In this December 8th 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
NAFA 100 Best Fleets Awards
The National Association of Fleet Administrators’ (NAFA) “100 Best Fleets” Awards Program kicks off today. This program serves to encourage the ever-increasing levels of performance improvement and innovation within the fleet industry.
Read more Here
UC Davis Med Center - Fleet Operations Analyst Position Listed
  • On-site Full-time Mid-Senior level
  • Base Salary Range $72,300/yr - $131,000/yr
  • The Fleet Operations Analyst provides high-level data analytic support and project management to a broad scope of areas for the Parking, Transportation and Fleet Services department.
Read more Here
Sac County Recruiting for Chief, Fleet Division and Parking Enterprise
  • $143,550.00 - $158,270.40 Annual
  • Closing date - 12/18/2023 
  • This position manages, plans, organizes, coordinates, and directs the operations and activities of the County’s Fleet Division and the Parking Enterprise. 
Read more Here
Fairfield Fleet Position Listing
The City of Fairfield Fleet Management Department is listing a position for a Management Analyst 1. This will be an ideal position for a person that is interested in getting into fleet management, grow as an analyst, and has a passion for electrification. The benefits are outstanding and the selected candidate will have the chance to work very closely on Fairfield’s electrification program. The position listing can be found on the Government Jobs Website.
Job Listing Here
CARB Community Engagement Public Dialogue Sessions
The California Air Resources Board is working to advance racial equity, address environmental justice, and meaningfully engage with communities. You can attend a CARB dialogue session to give your input on the draft community engagement model. For a complete list of locations around California where dialogue sessions will be held, go to the CARB website 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
EPA Upcoming Funding Opportunity
In February, EPA will release a call for applications for its Clean Ports Program. This program will make $2.6 billion available for the zero-emissions equipment and infrastructure and $300 million available for climate and air quality planning projects.
Additional information available 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
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
Micro-Grant Opportunity
The National Clean Cities Program is opening another “Jumpstart” funding round with applications due February 9. Jumpstart funds are available for projects that are not on the list of required deliverables for Clean Cities Coalitions. The application is simple and funded projects must be completed within 12 months. If you have a project you would like to discuss, contact Clean Cities Here.
EPA $4.6B for Climate Reduction Act Grants
Read more Here
Sacramento Clean Cities Sponsors Make The News
SMUD Wins REACH 2.0 Award
SMUD received the highest score on the CEC REACH 2.0 solicitation and has a proposed award of $5M. The purpose of the REACH 2.0 solicitation is to demonstrate replicable and scalable business and technology models for large-scale deployment of EV charging infrastructure capable of maximizing access and EV travel for Multi-Family Housing residents.
DOE Foreign Content May Cut EV Credits
The DOE has issued proposed guidance on the foreign battery content in EVs that could cut the federal tax credits for some EVs. Beginning 1/1/24, if key battery components are from a “foreign entity of concern” they will be ineligible. Beginning in 2025, this restriction will apply to the critical mining, processing and recycling of battery minerals. 
Read more Here
Average DCFC Session is 42 Minutes
An analysis of data collected from a study of electric vehicle (EV) owners shows fast charging statistics over a three-year period from June 30, 2020, to June 30, 2023, and includes a total of about 2.4 million sessions. The average length of time for a paid fast charging session was 42 minutes, consuming an average of 22 kWh of energy. Free fast charging sessions nearly doubled those numbers at 1 hour and 18 minutes and 42 kWh of electricity consumed.
Read more Here
Alternative Fuel Insight
DOD $3.2M Battery Graphite Award
The Department of Defense (DOD) has awarded South Star Battery Metals a $3.2M grant to develop a mine-to-CSPG (Coated Speroized Purified Graphote) process that will enable the construction of a facility to produce lithium-ion battery anodes. 
Read more Here
Battery Prices Drop
A combination of decreased raw material prices and decreased demand has led to a 14% price drop year-over-year in battery prices setting a record low $139/kWh. 
Read more Here
EV Pickup Truck Interest Wanes
A recent survey by “Autolist” has shown that enthusiasm for electric pickup trucks is waning for all but a currently hypothetical Toyota Tacoma EV.  
Read more Here
EVs & PHEVs Have Lower Reliability
A recent survey done by “Consumer Reports” indicates that EVs have 70% more problems than ICEs and PHEVs have 146% more problems, placing EVs and PHEVs in the Consumer Reports’s “Least-Reliable” category. 
Read more Here
Car Dealers Ask Biden to Slow EV Mandates
3,882 auto dealers across the US have penned a letter to President Biden asking that he slow the government’s EV mandates, stating that enthusiasm for EVs has stalled and EVs are stacking up on dealer lots. 
Read more Here
Musk Supports Boeing's X-37B Orbital Vehicle
Elon Musk’s SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will take a Boeing Orbital Vehicle into orbit on December 10 to demonstrate technologies for the U.S. Space Force.
Read More Here
CARB Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Credits-$70.00
Renewable Fuel Pathway Applications
The Marathon Fuels/Neste Joint Partnership Refinery in Martinez has submitted six renewable diesel pathway applications: Soybean Oil (CI-62.93), Canola Oil (CI-56.54), Corn Oil (CI-35.24), UCO (CI-29.22), Animal Fat ( Two applications: CI-37.14 & 46.40). The Artesia Renewable Diesel Company in New Mexico has submitted three renewable diesel pathway applications: Soybean Oil (CI-57.67), Corn Oil (CI-30.05), Tallow (CI-34.05).
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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