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Tech & Spec Webinar Schedule
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Sacramento Clean Cities “Tech & Spec” Webinar Series 11am - 12 noon
What fleet managers, lead technicians and specification writers need to know
  • 9/30   Best Practices for Maintaining Heavy-duty Natural Gas Engines
  • Proper maintenance practices, tips, and watch-outs presented by the Cummins Technical Support Team
  • Register Here
  • 10/14 Future proofing infrastructure investments
  • Infrastructure that works for fleets today and is ready for future fleet needs
  • 10/28 Propane near-zero emission drivetrains Class 3 - Class 7
  • Specing and maintaining propane near-zero emission engines with renewable propane for the minimizing TCO bus and truck operations 
  • 11/11 Successful Grant Writing and Finding Grant Opportunities
  • 12/9   HD BEV Do’s and Don’ts

Sacramento Clean Cities Product Presentation Webinars and Displays
  • 9/14 - 17    NAFA 2020 [Virtual] Institute and Expo 
  • Info and Registration Here
  • 9/26 - 10/4 National Drive Electric Week
          Webinars in partnership with SacEV - Stay Tuned for the Dates/Times TBA
  • Buying, Owning and Maintaining an Electric Vehicle - How to keep your EV in tip-top condition, and how to be a smart new or used EV buyer
  • Funding for Electric Vehicles and EV Events - Where to find the funds and how to write winning grants

Archived Videos and Presentations from Past Webinars
  • 7/22  Specifying and maintaining commercial EVs for maximum uptime
  • 8/12   Heavy-duty EV drivetrains, batteries and EVSE Charging Interface
  • 8/18  Roush CleanTech F650 26,000# GVWR EV Truck (not yet posted)
  • 8/26   NG Fuel Systems: Technician Training & Fuel System Inspector Certification (not yet posted)
  • 9/15  Lordstown Motors Endurance Electric Pickup Truck Webinar (not yet posted)
New CARB Regulation
The California Air Resources Board has passed two regulations that will have a significant impact on MD/HD fleets. 

The Advanced Clean Truck regulation (ACT) will mandate that all MD/HD vehicles sold in California must have zero tailpipe emissions by 2045. Reporting and compliance schedules will be developed beginning in 2021.
Read More Here

