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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Caltech Rocket Fund
The Caltech Rocket Fund 2022 is open for applications from startups needing funds for building their first commercial product prototype. The fund has five tracks:
  • Integrated grid & decarbonized energy 
  • Green buildings and materials
  • Hard to decarbonize (e.g. cement)
  • Precision ag, air quality, carbon capture
  • Moonshot, for innovative technologies
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New Updates, Regulations, and Requirements
CARB TRU Public Hearing
CARB will hold a Public Hearing for Proposed Amendments to the Airborne Toxic Control Measure for In-Use Diesel-Fueled Transport Refrigeration Units (TRU) and TRU Generator Sets, and Facilities Where TRUs Operate on February 24 at 9am.
Regulation Info Here
Board Meeting Date Info Here
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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AB 617 Communities
CARB will conduct a public meeting to consider selecting additional communities under the Community Air Protection Program on February 10 no earlier than 4pm. 
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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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DOE Jobs
The DOE, under the Infrastructure Bill, is directed to add 1,000 new “Clean Energy Jobs,” and to get this done they have created a website for applicants. The website is active, but getting the positions created will take time and the actual recruitment process is not expected to begin for six months. 
Clean Energy Jobs Website: www.energy.gov\cleanenergycorps
Sacramento Clean Cities Sponsors Make The News
Nikola Provides Financing Solutions
Nikola has signed an agreement with Corcentric Fleet Funding Solutions to provide leasing and financing solutions for fleets acquiring Nikola “Tre” BEV and FCV Class 8 trucks. 
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Lightning eMotors with Winnebago
Winnebago’s “Advanced Technology Group” (ATG) has introduced a small all-electric RV using a Lightning eMotors’ Ford Transit electric van equipped with refrigerator, induction cooktop and a “wet” bathroom with shower.
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Cummins BEV with Isuzu
Cummins and Isuzu have agreed to develop a BEV prototype Isuzu truck with a Cummins battery-electric drivetrain. 
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Alternative Fuel Insight
GM Has Big Fuel Cell Plans
GM has plans for their Hydrotec “Power Cubes” that range from 60kW to 600kW (80hp - 800hp) to power trucks, buses, trains and aircraft, but also to provide power for DCFC, buildings, data centers and military applications in areas without sufficient grid support and for energy resilience.
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Houston Auto Show EVs
The Houston Auto Show and Boat Show, January 26 - 30, will highlight three new EV models: The Nissan Ariya, the Kia Niro and the Ford F-150 “Lightning.”
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Idle Reduction
Reducing idling reduces engine wear, fuel consumption and saves money. The right kind of training to be more conscious of idling costs and environmental benefits can pay big dividends.
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Decarbonizing Transportation
Stellantis’ CEO Carlos Tavares has indicated that there are much faster and less expensive paths to transportation decarbonization than mandating 100% ZEV, partly related to the carbon emissions associated with manufacturing large battery packs, and including the rapidly increasing cost of renewable electricity.
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Electric Bike Sales Surge
Imports of electric two-wheel eBikes rose from 463,000 in 2020 to 790,000 in 2021, a 58% increase, with eBikes actually outselling EVs in 2021 by 327,000 units. 
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Fleets Concerned Over MD/HD EVs
A recent survey of fleets done by Government Fleet Magazine indicated fleets are concerned about the performance of MD/HD EVs. 71% said they didn’t think EV trucks, as they are now, will be capable of accomplishing the same amount of work as traditional vehicles.
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LCFS Renewable Hydrogen Pathways: California Average Grid Electricity Carbon Intensity
California average grid electricity used as a transportation fuel in California: 76.73gCO2e/MJ. Compare this to compressed hydrogen produced from dairy manure digester gas at minus 293.72gCO2e/MJ.
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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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