Integrating Medium and Heavy Duty Natural Gas Vehicles into Your Fleet

Learn about medium and heavy-duty vehicles that operate on conventional or renewable natural gas, available refueling options, and maintenance facility modifications needed to ensure the safe operation of gaseous-fuel vehicles.

The Winds of Change

Wind turbines are soaring to record sizes. The average rotor diameter of turbines installed in 2016 grew to 354 feet, up 127 percent since 1998–1999 and 13% over the previous 5-year average.

TOP 10 THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT WIND POWER.

WHO WE ARE

Greater Rochester Clean Cities is a U.S. Department of Energy sponsored program designed to encourage the use of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) and their underlying support systems throughout the Greater Rochester area.

Our organization is built on the premise that we can change our communities for the better through cooperation and voluntary partnerships, working to reduce our reliance on imported oil and improve air quality.

Through GRCC, we develop public/private partnerships to promote alternative fuels and vehicles, fuel blends, fuel economy, hybrid vehicles, and idle reduction.

WHAT ARE ALTERNATIVE FUELS?

Alternative fuels are options to gasoline or diesel including propane, natural gas, electricity, hydrogen, methanol, biodiesel, and ethanol.

WHY ALTERNATIVE FUELS?

Each year we increase our dependence on imported oil — which increases the trade deficit, costs us jobs, and undermines our national security. Moreover, emissions from vehicles are the single largest contributor to air pollution in the Rochester region.

ENERGY SECURITY

The U.S. consumes nearly 20 million barrels of oil per day, of which almost 60% is imported. Our nation spends about $260 billion on petroleum imports per year—money that leaves our economy, taking jobs with it. Moreover, imports are expected to grow to nearly 70% by the end of the decade. These forces have encouraged the development of new domestic sources of power for vehicles.

EV Connect Closes $8-Million Financing Round

EV Connect, a provider of charging solutions including a cloud-based network management platform, has closed an $8-million financing round, led by Ecosystem Integrity Fund. The company will use the new funds to accelerate the deployment of its EV Cloud management...

Batavia Downs Installs EV Charging Station

Batavia Downs Gaming and Hotel celebrated the installation of their first EV charging station on Wednesday, August 1st. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was conducted by Batavia Downs Gaming and Hotel COO, Michael Nolan, and presided over by Greater...

Electric Vehicle Ride & Drive

Want to test drive EVs? Sign up for an upcoming ROC EV Ride and Drive! The Ride and Drive Roadshow is your opportunity to join ROC EV in leading our community’s shift to electric vehicles. You’ll learn about the ROC EV initiative and the benefits of electric vehicles....

Electrify America begins building a nationwide network of metro, highway, workplace and community chargers

The two-billion-dollar 10-year investment represents the largest of its kind so far. In the chaos that is human affairs, bad intentions sometimes eventually lead to good results. As atonement for Volkswagen’s criminal actions in what we like to call the Dirty Diesel...

Charge your EV on your Next Weekend Getaway!

Over the past year, our region has seen an unprecedented increase in the number of registered electric vehicles (EVs); and with more electric vehicles comes the need for more charging stations. The number of EV charging stations in Monroe County has increased by more...