Upcoming Clean Cities Webinars
First Responder (Virtual) Training
A free, virtual two-hour course covering: 
February 2, 2022 10am - 12noon
  • Understand electric and hydrogen vehicle identification techniques
  • Outline electric and hydrogen vehicle safety systems
  • Procedures for disabling and immobilizing electric, hybrid, and hydrogen cars
  • Illustrate personal protective equipment for AFV response
  • Outline extrication procedures to be used when dealing with entrapments and AFVs
  • Understand fire response and electrified vehicles
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Presentation Slides and Videos from Previous Sacramento Clean Cities Webinars
Presentation Slides and Recording posted Here
Grant Opportunities
SMUD Incentive
SMUD’ Charge@Home incentive program began on December 8 and lasts until February 28, 2022. SMUD residential customers who have purchased or leased a new or used EV may quality for up to $500 for the purchase of a Level 2 charger and up to $500 for installation by a licensed electrician.
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CARB Transportation Equity Work Group Meeting
CARB will hold a Transportation Equity Work Group meeting on January 26 at 10am to discuss allocation plans for an expected $37.5M from Cap & Trade funds expected to be available after May of 2022. 
New Updates, Regulations, and Requirements
AB 617 Consultation Group
The AB 617 Consultation Group, established to provide an opportunity to discuss of various aspects of Community Air Protection Program implementation. will conduct a virtual meeting on 1/25/22 at 9am. 
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NAFA 100 Best Fleets
Applications for the NAFA 100 Best Fleets are now open. The 100 Best Fleets program seeks to identify and award high-performing fleets, scored on 12 criteria: Accountability, Collaboration, Creativity, Celebration Evidence of a High Trust, Culture, Performance Recognition, Doing It Right the First Time, Quick Efficient Turnaround Competitive Pricing, Staff Development, Resources Stewardship.
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Sacramento Clean Cities Sponsors Make The News
Lightning eMotors eChassis Announcement
Lightning eMotors has announced that they have developed a purpose-built Class 4/5 BEV chassis available as stripped chassis, a cab chassis and a cutaway chassis. Lightning eMotors becomes the first commercial EV manufacturer that can offer both the electrification of existing OEM chassis and purpose-built commercial electric vehicles. 
Read More Here
Nikola Class 8 Day Cab BEV
The Nikola “Tre” Class 8 day cab truck tractor has been approved by the CARB for a $120K incentive under the HVIP program. 
Read More About Nikola in the HVIP Program Here
Read More About the Nikola Service Network Here
Nikola Factory & BEV Truck
Automotive industry and machine tool manufacturing legend Sandy Munro has a detailed in-person engineering update and test drive on the Nikola battery-electric truck at the Nikola factory in Gilbert, Arizona.
Watch Technical Video Here 
Watch Test Drive Here
Geotab Battery Degradation Tool
Geotab has aggregated data from over 6,000 EVs comprised of 21 models to understand battery degradation. Their data indicates an overall rate of just over 2% per year, with somewhat higher rates for vehicles that use a lot of DCFC and vehicles located in hot areas
View Video Here
Alternative Fuel Insight
Hydrogen Powered Light Rail Demo
The first zero-emission, hydrogen-powered light rail vehicle in North America was demonstrated in Santa Cruz. The light rail vehicles are manufactured by TIG/M under the name “Coast Futura” in Louisiana, and this first demonstration placed the vehicle into full-time service for several days running between Watsonville and Santa Cruz.  
Watch Video Here
Bollinger Withdraws from the Market
Bollinger has announced that they are indefinitely postponing building EVs (the B1 SUV and the B2 pickup) in order to focus on electric vehicle components. Bollinger will refund the deposits they received.
Read More Here
Consumer Reports Ranks EV SUVs Unreliable
In their November issue, “Consumer Reports” has indicated that SUV EVs are much less reliable than similar make/model/year IC vehicles. The main problems noted were electronics, fit & finish items, in-car electronics and HVAC. 
