In this November 3rd 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
ACT Expo Excellent Fleet Awards
  • Fleets dedicated to the betterment of the transportation sector
  • Recognition of fleet operators who show true leadership in sustainable transportation practices
  • Nomination Categories: Public Fleet, Private Fleet, Off-road Fleet, Shipper, Global Fleet, Long Haul Fleet
  • Nominations Due December 15
Read more 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 Repowers, Shore Power & More
  • First-come, First-served basis until funding is exhausted 
Read more Here
Clean Off-Road Equipment (CORE) Funding Available
  • Voucher Incentives for the purchase of Heavy-duty Off-road Equipment 
  • $182M Available
  • First Come/First Served Basis Until Funds are 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
CEC MD/HD ZEV Blueprint Infrastructure Implementation (GFO-23-603)
  • ZEV Charging or H2 Fueling Infrastructure
  • $20M Available: Min Award per project $2M, Max per project $5M
  • 25% Match (with 25% of match as cash)
  • Applications due Nov 10
Read more Here
EV Charging Infrastructure Repair/Replace Grant from the FHWA
  • $100M Being made available by the 
  • Funding to repair and replace non-operational chargers to increase EVSE reliability
  • Eligible Applicants: State DOTs and local governments
  • Applications due by November 13
Read more Here
DOE Commercial-Scale Distributed Energy Systems Demonstration Projects
  • $50M to develop more reliable, resilient, and cost-effective energy systems
  • To support EVs, energy storage, and the electrification of buildings and industry
  • Provide more resilient power delivery and assist with grid resilience
  • 50% cost share
  • Concept papers due by November 16
Read more Here
2023 DERA Announced
  • Diesel Emission Reduction Act for 2023
  • $115M to reduce emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of older diesel engines
  • Applications due by December 1, 2023
Read more Here
CEC $38M for EVSEs in Low-Income and DAC Communities
  • Rebates are available for installations by businesses, nonprofits, tribes and public entities
  • Covers 50% of project cost up to $100K
  • Awards will be based in part on project readiness.
  • Funding Closes on Dec 12.
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
EPA $4.6B for Climate Reduction Act Grants
Read more Here
Sacramento Clean Cities Sponsors Make The News
SacEV Reports Record EV Sales in Sacramento
The latest EV sales stats are in and Sacramento region Q3 has 1 in 4 new car sales as an EV. For the state it's over 26%. With over 95,000 EV sold in our region, we're on track to about 100,000 EV sales by the end of the year.
Read more Here
Hertz Slows EV Purchases
Hertz CEO, Stehen Scherr, announced a slow down of EV implementation, stating, “Collision and damage repairs on an EV can often run about twice that associated with a comparable combustion engine vehicle.” 
Read more Here
GM Battery Lawsuit Payment
GM is offering Bolt owners a $1,400 payment to settle the class action lawsuit over the recall of 2020-2022 vehicles because of battery fire problems. 
Read more Here
EPA EV Analysis Tool
The EPA has updated the AVOID model that can be used to evaluate emissions changes due to energy efficiency, renewable energy, and electric vehicle programs, policies, and projects
Read more Here
Alternative Fuel Insight
CARB 2023/24 Clean Transportation Funding Plan
November 16 - In Person & Virtual
  • CARB priorities, policies & implementation details
  • $400M for school buses, small truck fleets, and drayage trucks under HVIP
  • $500 million is available for new voucher requests across all vehicle types
Read more Here
DOE Proposes MPGe Ratings for EVs
The DOE is reassessing the energy efficiency of gasoline-powered vehicles versus EVs for calculating CAFE compliance. Using uniform evaluation standards, the Ford Lightning would drop from 237.7 to 67.1 mpg. The VW ID.4 would drop from 380.6 to 107.4 mpg.
Read more Here
BP Orders Tesla Chargers
BP has spent $100M on Tesla 250kW chargers, as part of their commitment to spend $1B by 2030. The first $100M purchase will support charging hubs and some BP stations.
Read more Here
Used EV Prices Drop
After a rapid price increase for EVs in 2022, used EV prices have now dropped 32% year over year according to data from Marketcheck.
Read more Here
EV OEMs Pulling Back on Targets
Following third quarter sales results, major EV OEMs including GM, Mercedes and Ford are pulling back on their EV manufacturing targets, citing slow sales and a “Brutal” sales environment. 
Read more Here
Energy Choice Act Proposed
Congressman Nick Langworthy has introduced the Energy Choice Act that would prohibit states or local governments from banning an energy service’s connection, reconnection, modification, installation, or expansion based on the type or source of energy to be delivered. The Propane industry has filed a lawsuit on this same issue.
Read more about the Energy Choice Act Here
Phillips 66 Renewables Q1 2024
Phillips 66 has confirmed that their Rodeo, CA refinery will begin production of 50,000 barrels per day of renewable fuels in Q1, 2024. 
Read more Here
Ford Delays Battery Factory
Ford has announced that they will delay the second of two planned battery manufacturing plants in Kentucky. They cite the reduced demand for EVs as the reason for the delay. 
Read more Here
CARB Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Credits-$68.00
LCFS Renewable Fuel Pathways
  • California Average Grid Electricity Carbon Intensity: California average grid electricity used as a transportation fuel in California: 79.43 to 81.49gCO2e/MJ.
  • Check CARB Carton Intensity (CI)I Pathways Here
Several Recent CI Pathway Certifications
Conferences and Programs
Green Technology Summit & Expo
August 20-22, 2024 in Tacoma
"Accelerate to Zero"
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