One grant will be used for the replacement of a diesel refuse hauler with an all-electric one and installation of charging infrastructure for the vehicle in the City of Wilmington. - Photo: Waste Management

One grant will be used for the replacement of a diesel refuse hauler with an all-electric one and installation of charging infrastructure for the vehicle in the City of Wilmington.

Photo: Waste Management

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) Division of Air Quality has awarded $1,335,020 in grants for projects to reduce air pollution from diesel-powered mobile sources. The projects will result in 21 vehicle replacements (three of which will be government-owned vehicles), with estimated reductions of 8.2 tons of NOx and 285 tons of greenhouse gases per year.

The recipients and grant funds awarded are:

City of Charlotte

Grant Award: $390,207

Project Summary: Replacement of a diesel transit bus with an all-electric bus. This project completely removes the emissions associated with an internal combustion engine, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 141 tons annually.

City of Wilmington

Grant Award: $270,585

Project Summary: Replacement of a diesel refuse hauler with an all-electric refuse hauler and installation of charging infrastructure for the vehicle. This project completely removes the emissions associated with an internal combustion engine, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 36 tons annually.

Town of Cary

Grant Award: $252,375

Project Summary: Replacement of a diesel refuse hauler with an all-electric refuse hauler and installation of charging infrastructure for the vehicle. This project completely removes the emissions associated with an internal combustion engine, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 21 tons annually.

Originally posted on Government Fleet

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