Read More Here
Chevy Silverado EV
Chevy is taking deposits for the introduction of the Silverado EV pickup, due to be introduced in 2024 with a 400 mile range, “Work Truck” and “Upgrade” models, up to 664hp & 780 lb-ft of torque, 10,000 lb towing capacity, 1,300 lb payload capacity and DCFC up to 350kW.
Read More Here
Tesla Repairs
Tesla owners love their cars, but Tesla is famous for having huge repair bills and there are very few alternatives to using Tesla shops to make repairs. One Tesla owner in New Jersey was quoted $16,000 and saved $15,300 on battery cooling system repairs at the Electrical Garage using standard plumbing components. A Tesla owner in Finland was quoted $22,000 for a repair and decided to use 60 sticks of dynamite to express his frustration!
Tesla Model S Maintenance Training
The Electrified Garage, with shops in Seabrook, New Hampshire and Ocala, Florida, is offering technician training for the Model S at their Florida shop. 
Read More Here
EV Battery Prices
The price of EV batteries is likely to rise significantly in 2022 due to the dramatic jump in the costs of the rare earth metals necessary for their manufacture. Lithium is up 500%, cobalt is up 100% and nickel is up 15%. Part of the problem is growing demand, and part is the concentration of these resources under Chinese ownership, with China giving first priority to their own EV production.
Read More Here
Making Batteries Better
Wards Automotive commissioned a study by Teijin Automotive Technologies on where battery pack design is headed and how battery developers will cut weight and improve performance.
Read More Here
LCFS Renewable Hydrogen Pathways
Linde-Praxair has filed for six renewable hydrogen LCFS pathways for both gaseous and liquid hydrogen derived from swine manure and waste water.
Read More Here
Low Carbon Fuel Standard Credit
Low Carbon Fuel Standard Credit
Conferences and Programs
NGVi Public Training Schedule
  • Vehicle Training Level 2: CNG Fuel System Inspector Training Feb 7 – Feb 8, 2022 Register
  • Diesel Aftertreatment Emission Systems Training Feb 9, 2022 Register
  • Vehicle Training Level 3: Heavy-Duty NGV Maintenance and Diagnostics Training Mar 7 – Mar 8, 2022 Register
  • Vehicle Training Level 3: Cummins INSITE and QSOL Software Training Mar 9, 2022 Register
  • Vehicle Training Level 2: CNG Fuel System Inspector Training Apr 4- Apr 5, 2022 Register
  • Essentials of CNG Station Operation and Maintenance Apr 25 – Apr 26, 2022 Register
  • Vehicle Training Level 3: Heavy-Duty NGV Maintenance and Diagnostics Training May 23 – May 24, 2022 Register
Green Truck Summit-Work Truck Show
North America’s largest work truck event, the Green Truck Summit, will be held again this year in Indianapolis March 8 - 11. Use promo code CALIFORNIA22 when registering, and you’ll receive access to the exhibit hall (open March 9–11), including Ride & Drive, and a complimentary concurrent education session. Registration package upgrades and add-ons are available (advance pricing discounts apply through Feb. 8).
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The EverythingEV USA Conference
The “EverythingEV USA” Conference will be held in Austin, Texas. The DATE has been CHANGED from March 23 and 24 to June 15 and 16. (The new dates are not yet confirmed.) The conference will feature the decarbonisation of road transport in the USA, the challenges to deploying EV charging infrastructure, helping businesses to electrify their fleets, and technologies to mitigate the energy demands on the grid.
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FORTH's 2022 Roadmap Conference
FORTH’s 2022 “Roadmap Conference” will take place June 29-30, 2022 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. Sacramento Clean Cities Stakeholder will receive a $50 discount when using Discount Code SACRAMENTOCC.
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Green Transportation Summit & Expo 2022
The Green Transportation Summit & Expo (GTSE), August 16-18, will offer attendees an inside look at the latest in fleet technologies and innovation and provide informative sessions featuring a who’s who of national and regional transportation leaders.
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