In this January 19th 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 Announcement
Has Your Fleet Accomplished Anything Amazing?
Would you like national recognition for your accomplishments? Write up a short article, include some photos and we’ll submit it to “FuelsFix”. If selected for publication it will be circulated nationally. Some of the articles that are published in “FuelsFix” are selected for professional TV production in NPR’s “Motor Week” program.  
Submit articles Here
Grants Accepting Applications
VW Zero-Emission Freight and Marine (ZEFM) Grant Fund Open
  • $20M Available
  • Stacking with CORE Allowed
  • Eligible equipment includes forklifts (>8,000#) Airport GSE, Terminal Tractors, Ferries/Tug Re-powers, Shore Power & More
  • First-come, First-served basis until funding is exhausted 
Read more Here
Innovative Small E-Fleet (ISEF) Funding
  • $83M set aside for ISEF within the HVIP Program
  • Incentives for small fleets that seek to deploy battery electric or hydrogen fuel cell trucks
  • Fleets with < 20 trucks and <$15M annual revenue (NGOs are exempt from the revenue cap)
  • Program runs until all funds are allocated 
Read more Here
DOE $59M Hydrogen Funding Opportunity Notice
  • Topic 1: Components for Hydrogen Fueling of Medium- and Heavy-Duty (MD/HD) Vehicles. 
  • Topic 2: Standardized Hydrogen Refueling Station of the Future.
  • Topic 3: Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Powered Port Equipment. 
  • Topic 4: Enabling Permitting and Safety for Hydrogen Deployment
  • Topic 5: Equitable Hydrogen Technology Community Engagement. 
  • Concept Paper Deadline: 1/26/2024; Application Deadline: 3/22/2024
Read more Here
CEC Funding Available for National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI)
  • $40.5M available
  • Projects that will deploy high-powered direct current fast charger (DCFC)
  • Minimum of four 150kW chargers per site
  • Applications due by January 26
Read more Here
EPA Clean School Bus Program 2023
  • Funding for the purchase of up to 25 ZEV Buses and/or clean buses
  • Funding for EVSE and workforce development are included
  • Priority given to tribal and DAC schools
  • Applications due January 31st at 4pm ET
Register for Upcoming Rebate Program Webinars Here
Read more Here
CEC Funding Announcement - Charging Infrastructure for Government Fleets
  • GFO-23-606 $30 million for EVSE for light-duty government fleets
  • Pre-application webinar January 10, 2024
  • Applications due April 5, 2024
Read more Here
EPA $4.6B for Climate Reduction Act Grants
Read more Here
EPA $2B Environmental and Climate Justice
  • Support for community-driven projects
  • Environmental and Climate Justice grants
  • Grants targeting clean energy and resilience including low- and zero-emission technologies and workforce development supporting the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions
  • Applications reviewed on a rolling basis for one year, closing on November 21, 2024
Read more Here
DOE Notice of Intent to Fund
The US DOE has announced that they plan to issue Funding Opportunity Notices in 2024 to advance research, development, demonstration, deployment & technology integration in multiple areas: 
  • Developing new chemistries for reduced cost, higher energy density electric vehicle (EV) batteries;
  • RDD&D to provide wide-scale, cyber-secure EVs and EV charging infrastructure;
  • Low-greenhouse gas emission concepts for off-road vehicles;
  • Manufacturing high-performance electric steels using domestic resources;
  • Improving the mobility system through vehicle-to-everything approaches;
  • Zero-emission vehicle and infrastructure training for first responders and emergency response professionals;
  • Enabling Clean Cities coalitions to undertake high-impact outreach, engagement, and technical assistance activities.
Read more Here
Sacramento Clean Cities Sponsors Make The News
AVI Online Class "Electrical Anomalies"
Jan 24
  • EV/HEV/PHEV electrical system anomalies
  • Technical explanations on various electrical anomalies
  • Challenges troubleshooting electric and hybrid vehicle voltage systems
Read more Here
NTEA Work Truck Show
March 5 - 8 - Indianapolis
Read more Here
EV Sales in Dec
The DOE reports that EV sales were 9.8% of all vehicle sales in December of 2023.
Read more Here
Alternative Fuel Insight
FHWA Announces $623M in EVSE Grants
The Federal Highway Administration has awarded $623 million in grants to help build out an electric vehicle (EV) charging network across the U.S. The Contra Costa County Library System was the only California awardee, receiving $15M.
Read more Here
Hertz Reduces EV Commitment
Hertz is selling 20,000 EVs and replacing them with ICEs, indicating that collision repair is much higher for EVs, making them significantly less profitable to own. 
Read more Here
Hyundai's Hydrogen Vision
Hyundai has announced plans to implement hydrogen across their entire industrial system from cars, trucks, buses, trains, ships, power generators and construction equipment to planes as well as in manufacturing.
Read more Here
Phoenix Motor Acquires Proterra
Phoenix Motor has acquired Proterra Transit, following Proterra’s bankruptcy. This will add heavy-duty transit buses to Phoenix’s Class 3/4/5 work trucks, shuttle buses and school buses. 
Read more Here
Renewable Hydrogen has Low Carbon Intensity (CI)
*First Element is currently building a hydrogen station in near McClellan Park
Current LCFS Credit Value $65.00
Conferences and Programs
NTEA Work Truck Show
March 5 - 8 - Indianapolis
Read more Here
Hydrogen Village
March 6 - State Capitol Building
  • Showcase of hydrogen vehicles and equipment
  • Talk to owners, operators and manufacturers
  • Public welcome
  • 9am - 3pm
Sponsorships or Inquiries Here
ACT Expo 2024
Major Vehicle OEMs and Suppliers
Technology, Fuel and Sustainable Transportation Presentations
May 20 - 23 - Las Vegas Convention Center
Read more Here
Green Technology Summit & Expo
Green Technology Summit & Expo - August 20-22, 2024 in Tacoma, Washington
"Accelerate to Zero"
The Green Technology Summit and Expo (GTSE) is now accepting proposals to join our program. Major presentation categories include: 
  • Fleet Sustainability & Decarbonization
  • AI / Drone Technology Advancements
  • Cybersecurity
  • Workforce Development
  • Renewable Fuels & Technologies 
  • Heavy Duty & Medium Duty Decarbonization
  • Energy Resilience
  • Developing Zero Emission Infrastructure
  • Utility Programs & Policy
  • Transportation Policy and Incentives
  • Environmental Justice
  • Navigating Road Blocks in Sustainable Transportation
  • Transportation Hubs
  • Hard to Decarbonize Sectors
  • Technical Training
Submission Deadline: February 25th, 2024
For more information contact:
Forth Electric Transportation Conference
September 24-26, 2024 in Detroit, Michigan
Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition | 916 - 622 - 8433