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US DOE Clean Cities CNG Safety Assurance Webinar

12:00 CDT

Vehicles using CNG fuel systems require different maintenance and inspection than conventional fuel systems. The Clean Cities CNG fuel tank safety initiative helps fleets to understand tank inspection and end-of-life requirements, including safely defueling, decommissioning and disposing of expired tanks. This webinar will cover and review all of the considerations surrounding this topic and will

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2017 Chicago Auto Show

February 11 to February 20
2301 S King Dr, Chicago, IL 60616

Visit the largest consumer auto show in North American and check out the new electric vehicles on display, including the all-new Chevrolet Bolt EV, all-new Hyundai Ioniq, Nissan LEAF, Ford Fusion Energi, and the BMW i3 and BMW i8. Public show dates are Saturday, Feb. 11 to Monday, Feb. 20. Chicago Area Clean Cities is a

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End of Year Meeting & Holiday Reception

4:00 - 7:00 PM
Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N. Broadway, Aurora, IL 60505

Please join us at the Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition End of Year Meeting, where we will be discussing the coalition’s accomplishments over the past year, as well as future programs, plans, and events. The 2016 CACC Green Fleet Awards and 2016 Clean Fuel Champion Award will also be presented. The meeting begins at 4

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Fleet Technology Expo for Smart & Efficient Fleets

Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel, 1551 Thoreau Dr N, Schaumburg, IL 60173

  Fleet Technology Expo (FTX), the recently expanded Green Fleet Conference & Expo, offers content carefully developed by editors from Automotive Fleet, Heavy Duty Trucking (HDT) and Work Truck. Focusing on an educational track for light-duty fleets and a second track dedicated to medium- and heavy-duty fleets, fleet professionals can expect to learn strategies for

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Natural Gas Vehicle Safety Training Classes

September 27, 2016
1700 S Mount Prospect Road, Des Plaines, IL 60018

Heavy-Duty Natural Gas Vehicle Maintenance and Diagnostics Training – 2 classes offered September 27 – 30 Heavy-Duty NGV Maintenance and Diagnostics Training prepares technicians to understand the operation, maintenance, diagnosis and repair of heavy-duty natural gas vehicles. For more information and registration, please see the Natural Gas Vehicle Institute website  

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National Drive Electric Week Event – Naperville

September 18, 2016
1 PM
1720 West Jefferson Ave., Naperville, IL 60563

Come out to the Electric Vehicle Ride-and-Drive and Parade sponsored by the Fox Valley Electric Auto Association, a not-for-profit organization of volunteers dedicated to educating the public and promoting Electric Vehicles (EVs). Festivities and parade start Sunday, Sept. 18, at 1 p.m. Talk to owners of various Electric Vehicles of all types and models, including

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National Drive Electric Week Event – Lake Barrington

September 17, 2016
1 PM
Bob's Hillview Auto Repair 4C Hillview Drive, Lake Barrington, IL 60010

Participate in this official National Drive Electric Week event in Lake Barrington. There will be many custom-built conversions, factory-built EVs, and plug-in Hybrids. Ride in EVs. Ask questions of the experts and owners. If you have an EV, bring it before 1 PM to participate!

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National Drive Electric Week

September 10, 2016
Nationwide

National Drive Electric Week – September 10-18th, 2016 Started in 2011, this 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. Check out what events are happening close to you or learn how to host your

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Annual Fleet Education Seminar & Golf Outing

September 8, 2016
8:30 am
Maple Meadows Golf Course, Wood Dale

Join us on Thursday, September 8th, 2016 for our annual Golf Outing. We will begin with a free Biodiesel Fleet Education Seminar highlighting the Chicago Park District’s fleet and its usage of biodiesel to power its vehicles as well as a presentation by the B20 Club and American Lung Association in Illinois. Following lunch, there

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CACC and Cook County Forest Preserve District’s Picnic in the Park

August 4, 2016
10:30AM - 2:00PM
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, 12545 W 111th St. Lemont, IL 60439

Join us for a FREE propane seminar and a picnic in the park. This is a great opportunity to learn and enjoy our natural areas! Speakers from the Cook County Forest Preserve District will discuss their propane program, including their propane-powered equipment and vehicles, and their experiences using the alternative fuel. Propane industry experts will provide

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From Farm to Flight: Can Biofuels Green Aviation?

