This month, we are pleased to welcome several new partners to the NAFTC eNews. Roush Clean Talk, NGT News, Biofuels Digest, Fuels Fix, and the U.S. DOE Fuel Cell Technologies Office can now be accessed through links in the left-hand column, along with our previous partners.
We plan to continue to grow our network of news sources, so check back often as we work to bring you the most comprehensive source of alternative fuel and advanced technology news.
Earlier this month NASCAR and Sprint joined nearly 60 other businesses and organizations participating in the EV Everywhere Workplace Charging Challenge. The EV Everywhere Grand Challenge is the Energy Department’s 10-year vision to enable the U.S. to be the first nation in the world to produce plug-in electric vehicles that are as affordable for the average American family as today’s gasoline-powered vehicles by 2022.
Earlier this month, two Tesla Model S sedans set a new record speed time for electric vehicles crossing the United States. The drivers left at 12:01 a.m. from Los Angeles on Thursday, January 20 and reached City Hall in New York at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, February 2nd.
Aemetis, Inc., an advanced fuels and renewable chemicals company, announced recently that its 50 million gallon per year capacity biodiesel and refined glycerin production facility in Kakinada, India has been upgraded to produce high-quality distilled biodiesel.
As cold weather continues across the United States, we continue our series on cold weather properties of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles. This month, we are focusing on a presentation from the National Biodiesel Board on biodiesel properties in cold weather.
Planning for National Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Day Odyssey kicked into high gear this month as the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) signed on as the first sponsor for the 2014 event. Odyssey is scheduled for October 17 this year, and we are actively seeking sponsors, partners, and organizations to host events.
The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) participated in another large event this month by providing First Responder Safety Training at the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) conferences in Lake Buena Vista, FL.
Back at NAFTC headquarters, a group from the Malaysian Automotive Institute toured the NAFTC facilities and learned about alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles in the United States and many of the NAFTC programs.