Upcoming Clean Cities Webinars
Presentation Slides and Videos from Previous Sacramento Clean Cities Webinars
Presentation Slides and Recordings posted Here
Grants Accepting Applications
DOE $96M to Advance Clean Vehicle Technologies
  • Concept Papers due 8/25, Full Applications due 11/10, Awards Announced March 2023
  • 13 Proposal Topics in 7 Major Categories
  • Community Partnerships and Justice 40 Requirements are Included
Read more Here
Innovative Small eFleet Funding(ISEF)
HVIP has a $25M set aside for fleets ≤20 to transition to HD ZEVs. Funding strategies can include flexible leases, short-term rentals, truck-as-a-service (TAAS), assistance with infrastructure, individual owner planning assistance, increased available funding, and other mechanisms.
Read more about the program Here
Info about the 6pm virtual workshop on August 2 Here
SMUD "Shine Awards" for Incorporated Nonprofits Organizations
  • Spark Level - up to $10K with 25% Match Required
  • Amplifier Level - $10K - $50K with 50% Match Required
  • Transformer level - $50K - $100K with 100% Match Required
  • Applications may be submitted up to August 12 at 5pm
  • Application workshops have been scheduled 
Read more Here
California Clean Air Day 2022 Micro-Grant
  • Funding of up to $1,000
  • Bike rides, transit parties, clean air fairs, electric car test drives events, etc. 
  • Organizers must be from at least two of the following categories: Government Agency, Health Care, Community NGO, Business Organization
  • Applications are due by August 10
Read more Here
EPA School Bus Funding
  • Applications can request funds for replacing up to 25 buses.
  • For the 2022 CSB Rebates, EPA anticipates offering $250 million for clean school buses and $250 million for zero-emission school buses. EPA may award more funding depending on demand and other considerations.
  • School districts applying directly for funds may only submit one application
  • Rebate amounts range from $15,000 to $375,000 depending on the fuel type, the bus weight class and the priority rating of the school district.
  • Applications are due by August 19. 
Read more Here
PEV DAC Call for Projects
The Plug-in Electric Vehicle Collaborative’s Disadvantaged Communities Committee (PEV DAC) has published a grant application template and called for regional projects to be submitted. The template contains:
  • The 7 criteria that must be met, information about the applicant and project site
  • Additional information is also available to assist applicants:
Read more Here
Workshops for Upcoming Grants
The U.S. Department of Energy Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) and Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) have issued a request for information (RFI) on challenges and opportunities for vehicle-integrated photovoltaics (VIPV) or vehicle-added (or attached) PV (VAPV) systems.
Read more Here
New Updates, Regulations, and Requirements
CARB Regulatory Training
  • MS511.2: Diesel Filter Operation & Maintenance - August 18
  • MS522: Air Regulatory Overview for Public Agencies - August 25
Registration Information Here
CARB Workshop on SB1
SB1 prohibits CARB from adopting new regulations requiring commercial vehicle retirement, replacement, retrofit, or repower in advance of specified useful life limits.
Read more Here
Sacramento Clean Cities Sponsors Make The News
Upcoming SMUD-Sponsored Electric Vehicle Ride & Drives
  • August 13, 10 to 2: McClatchy Park
  • October 9, Times TBA: Littleton Center in Galt
  • October 14/15/16, Times TBA:: Cal Expo
  • Other events may be scheduled
For more information or to volunteer to assist contact Jenny Matchell
Ford EV & Battery Plans
Ford plans to produce 270,000 MachEs, 150,000 Lightnings and 150,000 eTransits by late 2023 and to secure 40GWh of annual production of Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) batteries. 
Read more Here
Ford Autonomous Robot Charging
Ford developed a camera-guided robot charging system that works without any human handling, and can be initiated with a smartphone app or completely autonomously. 
Read more Here
California Mobility Center (CMC) Seeking Foreman For Their Ramp Up Factory (RUF)
  • The RUF in Sacramento specializes in rapid prototyping and small-batch manufacturing for zero emission vehicles (ZEV) and similar technologies. 
  • The RUF also provides critical infrastructure to develop a regional workforce for careers in the ZEV industry. 
  • The CMC is seeking an experienced foreman to lead machining, assembly, testing, and commissioning of ZEV prototypes and vehicles. 
Read more Here
Alternative Fuel Insight
USPS Bumps Electrification Commitment by 30%
The Postal Service has increased their commitment to purchase EVs from 10% to 40% in the next round of purchases. 
Read more Here
Driving Dynamics Driver Training
Excessive idling can increase fuel and maintenance costs. Aggressive driving, speeding, distracted drivers and fatigued drivers can cost fleets millions.When you identify problem drivers, training can result in significant savings. The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) 2019 report shows:
  • Accidents involving only property damage average $5,483
  • Accidents involving Non-Fatal Injuries average $75,176
  • Accidents involving Fatalities average $751,382
Read more about unsafe driving costs Here
Read more about driver safety training Here
American Airlines SAF Commitment
American Airlines has signed an agreement with Gevo to purchase 500 million gallons of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) over a five year period.
Read more Here
LCFS Renewable Fuel Pathways
California Average Grid Electricity Carbon Intensity: California average grid electricity used as a transportation fuel in California: 76.73gCO2e/MJ.
Read more Here
Low Carbon Fuel Credits
Conferences and Programs
Evaluating the Right Vehicles, Charging and Energy Configurations Webinar
August 3
  • Developing a holistic electrification strategy
  • Finding the right industry experts 
  • The benefits of the charging-as-a-service (CaaS) model
Read more Here
Green Transportation Summit & Expo 2022
August 16 - 18
The 2022 Green Transportation Summit & Expo (GTSE) will offer attendees an inside look at the latest in fleet technologies and innovation and provide informative sessions featuring a who’s who of national and regional transportation leaders.
Read More Here
Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference and Expo
August 30 - September 1
Durham, NC
  • Produced by the 100 Best Fleets and NAFA Fleet Management Association;
  • Case studies from the best fleets, vendors, & partners;
  • Presentations on the most up to date sustainable fleet technology, operations, and implementation strategies.
Read More Here
NAFA Fleet Legislative Summit
September 20-21
Washington, DC
  • Preventing Auto Recycling Thefts Legislation
  • EV Recharging Infrastructure
  • Congressional Staff Briefings on Fleet Issues 
Read more Here
National Drive Electric Week (NDEW)
September 23 - October 2

Training webinar for Thursday, July 14th
Register Here
Green California Schools and Community College Summit
October 18
  • Connecting environmental literacy and facility programs
  • Funding to meet water and EV Fleet requirements
Read more Here
Fleet Forward Conference
November 9 - 11
Santa Clara
  • Fleet solutions on electrification, Connected vehicles, Autonomous technology, Last-mile mobility, Shared mobility, Next-generation telematics
  • Expanded Ride and Drive
Read more Here
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