In this May 26th 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 Events
June 1 - "Coast-to-Coast EV"
California Automobile Museum, 2200 Front Street, Sacramento
LD & HD EV - Technician Training Announcements
  • 9:30: Register & Welcome
  • 10:00: ZEV Fleet Transition Planning Case Studies
  • David Renschler, Fleet Manager, City of Fairfield
  • Ron Wirth, Assistant Fleet Manager, County of Sacramento
  • 11:30: Developing a ZEV Transition Plan for Your Fleet
  • Chris White, Senior Program Manager, Frontier Energy
  • 12:00: Real world drive across the US in an EV
  • Congresswoman Doris Matsui, Federal Support for National EV and EVSE Implementation
  • John Marine, Director, Electric Vehicle, Van & Truck Sales, Hertz
  • Daphne Dixon, Director, Connecticut Southwestern Area Clean Cities Coalition
  • Inside Displays: Ford Lightning EV Pickup, Solectrac EV Bucket Loader, Hertz’ Bolt EV Sedan
  • Outside Displays: International Class 6 Box Truck EV, Pioneer Energy e-Boost Mobile EV Charging Trailer, DANNAR EV Mobile Power System (MPS), Volvo JL20 EV Bucket Loader, Viatec ZE Upfit on a Terex Bucket Lift, Bobcat Skid Steer EV Loader
Register Here
June 20 & 22 - Advanced Clean Fleets Regulation (ACF) Webinar
10am - 12noon
  • Operational and Budgetary Impacts of the recently approved regulation
  • Presentation on June 20 will be repeated on June 22
  • Detailed review of the ACF requirements
  • Presentations by fleet managers with decades of alt fuel and zero-emission implementation experience
SAVE THE DATE - Details will follow
June 29 - Rosenbauer Electric Fire Truck Display
Cal Expo Lot A
  • Electric Pumper with 10” to 19” adjustable ground clearance
  • Up to 1,500 GPM water pumping (backup power using BMW 6 cylinder clean diesel engine)
  • Standard or All Wheel Steering (Countersteering and Crab Steering)
Grants Accepting Applications
Sacramento Air District Incentive Programs Currently Open
  • Community CarShare Program (Car-sharing program to benefit disadvantaged communities in the greater Sacramento area)
  • Clean Cars 4 All ( Helping low-income Sacramento County residents get a new mobility option when they turn in an old vehicle for scrap)
  • Off-Road Equipment Replacement (Incentives to replace Tier 3 and older or gasoline off-road equipment with Tier 4 Final or zero-emission level equipment)
  • Incentives to help fund the new installation of charging infrastructure 
Read more Here
EPA 2023 Clean School Bus (CSB) Grant Program
  • $400 million in competitive grant funding for zero-emission school buses, clean school buses, and EVSE.
  • Two grant categories: school district and Tribal applicants; and third-party applicants.
  • Priority given to replace buses serving high-need local education agencies, rural areas, Tribal school districts and public school districts receiving basic support payments for students living on Tribal land, and rural areas. 
  • At least 40% of the funding will go to disadvantaged communities.
  • Grant deadline: Tuesday, August 22.
Webinar Info Here
Grant Info 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
DOE Funding Announcement $99M
  • DE-FOA-0002893
  • Areas of interest include: Reduction of weight and cost of batteries, reduction in life cycle emissions of advanced lightweight materials, reduced costs and advanced technologies for both on- and off-road vehicle charging and infrastructure, innovative public transit solutions, and training to increase deployment of these technologies among diverse communities
  • Concept Papers Due 6/26/23, Final Submissions Due 8/11/23.
Read more Here
DOE "Ride & Drive Electric" $51M FOA Funding
  • Resilience strategies and plans for EV charging networks to ensure adequate and equitable access to reliable EV charging services;
  • Projects that will assess, develop, and/or test business models that integrate EV and/or charger deployment in ways that deliver mobility, economic, or other benefits to Justice40 and underserved communities;
  • Developing a diverse and highly skilled workforce within the electrified transportation industry to support the deployment and maintenance of EV charging related equipment including equipment;
  • Establish teams to assess the performance, reliability, and usability of AC Level 2 charging and/or DC fast charging (DCFC) stations across the United States.
