In this March 10th 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
Nikola Class 8 Battery Electric and Fuel Cell Truck Event
March 21, 2023
  • 9:30am - 2pm: Drop in, Check out the Vehicles, Ride/Drive a ZEV Class 8 Truck
  • California Trucking Association Headquarters, 4148 E Commerce Way, Sacramento
  • Continental Breakfast
  • 9:30 & 12:00: Presentations
  • Update on Nikola’s Plans for Truck Charging and Hydrogen Fueling in Sacramento
  • Incentives Available
  • 11 - 2: Lunch
Registration Coming Soon
Grants Accepting Applications
FEMA Fire Protection & Safety Grant
  • AFV Educate, Inc., will apply for a FEMA grant for emergency responder training in partnership with Clean Cities Coalitions
  • AFV Educate is a 501(c)(3) organization specializing in emergency responder training 
  • Emergency Responders interested in training are encouraged to contact the Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition
Read more about the grant Here
Contact Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition 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
Moyer Program Updates
CARB is updating the Moyer Guidelines for Lawn and Garden Equipment
  • Applicant eligibility expanded beyond residential applicants. 
  • Equipment eligibility expanded beyond lawn mowers. 
  • Updated maximum funding amounts. 
  • Co-funding with other funding sources enabled
Read more Here
National Electric Vehicle Initiative for Tribal Nations
The White House Council on Native American Affairs will conduct a discussion session about how Native American Tribes are part of the EV future of the country. 
  • March 15, 12 - 1:30 Pacific Time
Register Here.
Sacramento Clean Cities Sponsors Make The News
Ford eTransit Purchase by the Post Office
The Post Office has announced that they will purchase 9,250 Ford eTransit vans to begin their electric vehicle ramp-up while they wait for their purpose-built electric vehicles to be built.
Read more Here
Ford Lightning Production Resumes
Ford had halted Lightning production on February 14 because of a potential battery fire hazard. Ford has identified what they believe is the issue, they believe that the issue does not affect any vehicles that have been delivered and as of now, no recall has been issued and they will resume production on March 13. 
Read more Here
GM & Honda Building Fuel Cell Manufacturing Plant
GM and Honda are building a $48.9M fuel cell manufacturing plant in Brownstown Township, Michigan.
CNG Fuel System Inspector Training
NGVi will conduct Live Virtual Training for fuel system inspectors. This training is essential to avoid system problems that can lead to incidents and accidents. 
Read more Here
Alternative Fuel Insight
Honda Using Hydrogen Fuel Cell Power
Honda has begun operating its hydrogen fuel cells for back up power at their corporate campus in Torrance. Honda plans to put hydrogen fuel cell power at 100% of their American Honda Motor Company sites.
Read more Here
Tesla Developing V2G
Tesla has announced that they will be developing V2G capability for their power electronics with a goal of incorporating it into all their vehicles over the next two years.
Read more Here
Tesla Price Drop
Tesla has dropped the prices on the Model S and the Model X by $5K to $10K depending on the model, trim levels and range. Both models feature the new Hardware 4 Autopilot/Self-Driving sensors and computer. 
Read more Here
American Trucking Association Concerns Over Emission Standards
The American Trucking Association CEO and President, Chris Spear, has called on the Technology and Maintenance Council to, “...speak loudly and rationally and with volume to our lawmakers,” relative to what he predicts are unachievable emission reductions standards. As one example, Spear cites the fact that the minerals necessary for batteries and renewable energy generation will not exist in sufficient quantities to meet the proposed goals.
Read more Here
Cummins Approves Use of Renewable Diesel
Cummins has approved the use of Renewable Diesel, made from fats such as used cooking oil in all their Off-Highway Performance Series engines, from 3.8L to 15L. 
Read more Here
Fulcrum BioEnergy Waste to Fuel
Fulcrum BioEnergy is a Pleasanton-based renewable energy company operating a facility in Reno that converts Municipal Solid Waste (i.e. landfill waste, also known as MSW) to diesel and aviation fuel. Fulcrum BioEnergy shipped their first batch of “synthetic crude” made from MSW to Marathon Petroleum for upgrading into renewable diesel and renewable aviation fuel. Fulcrum BioEnergy has also submitted a Carbon Intensity (CI) Pathway for Renewable Diesel to the California Air Resources Board with a CI of 14.78. (For reference, conventional diesel has a CI of 100.45, the current grid in California is 81.49)
Read more Here
Mercedes-Benz eSprinter
Mercedes Benz is pushing the eSprinter market beyond local delivery with plans for “Van Life” (i.e. camper vans) as well as building longer wheelbases and supplying larger battery packs for longer range.
Read more Here
VW SUV & South Carolina Factory
VW has announced that they will be developing a new model division, “Scout Motors EV,” and will begin manufacturing a $40K SUV at a new $2B factory in South Carolina. The Scout Motors factory will produce 200,000 vehicles per year at full capacity.
Foxconn Production at Lordstown Factory
The GM factory in Ohio that Lordstown Motors purchased to manufacture the Endurance electric pickup truck, has been sold to Foxconn, a Taiwanese electronics company. Lordstown has contracted with Foxconn to manufacture the Endurance and Foxconn and Lordstown Motors will collaborate on next generation EV development.
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-$66.75
Recent Certification Applications
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
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.
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
  • Registration Coming Soon
Read more Here
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