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Electric & Natural Gas Vehicles: Reducing Maine's Oil Dependence

  • Thursday, October 25, 2012
  • Texas Instruments, 52 Jetport Plaza Road, South Portland, Maine


  • Registration for all 10 E2Tech forums from September 2012 through June 2013. Available to E2Tech members only.

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Thank you to all of our panelists and display vehicle owners who helped make this event a success.  Speakers' PowerPoint presentations are linked to their names, below.
Steve Linnell - Maine Clean Communities
Dolores Rebolledo-Granite State Clean Cities Coalition
Jennifer Puser - Maine Clean Communities
John Carroll - Central Maine Power
Adam Lee - Lee Auto Malls
Click on the photo, below, to see more photos from this forum.

If you weren't able to attend the forum, Kay Mann at Green Energy Maine covered it on her blog.  Also check out the interview with E2Tech's Executive Director, Jeff Marks, at Mainebiz.

Cars and trucks of all sizes, including medium and heavy-duty fleet vehicles, are now being powered by alternative fuels such as compressed natural gas (CNG) and electricity that help reduce our dependence on petroleum fuels.  Switching to an alternative fuel vehicle can save drivers thousands of dollars in fuel costs over the lifetime of the vehicle and reduce carbon emissions.   

E2Tech is proud to partner with Maine Clean Communities (MC2), a program of the Greater Portland Council of Governments (GPCOG), to provide a two-part forum on electric vehicles (EVs) and CNG vehicles.

Part I: E2Tech Forum

- 7:15 to 8:00 am: Networking and Continental Breakfast
8:00 to 9:30 am: Panel discussion on vehicles and infrastructure development in the Greater Portland area and throughout Maine.
9:30 am: Display of EVs and CNG vehicles available for viewing by attendees.
Forum Panelists:
- Steve Linnell & Jennifer Puser, Maine Clean Communities, GPCOG. Steve and Jennifer will present a summary of EVs in Greater Portland and planning efforts to create the necessary infrastructure.
Dolores Rebolledo, Granite State Clean Cities Coalition. Dolores will present NH's approach to using CNG for fleet vehicles.
John Carroll, Central Maine Power.  John will describe EV pilot projects and special electricity rates that benefit EVs.
Adam Lee, Lee Auto Malls. Adam will share information on consumer interest and sales of EVs in Maine.
Part II: Fleet Vehicle Workshop (10:30 am to 1:30 pm)

Following the vehicle display, Maine Clean Communities will present a workshop on EVs specifically for fleets.  This interactive workshop includes a box lunch for attendees. 

Background: In Cumberland County, as in the State of Maine, the transportation sector is the largest single source of energy costs, energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. In 2007, $631 million was spent on gasoline and diesel fuel for transportation in Cumberland County's 26 communities.

President Obama recently announced new standards that will boost average fuel economy to 54.5 miles per gallon by model year 2025. The President has also made a goal of putting 1 million electric vehicles (EVs) on the road by 2015. In addition, Maine recently adopted goals to reduce our oil dependence 30 percent by 2030 and 50 percent by 2050. 


E2Tech appreciates the following organizations who have sponsored this event:

E2Tech: Environmental & Energy Technology Council of Maine

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