Special Announcement
NorCal Fleet Academy and Expo Postponed
The NorCal Fleet Academy and Expo has been postponed
Due to a very high level of concern about COVID and attending in-person events, the NorCal Fleet Academy and Expo has been postponed. Our goal is to reschedule in 2022.
New Updates, Regulations, and Requirements
DOE Announces Technical Assistance Program
The DOE has announced “LEAP,” a technical assistance program to assist low-income communities impacted by high energy costs that are also impacted by emissions from fossil fuel production or industrial facilities. 24 - 36 communities around the US will be selected to receive assistance.
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CARB SB32 Workshop
CARB will hold a technical workshop on 9/30/21 at 9am to assess the progress toward achieving the SB32 goals of carbon neutrality by 2045.
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Community Air Grant Application
CARB’s Community Air Grant Program application deadline is October 1, 2021. The goal of the grants is to assist with community engagement and outreach related to AB 617. Typical projects may include (but are limited to):
  • Hiring consultants or technical experts;
  • Travel and logistical support for hosting or attending meetings;
  • Support for community operated air monitoring;
  • Data collection and analysis
CEC Grid-Interactive Efficient Building (GEB) Workshops
The CEC will hold two virtual workshops on GEBs October First: 10am - GEBs; 2pm - Load flexibility. 
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Sacramento Clean Cities Sponsors Make The News
Hyundai Wireless Charging
Hyundai has received government approval to test wireless charging in auto dealerships in Korea, to determine if the systems function without creating electronic interference.
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Toyota Solid State Batteries
Toyota has released a video of their “LQ Concept” EV running on solid state batteries. The LQ Concept is a demonstration platform Toyota has been using since 2019, now being used to test their solid state battery technology. 
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Toyota and Ford's Hybrid Pickups
Toyota will introduce the Tundra iForce Max hybrid in 2022 with nearly identical horsepower and torque compared to the Ford F150 PowerBoost hybrid. The iForce Max will have 437hp & 583 lb-ft of torque. The PowerBoost will have 430hp & 570 lb-ft of torque. The Ford will also be able to function as a genset to export power. 
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CNG Station Maintenance
NGVi is offering a live virtual “CNG Station Operation & Maintenance,” overview course for fleet operators on October 26 -27. 
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Alternative Fuel Insight
Rivian Pickup Production Begins
Rivian’s R1T pickup trucks have begun production at the Rivain plant in Illinois. The Rivian’s introductory price will be $73K for the 135kW battery pack that offers a 316 mile range and a 1,760 lb. payload capacity.
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Home Generator Sales Soar
Generac Power Systems, manufacturer of 75% of home generators, reported a 68% increase in sales in 2021 over 2020, as natural disasters and human caused grid failures heighten concerns over energy dependability. 
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Chevron's Hydrogen Plans
Chevron sees renewable hydrogen (and renewable natural gas) as the place where market growth will provide value to shareholders, with wind and solar having declining financial returns for investors.
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Orange EV Terminal Tractor
Orange EV has introduced a Terminal Tractor with upgraded capabilities. The 233kW battery pack allows handling of 186,000 lb. loads and speeds up to 32mph
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PG&E Adding CNG Trucks
PG&E has acquired 12 new CNG heavy-duty work trucks and is expected to increase this to 160 trucks in the next 2 years. PG&E will operate all their natural gas vehicles on Renewable Natural Gas.
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Solar Solution?
Meeting President Biden’s stated solar energy goals will require 26,000 square miles of solar panels (an area larger than West Virginia), and a recent study by Harvard economists predicts that this level of solar implementation will create 2.5X as many discarded solar panels, (what they call “toxic solar trash”) as operating solar panels by 2035. 
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EVs Passing 300 Miles Range
8 EVs hit or surpass 300 miles today, but range can be expensive, and in some cases, very hard to find!
  • Lucid Air - 516 Miles, $139K
  • Tesla Model S Long Range - 405 Miles, $91K
  • Tesla ModelX Long Range Plus - 371 Miles, $101K
  • Tesla Model 3 Long Range - 353 Miles, $51K
  • Tesla Model Y - 326 Miles, $55K
  • Rivian R1S - 316 Miles, $70K
  • Rivian R1T - 314 Miles, $67K
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E - 300 Miles, $54K

Nine EVs will be introduced in 2022 with 300+ miles of range
  • BMW i4
  • BMW iX
  • Cadillac Lyriq
  • Genesis GV60
  • GMC Hummer EV
  • Hyundai Ioniq 5
  • Ford F-150
  • Mercedes Benz EQS
  • Nissan Ariya
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A recent study by the National Energy Renewable Lab (NREL) comparing Class 4 through 8 diesel, natural gas, BEV and FCV trucks concludes that BEVs will have lower TCO than diesel and BEVs for shorter range operations if they have long daily periods when they can sit to recharge; And FCVs will have lower TCO than diesel ro BEVs for longer range operations and operations that do not allow for long daily recharge periods.
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Honda Prologue EV in 2024
Honda Prologue EV in 2024: Honda will debut their EV line in 2024 with the “Prologue,” a midsize SUV. The platform and powertrain will be engineered by GM using the Ultium battery packs. Range is expected to be around 300 miles, and the price is expected to start at $45K.
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Refineries Report
The LCFS Credit for 1 MT of CO2 is $166.00
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Conferences and Programs
Green California Schools Summit
The Green California Schools Summit will be held in Pasadena on November 4th, and will have a virtual online presence. Join in on the informative education program which features segments on EV infrastructure, facilities, funding and an exhibits
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Fleet Forward Conference
The Fleet Forward Conference, FFC21, focused on educating fleet operators on a broad range of electrification, autonomous vehicles, telematics and more, in San Jose, November 10 - 12.
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