In this April 21st 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
Save the Date!
May 17 - Mobile Charging and Resilience Strategies
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm
  • Formal presentations at 10:00am and 12:00 noon
  • Location: To be announced in Sacramento
June 1 - "Coast-to-Coast EV"
  • Fleet “Lunch and Learn” - Meet the Technology Providers - Across the USA in a Pole Star
  • Fleet EV Implementation Case Studies including Hertz’ National EV & Charger Program
  • Fleet EV Resilience Strategies
  • Displays: Lighting, Pole Star, SolecTrac EV Tractor, DANNAR EV Loader, Mobile Charger
Location: California Automobile Museum in Sacramento
Grants Accepting Applications
FHWA Funding for New Mobility Center
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has released a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to establish a Center of Excellence on New Mobility and Automated Vehicles (Mobility COE).
Read more Here
School Bus Bi-Directional Infrastructure Pre-Application Workshop
April 25 - Virtual
  • CEC GFO-22-612 - Electric School Bus Bi-Directional Infrastructure
  • $15M in Funding Available
  • Designed tot support School Districts’ ability to address resilience during periods of power disruption
  • Application Deadline - July 12, 2023
Read more Here
Fast and Available Charging For All Californians
CEC Grant - GFO-22-611 - FAST
  • $35 million in grant funds available
  • projects that will support charging infrastructure for on-demand transportation services, car sharing enterprises, car rental agencies, and the public
  • Pre-application Workshop April 27, 10am (Virtual)
Read more Here
Clean Energy to Communities Program: Peer-Learning Cohorts
  • Eligible applicants include public agencies, NGOs and tribal governments
  • No funding is provided for the cohorts, but funding opportunities will be covered in the training
  • Applications Due by May 1
Read more Here
EPA's Environmental Justice Small Grants Program
  • Eligible applicants are limited to federally recognized tribal governments;
  • Help communities understand and address exposure to multiple environmental harms and risks;
  • $1.6 million for up 16 to 20 grants of up to $100,000 each;
  • Applications are due by May 20
Read more Here
Federal Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Discretionary Grant Program
  • $700M available in fiscal 22/23 with $2.5B over five years
  • Funding for Alt Fuel Infrastructure and EV Charging Infrastructure
  • Propane stations and propane genset powered microgrids and mobile EV Charging eligible
  • Applications due May 30
Read more Here
New Updates, Regulations, and Requirements
Interested in Testing Bi-Directional Charging?
  • Sharing Power Can:
  • Reduce Your Power Costs
  • Provide Resilience During Grid Problems
  •  You May Be Eligible to Test Bi-Directional Charging and Get Reimbursed if:
  • You are in SMUD’s Territory
  • You have 2018 or Newer Nissan Leafs
  • Want a Bi-Directional Head Start and Get Paid?
Contact Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition Here
If You Are EV Curious, This is the EVent for You!
  • EV Displays, EV Rides, EV Questions Answered
  • Sunday, April 23 - 11am to 4pm in Southside Park at 8th & U St. in Sacramento

EVs will include: 
  • Chevrolet Volt
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E
  • Ford Transit Connect Electric
  • Tesla Model 3
  • Tesla Model Y
  • BMW i3
  • Chevrolet Bolt
  • Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid
  • Ford F-150 Lightning
  • Ford Fusion Energi
  • Hyundai Ioniq 5
  • Hyundai KONA Electric
  • Nissan Leaf (2011-2017)
  • Nissan Leaf (2018+)
  • Rivian R1S
  • Rivian R1T
  • Tesla Model S
  • Tesla Model X
  • Tesla Roadster
  • Toyota RAV4 EV (2012+)
  • Volkswagen ID.4
  • Volkswagen e-Golf
  • Zero Motorcycle
Read more Here
Framework for the Implementation of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released new details about the design of the $27 billion Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF). The GGRF will use government funds combined with capital from community lenders to implement thousands of clean energy projects.
Read more Here
CARB Public Hearing to Approve the Advanced Clean Fleets Regulation (ACF)
April 27 - In-person and Virtual
  • Requires fleet owners to transition to zero-emissions medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.
  • Affected fleets include drayage truck operators, State and local government, federal government, fleets that own, operate, or control a total of 50 or more vehicles with a GVWR greater than 8,500 pounds or are entities with $50 million or more in gross annual revenue. 
  • Regulation covers medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, off-road yard trucks, and light-duty mail and package delivery vehicles.
Read more Here
Owen Equipment Open House
April 28 - Fairfield
  • ZEV Elgin “Broom Bear” Sweeper
  • Vactor Demo
  • Lunch
More info and register Here
EPA's Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Centers
The White House has announced funding for the “Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Centers.” $177M in funding will be provided to 17 “Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Centers” around the US to help overburdened, underserved, and rural communities be able to access technical assistance from the federal government. Each center will receive at least $10M.
Read more Here
Coffee with a Researcher: Webinar Presentation on Integrating Micromobility with Transit and Other Modes
May 25 - 12noon - 1pm
  • Integrating transportation plans at different scales to reduce barriers to mobility;
  • Implementing human-powered, electric-assisted small vehicles to augment existing transportation options;
  • How e-cargo bikes are capable of meeting delivery or family use needs.
