Special Announcement
NorCal Fleet Academy and Expo
The NorCal Fleet Academy and Expo will be held October 6 & 7, 2021 in Sacramento.
Registration Now Open
Check the Classes & Trainers Here
Registration Opens Next Week
Professional Training for: Fleet Managers, Technicians, Spec Writers & Grant Writers. 
Displays of the latest in vehicles, equipment and fleet technologies.
New Updates, Regulations, and Requirements
Sac Metro Air District Extends Deadline for Supplemental Environmental Impact Program Applications
The Sac Metro Air District has extended the deadline for applications for their Supplemental Environmental Impact Program until August 30. Up to $140,000 will be available. Eligible projects include:
  • 6Air Pollution Prevention or Reduction: 
  • Air Quality Related Education or Compliance Training: 
  • Community Air Monitoring:
  • Environmental Restoration and Protection: 
  • Projects considered on a case-by-case basis if there is a demonstrated substantial health or environmental benefit and are consistent with the District SEP Policy. 
Check the Grant Details Here
CARB Advanced Clean Fleet Rule Virtual Workshop
CARB will present a virtual workshop on the Advanced Clean Fleet Rule (ACF) on September 2, from 9am to 4pm. This rule will require all possible heavy-duty vehicles to be zero-emission by 2045, and significantly earlier than 2045 for delivery and drayage applications.
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CARB Virtual Listening Session
CARB will hold a virtual listening session on August 31 from 5pm - 7pm to hear community concerns, experiences, and/or suggestions for how CARB’s truck-related efforts can benefit all Californians. CARB is currently working on several regulations that will require trucks to move from combustion fuels to electricity over the next 10 - 25 years, and require fleets to make the move more quickly.
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Presidential Executive Order Requires 50% of Vehicles Sold By 2030 Be Electric
President Biden has signed an Executive Order requiring 50% of vehicles sold in 2030 to be electric vehicles: battery electric, plug-in hybrid electric or fuel cell electric. 
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President Biden's Infrastructure Bill
President Biden’s $1.2T Infrastructure Bill includes a provision directing Secretary of Transportation Buttigieg to initiate pilot projects to demonstrate the use of a VMT tax for private and commercial drivers. Voluntary pilot program participation would, presumably, lead to a mandatory program if successful.  
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Sacramento Clean Cities Sponsors Make The News
Hyzon Becomes Publicly Traded Company
Hyzon's move to become a publicly traded company (HYZN) has provided them $626M in new capital and propelled them closer to their goal of manufacturing 40,000 HD FCV by 2025. Hyzon’s Class 8 Truck will be on display at the 2021 NorCal Fleet Academy and Expo, October 6 & 7 at the UTI campus in Sacramento.
SacRT Honored By American Public Transportation Association
The Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) has been honored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) as the 2021 Outstanding Public Transportation System of the Year in the “Medium Size Transit System” category
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City of Sacramento's Jennifer Venema Leads Effort to Increase EVSE in Sacramento
PEV Collaborative Member & City of Sacramento Climate Action Lead Jennifer Venema is leading the effort to increase the number of EVSE in Sacramento to 3,800 and to increase the number of public chargers in low income neighborhoods.
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Ford E-F150 Lightning Pickup Truck Northern California Introduction
Ford will host a Northern California introduction of the E-F150 “Lightning” pickup truck, the E-Transit and their 2022 Police Pursuit Vehicle on September 13 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Two tour times are available for the 2.5 hour event: 12:10pm and 12:45pm. Ford’s 2022 Pursuit Vehicle will also be on display at the NorCal Fleet Academy and Expo.
Questions about the Tour Here
Register for the Tour Here
Ford Purchases Electriphi
Ford has purchased Electriphi to power their “Ford Pro” platform, providing Ford fleet customers with charging and energy management services.
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FreeWire Awarded Contract with Sourcewell
FreeWire has been awarded a contract for providing and installing DC Fast Charging with Sourcewell after a nationwide competitive bid process. The FreeWire Boost Charger makes deploying ultrafast EV charging simple and cost-effective.
