In this October 20th 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
Hydrogen Hub Awards Announced
California will receive $1.2B out of the $7B National Hydrogen Hub funding announced by the  U.S. Department of Energy to accelerate the development and deployment of clean, renewable hydrogen from electrolysis and biomass. #H2forCA
Read more Here
$8B for Hydrogen Hubs Will Leverage $40B in Private Investments
The White House has projected that the $7B that will be granted to seven regional hydrogen hubs and the additional $1B granted for coordinating hydrogen hub efforts will leverage an additional $40B in private investments. 
Read more Here
CARB ACF Regulation & BEV Implementation - A Five Part Video Series
  • A comprehensive Review 
  • Presented by David Renschler (Fairfield) and David Worthington (Santa Clara)
  • Two Fleet Managers with Years of ZEV Transition Work
Watch the Video Series Here
Income Tax Credit for EVs Now Available at the Dealership
The IRS has issued the rules for claiming the income tax credit for purchasing an EV. It can be claimed at the dealership, netting against the sale price. However, there are a number of issues and watchouts:
  • Buy From a Registered Dealer
  • Not Every EV Is Eligible
  • Not Every Us Taxpayer Is Eligible
  • If You Transfer the Credit to a Dealer & Exceed the Income Limit, You Need to Repay the IRS
  • You Do Not Need to Meet the Tax Liability to Get the Full Credit
  • Used Vehicles Now Qualify
  • Transferring the Credit Is Voluntary
Read more Here
Grants Accepting Applications
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
CARB Advanced Technology Demonstration and Pilot Projects
  • CARB is soliciting for several Grantees to implement and administer the program
  • $225M is available
  • Application Deadline October 26
Read more Here
CARB Solicitation for Adult Education & Vocational School ZEV Technology Training
  • Develop new or strengthen existing workforce training and development programs
  • Increase awareness of Zero-Emission Vehicle training, education, and jobs
  • Projects must benefit a California-based, accredited, non-profit adult education or vocational school
  • Programs should focus on working with and enrolling students from priority populations
  • All work must be completed March 31, 2026
  • Applications close October 27
Read more Here
CARB Clean Transportation and Planning Funding Grants
  • $32.65 million available to fund planning, clean transportation, and supporting projects
  • Community-based organizations, local governments, public schools and tribes are eligible
  • Concept Phase applications due September 8, 2023. 
  • Full Phase applications due November 3, 2023
Read more Here
CEC MD/HD ZEV Blueprint Infrastructure Implementation (GFO-23-603)
  • ZEV Charging or H2 Fueling Infrastructure
  • $20M Available: Min Award per project $2M, Max per project $5M
  • 25% Match (with 25% of match as cash)
  • Applications due Nov 10
Read more Here
EV Charging Infrastructure Repair/Replace Grant from the FHWA
  • $100M Being made available by the 
  • Funding to repair and replace non-operational chargers to increase EVSE reliability
  • Eligible Applicants: State DOTs and local governments
  • Applications due by November 13
Read more Here
DOE Commercial-Scale Distributed Energy Systems Demonstration Projects
  • $50M to develop more reliable, resilient, and cost-effective energy systems
  • To support EVs, energy storage, and the electrification of buildings and industry
  • Provide more resilient power delivery and assist with grid resilience
  • 50% cost share
  • Concept papers due by November 16
Read more Here
2023 DERA Announced
  • Diesel Emission Reduction Act for 2023
  • $115M to reduce emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of older diesel engines
  • Applications due by December 1, 2023
Read more Here
CEC $38M for EVSEs in Low-Income and DAC Communities
  • Rebates are available for installations by businesses, nonprofits, tribes and public entities
  • Covers 50% of project cost up to $100K
  • Awards will be based in part on project readiness.
  • Funding Opens on Sept. 13 and closes on Dec 12.
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
EPA $4.6B for Climate Reduction Act Grants
Read more Here
Sacramento Clean Cities Sponsors Make The News
Kenworth T680 Fuel Cell Electric Truck
Kenworth is introducing their T680 Fuel Cell Electric Truck, the T680 FCEV, with 450 miles of range and diesel-like refueling time.
Read more Here
DOE Reports Rail Shipment of Vehicles is Highest Value Cargo
In 2022, motorized vehicles were the top commodity shipped by rail in terms of value at $125.6 billion – nearly three times higher than the nearest category. Natural gas and other fossil products were the next highest category, followed by plastics/rubber, with each category accounting for more than $40 billion. 
Read more Here
Phoenix Motorcars Partners with Fermata Energy on V2X
Phoenix Motorcars, the company that has supplied two battery electric bookmobiles to the Sacramento Library (with a third on order) has partnered with Fermata Energy, a leading bidirectional charging technology supplier to make all future Phoenix Motorcar vehicles bidirectional capable (V2X). 
Read more Here
Alternative Fuel Insight
Rate of EV Leasing Up
The rate of leasing versus buying EVs has increased significantly, likely due to the “Leasing Loophole”. This “Loophole” allows the maximum $7,500 incentive to pass to the lessor, even if the vehicle exceeds the price caps or would not qualify for the “Made in America” restrictions. 
Read more Here
Nissan Ends Leaf Production
One of the most popular and inexpensive EVs, and one of the first commercially produced EV by a major OEM, the Nissan Leaf, first produced in 2010 will be discontinued. Nissan will introduce a replacement for the Leaf beginning in 2026. 
Read more Here
Chevron Hydrogen Production and Storage in Utah
Chevron has purchased a majority interest in a 100 ton per day hydrogen production facility in Delta, Utah. The hydrogen will be produced by electrolysis using renewable energy, stored in underground salt caverns and used for energy production and transportation.
Read more Here
Megawatt Charging System
A new charging protocol for very high energy charging for heavy-duty trucks, marine vessels, mining vessels and aircraft is being developed. The Megawatt Charging System (MCS) will be capable of charging at a rate of 3.75MW (3,000 amps at 1,250 volts DC). 
Read more Here
California Energy Commission Update on Hydrogen Predicts 2,157 Stations in California by 2035
Read more Here
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
CARB Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Credits-$68.00
California-based RNG has some of the Lowest Carbon Intensities of All Fuels
Conferences and Programs
CARB Workshop on Offsetting Legacy Engine Emissions in DACs
October 24 - Virtual
  • As required in the Heavy-Duty Engine and Vehicle Omnibus regulation
  • CARB staff will seek feedback on the proposed concepts
Read more Here
Mobilize Summit 2023
October 30 & 31 - Long Beach
  • Transportation, Aviation & Logistics Professionals
  • Latest on Emerging Technologies
  • Workforce Education 
Read more Here
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