Sacramento Clean Cities News
Tech & Spec Webinar Schedule
Sacramento Clean Cities “Tech & Spec” Webinar Series 11am - 12 noon
What fleet managers, lead technicians and specification writers need to know
  • 10/14 Future proofing infrastructure investments
  • Infrastructure that works for fleets today and is ready for future fleet needs
  • 10/28 Propane near-zero emission drivetrains Class 3 - Class 7
  • Specing and maintaining propane near-zero emission engines with renewable propane for the minimizing TCO bus and truck operations 
  • 11/11 Successful Grant Writing and Finding Grant Opportunities
  • 12/9   HD BEV Do’s and Don’ts

Sacramento Clean Cities Product Presentation Webinars and Displays
  • 10/1   Buying, Owning and Maintaining an Electric Vehicle 11am - 12noon
  • How to keep your EV in tip-top condition, and how to be a smart new or used EV buyer
  • Register Here
  • Produced as part of National Drive Electric Week 
  • Association Sponsors: Plug In America, Sierra Club, Electric Auto Association
  • Platinum Sponsor: Nissan
  • 10/7   LiveView Technologies will present their zero-emission solar-powered, lighting plus security technology. 
  • Park the trailer and you have an instant, zero-emission lighting and security solution requiring no infrastructure connections, provide lighting for construction sites, parking lots, night shift work sites plus real-time day/night video and two-way audio 24/7 security.
  • Register Here
  • 10/20 Lordstown Motors “Endurance EV Pickup Truck” Presentation to PEV Collaborative
  • Registration is not required, presentation at noon at this Link

Archived Videos and Presentations from Past Webinars
  • 7/22  Specifying and maintaining commercial EVs for maximum uptime
  • 8/12   Heavy-duty EV drivetrains, batteries and EVSE Charging Interface
  • 8/18  Roush CleanTech F650 26,000# GVWR EV Truck (not yet posted)
  • 8/26   NG Fuel Systems: Technician Training & Fuel System Inspector Certification (not yet posted)
  • 9/30   Best Practices for Maintaining Heavy-duty Natural Gas Engines (not yet posted)
New California Updates, Regulations, and Requirements
Tesla Model 3 Now Available on State Bid Contract
The California State Department of General Services has announced that the Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Rear Wheel Drive sedan is now available on the state bid contract. Public agencies that are eligible to use the state bid contract will see a unit price of $36,845. 
Vehicle Specifications Here
Contract Pricing Here
User Instructions Here
All Light Duty Vehicles Must Be ZEV By 2035
California’s Governor Gavin Newsom cited climate change health risks when he signed Executive Order (EO) N-79-20 on September 23. Included in the directives are requirements that 100% of LD car, LD truck, and off-road and drayage vehicle sales be ZEV by 2035, and all MD & HD vehicle sales be ZEV by 2045.
Read More Here
Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicles Must Be ZEV By 2045
The Advanced Clean Truck regulation (ACT) will mandate that all MD/HD vehicles sold in California must have zero tailpipe emissions by 2045. Reporting and compliance schedules will be developed beginning in 2021.
Read More Here
Low-NOx Rule Starting in 2024
The “Omnibus Low-NOx Rule” will require trucks sold starting in 2024 to have NOx emissions 75% below the current standard, and 90% below by 2027. The regulation also includes a mandatory 50% reduction in PM and other regulatory emission requirements.
Read More Here
Seeking Fleet Data
PHEV and EV Data: If you operate PHEVs or BEVs in a fleet and are willing to provide your operational data to the DOE to help improve EV growth, contact
Sacramento Clean Cities Sponsors Make The News
The Sacramento Air District is Seeking Contractors
The Sacramento Air District, Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition sponsor, is seeking contractors who specialize in EVSE installation. Qualifications include: Current Licensed Contractor, Registered with the Department of Industrial Relations, Ability to consult, plan and install EVSE, Ability to work in Sacramento, Yolo and Solano Counties. 
Read More Here
Western Propane Gas Association Webinar
The Western Propane Gas Association (WPGA), a Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition sponsor, will be holding a webinar, “The Path to Renewable Propane,” on November 4 from 9am to 12:30pm Pacific time. The webinar will feature lawmakers, policy experts, propane producers and retailers.
Read More Here
Fairfield Fleet Management Selling Solar Message Board
The City of Fairfield Fleet Management Division, a Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition partner, is selling a nearly-new solar message board (Solartech model MB3-LR-1548). They have been authorized to sell it at fair market value, but may only sell it to another government agency.
If interested, contact Dave Renschler, Fleet Division Manager,
Alternative Fuel Insight
NGVi Natural Gas Technician Training Program
NGVi, a Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition partner, is moving their natural gas technician training programs from face-to-face to virtual. Their new training schedule includes:
·    10/7 & 8      Level 2: CNG Fuel System Inspector Training                  Register Here
·    11/18 & 19 Level 2: CNG Fuel System Inspector Training                  Register Here
·     NGVi's CNG Fuel System Inspector Certification Online Exam           Find Info Here
GIG Car Share Now Hiring
GIG Car Share is seeking a Fleet Technician to be part of the Sacramento team. The position includes a wide range of functions from testing, diagnosing and some repair services, collecting accident insurance information and repositioning cars. 
Read More Here
Lordstown Motors Electric Pickup Truck
Lordstown Motors has released official photos of the interior of their Endurance electric pickup truck, and announced that they have 40,000 preorders for the vehicle. Interested parties can sign a non-binding STATEMENT OF INTEREST in purchasing the Endurance Here
Read more about the Endurance Electric Pickup Truck Here
Lordstown Motors Webinar
Lordstown Motors will do a webinar presentation on the Endurance electric pickup truck to the Sacramento PEV Collaborative at noon on 10/20 PST.
Join the presentation with this Link (no registration required). 
Ford Dropping Price of Mustang Mach-E
Ford has announced that it is dropping the price of the Mustang Mach-E Select trim by $1,000, the Premium trim by $3,000, and the California Route 1 trim by $2,000. 
Read More Here
VW EV Crossover Will Be Available in 2021
VW has announced that their ID.4 Crossover EV will be built in Tennessee and will be available in Q1 of 2021. The rear wheel drive model will make 201hp and the all wheel drive version will be a two motor version making 302hp. VW expects the ID.4 to have a 250 mile range with an 82kWh battery pack.
Read More Here
Grid Analysis Has Electricity Increase of 25% By 2045
An engineering analysis of the grid impact of Governor Newsom’s Executive Order (EO 70-20), banning LD IC engines in 2035 and HD IC engines in 2045 will increase the requirement for grid electricity by 25%. 
Read More Here
Consumer Reports Vehicle Cost of Ownership
Consumer Reports has released a white paper on cost of ownership comparing ICE, PHEV and BEV. In general, their analysis has shown that the cost of repair and maintenance for PHEV and BEV are about half the cost of ICE. They also found that the cost of repair and maintenance of BEV was slightly less than PHEV up to 100,000 miles and slightly higher after 100,000 miles. 
Read More Here
Tesla Developing New Battery Technology to Cut Cost in Half
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced that Tesla is developing an entirely reinvented battery technology that will cut the cost per kWh in half, and also reinventing vehicle designs to make the batteries part of the structure of the vehicle. These innovations will appear in 2023 models, and significantly reduce the price of EVs. 
Read More Here
Chevy Bolt Can Be Ordered With Rear Seats Removed
The Chevy Bolt can be ordered from the factory with the rear seat deleted and a ruggadized cargo upfit installed, providing 66 cubic feet of cargo capacity. Several after-market suppliers, including Adrian Steel and Knapheide also make conversion kits that can include shelving, drawers, etc.
Read More Here
Cumulative US Plug In Vehicle Sales
Cumulative U.S. plug-in vehicle sales reached 1.6 million units in August 2020,. Cumulative BEV sales reached one million units while cumulative PHEV sales were about 600,000. For the last year, BEVs accounted for approximately 60% of all plug-in vehicle sales.
Read More Here
Refineries Report
California Refineries: For the week ending 9/18/20, refineries in California produced 276,822 gallons of gasoline and 92,106 gallons of diesel. Gasoline production decreased by 1.3% and diesel production decreased by 7.5% percent from last week’s production numbers. The 9/21/20 wholesale spot price of propane on the Mont Belvieu Texas board was 49.4¢ per gallon. 
Read More Here for gasoline and diesel prices. Read more Here for propane prices.
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