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1 Chicago Area Clean Cities Fleet Efficiency Strategies: Saving Money and Fuel 9/11/14 Samantha Bingham Environmental Policy Analyst, City of Chicago Coordinator, Chicago Area Clean Cities Clean Cities / 1

2 WELCOME! Special Thanks to Today s Sponsors!! Clean Cities / 2

3 Today s Agenda 1. Welcome and Introductions 2. Coalition Update 3. Driving Behavior Improvements Samantha Bingham, CACC Coordinator, CDOT 4. Stop Idling, Start Saving Patricia Weikersheimer, Argonne National Laboratory, 5. Data-Driven Fleet Improvements Eric Mallia, FleetCarma, 6. Peer to Peer Learning 7. Lunch Clean Cities / 3

4 Coalition Background Chicago 6-county area History Formed in 1992, designated 10 th Clean Cities coalition May 1994 Coordinator designated by the City of Chicago Area 6-county Chicago area Support state-wide legislation and education events Lake Michigan Clean Cities Consortium Population 8,216,650 per 2010 Census 64% of state population Clean Cities / 4

5 Coalition Structure City of Chicago Mayor s Office CACC Executive Board Other City Depts. & Sister Agencies Chicago Dept. of Transportation Coordinator Steering Committee Volunteers Contractors Coalition Structure Coordinator housed within City of Chicago Department of Transportation Executive Board directs activities and mission of the coalition Coalition is a 501.c.3 Over 600 stakeholders, 70 dues paying members 3-4 coalition meetings per year coupled with educational event Chair Clean Cities / 5 Vice Chair Secretary Treasurer 3 Tech Reps 3 Fleet Reps

6 Coalition Sustainability Administration Staff & Office Space Activities Contractors & Events Projects Specific Fleet Projects and Incentive Programs CACC Board Members Clean Cities / 6 Members Industry Sponsors Local Governments

7 Coalition Dues Structure Dues Collected Annually Individual or Family: $50 Everyone Else: $100 + $25 for every additional representative at the organization Membership is for Calendar Year Free membership offered to those that complete annual report CACC seeks support from event sponsors to offset cost Why dues? Helps offset administrative and event costs Accountability Clean Cities / 7

8 Meet Our Stakeholders Over 1,000 on distribution list Who are they? Fleets Equipment or service providers Dealerships & OEMs Sustainability Utilities Local governments Community members Clean Cities / 8

9 Building and Managing Relationships City of Chicago: All Depts. and Sister Agencies Fed: USDOE, USDOT & USEPA State: Governor s Office, Energy Office, EPA, DOT Local Gov: Suburbs, Counties, Planning Org & Council of Gov CACC Fleet Networks: NTEA, NAFA, MFMA Vendors Media: Local and Regional Business Networks: Chambers of Commerce Clean Cities / 9

10 Upcoming Events 9/ Best Fleets Conference, Naperville 9/15-21 National Drive Electric Week, Chicago & Naperville 9/16 CNG Infrastructure & Report Webinar, 2-3:30PM 9/22-24 High-Efficiency Truck Users Forum, Argonne 9/23-26 NGV Institute s CNG Fueling Station Training, DesPlaines 10/22 Workplace Charging for EVs Event, Deerfield 10/29-30 Green Fleet Conference & Expo, Schaumburg 12/10 CACC s Annual December Meeting & Holiday Dinner 5/28/15 Green Drives 2015, DuPage Co Fairgrounds Clean Cities / 10

11 First E-Refuse Truck in North America Fuel: ~$7/day instead of $80/day Maintenance: $15/day estimated savings Emissions Reductions: 68 Tons CO 2 e / year / truck Residents: Quieter pickup Driver: This truck has changed my life Truck is not noisy, smelly, vibrating, or hot! Clean Cities / 11

12 Upcoming / Recent Incentives Chicago Area Green Fleet Grant Program IL EPA -50% of incremental or conversion cost CNG & Propane -Class 1-3 up to $10,000 -Class 4< up to $20,000 Drive Clean Chicago CDOT - 80% incremental costs of electric & HYBRID Class 2 8 trucks & buses EV Station Rebate ILDCEO - Level 1 and 2 stations- $3000 non-networked/$3750 for network. - DC Fast Chargers will be included this round $12,500 non-network, $15,000 networked. -Self-installs will no longer be allowed - Closes April 16, Eligible projects performed after August 29, 2013 are allowed Clean Cities / 12

13 Questions? -WEX App Samantha Bingham Clean Cities / 13

14 Introduction Changes in Driving Behavior Clean Cities / 14

15 Health and Environment Criteria Pollutants Carbon Monoxide (CO) Cardiovascular disease, damage nervous system Particulate Matter (PM) Aggravate asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, heart disease, lung disease, water pollution directly from vehicles Ozone (O 3 ) smog reduces lung function Nitrogen oxides (NOx) respiratory damage, autism link Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) Carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) global pollutant Clean Cities / 15

16 Use Fuel More Efficiently Practice more efficient driving techniques Properly refuel your vehicle Reduce idling Clean Cities / 16

17 Driving More Efficiently Be less aggressive Includes speeding, rapid acceleration, and braking Lowers gas mileage by 33% on highways Savings: $0.17 $1.11/gallon Obey the speed limit Gas mileage decreases at speeds over 50 mph For each 5 mph over 50 mph, you pay $0.24/gallon for gas Savings: $0.24 $0.47/gallon Remove excess weight An extra 100 lbs. could reduce your MPG by up to 2% Savings: $0.03 $0.07/gallon Clean Cities / 17

18 Driving More Efficiently Avoid idling Can use up to half a gallon of fuel per hour Turn off engine when vehicle is parked Savings: $0.01 $0.03/minute Keep engine tuned Fixing serious problems can improve mileage by 40% Savings: $0.13/gallon Properly inflate tires Under inflated tires can lower MPG by 0.3% for every 1 psi pressure drop Savings: $0.10/gallon Clean Cities / 18

19 Conclusions By practicing more efficient driving techniques, you could save $0.67 to $1.88 per gallon of gasoline Clean Cities / 19

20 Refueling Your Vehicle Stop at the click Be careful not to spill gasoline Spilled gasoline from topping off tank = less money for you 1 oz. of spilled gasoline evaporates and produces the same VOC emissions as a car driving 56 miles VOCs are volatile organic compounds and have compounding longterm health effects VOCs can lead to respiratory, allergic, or immune effects in children Refuel at night or early in the morning Prevents formation of ozone and keeps lungs healthier Ozone forms when evaporative emissions bake in the heat Keep this in mind, especially in the summer! Clean Cities / 20

21 Idle Reduction Illinois State Law Diesel vehicles in non attainment counties are not to idle for more than 10 minutes in a one hour period, $90 fine Local Policies City of Chicago Diesel ordinance no more than 3 mins, $250 fine Fleet policy no more than 3 minutes regardless of fuel Others? Clean Cities / 21

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