The “Omnibus Low-NOx Rule” will require trucks sold starting in 2024 to have NOx emissions 75% below the current standard, and 90% below by 2027. The regulation also includes a mandatory 50% reduction in PM and other regulatory emission requirements.
Read More Here
Hydrogen Station Map Here
Mercedes Benz Settlement
The US EPA, US Justice Department and CARB have reached a settlement of $1.5B with Mercedes Benz for violating emission standards. $110M will fund mitigation projects in California. 
Read More Here
Sacramento Clean Cities Sponsors Make The News
Newest Hyundai Nexo Dealership
The Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition welcomes the newest Hyundai Nexo hydrogen fuel cell crossover dealership in California, Roseville Hyundai, located at 200 N. Sunrise. The Nexo has a 380 mile range and there are now three hydrogen stations around Sacramento (Citrus Heights, Carmichael and West Sacramento).  
Read More Here
City of Fairfield Selling Solar Message Board
The City of Fairfield Fleet Management Division, a Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition partner, is selling a nearly-new solar message board (Solartech model MB3-LR-1548). They have been authorized to sell it at fair market value, but may only sell it to another government agency.
If interested, contact Dave Renschler, Fleet Division Manager,
Sacramento Regional Transit Neighborhood Shuttle Service
Sacramento Regional Transit, a Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition partner, announced that their on-demand neighborhood shuttle service is one of the most successful neighborhood shuttle services in the United States.
Read More Here
Envision Solar Changing Name
Envision Solar, a Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition sponsor, is changing their name to Beam Global to reflect their commitment to clean transportation strategies. 
Read More Here
Lightning Systems and Green Light Labs Simplifying Fleet Electrification
Lightning Systems, a Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition sponsor, has partnered with Green Light Labs to simplify fleet electrification using custom analytical software to identify best-fit vehicles, EVSE and transition timing, plus access to technical experts. 
Read More Here
Alternative Fuel Insight
NGVi Natural Gas Technician Training Program
NGVi, a Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition partner, is moving their natural gas technician training programs from face-to-face to virtual. Their new training schedule includes:
·    10/7 & 8      Level 2: CNG Fuel System Inspector Training                  Register Here
·    11/18 & 19 Level 2: CNG Fuel System Inspector Training                  Register Here
·     NGVi's CNG Fuel System Inspector Certification Online Exam           Find Info Here
Kenworth Zero Emission Trucks Available for Order
Kenworth, one of the largest truck manufacturers in the US, has announced that they will have two heavy-duty battery-electric truck models available for order now, with delivery by the end of the year. The two models are the Class 6 K270E and the Class 7 K370E. The Sacramento Kenworth dealership is NorCal Kenworth, 707 Display Way in Sacramento: (916) 371-3372.
Read More Here
Fuel Cell Electric Bus Initiative
The Center for Transportation and the Environment is sponsoring a “100 Bus Fuel Cell Electric Bus Initiative.” Fuel Cell buses have now operated over 10 million miles meeting Buy America compliance, FTA Altoona testing and refueling times and range equivalent to CNG.
Read More Here
GM Wireless Battery
General Motors has provided some insights into their wireless battery management systems. This system will allow battery packs to be sized and configured independently, without wiring concerns, eliminating 90% of the wiring normally required in battery packs.
Read More Here
GM Will Build Nikola Pickup
General Motors has also announced that their recently announced partnership with Nikola will result in GM building Nikola’s Badger pickup truck, which will be available with either battery electric or fuel cell powertrains. 
Read More Here
Dependable Highway Express Piloting Volvo Electric Heavy Duty Trucks
Volvo has placed a BEV Class 8 tractor into service in Southern California with Dependable Highway Express (DHE), a major US truck fleet currently operating over 500 Volvo tractors. The Volvo VNR tractor will make daily 60 - 80 mile trips between warehouses in the Ontario area. 
Read More Here
Volvo Construction Equipment Available for Pre-Order
Volvo Construction Equipment is taking pre-orders for two battery electric off-road equipment models, the ECR25 excavator (9’ digging depth) and the L25 wheel loader (max load 4,400#). 
Read More Here
Costco Auto Program
Costco has created a special $3,000 discount for leasing or buying a Chevy Bolt through their Costco Auto Program. This can bring a monthly lease to $194. One dealer in San Francisco is including additional incentives, bringing the monthly lease to $154. 
Read More Here 
Federal Consortium for Advanced Batteries
The US DOE has launched the “Federal Consortium for Advanced Batteries” to accelerate the development of a robust, secure, domestic industrial base for advanced batteries. 
Read More Here
Rivian Provides Close-Up Look at Pre-Production of Electric Pickup
Rivian has announced that they will begin commercial production of their R1T electric pickup truck in June, 2021 and their R1S electric SUV in August, 2021. Pre-production vehicles are being built now for durability testing. 
Read More Here
Worksport Solar Panel Tonneau Cover
Worksport, an aftermarket manufacturer of tonneau covers for pickup trucks, has developed a solar panel tonneau cover along with a battery storage and detachable portable power unit. Worksport has established an agreement with one electric pickup company (unnamed) for the unit to be a factory option.
Read More Here
Electric Vehicle Batteries at All Time High Storage Capacity
BEV and PHEV batteries reached an all-time high of total energy storage in 2019, with capacity of 18.5gWh.
Read More Here 
Refineries Report
For the week ending 9/4/20, refineries in California produced 264,012 gallons of gasoline and 104,370 gallons of diesel. Gasoline production decreased by 5.2% and diesel production increased by 7.6% percent from last week’s production numbers. The wholesale price of propane on the Texas board on July 16 was 52.919¢ per gallon. 
Read More Here
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