited to 25 participants per day so register early! The registration deadline is Monday September 16th.

Click here to find out more about, or register for, this exciting event!

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