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Cummins and Chevron Advancing Hydrogen
Cummins and Chevron have signed a MOU to work together to advance hydrogen as a transportation fuel by promoting hydrogen policy, supporting infrastructure development and advancing Cummins hydrolyzing technology.
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Alternative Fuel Insight
Microsoft Powering Data Center with Hydrogen
Microsoft has successfully demonstrated green hydrogen fuel cells as alternatives to conventional diesel gensets to power their data centers.
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Penske, Roush, Proterra Collaboration on BEV Delivery Truck
Penske, Roush and Proterra are collaborating on the development of a BEV Ford F650 delivery truck, planned for commercial introduction in Q2 of 2023. The first deployment will be in Penske’s leased vehicle fleet.
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Natural Gas News
Natural Gas News
  • Natural Gas Class 8 truck sales are up 19% for the first half of 2021 in the US as reported by the six major truck OEMs
  • Natural Gas trucks and buses in California emitted less carbon than was removed from the atmosphere due to 170% increase in the use of Renewable Natural Gas, and due to the continued decline in carbon intensity of Renewable Natural Gas.
  • The Natural Gas fueled Cummins Near-Zero Emission (NZE) ISX12N, rated up to 400 hp & 1,450 lb-ft of torque is available in the Class 8 Kenworth T680. When using Renewable Natural Gas the Cummins ISX12N has extraordinarily criteria emissions and also has Negative Carbon Emissions!
EV Batteries and Drivetrains in Trailers
EV Batteries and Drivetrains in Trailers may be an answer to range losses when EVs tow trailers. German travel trailer manufacturer Dethleffs has developed a prototype, the “E.Home Caravan.”
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Bike Share Subscribers Save in Health Care Costs
Bike Share subscribers have saved $36M in health care costs because the benefits of the exercise significantly outweigh the risks of injury and also the risks of cancer, dementia and heart disease according to a study done by Colorado University.
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Viatec Develops System That Eliminates Need for Idling by Utility Trucks
Viatec has a global team that has developed an ePTO system that eliminates the need for idling by utility trucks. A single bucket truck can save 1,890 gallons of fuel per year, and operate much more quietly in neighborhoods and for workers around the vehicle.
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AMPLY Power Using Renewable Electricity
AMPLY Power is using their Charge Management System “OMEGA” to ensure that their California customers receive 100% renewable electricity, and that the credits for using renewable electricity are maximized.
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Refineries Report
The LCFS Credit for 1 MT of CO2 is $183.00 
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Conferences and Programs
Green Transportation Summit and Expo
The Green Transportation Summit and Expo is in-person and virtual this summer August 16-18 at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center. featuring:
  • 135+ Industry speakers
  • 40+ Vehicles
  • 70+ Industry booths 
Sacramento Clean Cities stakeholders use discount code: SACCC30 Here
If you can’t attend in person, the ENTIRE 3-DAY CONFERENCE is available ON-LINE TO Clean Cities Stakeholders for $99! Register using this link or code CLEANCITIESVIRTUAL
OpenGrants Webinar
OpenGrants will host a webinar on August 18 at 11am covering finding, securing and managing grants plus building government relationships.
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Advanced Clean Transportation Expo
Advanced Clean Transportation Expo, 8/30/21 - 9/2/21 at the Long Beach Convention Center
  • 250+ Sponsors & Exhibitors
  • All Alternative Fuels & Efficiency Technologies
  • 75+ Advanced Clean Vehicles Displayed
  • Ride & Drive Event
Register for Event Here
Green California Schools Summit
The Green California Schools Summit will be held in Pasadena on November 4th, and will have a virtual online presence. Join in on the informative education program which features segments on EV infrastructure, facilities, funding and an exhibits
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Fleet Forward Conference
The Fleet Forward Conference, FFC21, focused on educating fleet operators on a broad range of electrification, autonomous vehicles, telematics and more, in San Jose, November 10 - 12.
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