Special Announcement
NorCal Fleet Academy and Expo Postponed
The NorCal Fleet Academy and Expo has been postponed
Due to a very high level of concern about COVID and attending in-person events, the NorCal Fleet Academy and Expo has been postponed. Our goal is to reschedule in 2022.
Upcoming Clean Cities Webinars
Ford EV Lineup
October 19, 12 noon: Rick Keithley, Ford Pro Zone Manager, will present the Ford EV lineup to the Sacramento Plug-in Electric Vehicle Collaborative on October 19 at 12 noon. Registration is not required. The webinar is available at this LINK
Included in the presentation will be:
  • F150 “Lightning” Battery Electric Pickup Truck
  • Transit Battery Electric Van
  • Mustang Mach-E Battery Electric Police Cruiser
Fleet ZEV Transition Planning
  • 10/27/21 10am: Planning EV Infrastructure for Your Fleet   
  • 11/3/21  10am: Fleet Data Collection
  • 11/10/21 10am: Medium-duty and Heavy-duty Transition Planning
  • Chris White, Senior Program Manager, Frontier Energy
  • Mike Usen, Electromobility and Resiliency Lead, DKS Associates
Registration is NOT required. Join at 10am (Pacific Time) on this LINK
Grant Opportunities
EPA School Bus Grants
The US EPA is opening two school bus grant programs, one funded through the American Rescue Plan (ARP) and one funded under the Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA). ARP will fund up to $300K per bus for up to four buses. DERA will fund between $20K and $65K per bus for up to 10 buses with a cap of $300K per application. Other differences between the two programs include (but are not limited to) size of bus being replaced, fuel type of replacement bus, etc. The Application deadline for both grants is November 5, 2021.
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DOE Inclusive Energy Innovation Grants
DOE LEAP Grant Program: DOE will provide technical assistance services valued at up to $16 million to support 24-36 communities to develop their own community-driven clean energy transition approach for communities currently experiencing either direct environmental justice impacts or direct economic impacts from a shift away from historical reliance on fossil fuels.
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New Updates, Regulations, and Requirements
CARB Advanced Clean Fleet Rule
CARB will hold a public [virtual] workshop on the Advanced Clean Fleet Rule (ACF) on October 13, from 9 - 12. As currently written, the rule will mandate that 50% of all MD/HD vehicle purchases by public agency fleets be ZEVs in 2024 and 100% be ZEVs in 2027.
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CARB Board Approval of the Mobile Source Strategy
The CARB Board will meet on October 28 at 9am, and the agenda will include approval of the multi-pollutant strategy to accomplish the requirements of California’s numerous goals and targets as well as the governor’s Executive Order N-79-20 to achieve 100 percent of California sales of new passenger cars be zero-emission by 2035, that all drayage trucks be zero-emission by 2035, all off road equipment be zero-emission where feasible by 2035, and the remainder of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles be zero-emission where feasible by 2045.
CARB Public Workshop
CARB will conduct a public workshop on the Proposed FY 2021-22 Funding Plan on November 19, 2021 at 9am.
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Sacramento Clean Cities Sponsors Make The News
Nikola Joins Opal Fuels for H2 and NG Stations
Nikola has signed an MOU with Opal Fuels to build heavy-duty hydrogen and and natural gas fueling stations in North America. Opal Fuels has built over 350 RNG stations. The Nikola “TRE” day cab Class 8 fuel cell truck will launch in the US in 2023.
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Ford Mustang Mach-E Police Cruiser
Ford Pro has developed a Police Cruiser version of the Mustang Mach-E that has passed the Michigan State Police testing for 2022. The Michigan State Police results will be published soon.
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Alternative Fuel Insight
Lordstown Endurance EV Pickup
Lordstown Motors may have found a way to secure funding to move forward with production of the Endurance BEV Pickup Truck. Foxconn, the Taiwan-based manufacturer of the iPhone, may be negotiating to buy the Lordstown Motors factory and lease back part of it to Lordstown to produce the Endurance and also to produce a $30K Fisker EV.  
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California Mandates ZEV Autonomous Vehicles
The California legislature passed, and governor Newsom signed into law, SB 500 mandating all autonomous vehicles sold in California by 2030 to be ZEV.
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Battery Pack Costs Dropping
Research by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Office estimates the cost of an electric vehicle lithium-ion battery pack declined 87% between 2008 and 2021 (using 2021 constant dollars). 
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Refineries Report
The LCFS Credit for 1 MT of CO2 is $160.00
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Conferences and Programs
NGV America's Annual Meeting and Industrial Summit
NGV America‘s Annual Meeting and Industrial Summit will be held October 19-21 in Phoenix and will include topics as variable as the Transition to a Net-Zero Global Economy, Building New Markets and The Future of Freight. 
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Green California Schools Summit
The Green California Schools Summit will be held in Pasadena on November 4th, and will have a virtual online presence. Join in on the informative education program which features segments on EV infrastructure, facilities, funding and an exhibits
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Fleet Forward Conference
The Fleet Forward Conference, FFC21, focused on educating fleet operators on a broad range of electrification, autonomous vehicles, telematics and more, in San Jose, November 10 - 12.
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