In this November 24th 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
CARB Sued Over Advanced Clean Fleets Rule
Both the California Trucking Association and the Western States Trucking Association have sued to block CARB’s recently implemented Advanced Clean Fleets Rule. 
NAFA's 100 Best Fleets 2024
December 6 - Webinar
  • 2024 contest kickoff informational webinar
  • Program recognizes peak-performing public and private fleets
  • Recognizes Fleet Managers and Fleet Technicians
  • December 6, 9am Pacific
Read more Here
ACT Expo Excellent Fleet Awards
  • Fleets dedicated to the betterment of the transportation sector
  • Recognition of fleet operators who show true leadership in sustainable transportation practices
  • Nomination Categories: Public Fleet, Private Fleet, Off-road Fleet, Shipper, Global Fleet, Long Haul Fleet
  • Nominations Due December 15
Read more Here
Upcoming CARB Clean Truck Regulation (aka "HD I/M") Training Webinars
  • Tuesday 12/5 1:30pm - 5:00pm
  • Monday 12/18 1:30pm - 5:00pm
  • Regulatory training webinar on the requirements of Clean Truck Check, also known as Heavy-Duty Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance (HD I/M). 
  • Clarify the regulation details for public fleets
Read more Here
Clean Truck Check (aka "HD Smog Check")
CARB has posted a Reporting Database webpage with a link to the California Clean Truck Check, Vehicle Inspection System (CTC-VIS) Portal. Any vehicle subject to Clean Truck Check must be reported in the database by December 31, 2023 and the annual compliance fee of $30 per vehicle must be paid by December 31, 2023.
Address Questions to:
CEC ZEV School Bus Charging/Fueling Block Grant Administrator
The CEC’s GFO 23-605 is seeking an administrator to run the $375M ZEV School Bus infrastructure grant program. The CEC will conduct a Pre-Application Workshop on Nov 28 at 9 AM via Zoom.  
Read more 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
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 Closes on Dec 12.
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 EV Working Group (EVWG) Meetings
  • Discussion on the first report to be drafted by the EVWG: 
  • Public comments accepted during the meeting on the 13th
  • 12/12 10am - 1:30pm; 12/13 6am - 1:30pm
Registration Required Here
Nissan EV Owner Interviews
Nissan is seeking EV owners who reside in single family homes to interview about the potential for vehicle-to-home power. No prep is necessary for the 30 minute interview and selected candidates will receive $50. 
Interested parties should contact:
Alternative Fuel Insight
DOE Announces Battery Tech Funding
The US DOE has announced $3.5 billion to boost domestic production of advanced batteries, battery materials and to fund new, retrofitted, and expanded domestic facilities for battery-grade processed critical minerals, battery precursor materials, battery components, and cell and pack manufacturing.
Read more Here
Mercedes Benz Model Charging Plaza
Mercedes Benz has built the first of what they intend to be a network of charging plazas. Plaza one has restrooms and vending machines and is located is at the MB headquarters in Georgia. All plaza chargers will be 400kW DCFC. The next few plazas will be in Texas, Florida and Alabama. MB expects to have 400 sites by 2030. 
Read more Here
Clean Truck Check Program
November 28 - Virtual
  • “Heavy Duty Smog Check” 
  • Presented by CARB Staff
  • Free to California Trucking Association Members
  • November 28, 9am - 10am
Read more Here
Honda Hydrogen Plans
Honda will add the CR-V to the Clarity as fuel cell cars, and is planning on putting fuel cell drivetrains into Isuzu trucks, with pilots starting in 2024 and full commercial production in 2027. Honda is also targeting hydrogen combustion engines.
Read more Here
Toyota Battery Recycling
Toyota has confirmed that it will source new battery materials from batteries that are recycled at Redwood Materials.
Read more Here
Cold Weather EV Range
As reported in “Recurrent” the Audi E-Tron had the best cold-weather range with a 16% drop compared to ideal temperatures. The Nissan Leaf had an 18% loss. The Tesla 3, X and Y lost 24%, the Bolt lost 42% and the VW ID.4 lost the most at a 46% drop.
Read more Here
NASA & NOAA Space Weather Satellites
NASA and the NOAA will put two satellites into orbit to provide real-time data on solar wind and coronal mass ejections that both play significant roles in weather and climate.
Read more Here
CARB Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Credits-$67.00

Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) New Releases
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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