July 25, 2016
All Week
Argonne National Laboratory

A full week education workshop from July 25th to July 29th, From Farm to Flight: Can Biofuels Green Aviation? will explore: The problem: Can Biofuels Green Aviation? Evidence and causes of global warming Current status of energy use, specifically the transportation industry Carbon cycle and effects of human activities on the carbon cycle Chemistry of

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Sustainable Transportation Summit

July 11, 2016
Two Day Conference
Washington D.C. Convention Center

Hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), this will be the first ever Sustainable Transportation Summit which will bring together transportation and mobility leaders to discuss the technology, policy, and market innovations that hold the potential to shape the transportation system of the future. Make sure to register beforehand.

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11th Annual Dump The Pump Day

June 16, 2016
All Day

National Dump The Pump Day – June 16th, 2016 Celebrated around the country, Dump The Pump Day was started by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) to encourage people to ride public transportation (instead of driving) and save money. This year, transit riders can post on their social media pages pictures of themselves “dumping the

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Webinar – Are PEVs Really Green?

June 14, 2016
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. E.T.

Are PEVs Really Green? – June 14, 2016 Are electric vehicles really greener than gasoline cars? This is a question posed by numerous naysayers of alternative vehicle technologies. This presentation will describe the global warming emissions of electric vehicles throughout the vehicle life cycle from production to disposal. Following the presentation we will have experts

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2016 Bike Commuter Challenge

June 10, 2016
Chicagoland Area

Active Transportation Alliance Presents the 25th Annual Bike Commuter Challenge! Since 1991, Active Trans has encouraged new and experienced riders to get out and bike while creating friendly workplace competition among Chicagoland companies and organizations with an annual week-long biking celebration. New and experienced riders are welcome and encouraged to participate. Learn more about starting a team

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2016 Green Drive$ Conference & Expo

May 19, 2016
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Northern Illinois University Conference Center, Naperville

On May 19, 2016, more than 250 attendees, 40 green vehicles, and 27 exhibitors participated in the 5th annual Clean Cities Green Drive$ Conference & Expo at the NIU Naperville Meeting and Conference Center. Hosted by the Lake Michigan Clean Cities Consortium, the event was one of the largest green-transportation conferences held in the Midwest.  The conference

 


End of Year Meeting & Holiday Reception

December 10, 2015
4:00 pm
Danada House, Wheaton

Please join us at the Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition End of Year Meeting, where we will be discussing the coalition’s accomplishments over the past year, as well as future programs, plans, and events. The 2015 Clean Fuel Champion Award will also be presented. Dave Sloan, Chicago Auto Show president and general manager, will be the keynote

 


Airports Going Green Advanced Transportation Technologies Experience

October 28, 2015
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
O'Hare Airport

The 8th Annual Airports Going Green Conference is packed with special events and unique opportunities! Chicago area fleets are invited to join conference attendees for a FREE Ride and Drive event featuring electric and hybrid vehicles. Many of the display vehicles are eligible for local incentive funding that reduces the purchase or lease price. Come

 


South Shore Clean Cities Clean Air Golf Outing

September 24, 2015
12:00 pm
Valparaiso Country Club, Valparaiso

You are invited to South Shore Clean Cities 3rd Annual Clean Air Golf Outing on September 24, 2015. The registration fee is $100, which includes: Green & Cart fee, Lunch, Dinner, and more. Please visit the links to view the flyer and to register. 

 


National Drive Electric Week Public Ride-N-Drive Event

September 20, 2015
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Naperville Car Test Track, Naperville

The Fox Valley Electric Auto Association (FVEAA) will stage a public event on Sunday, September 20 for everyone to test drive a multitude of electric vehicles.  This is an annual Ride-N-Drive event and wraps up the weeklong, nation-wide celebration of driving and promoting electric vehicles. The FVEAA, a not-for-profit organization, is dedicated to building awareness through education and

 


Green Fleet Educational Sessions – Hybrid & Electric

September 16, 2015
9:00 am - 11:30 am
Purdue Technology Center, Crown Point

South Shore Clean Cities will be hosting a series of Green Fleet Educational Sessions to increase awareness and give an update on alternative fuels and clean vehicle technologies in Northern Indiana. This session will feature hybrid/electric applications. You will have the opportunity to network with hybrids/electric professionals, hear from other fleets and their experience with

 


North American Natural Gas Vehicle Conference & Expo 2015

September 15, 2015
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Colorado Convention Center

The 2015 North American NGV Conference & Expo is the largest gathering for NGV stakeholders interested in advancing their knowledge on the latest technologies and opportunities available in the Natural Gas Vehicle industry. For more detailed information about the conference and important registration information please view the website at www.ngvshow.com    

 


