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NC Plug-In Electric Vehicle Readiness Plans

The NC Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Readiness Plans were created through the NC PEV Readiness Initiative: Plugging in from Mountains to Sea Communities across the state of North Carolina are getting ready to embrace the "vehicles of tomorrow" today! The NC PEV Readiness Initiative: Plugging in from Mountains to Sea is a planning project allowing for the creation of a state-wide plug-in electric vehicle readiness plan and four local plans in the metropolitan areas of the Greater Asheville, Charlotte, Piedmont Triad and Triangle communities.

The North Carolina PEV Readiness Plans were supported through the NC PEV Readiness Initiative: Plugging in from Mountains to Sea (M2S) planning project with funding provided by the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities Program through Centralina Council of Governments. Project collaborators include: Advanced Energy, Land-of-Sky Regional Council, NC Solar Center/NC State University, Piedmont Triad Regional Council, & Triangle J Council of Governments.

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Direct Coalition Assistance

The Centralina Clean Fuels Coalition offers alternative transportation consulting services for the greater 9-county Charlotte area. By offering direct technical assistance to local fleets, the coalition strives to improve the environmental and economic performance of partner organizations through alternative vehicles, fuels, technologies and strategies.

It can be overwhelming to determine what alternatives make the most sense for your fleet. CCFC understands fleet managers and business owners are interested in using alternative transportation choices, but may not have the time or know where to start. As part of technical assistance, CCFC Staff and CCFC Core-Stakeholders representative of local public and private fleets who have successfully adopted alternative fuels, drive this program with the goal of making choices easy and economical for entities considering an alternative to petroleum.

Current fleet data is analyzed to quantify baseline petroleum use, greenhouse gas emissions and cost. After fleet goals and objectives are established, recommendations are calculated then compiled into a comprehensive report. After completion of the process a fleet will be more environmentally and economically efficient.

CONNECT Resources

While the main goal of the CONNECT Our Future effort is to create a framework for guiding and investing in the Greater Charlotte region’s growth, CONNECT is not as much an end product as it is an ongoing process. A process in which residents, cities, counties, businesses, educators, non-profits, and other organizations work cooperatively over time, laying the foundation upon which together we will grow jobs and the economy, improve quality of life and control the cost of government in our region’s communities. With reducing commuting costsincreasing transportation choices and improving air quality as three regional priorities that emerged from the CONNECT process, CCFC's actions help support these interests. 

A great way to find out more is to begin investigating all of the tools provided by CONNECT here

Recent CONNECT initatives that support and relate to the CCFC mission: 

>Regional Transit Engagement Series  is a series of meetings held with appropriate parties and developed by the Metropolitan Transit Commission and Centralina COG to dive deeper into support expressed for regional transit during CONNECT Our Future. The purpose of this two-phase engagement series is to hear from communities about their aspirations, concerns, values, and interests around longterm transit and strengthen regional relationships. This process seeks opinions from key staff and community leaders on major destinations, challenges, opportunities, and clarity on possible hot button issues related to regional transit. 

>Regional Freight Mobility Plan is a fourteen county, bi-state project to identify existing conditions and barriers to freight movement, identify needed freight infrastructure projects, determine economic impacts of freight movement, analyze freight related land uses and make recommendations for coordinating land use and transportation. All MPOs and RPOs in the bi-state region are participating, as well as private sector freight companies, economic developers, elected officials, and freight dependent businesses.

>April 22, 2016 Walkability Audit & Park Access Workshop in Charlotte, NC (Presentation Here

Centralina Council of Governments
9815 David Taylor Drive
Charlotte, NC 28262

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