In this October 6th 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
Strategies for ZEV Implementation
  • Fleet Manager Case Studies
  • Strategies for ZEV Transition Planning
  • Strategies for ZEV Regulatory Compliance
  • Strategies ZEV Spec Writing
  • Strategies for ZEV Funding
  • Lunch Keynote with Cummins
  • ZEV HD, Off-road, Power Supply & Charging Systems on Display
  • 10/19/23, 8am-2pm, North Natomas Community Center, 2601 New Market Drive, Sacramento
Registration Required. Register Here
Green Tech Zero Emission Mobility Hub Grand Opening
October 11 - In Person
An innovative transportation outlet improving Transportation, Employment, Social, & Economic Equity, Health
  • Speakers Include:
  • Darrell Steinberg, Mayor of Sacramento
  • Kevin McCarty, Assembly Member for CA 6th District
  • Sean Loloee, Councilman for CA 2nd District
  • Heidi Sanborn, President, SMUD Board Ward 7
  • Alberto Ayala, Executive Director/Air Pollution Control Officer, Sac Metro Air District
  • Displays Include:
  • ChargePoint dual port electric vehicle supply equipment
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Electric Bookmobile Bus
  • Light Lunch will be served
  • 11am - 12noon at 3741 May St., Sacramento, CA 95838
Register 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
OAL Approves ACF Regulation
The California Office of Administrative Law approved the Advanced Clean Fleets Regulation (ACF) on September 29. The ACF is effective October 1, 2023.
FAQ Document Here
US DOE Announces 10 States $22M, California $2M
The US DOE has awarded $22M to 10 states to make smart manufacturing and high-performance computing accessible to small- and medium-sized manufacturers. California was awarded $2M. 
Read more Here
Grants Accepting Applications
Rent a BrightDrop ZEVO 600 EV Step Van for $25/day
  • Fleets with 20 or fewer vehicles and annual revenue less than $15M are eligible
  • BrightDrop EVO 600 specs
  • GVWR: 9,900# using GM's Ultimum Batteries
  • Range: Up to 250 miles - Max Charge Rate: 170 mi/hr
  • Payload: 1,400# - Cargo Volume: 615 cu.ft.
  • Wheelbase: 183" - Overfall Length: 290"
Interested Fleets Contact the Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition
VW Zero-Emission Freight and Marine (ZEFM) Grant Fund Open
  • $20M Available
  • First-come, First-served basis until funding is exhausted 
  • Stacking with CORE Allowed
  • Eligible equipment includes forklifts (>8,000#) Airport GSE, Terminal Tractors, Ferries/Tug Repowers, Shore Power & More
Read more Here
Clean Off-Road Equipment (CORE) Funding Available
  • Voucher Incentives for the purchase of Heavy-duty Off-road Equipment 
  • $182M Available Now on a 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
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
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
Cummins NG Engine in Hyliion's ERX Truck Meets CARB NZEV Standard
CARB has approved the Hyliion Hypertruck ERX under their very stringent Near Zero-Emission Vehicle (NZEV) standard under both the ACT and ACF Regulations. The truck appears to be a IH Cascadia with a Dana eAxle and a battery pack that can also be DC Fast Charged. 
Read more Here
eThor (electric Tactical Humanitarian Operations Response) is a mobile 5G network built on the DANNAR MPS platform equipped with exportable energy that can maneuver through a battlefield delivering command & control where needed.
Read more Here
Alternative Fuel Insight
CARB Credentialed Emission Testers
CARB has a search tool to assist HD vehicle owners in locating testers that have CARB-verified OBD testing devices.  
Read more Here
Hyundai Offers Free Chargers
Hyundai will receive a complimentary ChargePoint Home Flex Level 2 charger and up to $600 toward installation for anyone who buys or leases an Ioniq 5 or 6 or a Kona EV. The offer is good until October 31. 
