Upcoming Clean Cities Webinars
Fleet ZEV Transition Regulations
1/11/22 10am: Q&A Session on CARB MD/HD Regulations
Presented by David Renschler, Fleet Division Manager, City of Fairfield & MEMA NorCal Vice Chairman
Registration is required and is available for Fleet Managers Only:
Fleet Managers Register for 1/11/22 Fleet Regulation Q&A Session Register Here
Winning and Managing Grants
1/19/22 - Applying For, Managing, Collecting Data and Reporting
Instructors:
  • Chris White, Senior Program Manager, Frontier Energy
  • Nicole Bruns , Owner, Bruns-Auri, Inc.   
Webinar registration is NOT required. Join at 10am (Pacific Time) on this LINK
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
Register Here
Presentation Slides and Videos from Previous Sacramento Clean Cities Webinars
Presentation Slides and Recording posted Here
Grant Opportunities
Air District Special Announcement
Used, Low-mileage, heavy-duty EV Trucks Available Immediately
For More Information Email Tony Luna
Elk Grove Fleet Electrification RFP
The City of Elk Grove has issued an RFP for a consultant to do a Fleet Electrification Infrastructure Plan. 
Read More Here
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.
Read More Here
New Updates, Regulations, and Requirements
ZEV Infrastructure Buildout Meetings
CARB, CEC, PUC and Go-Biz will hold a series of workgroup meetings to discuss the infrastructure necessary to support the Advance Clean Fleet Rule (ACF) from 9am - 12noon on the following dates:
Meeting Topics and Dates
  • Business Considerations: 12/3/21
  • Electricity & the Grid: 12/16/21
  • Costs & Funding: 1/19/21
ACF Proposed Fleet Composition Percentage 
  • 10% >8,500# ZE in 3-8 Years (based on weight)
  • 50% >8,500# ZE in 9-14 Years (based on weight)
  • 100%>8,500# ZE in 13-20 (based on weight)
  • All Public Agency Fleets
  • All Other Fleets with 50+ vehicles >8,500#
  • All Companies with gross revenue >$50M

Read more about the meetings Here
Read more about the ACF Here
Clean Cities/MEMA/NAFA Q&A Webinar - CARB Regulations for Fleet Managers Only Register Here
Clean Cities/MEMA/NAFA Q&A Webinar
CARB Regulations for Fleet Managers Only  
CARB HVIP (Virtual) Public Meeting on HVIP Program Funding
1/13/22 9am - 12noon
Read More Here
CARB Upcoming Regulatory Webinar Training
  • New Programs and Regulations at CARB (February 3, 1pm; March 31, 1pm) Register
  • In-Use Off-Road Diesel Vehicle Regulation (February 17, 1pm) Register
  • Large Spark Ignition (LSI) Fleet Regulation (March 3, 1pm) Register
  • Transport Refrigeration Units (February 24, 1pm) Register
  • Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Operation & Maintenance (February 10, 1pm) Register
  • CARB Diesel Truck Rules - Compliance Options and Reporting Requirements for 2022 and Beyond (January 6, 1pm) Register; (March 24, 1pm) Register
  • Air Regulatory Overview for Public Schools in California (March 10, 1pm) Register
  • Compliance Overview: Truck & Bus Rule, Off-Road Regulation, and Portable Equipment 
(January 27, 1pm) Register; (March 17, 1pm) Register
CARB Virtual One-Stop Trucking Event
Presentation on January 20 starting at 8:15am include:
  • On-Road and Off-Road Regulations
  • Vehicle & Engine Certification and Compliance Program
  • CARB's Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero-Emission Vehicle Programs
  • Heavy-Duty Inspection and Maintenance Program
  • Common Truck and Bus Regulation Reporting Questions
  • CARB Enforcement Inspection Demonstration
  • California Highway Patrol's Basic Inspection of Terminals
  • Zero-Emission Technology & How to Build Your Zero Emission Fleet
  • Heavy Duty Pilot and Demonstration Projects
  • Funding Opportunities
Read More Here
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.
Read More Here
Sacramento Clean Cities Sponsors Make The News
Ford Mach-E in New York City
New York City has purchased 184 Ford Mach-E vehicles. The city will use them in their Police, Sheriff and Parks departments. The city is also planning to purchase 250 Tesla Model 3s to be used as police patrol cars. 
