Upcoming Clean Cities Webinars
Battery-Electric Ambulances
March 15, 12 noon
  • National Ambulance Body Company Demers
  • National Electric Truck Manufacturer Lion Electric Motors
Registration NOT required - Join 3/15/22 at Noon at this LINK
Zero-Emission Commercial Lawn Maintenance
April 19, 12 noon
  • Mean Green Presents Battery-electric Riding and Walk-behind
  • Commercial Mowing Equipment
Registration NOT required - Join 3/15/22 at Noon at this LINK
Presentation Slides and Videos from Previous Sacramento Clean Cities Webinars
Presentation Slides and Recording posted Here
Grant Opportunities
HVIP Reopens
The HVIP Program will re-open at 10 a.m, March 30, 2022. Additionally, the following set-aside funds will also become available at the same time.
  • $65.5 million for public transit buses
  • $46 million for Class 8 tractors performing drayage operations
  • $122 million for the Public School Bus Set-Aside for Small and Medium Air Districts
  • School bus requests ineligible for the set-aside will be funded out of standard HVIP
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New Updates, Regulations, and Requirements
Job Opening: Executive Director for the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation
The US Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has listed the position of Executive Director for the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation that will oversee the deployment of $7.5 billion to build out a national electric vehicle (EV) charging network. The listing is open until 3/21/22 and has a salary range of $178K - $204K. 
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Clean US NG
California Representative Kevin McCarthy tweets, “If you're concerned about the environment, American natural gas is 42% cleaner than Russian natural gas.”
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CARB Carbon Neutral Scoping Plan
CARB will hold a Scoping Plan meeting on March 15 at 8:30 to assess progress towards achieving carbon neutrality by 2045.
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CARB Workshop on 2022-23 Funding Plan for Clean Transportation Incentives
CARB will hold a public workshop on March 15 from 9am - 2pm on the 2022-23 Air Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) fund and Low Carbon Transportation Investments.
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CARB 3-Year Plan--Transportation Equity Investments
CARB will hold a public workshop to discuss an update to the three-year plan for light-duty vehicle and clean transportation equity investments on March 30 at 12:30.
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Advanced Clean Cars II Rulemaking
CARB has published the proposed schedule for completing and adopting a more stringent set of emission standards that will accelerate ZEV and PHEV implementation.
  • April 15, 2022: Proposed Regulation Order Posted for Public Comment
  • May 31, 2022: Public Comment Period Closes 
  • June 9, 2022: First of Two Public Hearings by CARB Board 
  • August 2022: Second Public Hearings and proposed adoption by CARB Board
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CARB EVSE Standards
CARB has posted the slides and recording of the workshop where the requirements for EVSE service providers were presented. Some of these requirements include: 
  • Chargers must be accessible to drivers regardless of membership in an Electric Vehicle Service Provider’s (EVSP) network.  
  • EVSPs must operate credit card readers and mobile payment options on new DCFC by 1/1/22, and new L2 by 1/1/23. 
  • EVSPs must post all fees associated with a charging session.    
  • EVSPs must report new, current, and decommissioned EVSE locations.
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Sacramento Clean Cities Sponsors Make The News
Ford EV Business Division
Ford has announced the creation of a separate division, “Ford e” to accelerate the development of EVs.
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Ford Maverick Pickup "Car of the Year"
Cars.com has picked the Ford Maverick as their “Car of the Year.” Although non-hybrid drivetrains are available, the Maverick comes with standard hybrid powertrain that gets an EPA-estimated 43/33/37 mpg city/highway/combined. 
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Lightning eMotors Expands Operations
Lightning eMotors has expanded their manufacturing facility to more than 226,000 square feet, doubling its production capacity. Lightning eMotors expects to deliver 1,500 zero emission complete vehicles and powertrain systems annually by the end of 2022 and up to 20,000 vehicles and powertrain systems by 2025
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Ford Mach E Police Cruiser
Police fleets do not have good options for EV Police cruisers, with upfits (push bumpers, prisoner cages, etc.) costing $8K - $15K for conventional vehicles, but $30K for a Tesla Model Y. Ford released Mach E cruiser upfit guidelines in 2021, but is now considering producing the Mach E as a certified police cruiser.
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Alternative Fuel Insight
Hydrogen Home
SoCalGas is building a modular demonstration home that will use electricity from solar panels to power the home and to generate hydrogen that will store excess energy to power the home at night.
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US Foods Converting to Renewable Diesel
US Foods has announced that they will convert 100% of fleet diesel use to renewable diesel by Q3 2022, is currently completing conversion to 100% renewable diesel at their Livermore distribution center, and will use 100% renewable diesel at their newest distribution center in Sacramento, opening later this year.
Read More Here
Tesla Model X Top 10 Resale Value
Kelly Blue Book has named the top 10 vehicles for their resale value, and the Tesla Model X EV is in their top 10 category. 
