Posts Tagged ‘Clean Cities’

Another example of regional collaboration was on display in the regional newspapers this weekend. As part of a series of articles about the Chevy Volt, an article in the Grand Rapids Press and Muskegon Chronicle reported how the three major cities in the region–Grand Rapids, Holland, and Muskegon–are working together to receive federal subsidies for 98 charging stations for electric vehicles.

This particular effort is part of WMSA’s Clean Cities Coalition. The initiative¬†is focused on the development local markets for clean vehicle technologies and creating alternative fuel corridors along 196 and I-196 between Grand Rapids, Muskegon and Holland.


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In case you missed it, the Tesla Roadster, an electric zero-emission automobile was in West Michigan on July 20. The concept car gives an exciting glimpse of the possibilities for an alternative fuel future.

The visit to West Michigan was sponsored by the West Michigan Clean Cities Coalition (WMC3), an initiative of the West Michigan Strategic Alliance with technical support from Sustainable Research Group. West Michigan was one of many stops for the car as part of a national tour called the Renew America Roadtrip.

You can see images and read more about the Tesla and alternative fueled vehicles in some of the local media coverage, including WZZM TV 13 and MiBiz Sustainability section.

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