In this April 14th 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
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
Owen Equipment Open House
April 28 - Fairfield
  • ZEV Elgin “Broom Bear” Sweeper
  • Vactor Demo
  • Lunch
More info and register 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
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
Lyft Starting EV Trips
Lyft will expand their business customers’ ability to reserve trips in EVs from their current pilot location in Portland to 14 more cities including Sacramento. Riders with a business email will be able to use Lyft’s “Green” mode to request that their trips be driven in electric vehicles. 
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
Clean Energy to Communities Program: Peer-Learning Cohorts
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
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
Sac Metro Air District Funds 21 Tesla Semi Trucks
The Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District provided a $4.5M grant to help PepsiCo acquire 18 Tesla Semi trucks and install high energy chargers at the Pepsi beverage distribution plant in Sacramento. Other funding for the vehicles came from state and federal programs. In total, Pepsi put 21 Tesla semi trucks into service in Sacramento. Pepsi hosted a ribbon cutting event in Sacramento on Tuesday, April 12. 
Read more Here
Alternative Fuel Insight
Toyota 2023 Prius Prime
The 2023 Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid is coming with a larger battery pack giving it a 44 mile ZEV range and a 51mpg rating on the ICE.
Read more Here
Toyota Pushing PHEV Range
Toyota has announced plans to increase the range of their upcoming plug-in hybrids up to 120 miles of BEV operation before the ICE begins operating.
Read more Here
CyberTruck Cancelled
Elon Musk has said that the Tesla Cyber Truck is dead, that he never should have pushed it forward as a product, and that what truck buyers want is what they have clearly stated by making the F150 the most popular pickup for 50 years. So he will make a truck that will carry a sheet of plywood, tow a camper and have room for five and a dog!
Read more Here
Walmart DCFC Network
Walmart has announced plans to install thousands more chargers to the 1,300 already installed at Walmart and Sam’s Club stores. 
Read more Here
Used EV
Used EV Sales Surge: Cox Automotive has reported that used EV sales were up 32% in Q1 of 2023. As new EVs with new features hit the market, current EV owners are trading in their used EVs, leading to a growing number of used EVs in the marketplace. 
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-$80.00
Lowest & Highest Renewable Natural Gas CI Pathways Compared to Grid Electricity
Check CARB CI Pathways Here
Conferences and Programs
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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