Upcoming Clean Cities Webinars
Presentation Slides and Videos from Previous Sacramento Clean Cities Webinars
Presentation Slides and Recordings posted Here
Grants Accepting Applications
DOE $96M to Advance Clean Vehicle Technologies
  • Concept Papers due 8/25, Full Applications due 11/10, Awards Announced March 2023
  • 13 Proposal Topics in 7 Major Categories
  • Community Partnerships and Justice 40 Requirements are Included
Read more Here
Volkswagen $9M Class 8 ZEV Truck Funds
Class 8 1992 - 2012 Freight, Drayage, Waste, Dump and Concrete trucks are eligible to receive up to $200K each in grant funds from the Volkswagen Mitigation Fund when replaced with ZEV trucks. Applications will be accepted online beginning August 9, 2022, and will remain open until all $9M of eligible funds have been committed.
Read more Here
SMUD "Shine Awards" for Incorporated Nonprofits Organizations
  • Spark Level - up to $10K with 25% Match Required
  • Amplifier Level - $10K - $50K with 50% Match Required
  • Transformer level - $50K - $100K with 100% Match Required
  • Applications may be submitted up to August 12 at 5pm
  • Application workshops have been scheduled 
Read more Here
California Clean Air Day 2022 Micro-Grant
  • Funding of up to $1,000
  • Bike rides, transit parties, clean air fairs, electric car test drives events, etc. 
  • Organizers must be from at least two of the following categories: Government Agency, Health Care, Community NGO, Business Organization
  • Applications are due by August 10
Read more Here
EPA School Bus Funding
  • Applications can request funds for replacing up to 25 buses.
  • For the 2022 CSB Rebates, EPA anticipates offering $250 million for clean school buses and $250 million for zero-emission school buses. EPA may award more funding depending on demand and other considerations.
  • School districts applying directly for funds may only submit one application
  • Rebate amounts range from $15,000 to $375,000 depending on the fuel type, the bus weight class and the priority rating of the school district.
  • Applications are due by August 19. 
Read more Here
PEV DAC Call For Projects
The Plug-in Electric Vehicle Collaborative’s Disadvantaged Communities Committee (PEV DAC) has published a grant application template and called for regional projects to be submitted. The template contains:
  • The 7 criteria that must be met, information about the applicant and project site
  • Additional information is also available to assist applicants:
Read more Here
Info On Upcoming Grants
$7.3 Billion in BIL For Resilient Infrastructure
The US DOT announced new guidance and $7.3 billion in over five years to help states and communities prepare for and respond to extreme weather events like wildfires, flooding, and extreme heat.
Read more Here
New Updates, Regulations, and Requirements
CARB Regulatory Training
  • MS511.2: Diesel Filter Operation & Maintenance - August 18
  • MS522: Air Regulatory Overview for Public Agencies - August 25
Registration Information Here
Sacramento Clean Cities Sponsors Make The News
Clean Energy Fuels - CNG & LNG in West Sacramento
The Clean Energy Fuels station at 4305 West Capital Ave., just off I-8, is now dispensing both CNG and LNG. Fleets can use major credit cards or sign up for fleet accounts.
Fleet Account info Here
Nuvve VGI Project in San Diego
Nuvve is partnering with San Diego Gas & Electric demonstrating an innovative Vehicle Grid Integration (VGI) technology. Nuvve’s bidirectional power management system allows vehicle battery packs to provide grid stability and site resilience while helping fleets control total vehicle energy costs.