Read more Here
SAE to Adopt NACS as J3400
The CEC has announced that the SAE will adopt the North American Charging Standard (NACS - the “Tesla” Standard) as J3400
Read more Here
eBay Sued for Illegal Emission Defeat Device Sales
The US Justice Department has filed suit against eBay on behalf of the US EPA for selling illegal emission defeat devices, as well as other illegal products including pesticides. 
Read more Here
Neste Expands West Coast Renewables
Neste has expanded their ability to supply renewable fuel to the West Coast by entering into an agreement with Volpak for additional storage capacity.
Read more Here
Mullen Begins 1,000 Truck Order
Mullen Automotive has delivered the first ten Class 3 EV Cab Chassis Trucks to Randy Marion Automotive Group. These vehicles are part of a 1,000 Class 3 vehicle purchase order, valued at $63M.
Read more Here
Rove Starting 20 EV-Friendly Recharge Stops
Rove is starting their 20 EV-Friendly Recharge Steps in Santa Ana. Every stop will include 40 publicly accessible DC fast-chargers, 24/7 indoor & outdoor lounge, seating, wifi, restrooms, car wash, mini-market, security guards and fenced-in pet area. 
Read more Here
Diesel Technology Forum Expands to All Fuels
The Diesel Technology Forum (DTF) has expanded their scope to include all fuels, and has changed their name to the Engine Technology Forum (ETF).
Read more Here
Chevron Encourages Low CI Policy
Chevron’s Bob Anderson encourages federal policy to emphasize a multi-layered strategy to lower the Carbon Intensity (CI) of transportation fuels instead of focusing exclusively on electrification. 
Read more Here
NGVi Expands to AFVi
The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) has expanded to become the Alterantive Fuel Vehicle Institute (AFVi), and will now provide in-depth training for technicians and station operators using natural gas, hydrogen and propane gaseous fuels. 
Read more Here
EPA Grants to Support Manufacturers of Cleaner Construction Materials
  • Standardization criteria for reporting the GHG associated with the extraction, production, transport, and manufacturing of construction materials
  • Provide direct incentives to deeply decarbonize industrial facilities
  • $100M will be made available under this grant program
Read more Here
CARB & CALSTART Hosted ZEV Truck Showcase & Ride/Drive
  • Presentations on ACF, Incentives, ZE Technologies
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-$76.00
Electricity Produced from Dairy Manure in California
Conferences and Programs
CEC Workshop on Charger Inventory, Utilization and Reliability
October 9 - Virtual
  • Staff proposal for new regulations requiring select operators of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to report the number, utilization, and reliability of charging stations to the CEC.
Read more Here
MD/HD Charging Along Corridors Pre-Funding Workshop
October 10 - Virtual
  • $20M Available to fund MD/HD Charging Infrastructure along designated corridors
Read more Here
Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) Symposium
Oct 11 - American River College Fall Career Fair
  • Students are getting AA Degrees as Auto Techs, Electricians, Computer Techs, Office Workers, etc.
  • Reserving a table ($350) includes: Continental Breakfast, Lunch, 1 Table, 2 Chairs
  • October 11, 10am - 2pm - 4700 College Oak Drive, Sacramento
Read more Here
CEC Hydrogen Workshop - Infrastructure to Support On-Road/Off-Road
October 16 - Virtual 
  • As required by SB 643
  • Answer questions & solicit feedback to inform the Final SB 643 Report
Read More Here
Advanced Clean Fleets Regulation Training Webinar
October 18 - Virtual
  • Free online training
  • Open to the public
  • The Training will provide an overview of the ACF regulation, cover who is affected, and outline the upcoming compliance requirements
Registration Required Here
"Strategies for ZEV Implementation"
October 19
  • Fleet Manager Case Studies
  • Strategies for ZEV Transition Planning
  • Strategies for ZEV Regulatory Compliance
  • Strategies ZEV Spec Writing
  • Strategies for ZEV Funding
  • Lunch Keynote with Cummins
  • ZEV HD, Off-road, Power Supply & Charging Systems on Display
  • 10/19/23, Registration at 7:30am, Event from 8am to 2pm, North Natomas Community Center, 2601 New Market Drive, Sacramento
Registration Required. Register HERE
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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