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NYCLHVCC Newsletter April 2012


NYPD Green Fleet

Stakeholder Spotlight: NYC Parks & Recreation

Unofficial Annual Report Results

Past Events- Recap

Welcome New NYCLHVCC Members! • Upcoming Events _______________________________________________________ •

NYPD. Green Fleet. The New York City Police Department (NYPD) counts among its fleet more than 800 “green” vehicles, including hybrids and electric vehicles. The Department deployed the Nissan Altima hybrid – the first alternative fuel vehicle to be used as a marked patrol car – in 2009, followed by the Ford Fusion hybrid in 2010. The electric Chevrolet Volt followed in 2011. The NYPD Fleet Services Division noted Department vehicles consumed nearly a half-million fewer gallons of fuel between 2010 and 2011 and that, in addition to reducing tailpipe emissions and reliance on gasoline, the use of green vehicles leads to fewer repairs and parts replacements than conventional cars in similar assignments.

NYC’s NYPD is one of the largest alternative fleets

NYCLHVCC Board & Staff Steven J. Levy; Board Chair Donna DeCostanzo, Board Treasurer Luis Torres, Board Secretary Louis Calcagno, PhD Patrick Gerdin Street Address Ronald J. Gulmi Suite 555 Joseph “Bud” Nicoletti, Jr. P.E. City, State 55555

Ficicchia, Executive Director E:Christina P:Julie 555-555-5555 Migliacci, Director of Development M: 555-555-5555 Jessica Vom Steeg, Graduate Intern F: 555-555-5555 Kevin Kraft, Graduate Intern

The continued testing and introduction of alternative-energy vehicles to the Police Department is part of New York City’s overall effort to achieve a greener, greater New York. The Department's alternative-fuel vehicles are partly funded through PlaNYC, the City's long-term plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. More information about electric cars can be found on the City's electric vehicle information site, Drive Electric NYC, available at: NYPD currently operates eight hundred seven (807) green vehicles. • Seven hundred fifty-four (754) traditional gasoline/electric hybrids. • Nineteen (19) Chevrolet Volt plug-in/electric hybrids. • Twenty-six (26) T-3 Personal Movement Vehicles. • Eight (8) Vectrix Electric Two-Wheel Scooters.

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Stakeholder Spotlight. NYC Parks & Recreation. One of NYCLHVCC’s standout fleets is NYC Parks and Recreation. We interviewed Jonathan Ells, NYC Parks and Recreation’s Chief of Staff for Citywide Operations about their soon to be 1,662 Alternative Fuel Vehicle Fleet. NYCLHVCC: What made NYC Parks & Rec interested in having an alternative fuel vehicle fleet? NYC Parks & Rec: I think that Parks is interested in green fleet because patrons come to the park to enjoy silence and fresh air, and green fleet allows us to provide quieter and cleaner public spaces. NYCLHVCC: What were some of the barriers about implementing the alternative fuel vehicles in the NYC Parks & Rec fleet? NYC Parks & Rec: In terms of barriers funding is always an issue. More specifically, we had to overcome a lot of skepticism on our biodiesel program, both from internal users and other city agencies. NYCLHVCC: Do you have any advice for a fleet thinking about purchasing an alternative fuel vehicle for the first time?

Unofficial 2011 Annual Fleet & Fuel Report Results •

NYC Parks & Rec: I would suggest they talk to Clean Cities or other groups so that they can be put in contact with fleets who have made this transition before and can help navigate potential issues and recommend the best possible types of vehicles and fuels.

NYCLHVCC: What is your favorite thing about the NYC Parks and Rec fleet?

NYC Parks & Rec: The most exciting thing about Parks fleet is the incredible diversity of the fleet – we have over 40 separate types of vehicles from tree trimmers and log loaders to beach cleaners and solar powered light towers. NYCLHVCC: Do you have any exciting happenings that we can share with other NYCLHVCC stakeholders? NYC Parks & Rec: Our biggest news or events are the Fleet Show on May 10, and also the fall event we are planning with you in Union Square. I understand Clean Cities will have a major presence at the Fleet Show and we are very excited for the day.

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Over 32M Gallons of Gasoline Equivalent Reduced (GGE) Over 139K tons Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduced (GHG) Over 2,670 people reached through NYCLHVCC events 12,000 alternative fuel vehicles in the NYC & Lower Hudson Valley region 193 Alternative Fuel Off Road Vehicles in the NYC & Lower Hudson Valley region 6,550 Fuel Economy Improvement vehicles in the NYC & Lower Hudson Valley region THANK YOU TO ALL NYCLHVCC STAKEHOLDERS THAT SUBMITTED DATA!

*Official Fleet & Fuel numbers will be available in June 2012 **If you would like information about your fleet specifically, please email Jessica at:

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Facebook. 150 Likes. New York City & Lower Hudson Valley Clean Communities (NYCLHVCC) has some exciting news- we have reached our 150th fan on Facebook! If you would like to receive information about NYCLHVCC’s: • • • • • •

Upcoming events Past events Webinars in the community The most up-to-date information on alternative fuel vehicles and fuels Ways you can “go green” And more! Like NYCLHVCC Today!

CNG WORKSHOP SERIES. The three-part Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) workshop series was a success! The first workshop consisted of a gathering of local CNG users to talk about the barriers met with owning and operating CNG fueled vehicles in the NYC & Lower Hudson Valley region. Next, our second CNG workshop focused on infrastructure development with various fuel suppliers. Here, our group was able to discuss how best to get more infrastructure started so that end users would have more access to CNG.


Our final CNG workshop took place at the Bronx Zoo where we invited everyone, both suppliers and end users, to talk about how to mesh all these wants and needs together. Two important panels included: funding opportunities and policy issues surrounding CNG. For more information about the CNG Workshop series, please visit:

April 2012

NYCLHVCC Newsletter Upcoming. Events. 4th Annual Stakeholder Meeting

About: NYCLHVCC’s 4th annual Stakeholder Meeting will be an overview of the alternative fuels and alternative vehicle technology industry in the New York City and Lower Hudson Valley region. Speakers will focus on the state of the industry and what is new and upcoming in electric vehicles, natural gas and biodiesel. Directly following the meeting, guests will be able to participate in the Annual NYC Parks & Recreation Vehicle Equipment Show! When: Thursday, May 10th, 2012 – 8:30AM – 11AM

Where: Queens Museum of Art, Queens NY

To RSVP to this event click HERE Sponsorship and Tabling Opportunities are Available for all NYCLHVCC Events! Contact Julie Migliacci at or 212-839-4382 for additional information

Additional Events Hunts Point Clean Truck Program: Clean Trucks & Technology Expo When: May 9, 2012; 2:00 p.m. Where: The BankNote - 890 Garrison Avenue, Hunts Point, Bronx, NY 10474 RSVP: 877-310-2733 or

SAVE-THE-DATE Das Haus Traveling Pavilion When: July 10-19, 2012 in White Plains Odyssey Day 2012 When: October 18, 2012

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