  • Applications due 7/28/23
Read more Here
New Updates, Regulations, and Requirements
Pre-Solicitation Meeting for HVIP
May 30 - Virtual
  • 2022/2023 HVIP Voucher Program Administrator
Read more Here
Administration Puts Additional $51 Million in EV Charging Network
  • Increase reliability of chargers through validating and testing charging equipment
  • Advance new business models for electrified shared mobility and fleet-based services
  • Increase opportunities for underserved communities through new jobs and training resources
Read more Here
CARB HD Truck Emission Testing Programs
Read more about CARB Testing Programs Here
Sacramento Clean Cities Sponsors Make The News
Silverado 450 Mile Range
Chevy has announced that the 2024 Silverado EV work truck “WT” model will have an estimated EPA range of 450 miles. 
Read more Here
Alternative Fuel Insight
Toyota Fuel Cell Repower Kit for Diesel Semis
CARB has approved a Toyota fuel cell repower kit that Toyota developed in partnership with Kenworth, powering 10 Kenworth T680 tractors running drayage out of the Port of Long Beach for over a year. The kit contains the fuel cell stack, battery pack, electric motors & transmission plus hydrogen fuel tanks. 
Read more Here
Honda Developing Fuel Cell Truck
Honda has announced plans to develop a fuel semi in partnership with Isuzu, with plans to have commercial sales of the vehicles by 2027. Honda will then join all the major truck OEMs along with traditional car OEMs Toyota and Hyundai making fuel cell trucks. 
Read more Here
NERC Warns of Summer Electrical Shortages
The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) has published a warning that generator retirements have outpaced new electrical generation, placing most of North America at risk for significant energy shortfalls this summer.  
Read more Here
EVs Shorter-Lived in Fleets
A study by S&P Global Mobility shows that although EV sales are increasing, EVs remain in the vehicle fleet a much shorter time than conventional vehicles. Much higher insurance rates may be a factor, since EVs are “Totalled” by insurance companies when battery boxes are damaged or when even modest flood damage occurs. 
Read more Here
Destroying Habitat for Renewable Energy
Major solar and wind projects in the desert are destroying fragile habitats, creating killing zones for desert animals and removing major carbon sequestration sinks. 
Read more Here
China Dominates EV Resources
“In 2020, China controlled about 92 percent of the global NdFeB magnet and magnet alloy market [neodymium-iron-boron]…58 percent of the rare earth mining market, 89 percent of the oxide separation market, and 90 percent of the metallization market.” Commerce Department, September 2022. (Note: NdFeB magnets are essential for EVs and wind turbines.)
Read more Here
Hyundai Dominates Fuel Cell Car Market
Hyundai has 55% of the hydrogen fuel cell car market, with Toyota second. Honda has announced a joint venture with GM to mass produce a fuel cell crossover SUV based on the Honda CR-V. 
Read more Here
Funding now open for for Lightweighting Vehicles
  • LightMAT seeks proposals to identify key technical challenges limiting the use of lightweight materials
  • Selected projects will receive up to $500,000 of LightMAT technical assistance
  • LightMAT anticipates selecting four new projects as part of this funding opportunity
Read more Here
LCFS Renewable Fuel Pathways
California Average Grid Electricity Carbon Intensity: California average grid electricity used as a transportation fuel in California: 79.43 to 81.49gCO2e/MJ.
CARB Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Credits-$85.50
Renewable Fuels from Outside the US
Check CARB CI Pathways Here
Conferences and Programs
Electric Truck DEPOT Bootcamp
The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) is offering a free ten-session series of one hour webinars covering the requirements for electrifying a truck depot. The webinars will run from 10am - 11am every other Tuesday from April 25 through September 5.
Please register Here
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
Mobilize Summit 2023
October 30 & 31 - Long Beach
  • Transportation, Aviation & Logistics Professionals
  • Latest on Emerging Technologies
  • Workforce Education 
Read more Here
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