Highlights Include Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) Electric Transit Bus and Biodiesel Vehicle from DC Water

Washington, DC – The Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition (GWRCCC) proudly hosted a Clean Fuel Vehicle Showcase on April 23rd, celebrating Earth Day and sustainable transportation solutions. The event, held from 4:30 to 6:45 PM on a lot adjacent to the Washington Nationals Park (151 M St SE), brought together industry partners, stakeholders, and the community to explore the latest innovations in clean energy vehicles.

Attendees were able to view and sit in an array of vehicles representing the forefront of eco-friendly transportation technology. Among the highlights were:

  • Battery-electric transit bus from Metro.
  • Biodiesel vehicle from DC Water.
  • 2019 Nexo Fuel Cell Hydrogen vehicle from Palamedes Strategies.
  • 2013 Model S BEV from Drive Electric DC.
  • Genesis GV60 EV from Drive Electric DC.
  • Jeep Rubicon 4Xe plug-in hybrid from Drive Electric DC.
  • Lucid Air Electric sedan from Lucid Motors.
  • Toyota bZ4x from Toyota.

These cutting-edge vehicles not only demonstrate the viability of alternative fuel options but also underscore the region’s commitment to reducing emissions and mitigating environmental impact.

“We are dedicated to increasing knowledge about clean transportation opportunities in the region. This event was a perfect way to teach Washington Nationals fans about the work that our partners are doing to improve access to clean vehicles,” said Antoine M. Thompson, GWRCCC CEO/Executive Director. “We are thrilled to have showcased such a diverse range of clean fuel vehicles at our event. By bringing together partners from across the region, we are driving forward the transition to sustainable transportation and fostering a greener, cleaner future for our communities.”

In addition to the vehicle showcase, the event also featured generous contributions from coalition members including:

  • Brookfield Properties
  • Metro
  • DC Water
  • DC Department of Public Works
  • Electric Vehicle Drivers Association, DC
  • K. Neal Truck and Bus Center
  • First Student, Inc
  • EVHybridNoire
  • Blink Charging
  • Parts Authority
  • Sustainable Energy Strategies, Inc.
  • Clean Fuels Alliance America

These organizations played a vital role in enriching the event experience and furthering the coalition’s mission of promoting sustainable transportation solutions.

“We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all our partners for their dedication and support,” added Thompson. “Their contributions exemplify the power of collaboration in advancing our shared goals of sustainability and environmental stewardship.”

The Clean Fuel Vehicle Showcase served as a testament to the Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition’s dedication to promoting cleaner, more efficient transportation solutions. As communities continue to prioritize sustainability and embrace alternative fuels, initiatives like this showcase play a vital role in driving progress towards a greener future.


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