2019 Mobile CARE Award Winners

The Mobile CARE awards recognize outstanding transportation emission reduction efforts that are advancing alternative fuel and transportation technology activities in North Carolina. Congratulations to our 2019 winners below!

Individual: Lisa Poger, North Carolina Electric Transportation Manager for Duke Energy

The Mobile CARE Award for Individual goes to an individual who in their professional and personal life has shown dedication to promoting sustainable transportation in North Carolina. Lisa Poger came to North Carolina to work for Advanced Energy in their energy efficiency team. She transitioned to working on electric vehicles for Advanced Energy. In her role at Advanced Energy she managed electric transportation projects and led the North Carolina statewide electric vehicle collaborative, Plug-in NC. Plug-in NC brought together industry supporters and stakeholders to identify and address barriers affecting electric transportation market-transformation. In her role at Advanced Energy she worked closely with electric utilities and other industry stakeholders to support electric vehicle growth, deployment of electric vehicle fueling infrastructure, and the creation of utility programs to manage new EV charging loads. She also helped spearhead educational efforts around electric vehicles statewide. In 2018 Lisa Poger started at her current role with Duke Energy. She is the Electric Transportation Manager for North Carolina for Duke Energy. She works on the electric vehicle program implementation, as well as outreach and education efforts for the advancement of transportation electrification across Duke Energy’s North Carolina service territories.

Policy/Organization: Clean Air Carolina

The Mobile CARE Award for Organizations is given to an organization that has shown leadership in working to reduce the amount of transportation-related emissions in North Carolina. This can be through educational efforts or through enactment of internal practices and policies that reduce emissions.
Clean Air Carolina was founded in 2003 with a mission to improve the air quality in North Carolina. Since that time, the group has engaged in a number of vital educational efforts to help reduce the amount of harmful emissions in the air, including education around transportation-related emissions and emissions from diesel. Clean Air Carolina has partnered with the NC Clean Energy Technology Center to bring the educational art exhibit Particle Falls to North Carolina’s biggest cities. They also have the Airkeepers Citizen Science program to engage North Carolinians in monitoring our air quality. The Clean Construction Partnership reduces particulate matter in the air related to off-road diesel vehicles by engaging with major hospitals in North Carolina to use EPA Tier 4 Low Emission equipment in construction efforts expanding hospitals.

Fuel/Technology Providers: Cummins

The Mobile CARE Award for Technology Provider is given to a company with a significant presence in North Carolina that has shown leadership in advancing clean transportation technologies in the state through providing goods and services that support sustainable transportation. Cummins manufactures vehicles engines for a wide range of heavy duty vehicles. Their plant in Rocky Mount, NC manufactures natural gas engines. Their ISL G Near Zero (NZ) NOx natural gas engine was the first mid-range engine in North America to receive emission certifications from both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Air Resources Board (ARB) in California for meeting the 0.02 g/bhp-hr optional Near Zero NOx Emissions standards for medium-duty truck, urban bus, school bus, and refuse applications. The Cummins Westport ISL G NZ exhaust emissions are 90% lower than the current EPA NOx limit of 0.2 g/bhp-hr. This engine is built here in North Carolina in the Rocky Mount plant. About 1800 people work at the Rocky Mount plant, making it a vital part of North Carolina’s manufacturing landscape.

NC Smart Fleet Winners

N.C. Smart Fleet focuses on fleet commitment and accomplishments in reducing petroleum use, thus reducing CO2 emissions and other harmful emissions. North Carolina based fleets (both public and private sector) are recognized by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center as supporters, leaders or champions based on their sustainability practices. Congratulations to our 2019 winners below!

NC Smart Fleet Champions
BuildSense, Inc.
City of Charlotte
City of Durham
City of Greensboro Police Department
City of Raleigh
Greenwood Propane
EPES Transport
NCDOT Rail Division
North Carolina Propane Gas Association
Orange County, NC
Town of Cary
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Warren Wilson College

NC Smart Fleet Leaders
Davidson County
Durham County
Elizabeth City Police
MacLeod Construction
MEDIC Mecklenburg EMS
Pine Shore Energy
Viatec Incorporated

NC Smart Fleet Supporters
Accesso Services, LLC
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
City of Greensboro
Matthews Police Department
Person County
Town of Apex
Town of Pineville Police


Contact John Bonitz

919-515-9689 | jhbonitz@ncsu.edu 

MEDIA CONTACT: Shannon Helm, N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center, 919-423-8340, shannon_helm@ncsu.edu