Chicago Area Clean Cities Golf Outing and Fleet Education Event

September 10, 2015
8:30 am
Maple Meadows Golf Course, Wood Dale

15th Annual Fleet Education Seminar & Golf Outing AGENDA 8:30  Registration and Continental Breakfast 9:00  Welcome Coalition Update Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition Board Making the Move to Propane Fleets: Robert Hann, Go Airport Express Scott Templin, Temperature Services Fueling Provider: Jamie Mendez, AmeriGas Propane Making the Move to Natural Gas Fleets: Barbara Daly, Testa

 


Green Fleet Educational Sessions – Propane

August 19, 2015
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Gary Chicago International Airport, Gary

South Shore Clean Cities will be hosting a series of Educational Sessions to increase awareness and give an update on alternative fuels and clean vehicle technologies in Northern Indiana. This session will feature propane applications and is sponsored by PERC (Propane Education Research Council. You will have the opportunity to network with propane professionals, hear

 


Coordinators Event

July 22, 2015
TBA

 


The Cummins Redefining Tour

July 8, 2015
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Chicagoland Speedway, Elwood

Don’t miss out! Be sure to attend the Cummins Redefining Tour at the Chicagoland Speedway on July 8. The Redefining Tour is a great opportunity for you to learn more about the Trucking Industry’s latest efficient technology. Please visit Cumminstour.com for more information about the event.

 


CNG Fuel System Inspector Training

July 8, 2015
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Gas Technology Institute, Des Plaines

The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute is hosting a training on CNG safety operations and proper management of CNG fuel system inspections. Please visit the Natural Gas Vehicle Institute’s website for more information and registration. Get 10% off your training course if you register and pay online by June 30th!

 


NGV Technician and Fleet Operations Safety Training

July 7, 2015
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Gas Technology Institute (GTI), Des Plaines

The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute is hosting a training about today’s natural gas vehicle safety and maintenance. Please visit the Natural Gas Vehicle Institute’s website for more information and registration. Get 10% off your training course if you register and pay online by June 30th!

 


Government Fleet Expo and Conference

June 8, 2015
12:00pm - 6:00 pm
Colorado Convention Center

Don’t miss out! Be sure to go to the Government Fleet Expo and Conference at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado from June 8th-June 11th. Government Fleet Expo & Conference is an annual community gathering where public fleet professionals can have real conversations with their peers about daily challenges, get public fleet-specific training, and

 


Green Drive$ 2015

May 28, 2015
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dupage County Fairgrounds, Wheaton

On May 28, 2015 over 150 attendees and 36 exhibitors participated in the CACC’s 4th annual Green Drive$ Conference and Expo at the DuPage County Fairgrounds. The Chicago Area’s Largest Green Vehicle Expo event featured presentations by major automakers and green fuel and technology experts on the current and future availability of light-, medium-, and

 


2015 Alternative Clean Transportation Expo

May 4, 2015
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, Dallas

Join featured speakers Waste Management president and CEO David Steiner, Frito-Lay SVP Gregg Roden, T. Boone Pickens, Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard, Texas Railroad Commissioner David Porter, UPS VP Mike Whitlatch, Walmart director of sustainability Elizabeth Fretheim, Penske SVP Drew Cullen, and many others May 4-7 in Dallas, Texas for the 2015 ACT Expo. ACT EXPO

 


Chicago Infrustructure Trust’s CNG Industry Forum

April 28, 2015
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Chicago Innovation Exchange, Chicago

In concert with their Open Bidding Process, the Chicago Infrastructure Trust will host an Industry Forum to publicly discuss its CNG program on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. Attendees will hear from various City representatives and industry experts, and provide an opportunity for fleets and fueling providers to ask additional questions. A full agenda will be

 


Workplace Charging Management Policy Webinar

April 23, 2015
1:00 pm
TBA

Join us to learn about effective practices in workplace charging management from your peers in sustainability, EHS, facilities and transportation management. Four employers will discuss their organizations’ policies and procedures for plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging administration, registration, pricing, sharing, and more. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn about resources that

 


Police Alternative Fuel Summit

April 16, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Advanced VTech, Buffalo Grove

In conjunction with the Clean Cities organizations of Chicago, South Shore (Northwest Indiana), and Wisconsin, Advanced VTech will host an informational meeting regarding natural gas and propane fueling by law enforcement fleets. The goal is to disseminate complete and accurate information on alternative fuel options available for the fleets of Illinois’ police, sheriffs, and troopers.

