In this September 29th 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
Strategies for ZEV Implementation
  • Fleet Manager Case Studies
  • Strategies for ZEV Transition Planning
  • Strategies for ZEV Regulatory Compliance
  • Strategies ZEV Spec Writing
  • Strategies for ZEV Funding
  • Lunch Keynote with Cummins
  • ZEV HD, Off-road, Power Supply & Charging Systems on Display
  • 10/19/23, 8am-2pm, North Natomas Community Center, 2601 New Market Drive, Sacramento
Registration Required. Register Here
Long Beach Clean Cities Director Inducted into the Clean Cities Hall of Fame
The Clean Cities Director for the Long Beach Clean Cities Coalition has been inducted into the Clean Cities Hall of Fame. Janet Malig was rewarded for her 14 years successfully promoting workforce development and advancing zero-emission technologies. 
Read more Here
CARB ACF Regulation & BEV Implementation - A Five Part Video Series
  • A comprehensive Review 
  • Presented by David Renschler (Fairfield) and David Worthington (Santa Clara)
  • Two Fleet Managers with Years of ZEV Transition Work
Watch the Video Series Here
CARB Workshop on Offsetting Legacy Engine Emissions in DACs
October 24 - Virtual
  • As required in the Heavy-Duty Engine and Vehicle Omnibus regulation
  • CARB staff will seek feedback on the proposed concepts
Read more Here
Grants Accepting Applications
Rent a BrightDrop ZEVO 600 EV Step Van for $25/day
  • Fleets with 20 or fewer vehicles and annual revenue less than $15M are eligible
  • BrightDrop EVO 600 specs
  • GVWR: 9,900# using GM's Ultimum Batteries
  • Range: Up to 250 miles - Max Charge Rate: 170 mi/hr
  • Payload: 1,400# - Cargo Volume: 615 cu.ft.
  • Wheelbase: 183" - Overfall Length: 290"
Interested Fleets Contact the Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition
VW Zero-Emission Freight and Marine (ZEFM) Grant Fund Open
  • $20M Available
  • First-come, First-served basis until funding is exhausted 
  • Stacking with CORE Allowed
  • Eligible equipment includes forklifts (>8,000#) Airport GSE, Terminal Tractors, Ferries/Tug Repowers, Shore Power & More
Read more Here
Clean Off-Road Equipment (CORE) Funding Available
  • Voucher Incentives for the purchase of Heavy-duty Off-road Equipment 
  • $182M Available Now on a 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
CARB GFO-23-603 - Implementation of MD/HD ZEV Infrastructure Blueprints
  • Up to $20M for projects to implement ZEV infrastructure that were identified in Blueprints
  • Pre-Application Workshop 10/2/23 - Virtual
Read more Here
CARB Advanced Technology Demonstration and Pilot Projects
  • CARB is soliciting for several Grantees to implement and administer the program
  • $225M is available
  • Application Deadline October 26
Read more Here
CARB Solicitation for Adult Education & Vocational School ZEV Technology Training
  • Develop new or strengthen existing workforce training and development programs
  • Increase awareness of Zero-Emission Vehicle training, education, and jobs
  • Projects must benefit a California-based, accredited, non-profit adult education or vocational school
  • Programs should focus on working with and enrolling students from priority populations
  • All work must be completed March 31, 2026
  • Applications close October 27
Read more Here
CARB Clean Transportation and Planning Funding Grants
  • $32.65 million available to fund planning, clean transportation, and supporting projects
  • Community-based organizations, local governments, public schools and tribes are eligible
  • Concept Phase applications due September 8, 2023. 
  • Full Phase applications due November 3, 2023
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
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 Opens on Sept. 13 and closes on Dec 12.
Read more Here
EPA $4.6B for Climate Reduction Act Grants
Read more Here
Sacramento Clean Cities Sponsors Make The News
DOE Launches Critical Minerals Collaborative
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has launched a Critical Materials Collaborative with funding up to $10M to integrate critical materials applied research, development and demonstration across all relevant the federal government agencies.
Read more Here
Lightning Obtains ISO 9001:2015 Certification
Lightning has achieved International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 certification for its company wide quality management system. ISO is the leading international standard that specifies the requirements for a quality management system (QMS).
Read more Here
DOE Estimates $1T+ to Decarbonize 8 Industrial Sectors
The US DOE’s “Pathways to Commercial Liftoff” report has estimated that decarbonizing the major industrial sectors will cost over one trillion dollars.
