Projects 2021

CALSTART Charge to Work USA: National Workplace Charging Program – a national outreach and engagement campaign to recruit public officials to pledge support and to champion our program locally to encourage WPC program adoption; marketing to recruit businesses and other workplaces to pledge to implement workplace charging programs and EVSE installations; employee engagement to translate WPC installations into EV adoption; employer recognition and WPC program certification; and robust data collection and reporting at state and national levels. PRCC is one of five Clean Cities Coalitions participating in this...

Projects 2020

DRIVE EV USA Drive Electric Pennsylvania is part of Drive Electric USA, a Department of Energy-funded project comprised of Clean Cities Coalitions, electric vehicle groups, and other committed partners from fourteen states. This project engages individuals, utilities, legislators, dealerships and others towards removing adoption barriers and accelerating plug-in electric vehicle use throughout the United States. PRCC is one of 17 Clean Cities Coalitions participating in this project. FHWA – I-80 The I-80 Mid-America Alternative Fuel Corridor project was developed to help address and recognize potential alternative fueling opportunities along the Interstate 80 (I-80) from New Jersey to Iowa. The six-state collaborative, including: Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; New Jersey; Ohio and Pennsylvania seek to have all the necessary component infrastructure to make this interstate alternative fuel “ready” for Compressed Natural Gas(CNG) and electric vehicle (EV’s) travel. The proposed alternative fuel corridor was organized by Argonne National Laboratory and submitted to the FHWA by the Illinois Department of Transportation. PRCC is part of this award through the PA Department of Transportation. VoiCE-MR: Vocation Integrated Cost Estimation for Maintenance and Repair of Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFV) – PRCC and its stakeholders will participate with West Virginia University jointly propose a study to develop a tool to estimate the vocation dependent variations in maintenance cost (MC) of heavy- and medium-duty vehicles fueled by alternative fuels that include natural gas, propane, and...

Projects 2019

Holistic and Energy-efficient Rural County Mobility Platform (RAMP) – PRCC is participating with CMU on this project is to develop, demonstrate, and refine affordable, accessible, sustainable, and replicable mobility service enabled alternative fuel vehicle ridesharing system and shuttle service applications in rural Greene County, Pennsylvania supported by dataset collection, analysis, sharing, and public dissemination of...

State Rebates

State Rebates Available to Help Pennsylvanians Drive Cleaner Cars The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is offering rebates up to $1,000.00 for Pennsylvania residents who purchase alternative fuel vehicles. Rebates are available depending on the type of vehicle purchased. Eligible vehicles are plug-in hybrid, plug-in electric, natural gas, propane, and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Rebates are offered on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funding is available. Rebates are subject to the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate Guidelines. in effect at time of application, not date of vehicle purchase. $1000 rebates on:             Hydrogen Fuel Cell $750 rebates on:             Battery Electric Vehicles $500 rebates on:             Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles             Compressed natural gas vehicle             Propane fueled vehicle             Electric motorcycle (does not include scooters) One-time pre-owned vehicles:             Odometer reading 75,000 miles or less             Final purchase price under $50,000.00             Purchased from a registered dealer Demonstration vehicles:             From a registered dealer             Final purchase price under $50,000.00             Odometer Reading: over 500 miles and less than 10,000 miles Additional low-income rebates:             An additional $1,000.00 is available for applicants who meet the low-income requirements. For details, see Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate...