In this February 2nd 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
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 Re-powers, Shore Power & More
  • First-come, First-served basis until funding is 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
CEC Funding Announcement - Charging Infrastructure For Government Fleets
  • GFO-23-606 $30 million for EVSE for light-duty government fleets
  • Pre-application webinar January 10, 2024
  • Applications due April 5, 2024
Read more Here
EPA $4.6B for Climate Reduction Act Grants
Read more Here
CEC GFO-23-607 - Tribal Electric Vehicle Infrastructure, Planning, and Workforce Development
  • The purpose of this solicitation is to provide funding for Tribes, Tribal Organizations, and Tribally-owned businesses for:
  • Project Activity 1 – EV Charging Infrastructure: installing charging infrastructure for passenger and medium- and heavy-duty (MDHD) EV charging equipment, supporting infrastructure, and associated resiliency technologies.
  • Project Activity 2 – EV Infrastructure Planning: activities to support tribal participation in future EV funding opportunities and to enable tribes to plan for EV adoption.
  • Project Activity 3 – EV Workforce Training and Development: activities that support careers in EVs, EV infrastructure, and EV-related technologies.
  • $400,000 - $3,000,000 per award ($10,000,000 total)
  • SUBMISSION DEADLINE April 24, 2024
Read more Here
EPA $2B Environmental and Climate Justice
  • Support for community-driven projects
  • Environmental and Climate Justice grants
  • Grants targeting clean energy and resilience including low- and zero-emission technologies and workforce development supporting the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions
  • Applications reviewed on a rolling basis for one year, closing on November 21, 2024
Read more Here
Sacramento Clean Cities Sponsors Make The News
Guardian Yards Introducing EV Charging Stations at Metro Air Park
Guardian Yards, an industrial outdoor storage and truck parking yard operator, has announced it is introducing electric vehicle charging stations for truck fleets at its 25-acre truck parking depot adjacent to Sacramento’s Metro Air Park. Guardian Yards welcomes potential EV Charging partners to contact them. 
Read more Here
Contact Guardian Yards Here
The "Mullen THREE" Class 3 EV Truck Receives CARB Certification
After HVIP & Tax Credits, net cost $20K
Read more Here
MachE Fleet Deals
Ford is discounting the MachE by $7,500 for state and local government customers on orders received by April 30. 
Read more Here
DOE Reports Annual New Light-Duty EV Sales Topped 1 Million in 2023
Annual sales of EVs more than quadrupled from 2020 to 2023, with more than one million EV sales in 2023. Cumulative sales of new light-duty plug-in electric vehicles since 2010 reached 4.7 million.
Read more Here
Canoo Vans in USPS
The US Postal Service will add six right-hand drive Canoo LDV 190 BEV vans to their growing fleet of electric postal delivery vehicles. The LDV 190 has a range of 200 miles. 
Read more Here
GM Bringing Back PHEVs
After several years of saying PHEVs were not viable, GM is apparently planning on bringing plug-in hybrids back, based on CEO Barra’s presentation to stockholders.
Read more Here
DOE $950M in EV Efforts
In January, the DOE has announced $960M in total funding for projects to expand equitable clean transportation, deploy EV charging infrastructure, accelerate EV battery research, and boost the battery supply chain
Read more Here
Alternative Fuel Insight
China Coal Uses Increases
China’s 2023 use of coal increased 2.9% over 2022, marking the third consecutive year of increase coal burning. 
Read more Here
SAMSARA Gets BAR Approval
SAMSARA Telematics has been approved to participate in the California Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) Continuous Testing Program (CTP) allowing enrolled vehicles to bypass smog emissions testing.
Video Info Here
IRS EVSE Tax Credits Expanded
The IRS has announced new guidance that expands the EVSE tax credit to sites catering to motorcycles, e-bikes and e-trikes. The tax credit now applies to each charger at a site instead of to the overall site, and eligible census tracts can be in either low-income communities or non-urban areas.
Read more Here
PepsiCo's Tesla Semi Trucks in Sacramento
PepsiCo operates 21 Tesla all-electric Semi trucks out of their Sacramento Distribution Center, where they also have 750kW chargers for their trucks.
Watch video Here
LCFS Renewable Fuels 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
Recent LCFS Filings
Current LCFS Credit Value $61.32
Conferences and Programs
NTEA Work Truck Show
March 5 - 8 - Indianapolis
Read more Here
Hydrogen Village
March 6 - State Capitol Building
  • Showcase of hydrogen vehicles and equipment
  • Talk to owners, operators and manufacturers
  • Public welcome
  • 9am - 3pm
Sponsorships or Inquiries Here
Sustainable Facilities Forum
May 9 - Scottish Rite Masonic Center, Sacramento
  • Global Warming: Materials and Manufactured Equipment 
  • CalGreen Code Updates
  • Whole Building Lifecycle Analysis
  • Power Budget Alternatives 2025
  • Fleet Electrification | Zero Emission Fleets 
  • Waste Diversion | Organic Waste Recycling
  • Deadline for submitting proposals - Feb 23 Here
Read more Here
ACT Expo 2024
Major Vehicle OEMs and Suppliers
Technology, Fuel and Sustainable Transportation Presentations
May 20 - 23 - Las Vegas Convention Center
Read more Here
Green Technology Summit & Expo
Green Technology Summit & Expo - August 20-22, 2024 in Tacoma, Washington
"Accelerate to Zero"
The Green Technology Summit and Expo (GTSE) is now accepting proposals to join our program. Major presentation categories include: 
  • Fleet Sustainability & Decarbonization
  • AI / Drone Technology Advancements
  • Cybersecurity
  • Workforce Development
  • Renewable Fuels & Technologies 
  • Heavy Duty & Medium Duty Decarbonization
  • Energy Resilience
  • Developing Zero Emission Infrastructure
  • Utility Programs & Policy
  • Transportation Policy and Incentives
  • Environmental Justice
  • Navigating Road Blocks in Sustainable Transportation
  • Transportation Hubs
  • Hard to Decarbonize Sectors
  • Technical Training
Submission Deadline: February 25th, 2024
For more information contact:
Forth Electric Transportation Conference
September 24-26, 2024 in Detroit, Michigan
Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition | 916 - 622 - 8433