In this March 30th 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
Grants Accepting Applications
Battery Workforce Challenge
The US DOE is partnering with Stellantis and other agency and industry partners on a national student competition at universities and vocational schools to design, build, test, and integrate an advanced EV battery pack into a Stellantis vehicle. Argonne is now accepting applications from colleges and universities to select up to 11 teams that will participate in the Battery Workforce Challenge collegiate and vocational program.
Read more Here
Low-No Federal Transportation Grant
FTA-2023-002-TPM-LWNO, FTA-2023-003-TPM-BUS
  • $1.7B ($1.2B Low or No Emission Grants; $470M Bus & Bus Facility Grants)
  • Transition the nation’s transit fleet to the lowest polluting and most energy efficient transit vehicles
  • Grant Applications due by 4/13/23
Read more Here
EPA EJ Collaborative Problem-Solving (EJCPS) Cooperative Agreement Program
  • Projects that address environmental and public health issues within an affected community;
  • Assist recipients building partnerships to address environmental and public health concerns;
  •  $25,000,000 for up to 50 awards to Community Based Organizations (CBOs) proposing projects for up to $500,000 each. 
  • $5,000,000 for up to 33 awards to qualifying small CBOs with 5 or fewer full-time employees proposing projects for up to $150,000 each;
  • Applications due April 10.
Read more Here
EPA Environmental Justice Government-to-Government (EJG2G) Program
  • Projects that transform under-served communities into healthy, thriving communities;
  • Funding for governmental and tribal entities;
  • Support activities that lead to measurable environmental or public health results in disproportionately burdened communities;
  • $20,000,000 for up to 20 awards for States partnering with Community Based Organizations (CBOs);
  • $20,000,000 for up to 20 awards for tribal governments partnering with CBOs;
  • $20,000,000 for up to 20 awards for local governments partnering with CBOs;
  • $10,000,000 for up to 10 awards for U.S. Territories, Freely Associated States, Puerto Rico, and tribes in remote areas;
  • Applications are due April 10.
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
New Updates, Regulations, and Requirements
HVIP FAQ for 2023 Program Updates
  • Fleet Size Adjustments and Bulk Purchase Requirement
  • Expanded DAC Definition
  • Transit Procurement
  • Dealer Training
Read more Here
Upcoming CARB Training
  • April 4 - Heavy-duty SMOG Check 
  • April 4 - In-use Off-road Diesel Vehicle Regulation
  • April 5 - Transport Refrigeration Units
  • April 20 - New Programs and Regulations
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
Engine Manufacturers Association (EMA) Challenges CARB
The EMA has submitted comments to the US EPA on March 6 challenging CARB’s authority to establish stringent regulations, including the Advanced Clean Fleet Regulation, asserting that the regulations will mandate vehicles that the OEMs are not able to actually build in the timeframe specified. 
Read more Here
Advanced Clean Fleet Regulation Proposed Modifications
A summary of the newly proposed modifications to the Advanced Clean Fleet Regulation have been posted. 
Read more Here
DOE Job Openings
The US DOE has just announced eight new opportunities for technical experts to join the Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) to help decarbonize the transportation sector and drive innovation within and deployment of clean transportation technologies in these categories:
  • Batteries:
  • Electrification:
  • Energy Efficient Mobility Systems:
  • Off-road, Rail, Marine, and Aviation:
  • Operations.
Read more Here
Sacramento Clean Cities Sponsors Make The News
GiddyUp Power Opening Reservable Fast Charger Site
GiddyUp Power will be opening a High Speed Charging “Hub” in the Power Inn Light Rail Parking Lot. The “Hub” will have ten 175kW DCFC (including two ADA spaces) with 24/7 access and camera monitoring. The spaces will be reservable for recharging “Appointments”. 
Contact GiddyUp: (415) 289-5520 
Find more information HERE
Ford's "Trust the Truck"
Ford has confirmed the rumors that their “Project T3” is official, and stands for “Trust The Truck.” The goal of Project T3 is to develop a truck platform that is, “...fully updatable, constantly improving, and supports towing, hauling, exportable power and endless new innovations owners will want,” as stated in a Ford press release. 
Read more Here
Alternative Fuel Insight
Shell SAF Agreement with Alaska Airlines
Alaska Airlines has announced a program with Shell to significantly expand their use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) as they work toward work toward meeting their goal of net-zero GHG emissions by 2040. 
Read more Here
Hyundai Charging Robot
Hyundai has released a video of a robot charging a Hyundai Ioniq. Looking like a cross between R2D2 and a dentist office X-Ray, the self-propelled robot uses 3D cameras and Artificial Intelligence to approach the car, plug–in, charge the car, unplug and back away. The car uses self-backing and automatic charge port door opening software.
Read more Here
Model Y Insurance Risk
Auto expert Sandy Munro has noted that the Model Y battery pack cannot be repaired, damage the battery pack may frequently result in the insurance company being forced to total the vehicle. This will likely result in higher insurance costs and also create a significant negative environmental impact as damaged batteries pile up in scrap yards. 
Read more Here
Rivian Navigation Adds Tesla Superchargers
Rivian has added the Tesla sites that have compatible Superchargers to the navigation app in their R1S and R1T vehicles. 
Read more Here
Used ICE and EV Prices Drop
Used car prices have dropped almost 9% year-over-year, but used EVs have dropped an average of 13% and the Tesla Model 3 has dropped a whopping 21.5%. 
Read more Here
LG Battery Factory
LG has announced that they will build the largest battery manufacturing facility in the US, a $5.5B factory in Queen Creek, Arizona. The factory will make cylindrical cells for EVs and pouch cells for energy storage systems. 
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-$69.50
Hydrogen Carbon Intensity Pathways Compared to Gasoline and Diesel
Check CARB CI Pathways Here
Conferences and Programs
NAFA Leadership Development Institute
April 16 & 17 - Virtual
Helpful strategies and crucial answers to solve even the most difficult dilemmas when it comes to learning exactly how to become a respected and effective leader.  
Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM)
April 16 - 19 - Virtual
  • Cutting-edge education offered at CAFM Live
  • Advanced fleet education covering all eight CAFM certification modules
  • Accelerates preparation for Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM) examination
May is Bike Month
May 2023 will bring another “May is Bike Month” sponsored by the Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates (SABA). This is a great show how you can reduce your carbon footprint while increasing your health! In 2022:
  • 284 Workplaces Participated
  • Nearly 40,000 Vehicle Trips Were Avoided
  • Over 550,000 Cycling Miles Were Traveled
  • 30 tons of CO2 Saved
Read more about SABA Here
Connect with May is Bike Month Here
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
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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