Drive Electric Maine

Drive Electric Maine Quarterly Meeting: December 9th, 3 - 5 pm 

Recording of DEM Meeting:

The first 20 minutes didn't record, so what isn’t included in the video are the MCC program updates and the Clean Transportation Roadmap update.

Recorded DEM Quarterly Meeting Link

Maine Clean Communities Program Updates:

  • MCC will be signing onto Drive Electric USA – joining 18 other coalitions across the country.

  • MCC has recently joined conversations with Scarborough’s Sustainability Committee to help develop a new EV ordinance.

  • The EV Readiness Assessment toolkit developed in collaboration with Karina Graeter, Sustainability Coordinator at SMPDC is being finalized.

  • MCC recently partnered with Vinalhaven, ME to get an EV school bus for their island community. We’re looking forward to sharing more about this as it develops further!

  • We’re preparing an end-of-year stakeholder survey to help gauge how MCC can best serve and support its stakeholders.

  • MCC was part of a group of clean city coalitions awarded funding from the DOE to take place in a workplace charging program called “EMPOWER” starting in the spring of 2022.

Stakeholder Program Updates:

  • We heard a brief update from Rylee with E2tech on the status of the Clean Transportation Roadmap – Set to wrap up by the end of December and will hopefully be used as a guiding document moving forward. More information will be shared with everyone once the CTR document has been finalized and released.

 

 

  • Molly with Efficiency Maine shared an awesome and informative video on the benefits of EVs, the priority locations for new DCFC in 2022, and a level 2 charging grant for Multi-Unit Dwellings (MUD) – applications due January 20th, 2022. The videos can be viewed here and the L2 charging grant RFP and application here.

 

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