Special Announcement
NorCal Fleet Academy and Expo Postponed
The NorCal Fleet Academy and Expo has been postponed
Due to a very high level of concern about COVID and attending in-person events, the NorCal Fleet Academy and Expo has been postponed. Our goal is to reschedule in 2022.
New Updates, Regulations, and Requirements
DOE Announces Technical Assistance Program
The DOE has announced “LEAP,” a technical assistance program to assist low-income communities impacted by high energy costs that are also impacted by emissions from fossil fuel production or industrial facilities. 24 - 36 communities around the US will be selected to receive assistance.
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CARB Advanced Clean Fleet Rule
CARB will hold a public [virtual] workshop on the Advanced Clean Fleet Rule (ACF) on October 13, from 9 - 12. As currently written, the rule will mandate that 50% of all MD/HD vehicle purchases by public agency fleets be ZEVs in 2024 and 100% be ZEVs in 2027.
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CARB Board Meeting of the Mobile Source Strategy
The CARB Board will meet on October 28 at 9am, and the agenda will include approval of the mulit-pollutant strategy to accomplish the requirements of California’s numerous goals and targets as well as the governor’s Executive Order N-79-20 to achieve 100 percent of California sales of new passenger cars be zero-emission by 2035, that all drayage trucks be zero-emission by 2035, all off road equipment be zero-emission where feasible by 2035, and the remainder of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles be zero-emission where feasible by 2045.
Community Air Grant Applications
CARB’s Community Air Grant Program application deadline is October 1, 2021. The goal of the grants is to assist with community engagement and outreach related to AB 617. Typical projects may include (but are limited to):
  • Hiring consultants or technical experts;
  • Travel and logistical support for hosting or attending meetings;
  • Support for community operated air monitoring;
  • Data collection and analysis.
CARB Public Workshop
CARB will conduct a public workshop on the Proposed FY 2021-22 Funding Plan on November 19, 2021 at 9am.
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CEC Grid-Interactive Efficient Building (GEB) Workshops
The CEC will hold two virtual workshops on GEBs October First. At 10am the workshop will cover GEBs. At 2pm, the workshop will cover Load Flexibility. 
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Sacramento Clean Cities Sponsors Make The News
Ford's Battery Recycling
Ford is partnering with Redwood Materials to recover 95% of the metals in lithium ion batteries (nickel, cobalt, lithium & copper).
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Lightning Motors Powers Collins Bus
Lightning Systems has entered into an agreement with Collins bus to provide the drivetrains for over 100 Type A electric school buses.
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Cummins Hydrogen
Cummins has been awarded $5M by the US DOE to improve the efficiency of solid oxide electrolyzers. The goal will be to reduce the cost of “green hydrogen” for industrial, energy and transportation. 
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Cummins Developing Hydrogen ICE
Cummins is building on their extensive success in gaseous-fueled engines by developing a hydrogen fueled Internal Combustion Engine (ICE). Using renewable hydrogen, and the latest developments in power density, reduced friction and improved thermal efficiency, these engines will have zero GHG and Near-Zero NOx emissions.
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Ford Investing in Battery Manufacturing Facilities
Ford announced that they will invest $11.4B building two manufacturing facilities for batteries and EVs. Between the two plants, Ford expects to create 11,000 jobs and achieve 40% to 50% of all new vehicles built to be EVs by 2030. 
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Sacramento Airport Receives Funds for ZEV Buses
The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded the Sacramento International Airport $4.6M to purchase ZEV shuttle buses and EVSE. By mid-year 2022, the Airport will have 18 ZEV buses in operation, with all 35 shuttle buses due to be ZEV over the next couple of years. 
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Alternative Fuel Insight
Chevron Joins Caterpillar on Hydrogen Projects
Chevron and Caterpillar have announced that they will work together to develop hydrogen projects across the power sectors, from transportation, pripe power and energy generation. One of the first projects will be powering locomotives, working with Progress Rail, a Caterpillar company. 
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Wireless Charging in Michigan
Michigan will pilot two wireless charging projects, one being dynamic charging (i.e. in-road systems that charge vehicles as they drive); and the other being specific locations where stationary vehicle wireless charging can occur. 
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Train Service to Chico
The Butte County Association of Governments has been awarded $500K by Caltrans to study the opportunity to implement regular daytime rail service from Sacramento to Chico with stops in Marysville and Oroville. This service would be an extension of the added service already being developed between Stockton and Sacramento with stops in Elk Grove, Sacramento and Natomas.
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Lucid Air Deliveries
The luxury EV startup Lucid has begun production at their Arizona factory and will be making deliveries to their 13,000 pre-order customers in October. The Lucid models will have over 500 miles of range and have achieved an industry best 4.6 miles/kWh efficiency.
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Refineries Report
The LCFS Credit for 1 MT of CO2 is $157.00
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Conferences and Programs
NGV America's Annual Meeting and Industrial Summit
NGV America‘s Annual Meeting and Industrial Summit will be held October 19-21 in Phoenix and will include topics as variable as the Transition to a Net-Zero Global Economy, Building New Markets and The Future of Freight. 
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Green California Schools Summit
The Green California Schools Summit will be held in Pasadena on November 4th, and will have a virtual online presence. Join in on the informative education program which features segments on EV infrastructure, facilities, funding and an exhibits
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Fleet Forward Conference
The Fleet Forward Conference, FFC21, focused on educating fleet operators on a broad range of electrification, autonomous vehicles, telematics and more, in San Jose, November 10 - 12.
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