Alternative Fuel Basics & Information Resources for Auto Dealerships

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Presented by Heather Goetsch, Wisconsin Clean Cities, Emily DeVillers, Wisconsin Clean Cities, and Stephanie Smith, South Shore Clean Cities, on February 19, 2013, as part of the Clean Cities Winter Webinar Series.

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Alternative Fuel Basics & Information Resources for Auto Dealerships

  1. 1. Alternative Fuels & Online Resources: Information that can help you make the saleClean Cities Winter Feb 19, 2013Webinar Series
  2. 2. Presenters Emily DeVillers Heather Goetsch Stephanie Smith Program Associate Program Associate Program AssociateWisconsin Clean Cities Wisconsin Clean Cities South Shore Clean Cities Clean Cities Winter Webinar Series 2
  3. 3. Overview• Fuel basics – Quick summary – Vehicles• Locate stations• Free online resources Clean Cities Winter Webinar Series 3
  4. 4. Fuel Basics Biodiesel Electricity Ethanol Natural Gas Propane Clean Cities Winter Webinar Series 4
  5. 5. Biodiesel• Domestically produced, renewable fuel• Vegetable oils, animal fats, or recycled restaurant grease• B100 (pure biodiesel), B20, B5, and B2• Biodiesel in winter Clean Cities Winter Webinar Series 5
  6. 6. Biodiesel: VehiclesDodge Ram 2500/3500 HD Ford F-Series Super Duty Chevrolet Express 2500/3500 Clean Cities Winter Webinar Series 6
  7. 7. Electricity• Produced from a variety of primary energy sources (oil, coal, natural gas, wind energy, solar energy)• No tailpipe emissions• Plug-in electric vehicles, onboard rechargeable batteries power electric motors Clean Cities Winter Webinar Series 7
  8. 8. Electricity: Vehicles Hybrid Plug-In All-ElectricToyota Prius C Chevrolet Volt Nissan Leaf http://www.afdc.energy.gov/uploads/publication/my2013_afv_atv.pdf Clean Cities Winter Webinar Series 8
  9. 9. Ethanol• Made from various plant materials ("biomass”)• >95% of U.S. gasoline contains ethanol in a low-level blend to oxygenate the fuel and reduce air pollution• Ethanol has a higher octane number• E10, E15, and E85• Flexible fuel vehicles Clean Cities Winter Webinar Series 9
  10. 10. Ethanol: Vehicles Ford Focus Lincoln MKT Volkswagen Routan GMC Savana 1500 Clean Cities Winter Webinar Series 10
  11. 11. Natural Gas• Odorless, nontoxic, gaseous mixture of hydrocarbons (mostly methane, CH4)• Domestically produced: – wells or extracted in conjunction with crude oil production – extraction processes, such as hydraulic fracturing• Renewable natural gas (waste from plants, landfills, wastewater, and livestock)• CNG and LNG Clean Cities Winter Webinar Series 11
  12. 12. Natural Gas: Vehicles Ford Transit Connect GMC Sierra 2500 HD VPG MV-1 Honda Civic Clean Cities Winter Webinar Series 12
  13. 13. Propane• High octane rating and excellent properties for spark-ignited internal combustion engines• Non-toxic and presents no threat to soil, surface water, or groundwater• Produced as a by-product of natural gas processing and crude Clean Cities Winter Webinar Series 13
  14. 14. Propane: Vehicles Ford Transit Connect GMC Savana 4500 Cutaway Ford F-Series Super Duty Clean Cities Winter Webinar Series 14
  15. 15. Locating Stationshttp://www.afdc.energy.gov/locator/stations/ Clean Cities Winter Webinar Series 15
  16. 16. Free Web Resources• Alternative Fuels Data Center: www.afdc.energy.gov/• MY 2013 Vehicles: http://www.afdc.energy.gov/uploads/publication /my2013_afv_atv.pdf• Wisconsin Clean Cities www.wicleancities.org• South Shore Clean Cities www.southshorecleancities.org• FuelEconomy.gov www.fueleconomy.gov Clean Cities Winter Webinar Series 16
  17. 17. Thank you! Emily DeVillers Heather Goetsch Stephanie Smith Program Associate Program Associate Program AssociateWisconsin Clean Cities Wisconsin Clean Cities South Shore Clean Cities (414) 221-2509 (414) 221-4487 (219) 644-3690 Emily.DeVillers@ Heather.Goetsch@ ssmithSSCC@comcast.net wicleancities.org wicleancities.org Clean Cities Winter Webinar Series 17
  18. 18. Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel• Diesel fuel with 15 parts per million or lower sulfur content – “clean diesel”• Produced by removing sulfur during the oil refining process, often called hydrotreating• Biodiesel is also considered a USLD because it does not intrinsically contain sulfur Clean Cities Winter Webinar Series 18
  19. 19. ULSD: Vehicles Volkswagen Passat TDI Audi A3 TDIMercedes ML 350 BlueTEC BMW 3-Series Clean Cities Winter Webinar Series 19
  20. 20. Electricity: Load Capacity• Rise and fall depending on time of day and year• Charge during off-peak times to create little or no need for additional capacity• Some utilities offer off-peak rates• EVSE programmed to restrict charging times Clean Cities Winter Webinar Series 20

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