In this December 15th eNewsletter from Sacramento Clean Cities
Upcoming Grants - Funding for a wide range of transportation and energy programs and projects
Upcoming Workshops - Participate in the decision making process
New Updates, Regulations & Requirements - Regulations and requirements that may affect your operations
Alternative Fuel & Zero-Emission Insights - Learn what’s new and what’s coming soon
Conferences, Programs - Educational, networking and presentation opportunities
Presentations Slides and Videos from Previous Sacramento Clean Cities Webinars
  • Presentation Slides and Recordings posted Here
Special Announcement
ZEV Truck Event
Sacramento Clean Cities and Enoven Co-hosted an informative ZEV Truck Display & Ride-and-Drive, along with technical presentations and a hosted lunch. The vehicles on display came from Bollinger, Drive Labs, Freightliner, Kenworth, Mullen, Peterson and Riverview plus an Idle Reduction and ePTO system from Vanair. The presentations are available Here.
OSHA & NFPA Standards That Fleet Managers Should Know Electrical Requirements Including Safe Distances
NAFA 100 Best Fleets Awards
The National Association of Fleet Administrators’ (NAFA) “100 Best Fleets” Awards Program kicks off today. This program serves to encourage the ever-increasing levels of performance improvement and innovation within the fleet industry.
Read more Here
Sac County Recruiting For Chief, Fleet Division and Parking Enterprise
  • $143,550.00 - $158,270.40 Annual
  • Closing date - 12/18/2023 
  • This position manages, plans, organizes, coordinates, and directs the operations and activities of the County’s Fleet Division and the Parking Enterprise. 
Read more Here
Fairfield Fleet Position Listing
The City of Fairfield Fleet Management Department is listing a position for a Management Analyst 1. This will be an ideal position for a person that is interested in getting into fleet management, grow as an analyst, and has a passion for electrification. The benefits are outstanding and the selected candidate will have the chance to work very closely on Fairfield’s electrification program. The position listing can be found on the Government Jobs Website.
Applications are due by December 27. 
Job Listing Here
EPA Upcoming Funding Opportunity
In February, EPA will release a call for applications for its Clean Ports Program. This program will make $2.6 billion available for the zero-emissions equipment and infrastructure and $300 million available for climate and air quality planning projects.
Additional information available Here
Grants Accepting Applications
EPA $2B Environmental and Climate Justice
  • Support for community-driven projects
  • Environmental and Climate Justice grants
  • Grants targeting clean energy and resilience including low- and zero-emission technologies and workforce development supporting the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions
  • Applications reviewed on a rolling basis for one year
Read more Here
VW Zero-Emission Freight and Marine (ZEFM) Grant Fund Open
  • $20M Available
  • Stacking with CORE Allowed
  • Eligible equipment includes forklifts (>8,000#) Airport GSE, Terminal Tractors, Ferries/Tug Repowers, Shore Power & More
  • First-come, First-served basis until funding is exhausted 
Read more Here
Clean Off-Road Equipment (CORE) Funding Available
  • Voucher Incentives for the purchase of Heavy-duty Off-road Equipment 
  • $182M Available
  • First Come/First Served Basis Until Funds are Exhausted
Read more Here
Innovative Small E-Fleet (ISEF) Funding
  • $83M set aside for ISEF within the HVIP Program
  • Incentives for small fleets that seek to deploy battery electric or hydrogen fuel cell trucks
  • Fleets with < 20 trucks and <$15M annual revenue (NGOs are exempt from the revenue cap)
  • Program runs until all funds are allocated 
Read more Here
CEC Funding Available for National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI)
  • $40.5M available
  • Projects that will deploy high-powered direct current fast charger (DCFC)
  • Minimum of four 150kW chargers per site
  • Applications due by January 26
Read more Here
EPA Clean School Bus Program 2023
  • Funding for the purchase of up to 25 ZEV Buses and/or clean buses
  • Funding for EVSE and workforce development are included
  • Priority given to tribal and DAC schools
  • Applications due January 31st at 4pm ET
Register for Upcoming Rebate Program Webinars Here
Read more Here
Micro-Grant Opportunity
The National Clean Cities Program is opening another “Jumpstart” funding round with applications due February 9. Jumpstart funds are available for projects that are not on the list of required deliverables for Clean Cities Coalitions. The application is simple and funded projects must be completed within 12 months. If you have a project you would like to discuss, contact Clean Cities Here.
