Coalition Initiatives

Electric Vehicle Preparedness Toolkit and Expanded Online EV Training Courses to provide Nationwide, Multi-Disciplinary Community Outreach Education will support development of updated and enhanced training modules for first responders and new web-based learning modules for utilities, electrical code officials, manufacturers, dealerships, fleet owners, garage maintenance workers, insurance companies, law enforcement, and vehicle owners. NFPA will partner with select Clean Cities Coalitions throughout the United States to develop training tool-kits and conduct 48 community EV workshops. Central Florida Clean Cities Coalition will support those workshops in its region.

Alternative Fuel Corridors are designated by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and are part of a national network of roadways that provide sufficient alternative fuel and charging facilities. The goal is to create and expand a national network for alternative fueling and charging infrastructure with correlated signage throughout the National Highway System. Through four rounds of designations, the program has received 100 nominations and covered approximately 145,000 miles of the National Highway System across 49 states. The Central Florida Clean Cities Coalition has worked with the Florida Department Transportation and several other groups to establish Alternative Fuel Corridors along Florida’s major highways.

The Central Florida Clean Cities Coalition is working with the Florida Office of Energy to develop an EV Roadmap for the state of Florida. Through collaboration with many stakeholders, this project will provide specific recommendations for a light-duty vehicle EV infrastructure plan in Florida through 2023, provide annual forecasts for additional needed infrastructure until 2030, provide recommendations for emergency evacuation routes specific to EVs, and provide an online manual that will catalog the considerations, tools, examples, and other relevant information for planning. 

Developing Replicable, Innovative Variants for Engagement (DRIVE) for Electric Vehicles in the USA will support the collaboration of Clean Cities Coalitions across fourteen states to perform needed work at the state level to advance electric vehicle (EV) adoption, develop or strengthen state “Drive Electric” programs, generate easily relatable case studies, and achieve lasting outcomes for citizens across this country. The work will include engagement and education of fleets, local governments, utilities and regulators, vehicle dealerships, and consumers. CFLCCC will join Florida partners Drive Electric Florida and the Florida Solar Energy Center in this effort.  

The Clean Cities Alternative Fuel Price Report provides regional alternative and conventional fuel prices for biodiesel, compressed natural gas, ethanol, hydrogen, propane, gasoline, and diesel. The Alternative Fuel Price Report is a snapshot in time of retail fuel prices. Alternative fuel fleets can obtain significantly lower fuel prices than those reported by entering into contracts directly with local fuel suppliers.

The Advancing Alternative Fuel Markets in Florida project developed model codes, ordinances, purchasing guidelines, and incentives; conduct safety and training programs for first responders, service technicians, mechanics, code officials, fleet managers, and key decision makers; and develop a strategic plan for the coordinated deployment of alternative fueling infrastructure across Florida.

The Drive Electric Orlando project is a large-scale effort to address one of the core barriers to widespread plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) adoption: increasing consumer familiarity with the technology. Over the two-year project period, this project will allow thousands of visitors from across the United States to rent a PEV in Orlando. The project taps into the largest rental car market in the country by providing PEVs for a multi-day test drive. In addition to making the vehicles available, the project will use incentives such as equitable rental rates and theme park incentives to promote these rentals.

The Creating an Alternative Fuel Vehicle Training Network for Florida project established an alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) training network for the state of Florida that adapts safety and technical training based on existing curricula for local needs. This project included training on electric drive, CNG and propane vehicles for first responders, college instructors, tow-truck operators, and salvage/recycling operators. This collaborative effort helped train more than 150 instructors in the fire service and integrated first responder training into standard curriculum in partnership with the Florida Department of Education and the State Fire Marshall.

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