Central Florida Clean Cities News Volume 2, Issue 1 April 2019

Volume 2, Issue 1 – April 2019


Upcoming Events

April 24-25, 2019 | Advanced Clean Transportation Expo (ACT Expo) | Long Beach, CA

May 16, 2019 | 2019 Green Drives Conference and Expo | Chicago, IL

July 15-18, 2019 | Transportation Research Board Automated Vehicles Symposium | Orlando, FL

November 20-22, 2019 | Florida Automated Vehicles Summit | Miami, FL



A New Look for Central Florida Clean Cities Coalition

Some of you may have noticed that the Central Florida Clean Cities Coalition (CFLCCC) has a new look…actually, there is more to it than that! In addition to the new website and logo, we also have a new hosting arrangement that provides the resources to better support the alternative fuel community in Central Florida, and an expanded Board of Directors to provide input and support.


We hope you like the new look and we look forward to expanding our activities in the Central Florida region. Please let us know how we might help your fleet become more engaged in alternative fuels and Energy Efficient Mobility Systems (EEMS).


New Contact Information

Along with our new look comes new contact information, please update your contact info and reach out to us at cflccc.org/contact or 321-300-4555





Central Florida Clean Cities Coalition’s Board of Directors

Our Coalition is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors (BOD). The BOD consists of volunteers that are actively involved with alternative fuels and technology; they use their experience and insight to provide guidance to our coalition. We gratefully acknowledge their dedication to the use of alternative fuels and the time they devote to the coalition. Our BOD members are:


Position Name Organization
Chair David Dunn City of Orlando Fleet and Facilities Division Manager
Vice-Chair Dick Johnson VP AutoPort
Treasurer Colleen Kettles Florida Solar Energy Center at the University of Central Florida
Secretary Doug Kettles Central Florida Clean Cities Coalition Coordinator
Director Helda Rodriguez President, NovaCharge
Director Jason Gaschel FPL Eectric Vehicle Program Manager
Director Lyn Cacella FPL Growth and Retention Manager
Director Cornelius Willingham Nissan S.E Electric Vehicle Strategy and Business Development Manager
Director Horacio Cervantes Peoples Gas Business Development Manager





2019 Goals for CFLCCC

CFLCCC relies on a strategic plan to guide our efforts to support fleets in the Central Florida region. We are engaged in many efforts in that support, below are our focus areas for 2019:


Listening Sessions – CFLCCC will conduct several sessions to learn from our stakeholders how we can best support their goals and challenges.


Funding, Incentives and Compliance Coordination – Florida will received over $166 million as its share of the VW emissions settlement. CFLCCC will expand its role in this area by providing a Florida Clean Cities website that will keep our stakeholders up to date on the VW settlement as well as other programs that support AFV engagement.


Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Development – CFLCCC will continue its leadership role in the designation of Alternative Fuel Corridors and the expansion of alt fuel infrastructure.


Fuel & Technology Outreach – We will present an Alt Fuel Technology Update webinar to provide information on the latest advancements and applications. We also plan on conducting an alt fuel workshop and will provide a Central Florida Alt Fuel Resource Guide.





City of Orlando Fleet CNG Fueling Expansion and New Electric Terminal Truck

Green Works Orlando scored two more hits as they continue to drive towards operating the entire City Fleet on 100% renewables by 2030. CFLCCC’s Board Chairman, David Dunn (Orlando Fleet and Facilities Division Manager) along with Mayor Buddy Dyer and CFLCCC board member Horacio Cervantes (Peoples Gas Business Development Manager) participated in the event.


The City of Orlando unveiled their newly expanded TECO Peoples Gas Compressed Natural Gas Timed Fuel Station in late February. The station fuels the expanded fleet of solid waste refuse trucks with clean burning natural gas.


Also unveiled at the event was Orlando’s new Orange EV Electric Terminal Tractor, which will be used by the Water Reclamation Division. The tractor replaces a Class 8 tractor, further reducing the city’s diesel fuel consumption.



cng ev




Volkswagen Settlement Update

Volkswagen car maker logo on a building of czech dealership

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) is the designated beneficiary for the State of Florida’s $167 million VW settlement funding. The state intends to manage these funds through its Diesel Emissions Mitigation Program (DEMP). The FDEP has conducted public meetings and an online survey to collect input on the use of these funds and has developed a plan for public review and comment. Although unconfirmed, the plan is now expected to be release in late April or early May.


CFLCCC has been involved in recommending uses for the funding and is involved as a fuel agnostic expert in the alternative fuel conversions associated with the eligible use of these funds. We will notify our stakeholders about the plans release as soon as it becomes available.





Useful Links

Central Florida Clean Cities Coalition

Check out the Central Florida Clean Cities Coalition’s webpage for more information about the organization


Alternative Fuels Data Center

Visit the U.S. Department of Energy’s Alternative Fuels Data Center site for information on alternative fuels.


Fuels Fix Magazine

Stay up to date on alternative fuel news with Fuels Fix Magazine.




This e-newsletter is published by the Central Florida Clean Cities Coalition, under contract with
the U.S. Department of Energy. For additional information please contact Doug Kettles at dougkettles@fsec.ucf.edu.

Central Florida Clean Cities Coalition
(321) 300-4555