Read more Here
Ford Lightning Police Package
Ford is creating a police package version of the Lightning with extended range and 580hp. Other police enhancements include:
  • 0 to 60 in 4 seconds
  • Upgraded cloth seats better suited for officers’ utility belt equipment
  • Steel “intrusion plate” seat backs
  • Reinforced dash to accommodate mounting of auxiliary equipment
Read more Here
Upcoming SMUD-Sponsored Electric Vehicle Ride & Drives
  • August 13, 10 to 2: McClatchy Park
  • October 9, Times TBA: Littleton Center in Galt
  • October 14/15/16, Times TBA: Cal Expo
  • Other events may be scheduled
For more information or to volunteer to assist contact Jenny Matchell
Alternative Fuel Insight
Federal Tax Credits
The Senate appears ready to pass EV tax credit legislation, which will then move to the House. The legislation would:
  • Allow for a $7,500 EV tax credit for new EVs and $4,000 for used EVs
  • Eligible EV cars would need to cost less than $55K, and EV pickups less than $80K
  • Battery components would need to be largely sourced from US free-trade countries
  • Credits would move from buyer-submitted to point-of-sale
Read more Here
Universal Hydrogen Converting Aircraft to Hydrogen
Universal Hydrogen has received a firm order to convert passenger turboprop regional aircraft for Connect Air, a startup US air carrier. The order is to convert 75 aircraft with an option for 25 additional planes to run on hydrogen. Universal Hydrogen will also be providing the hydrogen fueling systems at airports served by these planes.
Read more Here
GM Secures Battery Capacity
GM has announced that they have contracts to secure 100% of the raw materials that they will need to produce 1 million EVs by 2025. 
Read more Here
Balancing Electrification with Other Fleet Challenges
Fleet Management expert, Paul Lauria with Mercury Associates, outlines strategies for fleet managers balancing the move to electrification with the multiple requirements that fleet managers must balance.
Watch Video Here
Siemens L2 Charger - No Panel Upgrade Required
Siemens has partnered with ConnecDER to create a “Meter Socket” that allows a 240v, 11kW, 60a charger to be attached behind the meter but ahead of the panel, making a panel upgrade unnecessary to have a L2 charger at an older home. 
Read more Here
Redwood Materials' $3.5B Battery Materials Factory
Redwood Materials is investing $3.5B in a battery materials factory in Northwest Nevada to meet the growing demand for batteries for EVs. 
Read more Here
Stellantis Fined $300M
Stellantis has been fined $300M for selling 2014 - 2016 Chrysler vehicles with diesel engines that used engine management software that reduced emissions when being operated in test mode, but produced much higher emissions when not being tested. Three Chrysler engineers are awaiting trial on criminal charges for developing the illegal emission defeat software. 
Read more Here
LCFS Renewable Fuel Pathways
California Average Grid Electricity Carbon Intensity: California average grid electricity used as a transportation fuel in California: 76.73gCO2e/MJ.
Read more Here
Low Carbon Fuel Credits
Conferences and Programs
Green Transportation Summit & Expo 2022
August 16 - 18
The 2022 Green Transportation Summit & Expo (GTSE) will offer attendees an inside look at the latest in fleet technologies and innovation and provide informative sessions featuring a who’s who of national and regional transportation leaders.
Read More Here
Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference and Expo
August 30 - September 1
Durham, NC
  • Produced by the 100 Best Fleets and NAFA Fleet Management Association;
  • Case studies from the best fleets, vendors, & partners;
  • Presentations on the most up to date sustainable fleet technology, operations, and implementation strategies.
Read More Here
NAFA Fleet Legislative Summit
September 20-21
Washington, DC
  • Preventing Auto Recycling Thefts Legislation
  • EV Recharging Infrastructure
  • Congressional Staff Briefings on Fleet Issues 
Read more Here
National Drive Electric Week (NDEW)
September 23 - October 2

Training webinar for Thursday, July 14th
Register Here
Green California Schools and Community College Summit
October 18
  • Connecting environmental literacy and facility programs
  • Funding to meet water and EV Fleet requirements
Read more Here
Fleet Forward Conference
November 9 - 11
Santa Clara
  • Fleet solutions on electrification, Connected vehicles, Autonomous technology, Last-mile mobility, Shared mobility, Next-generation telematics
  • Expanded Ride and Drive
Read more Here
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