Sacramento Clean Cities News
Missed Our Last Webinar?
Battery Electric Refuse Truck Webinar - video link now posted on the Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition homepage in the “Past Events” column: This January 21 webinar featured Refuse trucks by Lion, Mack and Peterbilt, infrastructure insights from Cleantek and incentives and regulations from Sac Metro Air District. 
Special Announcement
Rocklin Mayor Jill Gayaldo is Now the Chair of Land Use and Natural Resources
Ms. Jill Gayaldo, current mayor of Rocklin, CA, and former Transportation Manager at Elk Grove School District where she was one of the foremost leaders in the country in the introduction of lower-emission transportation technologies in schools, is now the Chair of the Land Use and Natural Resources Committee at the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG). 
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Ohm Electric Cars EV Conversions
Ohm Electric Cars in Dixon can take your old Mini, BMW, Porsche 914, etc. and convert it from a smoking pollution source to a modern EV you can be proud to show off. Using state-of-the-art battery packs, electric drivetrains and power controllers, even that old Ford Bronco that doesn't run but you just can't bear to salvage can have a new, quiet, zero-emission life! 
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4 Essential Traits for 2021 and Beyond Webinar
100 Best Fleets, NAFA and the North Carolina Energy Technology Center will present a webinar for fleet managers, “Forward Thinking: 4 Essential Traits for 2021 & Beyond.”
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Green Transportation Summit and Expo 2021
Green Transportation Summit & Expo 2021 “Reflecting + Refocusing on a Resilient Future”
August 16-18, 2021, Greater Tacoma Convention Center – Tacoma, Washington
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Caltech's Rocket Fund Application Window Open
Caltech's Rocket Fund is open now, with applications due 3/1/21. Grants from $25K to $75K for clean technologies and sustainable startup companies are available, with additional access to legal services, tech incubators and technology networking opportunities. 
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DERA 2021 Grant Program
The DERA 2021 grant program has been announced by the EPA. $46M will be available with applications due 3/16/21. Government agencies and NGOs are eligible to apply. If you would like to discuss potential projects with the Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition, please contact Gina O’Neal ( or Tim Taylor ( 
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Run on Less - Electric
“Run on Less - Electric” sponsored by The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) is scheduled for three weeks in September. Fleets operating electric vans, box-trucks and truck-tractors in local and regional delivery service are eligible to participate and gain national recognition while helping generate data that the transportation industry can use. 
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New California Updates, Regulations, and Requirements
CARB Heavy-Duty Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Workshop
CARB Heavy-Duty Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance (HD I/M) Program - Next Workgroup Meeting - February 22, 2021. This new regulation will apply to all vehicles over 14,000#. Fleets will need to establish an account and submit regular reports. CARB also expects to do on-road “remote sensing” to identify vehicles with excessive emissions. 

Sacramento Clean Cities Sponsors Make The News
Cummins Supplies Ultra-Low GHG Technology in Largest PEM Electrolyzer
Cummins has supplied the ultra-low GHG technology being used by Air Liquide in the world’s largest PEM electrolyzer hydrogen production facility, currently being commissioned near Montreal.
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Samsara Develops App Allowing Cameras to Connect in the Cloud
SAMSARA has developed an app that allows fleet operators to quickly add existing site-monitoring cameras to their desktop, laptop and cellphone dashboards.
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Lightning Systems Sells 12 Electric Vans to City of Porterville
Lightning Systems has sold 12 electric vans to the City of Porterville. Built on the Ford Transit 350 HD chassis and equipped with wheelchair lifts, the vans will be used in on-demand transportation service.
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Nikola and GM Finalize Partnership
Nikola has completed their business negotiations with GM. Under the agreement, GM will supply Nikola with their Hydrotec fuel cell technology. Negotiations are also underway for Nikola to use GM’s Ultium battery system. 
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Alternative Fuel Insight
Electric Pickup Truck Consideration is Growing
Cox Automotive reports that 40% of consumers considering a pickup truck purchase in the next two years are willing to consider buying an electric pickup truck.  Price is a major consideration, while actual work use seems to be less important.
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President Biden Issues Order to Transition Federal Fleet to Electric
President Biden has issued executive orders to transition the federal government’s fleet of 600,000 vehicles to electric, although a timeline hasn’t been established for the transition. 
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Navistar Class 8 Fuel Cell Trucks
Navistar is planning to put hydrogen fuel cell Class 8 trucks with 500 miles of range and 15 minute refueling times into pilot operation with JB Hunt by 2022 and commercial production by 2024. The fuel cell technology will come from GM’s Hydrotec Power Cubes, with each cube providing 80kW. 
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Lordstown Motors Electric Van
Lordstown Motors has announced that they will be bringing a van to market immediately following the introduction of the Endurance electric pickup this Fall. They have also announced that they have signed a battery contract with LG Chem.
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Romeo Power and Republic Services Strategic Alliance Agreement
Romeo Power and Republic Services have joined forces to test Romeo Power battery packs in Republic Services’ electric refuse trucks, and to use Romeo Power’s technology to retrofit two diesel trucks with electric drivetrains, battery packs and power control systems. 
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Electrify America Launches New Subsidiary, Electrify Commercial
Electrify America, Volkswagen’s electric vehicle implementation company, has created a subsidiary, “Electrify Commercial” (EC). EC will provide chargers and a full menu of supporting services to vehicle fleet owners. 
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Washington State Considering Requiring All New Cars and Trucks to be Electric
Washington state is considering a bill dubbed “Clean Cars 2030” that would allow only electric cars and pickup truck to be registered in that state beginning in 2030.
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Jaguar Land Rover Aims to Boost EV Range
Jaguar Land Rover is leading an industry consortium to expand the use of composite materials in vehicles that will improve overall stiffness and reduce weight in order to improve overall performance.
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Electric Yacht
Volkswagen’s Modular Electric Drive Matrix (MEB) technology is being used by Silent Yachts, an electric boat manufacturer, on their new solar powered 55’ catamaran.
Read more about the Silent Yachts Electric Catamaran Here
Read more about VW’s Modular Electric Drive Technology (MEB) Here
Methanol Fuel Cell
California’s Karma Automotive has partnered with Denmark’s Blue World Technologies to demonstrate a fuel cell electric vehicle using methanol, not compressed hydrogen. Methanol is a liquid fuel that can be stored and dispensed much like gasoline, making 600 mile range with 5 minute refills possible. 
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Refineries Report
California Refineries: For the week ending 1/29/21, refineries in California produced 5,905  barrels of gasoline and 1,750 barrels of diesel. The current LCFS Credit for 1 MT of CO2 is $192.50.
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Read More Here for LCFS credit.
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