October 25



electric car workshop portland maine 2012In 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.

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 expensive oil. For example, switching to an EV can save drivers thousands of dollars in fuel costs over the lifetime of the vehicle and has no tailpipe emissions.

Maine Clean Communities (MC2), a program of the Greater Portland Council of Governments (GPCOG), and E2Tech are partnering to provide a two part event that will provide up-to-date information on Electric and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles and infrastructure development in the Greater Portland area and throughout Maine.

Following the Forum, a display of EVs and CNG vehicles will be available for viewing by attendees.

Part I – E2Tech/MC2 Forum with Breakfast ONLY or with Fleet Workshop click here.

Part II – MC2 EV Workshop for Fleets ONLY click here.