 


NTEA Green Truck Summit

March 3, 2015
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis

The Green Truck Summit is an alternative fuel-neutral conference featuring technical experts, government officials, industry leaders and experienced fleet managers sharing insights on:     Results and insights on green technology and fleet deployment     Government regulatory and funding updates     New developments in alternative fuel and productivity technology CACC members will receive a discount giving

 


Workplace Charging Workshop: Employer Policy and Cost Considerations

February 19, 2015
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
McCormick Place, Chicago

Whether your employer already offers workplace charging or is considering it, join the Chicago Department of Transportation and Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition (CACC) for a half-day workshop taking a closer look at management policies and cost considerations that may enhance your program or help it get off the ground. Welcome, Introductions and Event Overview

 


AFV Air Pollutant Emissions Webinar

January 28, 2015
2:00 pm
TBA

Andrew Burnham, from Argonne National Laboratory, will lead the webinar and will discuss issues related to the air pollutant emissions from alternative fuel and advanced vehicles. This webinar will discuss how various AFVs differ from conventional vehicles and how this has changed due to recent regulations. Many researchers have been working to incorporate new data

 


Year End Meeting & Holiday Reception

December 10, 2014
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Danada House, Wheaton

Please join us at the Chicago Area Clean Cities coalition End of Year Meeting, where we will be discussing the Coalition’s accomplishments over the past year, as well as future programs, plans, and events. 2014 Green Fleet Awards will be presented, as well as the 2014 Clean Fuel Champion Award. After the meeting, please stay

 


Green Fleet Conference & Expo 2014

October 29, 2014
7:30 am - 6:45 pm
Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center and Hotel, Schaumburg

Green Fleet Conference and Expo (GFC), is the largest gathering of fleet professionals interested in advancing their knowledge about alternative fuels and increasing fuel efficiency. For more detailed information about the conference and important registration information please view the website at http://www.greenfleetconference.com/ CACC members use promo code CCM14 when registering to receive $100 off!

 


NGV Institute’s CNG Fueling Station Training

September 23, 2014
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Gas Technology Institute, Des Plaines

The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute is holding training sessions about CNG fueling station design and CNG fueling operation and maintenance. Please view the Natural Gas Vehicle Institutes’ website for my detailed information and registration at http://ngvi.com/cng_design.html Early bird registration ends August 26th!

 


High-Efficiency Truck Users Forum

September 22, 2014
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont

The High-Efficiency Truck Users Forum represents the process for making change happen in the high efficiency truck and bus arena. The HTUF 2014 National Meeting is built around action, engagement, and collaboration. Industry and military thought leaders will gather to identify and address the barriers to the adoption of high-efficiency truck and bus technologies. Please learn how to register and

 


National Drive Electric Week: Fox Valley Electric Auto Association Electric Car Ride-n-Drive

September 21, 2014
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Naperville Car Test Track, Naperville

Fox Valley Electric Auto Association Electric Car Ride-n-Drive National Drive Electric Week If you have been thinking about electric vehicles, or have questions about them or want to drive one, FVEAA will have a variety of electric vehicles onsite to view and drive. Local auto dealers and EV experts from the FVEAA will be there

 


100 Best Fleets Conference

September 17, 2014
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
City of Naperville Public Works Service Center, Naperville

Implementing Best Business Practices; Solutions to the Biggest Challenges for Fleets in 2014 Visit the 100 Best Fleets Conference website for more information and to register:  www.the100bestfleets.com/s_benefits.htm

 


14th Annual Chicago Area Clean Cities Golf Outing and Fleet Education Event

September 11, 2014
8:30 am
Maple Meadows Golf Course, Wood Dale

Join us in the morning for a FREE fleet workshop, entitled Fleet Efficiency Strategies:  Saving Money and Fuel.  Stay for lunch and the coalition’s 14th annual golf outing.  While the morning seminar is free, with breakfast and lunch provided, the golf outing and dinner is a separate event and costs $90 for golfers or $30 for dinner

 


QER Public Meeting in Chicago, IL: Rail, Barge, Truck Transportation

August 8, 2014
8:30 am
University of Illinois-Chicago, Chicago

At the direction of the President, the U.S. Department of Energy, as the Secretariat for the Quadrennial Energy Review Task Force (QER Task Force) will convene a public meeting to discuss and receive comments on issues related to the Quadrennial Energy Review. For more information please visit the U.S. Department of Energy website

 


Advanced Vehicle Technology Services Open House

July 16, 2014
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Advanced Vehicle Technology Services, Buffalo Grove

Advanced Vehicle Technology Services will host an open house event on July 16th from 10am-3pm. Please make sure you RSVP to this event by July 9th at http://whoozin.com/WDR-FQW-XTWQ See the flyer for more details on this upcoming event! Visit Advanced Vehicle Technology Services website to learn more about alternative fuel conversions at www.advancedvtech.com/

 


“Electric Avenue” Electric Vehicle Ride and Drive at the Taste of Chicago

July 12, 2014
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Taste of Chicago, Chicago

Join us at the first ever electric vehicle ride and drive at the Taste of Chicago. Attendees can test drive electric vehicles (EVs) offered by BMW, General Motors and Nissan. The City and its partners are launching the Drive Electric Chicago Program, the City of Chicago’s initiative to encourage the use of EVs, in-line with

 


World CNG Chicago Grand Opening Ceremony

July 11, 2014
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
World CNG, Des Plaines

Please join CNG for their ribbon cutting ceremony at the new World CNG facility. Local officials will be present to promote the use of natural gas vehicles.

