In this January 5th 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
Training on the Advanced Clean Fleets Rule
January 17 - Virtual
  • Training for State & Local Fleets training by CARB staff
  • Registration Required
Read more Here
Peer Forum Meeting on CARB's Advanced Clean Fleets Regulation
January 25 - Virtual
  • Regulations affects city, county, school districts and other public fleets
  • Starting in 2024, this regulation mandates that 50% of vehicle purchases must be ZEV
  • Starting in 2027, this regulation mandates that 100% of vehicle purchases must be ZEV
  • Presenters: David Worthington, Fleet Manager - County of Santa Clara; lse Villacorta-Alatriste, Project Manager, ProspectSV
Read more Here
CARB Extends Clean Truck Deadline
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is extending the Clean Truck Check reporting deadline to January 31, 2024, to allow vehicle owners additional time to complete their initial fleet reporting and meet the 2023 compliance fee payment requirements. 
Read more Here
CARB Pauses Enforcement of Advanced Clean Fleets Regulation (ACF)
In response to the pending EPA determination of California’s Federal Clean Air Act waiver (granting authority for California to have more stringent air regulations than the federal regulations), CARB has announced a stay of enforcement of the ACF for high priority fleets and drayage fleets. (Note: This stay of enforcement does not, apparently, affect government agency fleets.)
Read more Here
Tesla Cybertruck
A Tesla Cybertruck arrived on the Rocklin Tesla Showroom floor, (4361 Granite Dr, Rocklin, CA 95677), Christmas day. Its stay is indefinite, potentially for all of 2024.
Grants Accepting Applications
CEC CALeVIP Workshop
January 9 - Virtual
  • Solicit public input on proposed changes to CALeVIP 2.0
Read more Here
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
DOE $59M Hydrogen Funding Opportunity Notice
  • Topic 1: Components for Hydrogen Fueling of Medium- and Heavy-Duty (MD/HD) Vehicles. 
  • Topic 2: Standardized Hydrogen Refueling Station of the Future.
  • Topic 3: Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Powered Port Equipment. 
  • Topic 4: Enabling Permitting and Safety for Hydrogen Deployment
  • Topic 5: Equitable Hydrogen Technology Community Engagement. 
  • Concept Paper Deadline: 1/26/2024; Application Deadline: 3/22/2024
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
CEC Funding Announcement - Charging Infrastructure for Government Fleets
  • GFO-23-606 $30 million for EVSE for light-duty government fleets
  • Pre-application webinar January 10, 2024
  • Applications due April 5, 2024
Read more Here
EPA $4.6B for Climate Reduction Act Grants
Read more Here
DOE Notice of Intent to Fund
The US DOE has announced that they plan to issue Funding Opportunity Notices in 2024 to advance research, development, demonstration, deployment & technology integration in multiple areas: 
  • Developing new chemistries for reduced cost, higher energy density electric vehicle (EV) batteries;
  • RDD&D to provide widescale, cybersecure EVs and EV charging infrastructure;
  • Low-greenhouse gas emission concepts for off-road vehicles;
  • Manufacturing high-performance electric steels using domestic resources;
  • Improving the mobility system through vehicle-to-everything approaches;
  • Zero-emission vehicle and infrastructure training for first responders and emergency response professionals;
  • Enabling Clean Cities coalitions to undertake high-impact outreach, engagement, and technical assistance activities.
Read more Here
Sacramento Clean Cities Sponsors Make The News
Nikola Partners with First Element Fuels
Nikola has signed a 10 year agreement with First Element Fuels (FEF), making FEF the hydrogen fueling partner for their hydrogen fuel cell trucks. 
Read more Here
The California Trucking Association Partners with Hydrogen-XT
The California Trucking Association has partnered with Hydrogen-XT to bring hydrogen to market for truck fleets in California. Hydrogen-XT is developing hydrogen production and dispensing sites between LA and Seattle.
Read more Here
Alternative Fuel Insight
Amazon's Massive Investment in Hydrogen in Partnership with PlugPower
Amazon has announced that they have partnered with PlugPower to build renewable-powered electrolyzers at their 80 largest fulfillment sites in the US. They plan to power all forklifts, yard tractors and local delivery trucks with hydrogen. 
Read more Here
HD I/M Regulation
Owners of non-gasoline vehicles greater than 14,000# must pass an emissions test twice per year (motorhomes and ag vehicles are once per year). Freight contractors, brokers and freight facilities must verify that contractors and trucks entering their facilities are in compliance. Enforcement begins 7/1/24. 
Read more Here
Longest Range EV in 2023
The Lucid Air sets the record for the EV with the longest range, coming in at 516 miles. [Note: The Lucid Air weighs in at 5,300 pounds. A comparable sized Toyota Camry weighs 3,400 pounds.]
Read more Here
Problems for EVSE Companies and EVSE Installations
The Wall Street Journal reports that the major EVSE Companies (excluding Tesla) have hit major market setbacks.
  • ChargePoint stock is down 74%
  • Blink stock is down 67%
  • Beam Global stock is down 58%
  • EVgo stock is down 21%
The Journal also reports that during a recent survey of EVSE in LA County, 40% were not working due to connection issues or were entirely out-of-order.
Read more about stock market setbacks Here
Read more about EVSE Installations Here
Current LCFS Credit Value $66.50
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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