Register Here
Sacramento Clean Cities Sponsors Make The News
Sacramento County Named Top California Fleet
The prestigious “100 Best Fleets” program, run by the National Association of Fleet Administrators, has named their top 100 best Public Agency Fleets, and Sacramento County’s Fleet, headed up by Keith Leech, Chief of Fleet Division and Parking Enterprise and President of the Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition, was named the best fleet in California and second overall in the United States. Sacramento County is appropriately recognized as a national leader in implementing lower-emission and zero-emission vehicles, equipment and fuels. 
Read more Here
Hydrogen Combustion Engines
A number of companies are developing hydrogen powered vehicles, but using Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) technologies rather than fuel cells. Toyota has advanced on-road performance testing underway on light-duty vehicles, Cummins and Westport have developed hydrogen powered ICEs using their gaseous engine technologies and JCB has advanced in-use testing underway on their off-road construction equipment.
Read more about Toyota and Cummins Here
Read more about Westport Here
Read more about JCB Here
Alternative Fuel Insight
EV Tax Credit Guide
With new restrictions on EVs that qualify for full or partial federal tax credit in effect, manufacturers will be pushing to improve their domestic content.. The EPA Website will have the current tax credit info along with the fuel economy ratings for all vehicles. Current vehicles that qualify for the full credit include: 
  • 2023-2024 Cadillac Lyriq
  • 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV
  • 2022-2023 Chevrolet Bolt EV
  • 2022-2023 Chevrolet Bolt EUV
  • 2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV
  • 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV
  • 2022-2023 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
  • 2022-2023 Ford F-150 Lightning 
  • 2022-2023 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring PHEV
  • 2022-2023 Tesla Model 3 Performance
  • 2022-2023 Tesla Model Y All-Wheel Drive
Read more Here
Caterpillar Tests Biodiesel in Marine Engines
Caterpillar is testing biodiesel in a high-horsepower 3516 (2,000hp - 3,300hp) powering two marine vessels in the Netherlands. The Cat 3516 is rated for standby, mission critical and prime power applications. 
Read more Here
US Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks
1990-2021: While GHG emissions have gone up a bit in the last year, they are down 17% from 2005.
Read more Here
Natural Gas Given a Reprieve
In a unanimous decision, a three-judge panel of the Ninth District Court of Appeals reversed the ban on natural gas that was implemented by the City of Berkeley in 2019, ruling that the ordinance was preempted by the federal Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975.
Read more Here
LCFS Renewable Fuel Pathways
California Average Grid Electricity Carbon Intensity: California average grid electricity used as a transportation fuel in California: 81.49gCO2e/MJ.
CARB Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Credits-$80.50
Fossil Petroleum Carbon Intensities
Check CARB CI Pathways Here
Conferences and Programs
Electric Truck DEPOT Bootcamp
The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) is offering a free ten-session series of one hour webinars covering the requirements for electrifying a truck depot. The webinars will run from 10am - 11am every other Tuesday from April 25 through September 5.
Please register Here
Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo
May 1 - 4 - Anaheim Convention Center
  • Largest advanced transportation technologies and clean fuels conference and trade show
  • Hands-on access to the fuels, technologies, and vehicles driving the future of transportation
  • Product debuts and major announcements from leading OEMs and suppliers
  • Unparalleled networking opportunities with 8,500+ transportation leaders 
  • Access to the most extensive assembly of advanced commercial vehicles anywhere
Read more Here
California Mobile Command Center Expo
May 4 - Lodi Grape Festival Fairgrounds
  • Demo your command centers
  • View a wide range of command center equipment
Read more Here
Vehicle Interoperability Testing Symposium (VOLTS)
May 9 - 11 - Long Beach
  • CEC project to support electric vehicle charging interoperability & advanced charging features for payment and energy management
  • Full-day conference with two additional days of charging interoperability testing 
  • Charging reliability, scaling charger deployment, implementation of ISO 15118, and secure network payments 
Read more Here
FORTH Roadmap Conference
May 15 - 17, 2023
  • We are a proud Community Partner for the 2023 #RoadmapForth Conference!
  • Join 1k+ automakers, utilities, gov. agencies, NGOs & more May 15-17 for the nation's premier #electrictransportation conference.
  • The 2023 Forth Roadmap Conference Program is now available: program overview
Use code CPSAC for $75 off Presale Rates before 1/16 >
EVS36 "Driving the Transition to E-Mobility"
June 11 - 14, 2023 - Sacramento Convention Center
  • Annual international gathering of the world’s EV experts
  • Cutting-edge research 
  • Innovative technologies
  • EV Market developments
Read more about EVS36 Here
  • EVS36 Call for papers covering:
  • Research
  • Market and government programs
  • Activities across all fields related to hybrid, battery & fuel cell technologies
  • EV infrastructure and services.
Read more about submitting papers Here
Green Transportation Summit and Expo "Accelerate to Zero"
August 22 - 24 - Tacoma, Washington
  • West Coast’s Premier Fleet Modernization & Sustainable Transportation Event
  • Networking, Information Sessions, Workshops, Vehicle Walk-throughs
Register Here (Use Discount Code SACRAMENTO-CC-30 for a 30% Discount)
Read more Here
"ZEB Con" Zero Emission Bus Conference
Sept 26-28 San Diego
  • Site Tours of Electric Bus Deployments
  • ZEB 101 Course
  • Charge Management
  • Hydrogen Fueling
  • ZEB Depot Planning
  • Financing
  • Workforce Development
  • ZEB Transition Planning
  • Microgrids
Read more Here
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