EPA $4.6B for Climate Reduction Act Grants
Read more Here
Sacramento Clean Cities Sponsors Make The News
Mullen ONE Compact Van
The Mullen ONE compact van, designed especially for narrow streets, tight parking spaces and campus operations is available to be pre-ordered for early 2024 delivery now. The Mullen ONE was one of the displays at the ZEV Truck Ride & Drive co-hosted by Sacramento Clean Cities and Enoven on December 6 at the Maidu Community Center in Roseville.
Read more about the Mullen ONE Here
Check the presentations and photos of the 12/6/23 Event Here
Volvo's "Super Truck 2" Exceeds 100% Freight Efficiency Improvement
Engineering a wedge-shaped cab, eliminating tractor-trailer gap, lightweighting and mairead other major and minor changes, Volvo managed to more than meet the 100% Freight Efficiency challenge.
Read more Here
GM Fuel Cell Work
GM has partnered with Autocar to bring the GM Hydrotech fuel cell technology to heavy-duty work trucks with production expected in 2026. 
Read more Here
Alternative Fuel Insight
Stellantis Commercializes Fuel Cell Light Commercial Vehicles
Stellantis is moving from small-scale upfitting to commercial-scale production of light commercial hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles in Europe.
Read more Here
Cybertruck Engineering Discussion
Elon Musk sits down with auto industry icon Sandy Munro to talk about the multiple engineering breakthrough designs incorporated in the Cybertruck.
Watch the YouTube Here
Half the EVs Tested Underperformed on EPA Mileage Rating
Consumer Reports tested 22 EVs driving at a steady 70mph and found that half did not meet the EPA rating, mostly due to a lack of both city and highway standards for EVs. Mileages can also vary significantly based on temperature, grades and even wind conditions. 
Read more Here
Lion Electric Lays is Laying Off 10% of Their Employees
Montreal-based Lion Electric is laying off 10% of their employees (150 positions), even after posting a very profitable third quarter in 2023.
Read more Here
Stellantis Fights CARB's Emission Standards
Stellantis is petitioning California, claiming that there was a secret negotiation between CARB some auto makers that Stellantis was not allowed to join, and that violates the California Administrative Procedure Act.
Read more Here
DOE $42M Fusion Grants
The US DOE is posting $42M to fund three fusion energy hubs including one at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). LLNL achieved fusion ignition for the first time in scientific history last year. 
Read more Here
Coal Use Soaring Worldwide
Despite Climate Envoy John Kerry’s passionate pleas, worldwide use of coal for power production is growing. Over 50% of worldwide coal use growth is happening in China. Ironically, much of the demand for this power comes from the energy necessary to extract and process minerals for electric vehicles, solar panels and wind turbines. 
Read more Here
Ford Cuts Lightning Production
Ford has announced that they will cut their Lightning production in half beginning in January in order to match production with demand.
Read more Here
CARB Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Credits-$72.50
LCFS Renewable Fuel Pathways
  • California Average Grid Electricity Carbon Intensity: California average grid electricity used as a transportation fuel in California: 79.43 to 81.49gCO2e/MJ.
  • Check CARB Carton Intensity (CI)I Pathways Here
Conferences and Programs
ACT Expo 2024
Major Vehicle OEMs and Suppliers
Technology, Fuel and Sustainable Transportation Presentations
May 20 - 23 - Las Vegas Convention Center
Read more Here
Green Technology Summit & Expo
August 20-22, 2024 in Tacoma
"Accelerate to Zero"
Forth Electric Transportation Conference
September 24-26, 2024 in Detroit, Michigan
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