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CEC Awards $2.5M for Advancing Low Carbon Hydrogen Production
The CEC has awarded $2.5M under GFO-21-502 to two different companies to advance hydrogen production:
  • Technology & Investment Solutions LLC for Catalytic Dry Reforming of Biogas using an Electrically Heated/Waste Heat Recuperating Catalytic Reformer System for Ultrapure Hydrogen Production
  • STARS Technology Corporation for The STARS Gen-2 Low-Carbon Hydrogen and Methanol Productions
Renewable Aviation Fuel and Renewable Diesel
Aemetis has purchased a 125 acre former military ammunition facility in the Central Valley town of Riverbank (near Modesto) where they will make renewable aviation fuel and renewable diesel from orchard & vineyard trimmings combined with fats/oils/grease (FOG).
Read More Here
Solid State Batteries
New research has thrown a shadow over the safety of solid state batteries because of fire hazards when the batteries are damaged or when internal pressures build up.
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Cobalt Price Volatility
Cobalt accounts for about a quarter of the cost of the batteries in EVs. The price for cobalt has been volatile, running from $25/pound to $40/pound. Due to the high cost and price volatility, battery manufacturers are looking for alternatives. Much of the world’s supply of cobalt comes from the Congo, where over 40,000 children as young as six are forced to work extracting cobalt under harsh conditions.
Read More About Price Volatility Here
Read More About Cobalt Mining Here
Proterra Fuel Cell Transit Bus for Sale
A 2011 Proterra Hydrogen Fuel Cell bus that was used in studies for commercialization with the FTA and NASA is available for sale. The bus is currently at a dealership in Oregon.
Contact Nick Crosby Here
LCFS Renewable Fuel 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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Biodiesel from Midwest soybean oil: World Energy Harrisburg, LLC (CI 58.09)
Biodiesel from US-sourced used cooking oil: World Energy Harrisburg, LLC (CI 21.59)
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Low Carbon Fuel Credits
Conferences and Programs
CARB Off-Road Strategies Board Date Timeline
CARB Off-Road Strategies Board Date Timeline
  • 2021: Small Off-Road Engines ZE Regulation 
  • 2022: Amendments to Off-Road Diesel Regulation & ZE Forklift Regulation
  • 2024: Clean Off-Road Fleet Recognition Program
  • 2024/5: Tier 5 Off-Road Diesel New Engine Regulation
  • 2025: Targeted Manufacturer Rule
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The EverythingEV USA Conference
March 23 & 24, The “EverythingEV USA” Conference 
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.
Sacramento Clean Cities Stakeholders are eligible for a 20% ticket discount using code: SACRAMENTO20
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Hydrogen Village and Capitol Day
April 6, Hydrogen Village and Capitol Day, 9am - 4pm, State Capital
A showcase of the value and performance of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies and how they will help California achieve its climate, equity and economic goals.
To learn more and participate, please contact jcontreras@cafcp.org, (916) 371-2792 
NAFA 2022 Institute & Expo
April 11 - 13, NAFA 2022 Institute & Expo
Registration is now open for the NAFA 2022 Institute & Expo April 11-13 in Columbus, OH. The programs will cover fleet issues in corporate, government, public safety, utility, education and more.
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Electrifying Long Haul Trucking
April 12, 10 AM, Electrifying Long Haul Trucking
  • Increasing Battery Range
  • Siting Charging Stations
  • EV Truck Availability
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Sustainable Facilities Forum
May 25, Sustainable Facilities Forum, Sacramento Hyatt Regency 
  • California’s sustainability goals for building decarbonization & CALGreen Updates
  • Building & Fleet Electrification and Infrastructure 
  • Drought and Water Conservation
  • Funding Resources ∙ K12 Facility Case Studies ∙ Resiliency and more!
  • New innovations and technologies
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FORTH's 2022 Roadmap Conference
June 29 & 30, FORTH’s 2022 “Roadmap Conference” 
Held this year at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. Agenda and Registration information coming soon. 
Sacramento Clean Cities Stakeholder will receive a $50 discount when using Discount Code SACRAMENTOCC.
Hydrogen Conference
June 6 & 7, Hydrogen Conference
The California Hydrogen Leadership Summit will bring leaders in energy, transportation, academia and government to review the role hydrogen will play in implementing climate change, air quality, energy diversity and conservation policies. The Summit is co-sponsored by the Sac Metro Air District,, and will be held on June 6 &7 at the Sheraton Hotel in Sacramento.
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Mobilize California Summit
July 21 - 23, Mobilize California Summit
  • Fleet modernization
  • Alternative fuels
  • Workforce training
  • South Coast Winery Resort & Spa in Temecula
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Green Transportation Summit & Expo 2022
August 16 - 18, Green Transportation Summit & Expo 2022: 
The 2022 Green Transportation Summit & Expo (GTSE) 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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