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Electric Vehicles - Fact Sheet

Driving a plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) improves air quality. PEVs produce zero tailpipe emissions, and can produce zero emissions altogether if electricity from renewables is used to recharge. Several all-electric or battery electric vehicles (BEVs) are now on the market in the U.S.

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Case Study on Electric Vehicles – City of Durham and Durham County, North Carolina

The City of Durham and Durham County governments operate separate fleets with a total of approximately 340 light duty vehicles (LDVs), not including public safety vehicles. Both LDV fleets have traditionally been fueled by gasoline, but in 2007 Durham adopted a joint City-County Greenhouse Gas and Criteria Air Pollutant Action Plan. This Action Plan calls for a reduction of government emissions by 50% and community emissions by 30% from 2005 levels by 2030.

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Dimethyl Ether (DME) - Fact Sheet

DME stands for Dimethyl Ether. It is a clean burning, energy efficient, renewable fuel and an alternative choice to diesel. DME is an organic compound and a colorless, odorless gas.

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Waste Management - Success Story

Waste Management’s Gastonia facility received $200,000 in CFAT funds from the NC Clean Energy Technology Center towards its 3S2-Fleet Fueler Twin Compressor Skid.

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Waste Industries - Success Story

In partnership with the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center’s Clean Fuel and Advanced Technology Project (CFAT), Waste Industries has successfully converted an additional (4) vehicles within their fleet to use compressed natural gas exclusively. The fleet had a phased implementation of these vehicles, and as of August 2015, all vehicles are being utilized for daily applications.

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UNC Charlotte - Success Story

To date, the University operates a fleet that includes 85 electric vehicles and 59 flex fuel
vehicles. UNC Charlotte has committed to E85 and electric as its two alternative fuel options, and directly informs its decisions to purchase alternative fuel vehicles though maintenance cost tracking that is specific to individual vehicles.

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The Maintenance Team - Success Story

The Maintenance Team, a North Carolina based commercial property maintenance company, has successfully converted over 30% of their fleet to using an alternative fuel source with LPG conversions within their Charlotte-Raleigh market.

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Stevens Sausage - Success Story

Stevens Sausage plans to utilize the conversion to propane to become almost entirely independent of gasoline and diesel. In order to further develop business in N.C., Stevens Sausage is strategically cutting costs. To support this effort the company has focused on converting their fleet to run on propane.

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Novozymes - Success Story

Novozymes believes the country will benefit from an increased use of renewable fuels in our cars and trucks. Novozymes employs 150 scientists globally to research and develop world-leading enzymes for converting biomass to conventional and advanced biofuels.

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