In this May 5th 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 Events
May 17 - Mobile Charging and Resilience Strategies
Instant Charging Infrastructure Anywhere, Sacramento
Drop in anytime between 9am and 2pm to view the technology and talk to technology providers
  • Provide charging where grid access is delayed or completely unavailable
Keep Electric Vehicles operational during brown-outs and power failures
  • Provide temporary charging for demos, short-term needs, emergency crew sites
  • Continuous Power – Wet hose on site (low-NOx, zero-PM, low-GHG, renewable propane genset)
  • Many more applications
Register Here
June 1 - "Coast-to-Coast EV"
  • 9:30: Register 
  • 10:00: ZEV Fleet Transition Planning Case Studies
  • 11:30: Developing an ZEV Transition Plan for Your Fleet
  • 12:00: Real world drive across the US in an EV
  • Inside Displays: Ford Lightning EV Pickup, SolecTrac EV Bucket Loader, Hertz’ Pole Star EV Sedan, Silverado EV Pickup
  • Outside Displays: Kenworth “K-Series” Box Truck EV, Pioneer Energy e-Boost Mobile EV Charging Trailer, DANNAR EV Mobile Power System (MPS), Volvo JL20 EV Bucket Loader & More Coming!
Register Here
June 29 - Rosenbauer Electric Fire Truck Display
9am - Cal Expo Lot A
  • Electric Pumper with 10” to 19” adjustable ground clearance
  • Up to 1,500 GPM water pumping (backup power using BMW 6 cylinder clean diesel engine)
  • Standard or All Wheel Steering (Countersteering and Crab Steering)
Grants Accepting Applications
Sacramento Air District Incentive Programs Currently Open
  • Community CarShare Program (Car-sharing program to benefit disadvantaged communities in the greater Sacramento area)
  • Clean Cars 4 All ( Helping low-income Sacramento County residents get a new mobility option when they turn in an old vehicle for scrap)
  • Off-Road Equipment Replacement (Incentives to replace Tier 3 and older or gasoline off-road equipment with Tier 4 Final or zero-emission level equipment)
  • Incentives to help fund the new installation of charging infrastructure 
Read more Here
FHWA Funding for New Mobility Center
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has released a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to establish a Center of Excellence on New Mobility and Automated Vehicles (Mobility COE).
Read more Here
EPA 2023 Clean School Bus (CSB) Grant Program
  • $400 million in competitive grant funding for zero-emission school buses, clean school buses, and EVSE.
  • Two grant categories: school district and Tribal applicants; and third-party applicants.
  • Priority given to replace buses serving high-need local education agencies, rural areas, Tribal school districts and public school districts receiving basic support payments for students living on Tribal land, and rural areas. 
  • At least 40% of the funding will go to disadvantaged communities.
  • Grant deadline: Tuesday, August 22.
Webinar Info Here
Grant Info Here
EPA's Environmental Justice Small Grants Program
  • Eligible applicants are limited to federally recognized tribal governments;
  • Help communities understand and address exposure to multiple environmental harms and risks;
  • $1.6 million for up 16 to 20 grants of up to $100,000 each;
  • Applications are due by May 20
Read more Here
Federal Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Discretionary Grant Program
  • $700M available in fiscal 22/23 with $2.5B over five years
  • Funding for Alt Fuel Infrastructure and EV Charging Infrastructure
  • Propane stations and propane genset powered microgrids and mobile EV Charging eligible
  • Applications due May 30
Read more Here
New Updates, Regulations, and Requirements
CARB Passes Tough New Regulations for Truck and Locomotives
Despite strong opposition from truck fleet operators, the California Air Resources Board voted unanimously to approve the Advanced Clean Fleet Rule (ACF) that mandates that fleets move to zero-emission trucks and also prohibits the sale of diesel trucks in California beginning in 2036. CARB also approved new regulations for locomotive operators, despite strong opposition from the railroad industry. The locomotive regulation will ban locomotive engines over 23 years old by 2030 and restrict locomotive idling to no more than 30 minutes.
Read more about the Truck Regulation Here
Read more about the Locomotive Regulation Here
Interested in Testing Bi-Directional Charging?
  • Sharing Power Can:
  • Reduce Your Power Costs
  • Provide Resilience During Grid Problems
  •  You May Be Eligible to Test Bi-Directional Charging and Get Reimbursed if:
  • You are in SMUD’s Territory
  • You have 2018 or Newer Nissan Leafs
  • Want a Bi-Directional Head Start and Get Paid?
Contact Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition Here
EPA's Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Centers
The White House has announced funding for the “Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Centers.” $177M in funding will be provided to 17 “Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Centers” around the US to help overburdened, underserved, and rural communities be able to access technical assistance from the federal government. Each center will receive at least $10M.
Read more Here
CARB CORE Workshop
May 18 - Virtual
  • Clean Off-Road Voucher Incentive Program (CORE) 
  • Pre-solicitation Workshop
Read more Here
Coffee with a Researcher: Webinar Presentation on Integrating Micromobility with Transit and Other Modes
May 25 - 12noon - 1pm
  • Integrating transportation plans at different scales to reduce barriers to mobility;
  • Implementing human-powered, electric-assisted small vehicles to augment existing transportation options;
  • How e-cargo bikes are capable of meeting delivery or family use needs.
Register Here
Sacramento Clean Cities Sponsors Make The News
Fuel Cell Energy Green Hydrogen
Fuel Cell Energy has entered into an agreement with an international engineering company to develop large-scale electrolyzer facilities in Asia, New Zealand and Australia. These facilities will make be part of the international process of making renewable hydrogen readily available at much lower cost. 
