In this October 13th 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
Strategies for ZEV Implementation
  • Fleet Manager Case Studies
  • Strategies for ZEV Transition Planning
  • Strategies for ZEV Regulatory Compliance
  • Strategies ZEV Spec Writing
  • Strategies for ZEV Funding
  • Lunch Keynote with Cummins
  • ZEV HD, Off-road, Power Supply & Charging Systems on Display
  • 10/19/23, 8am-2pm, North Natomas Community Center, 2601 New Market Drive, Sacramento
Registration Required. Register Here
"CARB ACF Regulation & BEV Implementation" - A Five Part Video Series
  • A comprehensive Review 
  • Presented by David Renschler (Fairfield) and David Worthington (Santa Clara)
  • Two Fleet Managers with Years of ZEV Transition Work
Watch the Video Series Here
In-Use Off-Road Diesel Fleet Regulation
Beginning January 1, 2024, all California fleets are required to procure and only use R99 or R100 renewable diesel fuel in all vehicles subject to the Off-Road Regulation. There are some very limited exceptions and there are significant record-keeping requirements to demonstrate compliance and/or to qualify for an exemption. 
Read more Here
Federal Tax Credit at Time of Purchase
The rules for claiming the [up to] $7,500 tax credit for a new EV and [up to] $4,000 for a used EV are being adjusted so that beginning in 2024, the tax credit can be deducted from the sales price at the dealership.
Read more Here
Grants Accepting Applications
Rent a BrightDrop ZEVO 600 EV Step Van for $25/day
  • Fleets with 20 or fewer vehicles and annual revenue less than $15M are eligible
  • BrightDrop EVO 600 specs
  • GVWR: 9,900# using GM's Ultimum Batteries
  • Range: Up to 250 miles - Max Charge Rate: 170 mi/hr
  • Payload: 1,400# - Cargo Volume: 615 cu.ft.
  • Wheelbase: 183" - Overfall Length: 290"
Interested Fleets Contact the Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition
VW Zero-Emission Freight and Marine (ZEFM) Grant Fund Open
  • $20M Available
  • First-come, First-served basis until funding is exhausted 
  • Stacking with CORE Allowed
  • Eligible equipment includes forklifts (>8,000#) Airport GSE, Terminal Tractors, Ferries/Tug Repowers, Shore Power & More
Read more Here
Clean Off-Road Equipment (CORE) Funding Available
  • Voucher Incentives for the purchase of Heavy-duty Off-road Equipment 
  • $182M Available Now on a 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
CARB Advanced Technology Demonstration and Pilot Projects
  • CARB is soliciting for several Grantees to implement and administer the program
  • $225M is available
  • Application Deadline October 26
Read more Here
CARB Solicitation for Adult Education & Vocational School ZEV Technology Training
  • Develop new or strengthen existing workforce training and development programs
  • Increase awareness of Zero-Emission Vehicle training, education, and jobs
  • Projects must benefit a California-based, accredited, non-profit adult education or vocational school
  • Programs should focus on working with and enrolling students from priority populations
  • All work must be completed March 31, 2026
  • Applications close October 27
Read more Here
CARB Clean Transportation and Planning Funding Grants
  • $32.65 million available to fund planning, clean transportation, and supporting projects
  • Community-based organizations, local governments, public schools and tribes are eligible
  • Concept Phase applications due September 8, 2023. 
  • Full Phase applications due November 3, 2023
Read more Here
CEC MD/HD ZEV Blueprint Infrastructure Implementation (GFO-23-603)
  • ZEV Charging or H2 Fueling Infrastructure
  • $20M Available: Min Award per project $2M, Max per project $5M
  • 25% Match (with 25% of match as cash)
  • Applications due Nov 10
Read more Here
EV Charging Infrastructure Repair/Replace Grant from the FHWA
  • $100M Being made available by the 
  • Funding to repair and replace non-operational chargers to increase EVSE reliability
  • Eligible Applicants: State DOTs and local governments
  • Applications due by November 13
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 Opens on Sept. 13 and closes on Dec 12.
