Nicodemus National Historic Site rolls out all-green fleet at 2014 annual homecoming and emancipation celebration
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National Drive Electric Week is a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today’s widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more. Be a part of it this September by attending or exhibiting at one of the following events. Supported by Heartland EV Coalition, KC Clean Cities, Mid-America Electric Auto Association, Orange EV, Plug-in America and Sierra Club. Stay updated about our Drive Electric events, including a kick-off at Union Station, on our Events Page.

Join us for the 6th Kansas City Clean Cities Annual Reception! We will be celebrating this year’s accomplishments and success stories. Network with fleets, vendors, fuel providers, and other industry leaders in Kansas City!

Coming in early for the NGVA Conferece? Held on Monday, November 10, this event is the perfect start to your alternative fuel-filled week.

Boulevard Brewery Co
2501 Southwest Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64108

Monday, November 10, 2014
5:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.

An alternative fuels revolution offers opportunities for lower operating costs, higher profit and cleaner air. As the transition accelerates, business and government alike will need to understand the regulations, safety codes and market outlook for alternative fuel projects. Even now, what should be done, what must be done and what can be done is on the mind of most energy leaders and entrepreneurs. On Tuesday, October 28 and Wednesday, October 29, experts in the fields of fleet facility modifications, electric vehicle charging, and biofuel, propane autogas and compressed natural gas fueling stations answers your questions. By the end of this two-day seminar, attendees will learn:

* Trends in the alternative fuel regulatory environment.

* Where to find your local alternative fuel codes.

* How to interpret and implement the codes in your jurisdiction.

* Real-world examples of lessons learned from construction projects.

* Visit various public and private installations of CNG and autogas in the Kansas City metro.

WHERE: Marriott Country Club Plaza 4445 Main St. Kansas City, MO 64111
WHEN: October 28th – 29th 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Bottom line: you pay more up front BUT start saving immediately, rapidly payback the incremental investment, and continue to save thereafter.  Total cost of ownership is greatly reduced AND of course its without a tailpipe / emissions!


Orange EV’s T-Series has been conducting demonstrations at customer sites since January and has been scheduled for months through the end of the summer. Orange EV is conducting these demonstration onsite at some of the nation’s largest companies in manufacturing, intermodal services, transportation and distribution. Operators of terminal trucks (aka yard trucks, spotters, hostlers, buggies, yard dogs, etc) may contact Orange EV for information on Test Drives and Onsite Demonstrations. Call Orange EV’s Chief Commercial Officer Mike Saxton at (866) 688-5223.

The Clean Cities team test drove Orange EV’s T-Series pure electric terminal truck! Discovered for themselves how easy and enjoyable it is to drive the truck. During the Clean Cities team, visit and test drive, Orange EV officially bestowed Clementine with her name. Clementine is the name given to Orange EV’s demonstration truck, first suggested by Clean Cities regional director Kelly Gilbert as part of a friendly naming competition. Clean Cities’ team member Angela Song did the honors to apply Clementine’s name (see picture).

Orange EV Naming T-Series

Check out Orange EV’s updated website for photos and videos of the T-Series pure electric terminal truck in action. One video shows the T-Series pulling a full load up a 7% grade hill. That’s a tough truck! In addition to being able to do the job of today’s diesel trucks, they cost less. Operators spend significantly less to own and operate an Orange EV T-Series pure electric terminal truck over its life than they would with a diesel truck. See the graphic below to understand the nature and timing of these savings.

 Orange EV Pay Back                 Orange EV Table

Click here to view the Orange EV Brochure

Fuel operated coolant heaters are being used by many school districts throughout Kansas and Missouri for idle reduction, to ensure buses will start on cold days and contribute to the safety and comfort of students on the bus.  The majority of these heaters use diesel fuel, and until recently, fleets who are moving to alternative fuel sources like Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), had to leave their fuel operated heaters behind.

This has all changed with the introduction of a new CNG coolant heater which delivers the same benefits to fleets switching to cleaner burning natural gas.  The new heater is marketed by Webasto, a company known for their diesel heaters used in the school bus market, sold and installed by Central Power Systems & Services, the K.C. area Webasto master distributor, and designed and produced by Aqua-Hot, a manufacturer of heating systems for high end RVs and coaches.  The new heaters are called Aqua-Hot® Work Ready™ and they live up to their name.

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