Sacramento Clean Cities News
Special Video Interview with Motiv
Motiv Electric provides insights into their successful heavy-duty EV deployments with Bimbo Bakery, Community Resources Project and others in a special video interview with Clean Cities Executive Director, Tim Taylor.
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Special Announcement
Caltech's Rocket Fund Application Window Open
Caltech's Rocket Fund is open now, with applications due 3/1/21. Grants from $25K to $75K for clean technologies and sustainable startup companies are available, with additional access to legal services, tech incubators and technology networking opportunities. 
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DERA 2021 Grant Program
The DERA 2021 grant program has been announced by the EPA. $46M will be available with applications due 3/16/21. Government agencies and NGOs are eligible to apply. If you would like to discuss potential projects with the Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition, please contact Gina O’Neal ( or Tim Taylor ( 
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New California Updates, Regulations, and Requirements
Upcoming CARB Fleet Workshop
HD I/M Regulation 2/22/21: This new regulation will apply to all vehicles over 14,000#. Fleets will need to establish an account and submit regular reports. CARB also expects to do on-road “remote sensing” to identify vehicles with excessive emissions. 
Advanced Clean Fleets Workshop
Advanced Clean Fleets Workshop 3/4/21: This regulation will require fleets in California to move to zero-emission vehicles in accordance with governor Newsom’s executive order.
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Sacramento Clean Cities Sponsors Make The News
US Gain LCFS Credits
US Gain, one of the largest suppliers of renewable fuels and electricity in the US is also managing a very large portfolio of renewable energy carbon credits, and can cost-effectively assist large and small fleets with monetizing their fleet use of alternative fuels and electricity.
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Altec Green Fleet Sustainable Solutions
Altec “Green Fleet Sustainable Solutions” provides a range of advanced technology strategies for fleets using aerial lift and crane trucks including their Jobsite Energy Management System (JEMS) that uses stored electrical energy from the grid to power the lift and tools. 
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Clipper Creek Latest Home Charger
Clipper Creek has announced their latest home charger, the AmazingE FAST 32a, 7.7kW charger that retails for under $500. The unit is ETL listed and Energy Star Certified.
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Cummins Fuel Cells Powering First Commercial Zero Emission Ferry
Cummins is supplying the fuel cell that will power the “Sea Change”, a ferry built by Golden Gate Zero Emission Marine and set to operate in the San Francisco Bay. The 360kW fuel cell will power the 70-foot, 75-passenger ferry at 22 knots
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100 Best Fleets Application Window Open
The 100 Best Fleets in America contest for 2021 is now open, and applications are due 3/17/21. Public agency fleets in North and South America are eligible to apply, and the 2021 winners will be announced in April. 
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Green Transportation Summit and Expo
Green Transportation Summit & Expo 2021 “Reflecting + Refocusing on a Resilient Future” August 16-18, 2021, Greater Tacoma Convention Center – Tacoma, Washington
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Alternative Fuel Insight
Ford Announces Planned Investment to Expand EV Technology
Ford has announced plans to invest $22B in EVs by 2025, potentially in reaction to the fact that GM has made several announcements about significantly expanding their EV lineup. 
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Study Compares Propane Carbon Footprint to Electric
The Propane Research and Education Council has released a study comparing heavy-duty renewable propane vehicles to grid-electric vehicles. Vermont, which gets grid electricity from domestic and Canadian hydro, is the only state in the US where grid electric vehicles have lower CO2 emissions. 
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Daimler Plans ePowertrain for Electric Freightliners
Daimler will use the ePowertrain supplied by their subsidiary, Detroit Diesel, in the Freightliner eCascadia (250 mile range) and eM2 (230 mile range) trucks. Three battery pack options will be available at 210kWh, 315kWh and 475kWh. 
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Rivian Attracts $2.65 Billion in Financing
Rivian has attracted another $2.65 billion in financing, adding Fidelity, Amazon and T. Rowe Price to existing investments from Amazon and Ford and a 100,000 delivery van purchase commitment from Amazon. 
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Rhombus Bidirectional Charger
Rhombus Energy Solutions, a high-power inverter company, has developed a UL Certified bi-directional charger (60kW and 125kW) allowing heavy-duty vehicles to use the energy stored in their battery packs to power buildings.
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New EV Fast Chargers Along Highways in Central California
Caltrans has installed 9 new DC Fast Charger locations in the Central Valley. Two charger locations are on I-5, one near Grapevine, and one at Kettleman City, one is on 58 in Bakersfield and six are along Highway 99 from Delano to Madera. 
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Electric and Plug-In Hybrid Refuse Truck
XL Fleet and Curbtender have partnered to develop Plug-in Hybrid and Battery Electric Class 3 - 8 trucks for the refuse industry, including a truck with the Curbtender Quantum rear loader body. 
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Refineries Report
California Refineries: For the week ending 1/29/21, refineries in California produced 6,017  barrels of gasoline and 1,611 barrels of diesel. The current LCFS Credit for 1 MT of CO2 is $193.00.
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Read More Here for LCFS credit.
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