Read more Here
Ford Pauses $3.2B CATL Plant in Michigan
Ford has halted construction of their much-touted $3.2B battery manufacturing plant using CATL technology. The Michigan plant was expected to produce the batteries for the proposed 600,000/year EV production. 
Read more Here
Valley Pacific Petroleum Runs B100
Valley Pacific Petroleum in Stockton is running Class 8 fuel delivery trucks on Optimus Technologies B100 for near-zero carbon emissions. According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, vehicles using B100 instead of petroleum diesel reduce carbon dioxide emissions by over 95%. 
Read more Here
Alternative Fuel Insight
Hot Weather Degrades Batteries
“Recurrent,” a publication that reports on batteries used in EVs used data from vehicle studies in hot climate zones and in cold climate zones to conclude that batteries deteriorate more quickly in hot areas, likely due to heat-induced accelerated chemical reactions in the batteries. 
Read more Here
California Legislature Bill Mandates ZEV School Buses
AB 579, a bill that would mandate all school bus purchases after 1/1/35 be ZEV, passed the legislature and is awaiting the governor’s signature. 
Read more Here
DOD Advancing Energy Storage
The Department of Defense (DOD) is planning a $30M “Energy Storage Systems Campus” at the University of Texas in Dallas that will be used to advance the development of energy storage systems.
Four California Counties Top EV Penetration List
Four counties in California have achieved over 30% EV sales penetration: Santa Clara (35%), Marin (34%), Alameda and San Mateo (32%). 
Read more Here
Car Buyers' Battery Concerns
An “Ipsos” survey of potential car buyers reveals that 73% were concerned about the negative environmental impact of battery manufacturing and the impact of batteries after their useful life. 
Read more Here
Shell Introduces Renewable Racing Fuel
Shell has begun supplying Indy Race Cars with renewable racing fuel powering race cars at speeds up to 225mph. The fuel is ethanol made from sugar cane waste, a part of the plant that was formerly unused. 
Read more Here
SMUD'S Large Scale Energy Storage
The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) has begun installing 200 megawatts (2 gigawatt hours) of long-duration energy storage in a unique iron-flow battery system supplied by clean tech company ESS. 
Read more Here
CEC Report on EV Chargers
The California Energy Commission has posted a draft staff report titled, “Tracking California’s Electric Vehicle Chargers - Regulations for Improved Inventory, Utilization, and Reliability Reporting.”
Read more Here
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
CARB Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Credits-$70.00
Conferences and Programs
Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) Symposium
Oct 3 & 4 - Virtual
  • Building California’s Clean Energy Future
  • Affordable Electrification
  • Improving Battery Safety
  • Advanced Research Projects
  • Wildfire Prevention & Resilience
  • EV Infrastructure
  • Much, much more
Read more Here
CEC Workshop on Charger Inventory, Utilization and Reliability
October 9 - Virtual
  • Staff proposal for new regulations requiring select operators of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to report the number, utilization, and reliability of charging stations to the CEC.
Read more Here
MD/HD Charging Along Corridors Pre-Funding Workshop
October 10 - Virtual
  • $20M Available to fund MD/HD Charging Infrastructure along designated corridors
Read more Here
Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) Symposium
Oct 11 - American River College Fall Career Fair
  • Students are getting AA Degrees as Auto Techs, Electricians, Computer Techs, Office Workers, etc.
  • Reserving a table ($350) includes: Continental Breakfast, Lunch, 1 Table, 2 Chairs
  • October 11, 10am - 2pm - 4700 College Oak Drive, Sacramento
Read more Here
Advanced Clean Fleets Regulation Training Webinar
October 18 - Virtual
  • Free online training
  • Open to the public
  • The Training will provide an overview of the ACF regulation, cover who is affected, and outline the upcoming compliance requirements
Registration Required Here
"Strategies for ZEV Implementation"
October 19
  • Fleet Manager Case Studies
  • Strategies for ZEV Transition Planning
  • Strategies for ZEV Regulatory Compliance
  • Strategies ZEV Spec Writing
  • Strategies for ZEV Funding
  • Lunch Keynote with Cummins
  • ZEV HD, Off-road, Power Supply & Charging Systems on Display
  • 10/19/23, Registration at 7:30am, Event from 8am to 2pm, North Natomas Community Center, 2601 New Market Drive, Sacramento
Registration Required. Register HERE
Mobilize Summit 2023
October 30 & 31 - Long Beach
  • Transportation, Aviation & Logistics Professionals
  • Latest on Emerging Technologies
  • Workforce Education 
Read more Here
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