In this January 12th 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
Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition Wins $9.5M DOE Grant
The Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition, in partnership with the Silicon Valley Clean Cities Coalition and Frontier Energy have won $944,904 from the US Department of Energy under DE-FOA-0002893 to produce Fleet Training Programs in non-metro areas of Northern California.
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Training on the Advanced Clean Fleets Rule
January 17 - Virtual
  • Training for State & Local Fleets training by CARB staff
  • Registration Required
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Peer Forum Meeting on CARB's Advanced Clean Fleets Regulation
January 25 - Virtual
  • Regulations affects city, county, school districts and other public fleets
  • Starting in 2024, this regulation mandates that 50% of vehicle purchases must be ZEV
  • Starting in 2027, this regulation mandates that 100% of vehicle purchases must be ZEV
  • Presenters: David Worthington, Fleet Manager - County of Santa Clara; lse Villacorta-Alatriste, Project Manager, ProspectSV
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CARB Extends Clean Truck Deadline
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is extending the Clean Truck Check reporting deadline to January 31, 2024, to allow vehicle owners additional time to complete their initial fleet reporting and meet the 2023 compliance fee payment requirements. 
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CARB Pauses Enforcement of Advanced Clean Fleets Regulation (ACF)
In response to the pending EPA determination of California’s Federal Clean Air Act waiver (granting authority for California to have more stringent air regulations than the federal regulations), CARB has announced a stay of enforcement of the ACF for high priority fleets and drayage fleets. 
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Has Your Fleet Accomplishes Anything Amazing?
Would you like national recognition for your accomplishments? Write up a short article, include some photos and we’ll submit it to “FuelsFix”. If selected for publication it will be circulated nationally. Some of the articles that are published in “FuelsFix” are selected for professional TV production in NPR’s “Motor Week” program.  
Submit articles Here
Work Truck Show
March 5 - 8 - Indianapolis
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Hydrogen Village
March 6 - State Capitol Building
  • Showcase of hydrogen vehicles and equipment
  • Talk to owners, operators and manufacturers
  • Public welcome
  • 9am - 3pm
Sponsorships or Inquiries Here
NREL Ban on Funding eBikes
The National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) has issued a ban on funding eBikes as a safety precaution, following a rash of battery fires. If systems are UL certified, they seem to be safe, but many batteries are mismatched with the wrong chargers, individuals “tinker” with systems, and the results have proven very dangerous. 
Read more Here
Grants Accepting Applications
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 
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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
DOE $59M Hydrogen Funding Opportunity Notice
  • Topic 1: Components for Hydrogen Fueling of Medium- and Heavy-Duty (MD/HD) Vehicles. 
  • Topic 2: Standardized Hydrogen Refueling Station of the Future.
  • Topic 3: Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Powered Port Equipment. 
  • Topic 4: Enabling Permitting and Safety for Hydrogen Deployment
  • Topic 5: Equitable Hydrogen Technology Community Engagement. 
  • Concept Paper Deadline: 1/26/2024; Application Deadline: 3/22/2024
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
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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
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CEC Funding Announcement - Charging Infrastructure for Government Fleets
  • GFO-23-606 $30 million for EVSE for light-duty government fleets
  • Pre-application webinar January 10, 2024
  • Applications due April 5, 2024
Read more Here
EPA $4.6B for Climate Reduction Act Grants
Read more Here
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, closing on November 21, 2024
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DOE Notice of Intent to Fund
The US DOE has announced that they plan to issue Funding Opportunity Notices in 2024 to advance research, development, demonstration, deployment & technology integration in multiple areas: 
  • Developing new chemistries for reduced cost, higher energy density electric vehicle (EV) batteries;
  • RDD&D to provide widescale, cybersecure EVs and EV charging infrastructure;
  • Low-greenhouse gas emission concepts for off-road vehicles;
  • Manufacturing high-performance electric steels using domestic resources;
  • Improving the mobility system through vehicle-to-everything approaches;
  • Zero-emission vehicle and infrastructure training for first responders and emergency response professionals;
  • Enabling Clean Cities coalitions to undertake high-impact outreach, engagement, and technical assistance activities.
Read more Here
Sacramento Clean Cities Sponsors Make The News
ZEV Transition Planning
The Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition has negotiated special rates with industry experts for ZEV Transition Planning services for our members and stakeholders. Meet one of those providers, “EV Answers.”
  • EVSE Answers offers expert “Coaching” to government agencies and small to mid-sized fleets with their electrification transition planning. EVSE Answers focuses on assisting fleets so that they can put together an RFP/RFQ that makes sense and to help them understand and evaluate the responses to those requests; or to provide direct assistance with their electrification transition planning when going out to RFP/RFQ doesn’t make sense due to their smaller fleet size. The overall goal is to help fleets make good business decisions.    
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Nikola's Outlook Brightens
Despite some significant setbacks, Nikola’s CEO, Steve Girsky, whose business background includes VP of GM and Wall Street Analyst, says their cash situation has stabilized, they are building and delivering fuel cell trucks and are the leading OEM securing CARB vouchers for their customers. 
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DOE Upcoming Grant
The US DOE has published a notice, DE-FOA-0003249, stating that they plan to issue a funding agreement in 2024, DE-FOA-0003250, with the following Areas of Interest (AOI):
  • AOI 1: Clean Cities Outreach, Engagement, and Technical Assistance
  • AOI 2: Training on ZEV Vehicle and Infrastructure Technologies for Emergency Responders
  • AOI 3: Demonstration and Deployment Open Topic: Novel solutions to transportation and energy challenges through small-scale demonstration and deployment projects.
Read more Here
US EPA Awards $90M For EV School Buses in California
The US EPA has awarded nearly $90M to schools in California to purchase 199 EV School Buses. The awardees include Kern High School, Los Angeles USD, Porterville USD, San Diego USD and Zum Services Inc.
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DOE $70M For Grid Resilience
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $70 million will be made available to support research into technologies to increase resilience and reduce risks to the energy delivery infrastructure.
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Alternative Fuel Insight
Grid Impacts Predicted
The North American Energy Reliability Corporation has indicated that the rapid introduction of EVs combined with the rapid removal of traditional power generation without adequate replacement generation threatens grid reliability over the next decade. 
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Lightning Prices Go Up
Ford has announced a $5,000 price hike for the F150 “Lightning” Pro grade truck and a $7,500 increase over the previously announced 2024 pricing on the XLT. Other increases and battery pack changes were also announced.
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SAMSUNG Partners with Hyundai and Kia
Hyundai and Kia are working with SAMSUNG to develop remote control access to home appliances from the car and vehicle functions from the home. 
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LCFS News: CARB Proposes Higher CI Targets
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is proposing to increase the CI targets for gasoline and diesel from 20% below 2010 levels to 30% below by 2030 and 90% below by 2045. CARB is also proposing an LCFS tax on fossil-based aviation fuels.
Read more Here
Current LCFS Credit Value $67.75
Conferences and Programs
Work Truck Show
March 5 - 8 - Indianapolis
Read more Here
Hydrogen Village
March 6 - State Capitol Building
  • Showcase of hydrogen vehicles and equipment
  • Talk to owners, operators and manufacturers
  • Public welcome
  • 9am - 3pm
Sponsorships or Inquiries Here
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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