Read more Here
EV PowerPods Provides "Gap-to-Grid" Strategy
EV PowerPods Provides “Gap-to-Grid” Strategy: EnviroGen’s EV PowerPods supply trailer-mounted mobile charging with generators using conventional and low-carbon, low-emission renewable fuels (propane, natural gas, Tier 4 diesel) to operate L2 and DCFC that bring power to the vehicles when the grid is unavailable, either due to infrastructure delays or power failures. 
Read more Here
Alternative Fuel Insight
EV Insurance More Expensive
Insurance for EVs and Hybrids costs 12% to 20% more than similar ICEs.
Read more Here
Chevron Showcases Renewable Gasoline
Chevron demonstrated renewable gasoline in a “road trip” across Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. Chevron is evaluating whether or not to add it to their menu of lower-carbon renewable fuels that includes renewable diesel (RD), renewable natural gas (RNG) and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Chevron renewable gasoline is blended with conventional gasoline, reducing the carbon footprint by 40%. 
Read more Here
J.D. Power Survey Shows Buyers' Disinterest in EVs
A recent J.D. Powers survey has shown a significant increase in the number of car shoppers who have indicated that they are very unlikely to consider an EV. 
Read more Here
Feds Overturn Stricter Truck Emissions
The US Senate voted to overturn the EPA’s proposed stricter emission standards for heavy-duty vehicles, based on strong opposition from the trucking industry. Truck fleet operators cited significant vehicle cost increases that would be cripple their industry at a time when driver shortages and supply chain issues have created significant impacts. 
Read more Here
Chevy Bolt Discontinued
GM CEO Mary Barra has announced that GM will discontinue production of the Chevy Bolt at the end of the 2023 model year, ending the availability of one of the most affordable and most popular EVs on the market. Chevy will convert the Orion Assembly plant from Bolt production to Chevy Silverado production. 
Read more Here
Air Products to Increase SAF and H2 Production in California
Air Products and World Energy have announced a $2B expansion at the Paramount, California renewable fuels facility. The expansion will increase the production capacity of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) and create a significant hydrogen production capacity. 
Read more Here
Daimler's ZEV Fueling Network Plans
Daimler, with partners NextEra Energy Resources and BlackRock will invest $650M to develop a ZEV charger and hydrogen ZEV fueling network for HD vehicles along the coasts and in Texas. The first site will be in Southern Caifornia. 
Read more Here
Penske Acquires Ford eTransits
Penske Truck Leasing has announced that they have ordered 750 eTransit cargo vans. This order follows Penske’s successful piloting of eTransits in their rental and leasing fleets. 
Read more Here
Endurance EV Pickup Truck May Disappear
Lordstown Motors, manufacturers of the Endurance EV Pickup Truck, has announced in an SEC filing that their primary financial backer, Foxconn, may be looking to sever ties, leading to the probable bankruptcy of Lordstown Motors. Lordstown’s stock price had been below $1 for over 30 days, which violated a condition of Foxconn’s backing. (On 4/21/23, Lordstown stock was trading at 30¢ per share.)
Read more Here
LCFS Renewable Fuel Pathways
California Average Grid Electricity Carbon Intensity: California average grid electricity used as a transportation fuel in California: 81.49gCO2e/MJ.
CARB Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Credits-$86.00
Liquid Hydrogen CI Certifications
Check CARB CI Pathways Here
Conferences and Programs
Electric Truck DEPOT Bootcamp
The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) is offering a free ten-session series of one hour webinars covering the requirements for electrifying a truck depot. The webinars will run from 10am - 11am every other Tuesday from April 25 through September 5.
Please register Here
Vehicle Interoperability Testing Symposium (VOLTS)
May 9 - 11 - Long Beach
  • CEC project to support electric vehicle charging interoperability & advanced charging features for payment and energy management
  • Full-day conference with two additional days of charging interoperability testing 
  • Charging reliability, scaling charger deployment, implementation of ISO 15118, and secure network payments 
Read more Here
FORTH Roadmap Conference
May 15 - 17, 2023
  • We are a proud Community Partner for the 2023 #RoadmapForth Conference!
  • Join 1k+ automakers, utilities, gov. agencies, NGOs & more May 15-17 for the nation's premier #electrictransportation conference.
  • The 2023 Forth Roadmap Conference Program is now available: program overview
Use code CPSAC for $75 off Presale Rates before 1/16 >
EVS36 "Driving the Transition to E-Mobility"
June 11 - 14, 2023 - Sacramento Convention Center
  • Annual international gathering of the world’s EV experts
  • Cutting-edge research 
  • Innovative technologies
  • EV Market developments
Read more about EVS36 Here
  • EVS36 Call for papers covering:
  • Research
  • Market and government programs
  • Activities across all fields related to hybrid, battery & fuel cell technologies
  • EV infrastructure and services.
Read more about submitting papers Here
Green Transportation Summit and Expo "Accelerate to Zero"
August 22 - 24 - Tacoma, Washington
  • West Coast’s Premier Fleet Modernization & Sustainable Transportation Event
  • Networking, Information Sessions, Workshops, Vehicle Walk-throughs
Register Here (Use Discount Code SACRAMENTO-CC-30 for a 30% Discount)
Read more Here
"ZEB Con" Zero Emission Bus Conference
Sept 26-28 San Diego
  • Site Tours of Electric Bus Deployments
  • ZEB 101 Course
  • Charge Management
  • Hydrogen Fueling
  • ZEB Depot Planning
  • Financing
  • Workforce Development
  • ZEB Transition Planning
  • Microgrids
Read more Here
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