In this December 1st 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
ZEV Ride & Drive Event - Sac Clean Cities & Enoven Truck Bodies
  • Take advantage of this opportunity to test drive a ZEV commercial fleet vehicle
  • Wednesday, 12/6/23 10am - 2pm
  • Displays & Ride & Drive 10 - 12 and 12:45 - 2, Lunch & Presentations 12 - 12:45
  • Maidu Community Center, 1550 Maidu Drive, Roseville
  • Trucks from: Mullen, Bollinger, Peterson, Riverview, Kenworth, Freightliner
  • Truck Upfits from Enoven
  • Mobile Power from Vanair, EPEQ, Mobile Charging Trailer
Register Here
NAFA's 100 Best Fleets 2024
December 6 - Webinar
  • 2024 contest kickoff informational webinar
  • Program recognizes peak-performing public and private fleets
  • Recognizes Fleet Managers and Fleet Technicians
  • December 6, 9am Pacific
Read more Here
Fairfield Fleet Position Listing
The City of Fairfield Fleet Management Department is listing a position for a Management Analyst 1. This will be an ideal position for a person that is interested in getting into fleet management, grow as an analyst, and has a passion for electrification. The benefits are outstanding and the selected candidate will have the chance to work very closely on Fairfield’s electrification program. The position listing can be found on the Government Jobs Website.
Job Listing Here
CARB Community Engagement Public Dialogue Sessions
The California Air Resources Board is working to advance racial equity, address environmental justice, and meaningfully engage with communities. You can attend a CARB dialogue session to give your input on the draft community engagement model. For a complete list of locations around California where dialogue sessions will be held, go to the CARB website Here.
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
Upcoming CARB Clean Truck Regulation (aka "HD I/M") Training Webinars
  • Tuesday 12/5 1:30pm - 5:00pm
  • Monday 12/18 1:30pm - 5:00pm
  • Regulatory training webinar on the requirements of Clean Truck Check, also known as Heavy-Duty Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance (HD I/M). 
  • Clarify the regulation details for public fleets
Read more Here
Grants Accepting Applications
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
Read more Here
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 $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
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
EPA $4.6B for Climate Reduction Act Grants
Read more Here
Sacramento Clean Cities Sponsors Make The News
NGVi CNG Tech eLearning
NGVi’s “CNG Fuel System Inspector Training” that is available through on-demand e-learning that prepares technicians for the FSI certification. 
Read more Here
DOE Study of Lithium at the Salton Sea
A study conducted by the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory for the US DOE has determined that lithium deposits at the Salton Sea can produce 3.4M tons of the mineral, enough to produce batteries for 375M EVs. 
Read more Here
Alternative Fuel Insight
Tesla "Congestion" Fee
Tesla has updated their supercharger fees, and has indicated that getting above a 90% charge will cost $1/minute at congested charging sites. 
Read more Here
Edmunds Charging Efficiency Data
Edmunds tested 43 EVs against a standard that they developed, “Miles per Hour Charging”. The car that fared the best was the 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 6 (single motor) with 868 mi/charging hour. The worst was the 2022 Chevy Bolt Premier SUV at 172 mi/charging hour. Edmunds also measured how efficient the EVs were. The Ioniq came out on top again at 4.13 mi/kWh. For pickup trucks, the Rivian (2.13 mi/kWh) was slightly less efficient than the Lightning (2.20 mi/kWh). 
Read more Here
SAE Publishes Wireless EV Charging Standard
The SAE has published their “Differential Inductive Positioning System” (DIPS) standard for wireless charging. The “J2954” standard uses four coils located at the four corners of the charging mat that use a separate magnetic field to align the main charging coil. 
Read more Here
Introducing EVs Into Fleets Has Many "Unadvertised" Costs
  • Maintenance facility modifications to meet OSHA and other safety requirements. 
  • Quarantine locations for EVs with damaged battery packs. 
  • Vehicle recalls on EVs take vehicles out of service. 
  • Charging infrastructure is expensive, with L2 EVSE at $31,000 installed and DCFC at $185,000 installed [costs for Santa Clara County Fleet].
  • Electricity as a fuel can cost significantly more than what is typically estimated in reports.
  • EV Acquisition costs are higher, and for larger trucks, much higher.
  • EVSE have significant costs for repairs and maintenance. 
  • Mechanic/technician training costs are higher and separate tools are required.
  • Changes or replacements to vehicle lifts are required.
  • EV collision repair costs are typically much higher than for ICE vehicles.
Read more Here
Virgin Atlantic's Transatlantic Flight on SAF
Air travel has set a new milestone in lower-carbon flight with Virgin Atlantic’s ‘first-of-its-kind’ intercontinental flight across the Atlantic Ocean running on 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). 
Read more Here
CARB Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Credits-$69.75
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
Conferences and Programs
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
August 20-22, 2024 in Tacoma
"Accelerate to Zero"
Forth Electric Transportation Conference
September 24-26, 2024 in Detroit, Michigan
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