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City of Concord - Success Story

The City of Concord, with support from the NC Clean Energy Technology Center, is furthering its environmental goals by replacing 2 gasoline vehicles with EVs and installing 6 level 2 EV charging stations across the city.

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City of Charlotte Fire Department - Success Story

Charlotte Fire Department is leading the nation in emissions reduction with the installation of 27 auxiliary power units (APUs).

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Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) - Success Story

The Charlotte Area Transit System, better known as CATS, is the largest transit system in
North and South Carolina. In 2013, CATS served 26 million riders with service provided via bus, vanpool, special ADA equipped buses and rail transportation. CATS has purchased 28 hybrid-electric buses for its fleet of 325 buses. The CATS facility where the buses park during off-peak times has a solar canopy.

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Altech Eco - Success Story

Altech Eco is a natural gas vehicle conversion system developer and installer. They promote a cleaner and healthier environment by utilizing their own EPA and CARB certified CNG conversion systems for vehicles. They are a Ford QVM (Qualified Vehicle Modifier) and are able to convert many of the models in the suite of vehicles with CNG prepped engine package that Ford offers.

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Ethanol Fuel for North Carolina - Fact Sheet

Ethanol is a high-octane, naturally oxygenated fuel typically produced by fermenting organic materials such as corn, grains, and sugarcane, as well as crop and forestry waste materials. Ethanol is blended in almost all regular 87 octane gasoline, and E85 (85% ethanol / 15% gasoline) is an alternative fuel for flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs). E15 (15% ethanol / 85% gasoline) was approved by the EPA in 2012 and is now also available in numerous stations in North Carolina and across the country.

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Alternative Fuel Tool Kit – How to Implement: Ethanol (E85)

Applications, available vehicles, vendors in the NC market; fuel infrastructure providers; North Carolina E85 case study; looking ahead.

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Case Study on Ethanol (E85) – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) is a public university with a student body and
faculty totaling approximately 35,000. The campus covers 729 acres. Fleet Services controls the
vehicles required to support university operations. The fleet totals 709 light duty service vehicles and commercial trucks.

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Alternative Fuel Tool Kit – How to Implement: Biodiesel

Biodiesel availability in North Carolina; infrastructure and operational considerations; fuel costs and variability; North Carolina biodiesel case study, looking ahead.

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Case Study on Biodiesel – Metropolitan Sewerage District

Metropolitan Sewerage District (MSD), located in Asheville, North Carolina, operates a 40
million gallon per day wastewater treatment facility. It serves 42,000 residences and businesses
within Buncombe County. MSD has a total of 113 on-road vehicles, 59 of which use biodiesel.
These 59 vehicles span light, medium, and heavy-duty service, including pickups, dump trucks,
and vacuum sewerage trucks.

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