Read More About the Ford Cars Here
Read More About the Tesla Cars Here
Ford Lightning Reservation-Holders Invited to Place Orders
Ford has announced that the first wave of F150 “Lightning” reservation holders will be invited to place their orders on 1/6/22. Additional reservation holders will be invited to place their orders soon. Ford plans to make 150,000 Lightnings per year, and a total of 600,000 EVs in all their model lineup by 2023. 
Read More Here
Nikola Delivers ZEV Trucks
Nikola has delivered their first four zero-emission trucks, two battery-electric, two fuel cell electric, to a Southern California drayage company, Total Transportation Solutions (TTS). These are the first of a 100 truck order placed by TTS. 
Read More Here
Hyundai Expands Fuel Cell Development
Hyundai Motor Group announced on January 5 that they are developing a third generation fuel cell at their Fuel Cell Development Center.
Read More Here
Alternative Fuel Insight
Electric Truck Bootcamp
The North American Council on Freight Efficiency (NACFE) has created a 10 session information “Bootcamp” on BEV Trucks. The sessions cover:
  1. What’s Driving Electric Trucks
  2. Charging 101 - Planning & Buildout
  3. Charging 201 - Power Management
  4. Working with Your Utility
  5. Incentives for Electrification
  6. Maintenance, Training & Safety
  7. Financing the Transition
  8. Sustainable Supply Chains 
  9. Global Perspectives
  10. Drivers and Electric Trucks
Read More Here
Idle Reduction Strategies
Over 90% of fleets do not have idle reduction programs in place, based mainly on fleet managers not having sufficient information to make a case for implementing an idle reduction program; and fleet managers finding an appropriate idle reduction program. An effective idle reduction program can reduce fuel use with resulting cost, emission and GHG reductions.
Read More Here
GM Micro Mobility Delivery Service
GM’s logistics division, “BrightDrop”, has developed a Micro Mobility delivery service in Seattle that provides last-mile package delivery and community restaurant food delivery using electric bicycles. The program uses specially designed electric delivery “tricycles” with cargo compartments supplied by Coaster Cycles. 
Read More Here
Chrysler EV Debut
Chrysler will debut their first BEV, the “Airflow Concept” crossover at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas January 5 - 7. The Airflow Concept will have a dual-motor drivetrain, a 400 mile range and over-the-air updates.
Read More Here
Tesla Recall
Tesla is recalling 475,000 Model 3 and Model S EVs with rearview camera and other issues. The NTSB is also reviewing some other issues with Tesla. 
Read More Here
EV Insurance
Insuring a BEV costs on average 23% more than insuring an ICE due to the higher purchase price of the EV, the higher cost to repair and the potentially longer repair times (with longer loaner car periods).  
Read More Here
DHL Autonomous Navistar Trucks
DHL has signed a contract with TuSimple to integrate autonomous technology into 100 Navistar trucks to be delivered in 2024. TuSimple now has 6,875 truck order reservations. DHL is currently running autonomous trucks daily on a regular route between San Antonio and Dallas.
Read More Here
Is the ICE Dead?
BEVs and FCVs are getting all the press but many OEMs as well as the government continue to invest billions in ICEs. The Army continues development of the very innovative Achates diesel that may achieve near-zero emissions without aftertreatment. Many OEMs are working on cylinder deactivation and fuel management applications, while Cummins, Volvo, Westport and BMW are all working on hydrogen ICEs. (Note: There will be enormous markets for ICEs in developing countries that have domestic access to fossil fuels.)
Read More Here
EV Charging Barrier
Access to charging infrastructure is one of the biggest barriers to plug-in vehicle adoption. Home owners with a personal garage had electrical access or potential electrical access, less than half of those with driveways/carports had electrical access and apartment residents had the least access.
Read More Here
Low Carbon Fuel Standard Credit
Low Carbon Fuel Standard Credit
$149.00
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. Clean Cities stakeholders can use the promo code CLEANCITIES22 for free access to the trade show and the ride and drive.
Read More Here
The EverythingEV USA Conference
The “EverythingEV USA” Conference will be held in Austin, Texas on March 23 and 24, and 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.
Read More Here
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.
Register Here
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