Upcoming Clean Cities Webinars
Presentation Slides and Videos from Previous Sacramento Clean Cities Webinars
Presentation Slides and Recordings posted Here
Grants Accepting Applications
Innovative Small eFleet Funding (ISEF)
HVIP has a $25M set aside for fleets ≤20 to transition to HD ZEVs. Funding strategies can include flexible leases, short-term rentals, truck-as-a-service (TAAS), assistance with infrastructure, individual owner planning assistance, increased available funding, and other mechanisms.
Read more about the program Here
Info about the 6pm virtual workshop on August 2 Here
SMUD "Shine Awards" for Incorporated Nonprofit Organizations
  • Spark Level - up to $10K with 25% Match Required
  • Amplifier Level - $10K - $50K with 50% Match Required
  • Transformer level - $50K - $100K with 100% Match Required
  • Applications may be submitted up to August 12 at 5pm
  • Application workshops have been scheduled 
Read more Here
California Clean Air Day 2022 Micro-Grant
  • Funding of up to $1,000
  • Bike rides, transit parties, clean air fairs, electric car test drives events, etc. 
  • Organizers must be from at least two of the following categories: Government Agency, Health Care, Community NGO, Business Organization
  • Applications are due by August 10
Read more Here
EPA School Bus Funding
  • Applications can request funds for replacing up to 25 buses.
  • For the 2022 CSB Rebates, EPA anticipates offering $250 million for clean school buses and $250 million for zero-emission school buses. EPA may award more funding depending on demand and other considerations.
  • School districts applying directly for funds may only submit one application
  • Rebate amounts range from $15,000 to $375,000 depending on the fuel type, the bus weight class and the priority rating of the school district.
  • Applications are due by August 19. 
Read more Here
PEV DAC Call for Projects
The Plug-in Electric Vehicle Collaborative’s Disadvantaged Communities Committee (PEV DAC) has published a grant application template and called for regional projects to be submitted. The template contains:
  • The 7 criteria that must be met, information about the applicant and project site
  • Additional information is also available to assist applicants:
Read more Here
Workshops for Upcoming Grants
CEC Workshop on Vehicle to Grid Integration (VGI)
July 28
  • Discussion of approaches to VGI
  • Presentation of several funding solicitation concepts to advance VGI
Read more Here
New Updates, Regulations, and Requirements
CARB Regulatory Training
  • MS511.2: Diesel Filter Operation & Maintenance - August 18
  • MS522: Air Regulatory Overview for Public Agencies - August 25
Registration Information Here
Safely Operate Natural Gas Infrastructure
You are responsible for knowing and safely operating your natural gas station and knowing all the most recent codes, standards, and regulations that are constantly being updated. Interested in in-person, on-line training? Let us know at this LINK.
Sacramento Clean Cities Sponsors Make The News
Motiv Electrifying Giant Food Fleet
Giant Food has begun electrifying their 128 truck fleet with Motiv EPIC5 Step Vans. The Motiv EVs will be operating routes in Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia and Delaware.
Read more Here
Upcoming SMUD-Sponsored Electric Vehicle Ride & Drives
  • July 23 & 24, 10 to 3: Arden Fair Mall
  • August 13, 10 to 2: McClatchy Park
  • October 9, Times TBA: Littleton Center in Galt
  • October 14/15/16, Times TBA:: Cal Expo
  • Other events may be scheduled
For more information or to volunteer to assist contact Jenny Matchell
California Mobility Center (CMC) Seeking Foreman For Their Ramp Up Factory (RUF)
  • The RUF in Sacramento specializes in rapid prototyping and small-batch manufacturing for zero emission vehicles (ZEV) and similar technologies. 
  • The RUF also provides critical infrastructure to develop a regional workforce for careers in the ZEV industry. 
  • The CMC is seeking an experienced foreman to lead machining, assembly, testing, and commissioning of ZEV prototypes and vehicles. 
Read more Here
GreenPower Nano BEAST
GreenPower has added the “Nano BEAST” to their HD EV lineup. The Nano BEAST is available as both a Type A yellow school bus and a transit shuttle bus.
Read more Here
Alternative Fuel Insight
Panasonic's Kansas City Battery Factory
Panasonic has announced that they will build the worlds largest battery factory, a $4B facility, in Kansas City. The factory will make lithium ion batteries for electric vehicles.
Read more Here
Walmart Signs Deal with Canoo
Walmart has signed a purchase agreement for 4,500 electric delivery vans with EV startup Canoo. The agreement includes an option for a total purchase of 10,000. The Canoo vans will be used in Walmart’s last-mile delivery fleet. Walmart is also considering using the vans in a “Deliver-as-a-Service” fleet dubbed “GoLocal.” 
Read more Here
Chevy Blazer - First EV Police Pursuit Vehicle
The 2024 Chevy Blazer with the “SS” drivetrain and 320 miles of range may be the first purpose-built police pursuit vehicle, designed with push bumper, prisoner transport space, ground clearance and designed to accommodate all the equipment and electronics required by a police pursuit vehicle. 
Read more Here
NACFE "Run on Less Electric Report"
The North American Council on Freight Efficiency (NACFE) report on electrification has concluded that:
  • Medium-duty box trucks are a great application for electric trucks given their short distances and return to base operations.
  • Medium-duty trucks almost always have a second manufacturer who adds body devices requiring engineering design and validation as well as manufacturing planning for electrification.
  • More complex Class 6 and 7 trucks such as snowplows, refuse trucks, and fire trucks will require significant efforts which will delay electrification timing.
Read more Here
Westport Hydrogen ICE
Westport Fuel Systems has developed an internal combustion engine that uses their HDPI technology to run on hydrogen instead of natural gas. 
Read more Here
Sac Valley Station Receives $50M Grant
Improvements will include:
  • Realigning light rail tracks
  • Building a new light rail platform
  • Improving bicycle connectivity to H Street
  • Building a new pickup and drop-off loop
Read more Here
LCFS Renewable Fuel Pathways
California Average Grid Electricity Carbon Intensity: California average grid electricity used as a transportation fuel in California: 76.73gCO2e/MJ.
Read more Here
Low Carbon Fuel Credits
Conferences and Programs
Evaluating the Right Vehicles, Charging and Energy Configurations Webinar
August 3
  • Developing a holistic electrification strategy
  • Finding the right industry experts 
  • The benefits of the charging-as-a-service (CaaS) model
Read more Here
Green Transportation Summit & Expo 2022
August 16 - 18
The 2022 Green Transportation Summit & Expo (GTSE) will offer attendees an inside look at the latest in fleet technologies and innovation and provide informative sessions featuring a who’s who of national and regional transportation leaders.
Read More Here
Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference and Expo
August 30 - September 1
Durham, NC
  • Produced by the 100 Best Fleets and NAFA Fleet Management Association;
  • Case studies from the best fleets, vendors, & partners;
  • Presentations on the most up to date sustainable fleet technology, operations, and implementation strategies.
Read More Here
National Drive Electric Week (NDEW)
September 23 - October 2

Training webinar for Thursday, July 14th
Register Here
Green California Schools and Community College Summit
October 18
  • Connecting environmental literacy and facility programs
  • Funding to meet water and EV Fleet requirements
Read more Here
Fleet Forward Conference
November 9 - 11
Santa Clara
  • Fleet solutions on electrification, Connected vehicles, Autonomous technology, Last-mile mobility, Shared mobility, Next-generation telematics
  • Expanded Ride and Drive
Read more Here
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