In this December 22nd 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
OSHA & NFPA Standards That Fleet Managers Should Know Electrical Requirements Including Safe Distances
Tax-Exempt Organizations Are Eligible to Claim IRS Clean Vehicle Credit
Businesses and tax-exempt organizations that buy a qualified commercial clean vehicle may qualify for a clean vehicle tax credit. The credit equals the lesser of:
  • 15% of your basis in the vehicle (30% if the vehicle is not powered by gas or diesel)
  • The incremental cost of the vehicle
The maximum credit is $7,500 for vehicles with GVWRs under 14,000 pounds and $40,000 for all other vehicles.
Read more Here
EPA Upcoming Funding Opportunity
In February, EPA will release a call for applications for its Clean Ports Program. This program will make $2.6 billion available for the zero-emissions equipment and infrastructure and $300 million available for climate and air quality planning projects.
Additional information available Here
Grants Accepting Applications
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
Read more Here
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
DOE $59M Hydrogen Funding Opportunity Notice
  • Topic 1: Components for Hydrogen Fueling of Medium- and Heavy-Duty (MD/HD) Vehicles. 
  • Topic 2: Standardized Hydrogen Refueling Station of the Future.
  • Topic 3: Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Powered Port Equipment. 
  • Topic 4: Enabling Permitting and Safety for Hydrogen Deployment
  • Topic 5: Equitable Hydrogen Technology Community Engagement. 
  • Concept Paper Deadline: 1/26/2024; Application Deadline: 3/22/2024
Read more Here
CEC Funding Available for National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI)
  • $40.5M available
  • Projects that will deploy high-powered direct current fast charger (DCFC)
  • Minimum of four 150kW chargers per site
  • Applications due by January 26
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
DOE Reports eBike Sales Growth
In 2022, there were 1.1 million e-bikes sold in the United States, almost four times as many as were sold in 2019.
Read more Here
Clean Truck Check Program Registration Deadline
The mandatory registration for the Clean Truck Check Program (aka Heavy-duty Smog Check) is 12/31/23. By that date, you must register and pay the registration fee for all heavy-duty vehicles. CARB has a complete website, and the California Trucking Association (CTA) has helpful info.
CTA Fact Sheet Here
Read CARB Info  Here
Alternative Fuel Insight
Worldwide Coal Use Growing
China, India and Indonesia did not sign the COP28 pledge to reduce coal use, and those three countries are currently adding almost as much coal-fired power as the total coal-fired power currently used in the US. 
Read more Here
Microchip Manufacturing in USA
The Senate has passed the “Building Chips in America Act” in an effort to speed up the US’s ability to become more self-reliant in the microchip field. 
Read more Here
BYD "Seal" Enters North American Market
The BYD “Seal”, a rival to the Tesla Model S and the Ioniq 6 is hitting the market in Mexico, and has sights set on the US with a likely EPA range rating of ~300 miles and a 150kW DCFC charging capability. 
Read more Here
Free DCFC = Longer Charging Sessions
EV owners who have free DCFC spend twice as long at public charging stations than EV owners who have to pay for every dispensed kW. 
Read more Here
SAE Standardizing Tesla Charging Standard
The SAE is moving closer to a full standardization of the North American Charging Standard (NACS - aka the Tesla charging standard). The new standard will have the designation J3400. 
Read more Here
Congress Passes Choice in Automobile Retail Sales Act
On a bipartisan vote, the House passed H.R. 4468, the “Choice in Automobile Retail Sales Act” which would prevent the EPA from finalizing rules on emission standards that effectively mandate electric vehicles. 
Read more Here
CARB Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Credits-$73.67
Bio-CNG Pathway Application
Fuel: Bio-CNG
Location: Escondido
Description: Biogas from food scraps and landscaping waste upgraded using anaerobic digestion to Bio-CNG and injected into natural gas pipeline for transportation use. CI -38.80gCO2e/MJ
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
Conferences and Programs
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
August 20-22, 2024 in Tacoma
"Accelerate to Zero"
Forth Electric Transportation Conference
September 24-26, 2024 in Detroit, Michigan
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