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
DANNAR Wins DOD Energy Storage Contract
DANNAR is one of three companies that have been awarded a contract to install and test long-duration energy storage prototypes for US Military Installations.
Read more Here
Alternative Fuel Insight
Reuters Report Spells Potential for Huge Fines for Automakers
A report by Reuters had quoted Auto Industry sources indicating that if proposed CAFE standards remain in place, automakers would be forced to pay billions of dollars in fines.
Read more Here
Fisker Taking Orders
Fisker is taking orders for their lineup of cars, SUVs, Pickups and Exotics, where you can spend anywhere from $38K to $50K to $69K, or for the person who has it all, $385K. Some amenities include a solar roof and 3.7 seconds 0-16.
Read more Here
High Marks for the 2023 Corolla
The 2023 AWD Corolla has is rated at an overall 44mpg but in use testing by some drivers has shown 49mpg overall and 55 in mixed urban/freeway driving. 
Read more Here
CALTRAIN (SF to San Jose) Going Electric
The CALTRAIN service on the Peninsula is going electric starting in 2024, a change that will speed service (due to faster acceleration) and operate with less noise and zero pollution. Future plans are to bring the rail line into downtown San Francisco with the prospect of someday connecting up with Oakland and then Sacramento. 
Read more Here
Santa Cruz Metro Makes Largest Hydrogen Bus Purchase in US History
The Santa Cruz Metro Transit District has made the largest hydrogen bus purchase in US history because they could not find a battery-electric bus that didn’t struggle on their hilly routes. They have ordered 58 double decker buses and nine articulated buses. Metro CEO Michael Tree stated that a central hydrogen fueling station was less expensive than the large number of chargers that would be needed for battery-electric buses. 
Read more Here
Blockchain Carbon Intensity Tracking
Chevron has partnered with 123Carbon to create what they call a, “Carbon Insetting Platform”. Using blockchain technology, the Carbon Intensity (CI) reductions can be tracked through the entire path taken by the fuel allowing the monetization of reduced CI fuels at any point. 
Read more Here
CARB & CALSTART Hosted ZEV Truck Showcase & Ride/Drive
  • Presentations on ACF, Incentives, ZE Technologies
Read more Here
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
CARB Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Credits-$69.50
Assorted Biodiesel Carbon Intensity Values
Conferences and Programs
CEC Hydrogen Workshop - Infrastructure to Support On-Road/Off-Road
October 16 - Virtual 
  • As required by SB 643
  • Answer questions & solicit feedback to inform the Final SB 643 Report
Read More Here
Advanced Clean Fleets Regulation Training Webinar
October 18 - Virtual
  • Free online training
  • Open to the public
  • The Training will provide an overview of the ACF regulation, cover who is affected, and outline the upcoming compliance requirements
Registration Required Here
"Strategies for ZEV Implementation"
October 19
  • Fleet Manager Case Studies
  • Strategies for ZEV Transition Planning
  • Strategies for ZEV Regulatory Compliance
  • Strategies ZEV Spec Writing
  • Strategies for ZEV Funding
  • Lunch Keynote with Cummins
  • ZEV HD, Off-road, Power Supply & Charging Systems on Display
  • 10/19/23, Registration at 7:30am, Event from 8am to 2pm, North Natomas Community Center, 2601 New Market Drive, Sacramento
Registration Required. Register HERE
CARB Workshop on Offsetting Legacy Engine Emissions in DACs
October 24 - Virtual
  • As required in the Heavy-Duty Engine and Vehicle Omnibus regulation
  • CARB staff will seek feedback on the proposed concepts
Read more Here
Mobilize Summit 2023
October 30 & 31 - Long Beach
  • Transportation, Aviation & Logistics Professionals
  • Latest on Emerging Technologies
  • Workforce Education 
Read more Here
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