 


Electric Vehicle Ride and Drive

July 11, 2014
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Taste of Chicago, Chicago

Join us at the first ever electric vehicle ride and drive at the Taste of Chicago. Attendees can test drive electric vehicles (EVs) offered by BMW, General Motors and Nissan. The City and its partners are launching the Drive Electric Chicago Program, the City of Chicago’s initiative to encourage the use of EVs, in-line with

 


IGEN Electric Vehicle Roadtrip

June 23, 2014
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
TBA

The Illinois Green Economy Network will be holding their electric vehicle roadtrip June 23- June 25 at various colleges and locations throughout our state of Illinois. Please view their website for more detailed information and to specifically see all of the different times and locations of the events at http://www.igencc.org/ev_road_trip_pr

 


World CNG Open House

June 16, 2014
12:00 am
WCNG Chicago LLC, Des Plaines

All are welcome to join World CNG for the opening of their new facility in Des Plaines. More details to come. Time of event is to be determined.

 


Test Drive the New All-Electric BMW i3

June 13, 2014
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bill Jacobs BMW, Naperville

Bill Jabobs BMW in Naperville is hosting a test drive event for the new all-electric BMW i3. For more information or to register contact KB Carney at (630) 615-5736 or KB.genius@billjabocs.com.

 


Green Drive$ 2014

May 21, 2014
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Dupage County Fairgrounds, Wheaton

Come hear major automakers and green fuel & vehicle technology experts speak at the 3rd annual GREEN DRIVE$ 2014, a FREE event which will showcase the latest in green vehicle technology and offer an extensive ride-and-drive opportunity.  Whether you are new to the alternative fuel industry or are already using clean fuel vehicles, you are sure to find value in this

 


CACC’s 20th Anniversary Celebration

May 21, 2014
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Arrowhead Golf Club, Wheaton

The Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition (CACC) marks a major milestone in May 2014, celebrating 20 years of progress in cutting petroleum use in transportation. CACC members have worked for two decades to advance the deployment of alternative and renewable fuels, advanced vehicles, fuel economy improvements, idle-reduction measures, and new technologies as they emerge. Come

 


Illinois Electric Vehicle Advisory Council meeting

April 30, 2014
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Thompson Center, Suite 3-400 - DCEO Office, Chicago

Monthly meeting of the Electric Vehicle Advisory Council. Discussion topics typically cover policy issues, questions, program or project updates, and event announcements. You can join the meeting in person at the Thompson Center or participate via conference call. Conference Call Details Dial-in:  1-888-806-4788 Access code: 636-899-4874#

 


Tour of Fair Oaks Farms Biogas Operations by AMP Americas

April 22, 2014
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Fair Oaks Farm, IN, Fair Oaks

Join Chicago Area Clean Cities, South Shore Clean Cities and Greater Indiana Clean Cities coalitions for an exclusive tour of the Fair Oaks Farms Biogas Operations, developed by AMP Americas. This Fair Oaks location is the largest farm-based biomethane plant in the United States and fuels nearly 80% of Fair Oaks’ fleet on Renewable CNG,

 


Coalition Meeting

March 13, 2014
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Dual Fuel Systems, Batavia

Dual Fuel Systems specializes in compressed natural gas (CNG) turnkey refueling stations, servicing all fleet sizes, as well as vehicle fuel conversions, dedicated or bi-fuel. Dual Fuel Systems has a long history of being in the vanguard of alternative fuel options for the transportation industry. From the time they opened doors in 1981, DFS is

 


December Coalition Meeting and Holiday Dinner

December 12, 2013
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brookfield Zoo, Brookfield

Please join us as we wrap up 2013 and look ahead at what’s to come for 2014.  We will be awarding Green Fleet awards and announcing the 2013 Clean Fuel Champion.  In honor of you, a CACC dedicated stakeholder, stay after the meeting for a festive reception and plated dinner.  RSVP no later than December

 


Illinois Electric Vehicle Advisory Council November Meeting

November 25, 2013
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Thompson Center, Chicago

Meeting is taking place at the Thompson Center or    Call In: 1-888-805-4788, access code 636-899-4874

 

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