Upcoming Clean Cities Webinars
Presentation Slides and Videos from Previous Sacramento Clean Cities Webinars
Presentation Slides and Recording posted Here
Dr.-Ing Johan Verink provided some excellent photos of the Coast-to-Coast EV event. 
  • If you attended that event, took photos and are willing to share them, please upload them Here (where you can also view them) or email them Here.
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Grants Accepting Applications
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
CARB CORE $125M Voucher Program
Opens July 18, 2022
  • Workshops July 8, July 12, July 14
  • Projects include Terminal tractors, TRUs (both truck- and trailer-mounted), Large forklifts and cargo handling equipment, Airport GSE, Railcar movers and switcher locomotives, Construction equipment, Agricultural equipment, Commercial harbor craft
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
CARB Clean Transportation 2022/23 Funding Plan Workshop
July 21, 10am
  • $6.1B Proposed through FY 25/26 for ZEV Transportation
  • $3.9B Approved in the 2021/22 Budget
  • $10B Total to be programmed
Read more Here
CARB CVRP Work Group Meeting
July 6, 1pm
  • Steff presentation on potential changes to the Clean Vehicle Rebate Program for FY22/23
Read more Here
New Updates, Regulations, and Requirements
Ford BEV and HEV Technician Training
NorCal MEMA in partnership with Ford Pro, Sac Clean Cities, and East Bay Clean Cities are bringing Ford OEM training on BEV’s and the hybrid PIU to Fairfield. If you want any spots for this factory training, please email your RSVP to <DRENSCHLER@fairfield.ca.gov> ASAP as the deadline is 5:00 PM on July 14th. Invoices will be sent out when you RSVP. Remember if you RSVP you will be invoiced.
  • Class 1 (3 days: Lighting & eTransit) - $150 MEMA, $600 Non-MEMA
  • Class 2 (2 days: Police Interceptor) - $150 MEMA, $425 Non-MEMA
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.
EVITP Will Be Required For Federally-Funded EVSE
The Federal Highway Administration has proposed rules that will require contractors installing EVSE using National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) funds to be EVITP certified, just as California law now requires for EVSE being installed using state funds.
CEC Workshop to Discuss Zero- and Near-Zero-Carbon Fuel Production and Supply Funding Concepts
7/14/22, 10am
Read more Here
The DOE is Hiring
The DOE is Hiring: The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Office is looking to fill positions across a broad spectrum of technology programs.
  • Energy storage
  • Power electronics
  • Propulsion subsystems and electric machines
  • Advanced engines
  • Lightweight and other advanced materials
  • Heavy-duty vehicle systems
  • Mobility systems
  • Advanced and alternative fuels    
Read more Here
Clean Cities Proposed 22/23 Funding
The House Appropriations Committee has increased proposed base-funding and competitive grant funding for Clean Cities Coalitions in the next federal fiscal year. 
California Law Overrides Local Land Use Authority
California Law Overrides Local Land Use Authority: The California legislature has passed a bill to make it harder for local governments to prevent solar and wind farms from being built in their communities. 
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Sacramento Clean Cities Sponsors Make The News
Lightning eMotors BEV Ambulance in Santa Barbara
Lightning eMotors’ Electric Van, upfitted as with ambulance equipment by the REV Ambulance Group, has been placed into service by American Medical Response (AMR) in Santa Barbara, with an option to acquire 25 more.  
Read more Here
FreeWire Installing 7,000 EVSE with Phillips 66/76/Conoco
FreeWire has been picked by the Phillips’ companies to install EVSE at 7,000 of their stations across the US. 
Read more Here
Sacramento County Fleet Service Worker Employment
Sacramento County has opened recruitment for Fleet Service Workers with good pay and benefits. Applicants need only one year of basic vehicle mechanical experience. 
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
Alternative Fuel Insight
California Will Tax Lithium
California will begin to tax lithium, a major component in EV batteries to generate funds necessary for environmental remediation projects. 
Read more Here
Aqua superPower Marine DCFC
Aqua superPower is installing 150kW DCFC at a marina on Lake Tahoe in Tahoe City to support electric boat owners and plans to create a network of chargers on the lake, and is looking to install marine DCFC in other locations. 
Read more Here 
Toyota Losing Federal Tax Credit
Toyota’s success selling plug-in vehicles has resulted in them passing the 200,000 threshold for ending the full $7,500 federal tax credit.
Read more Here
EVs More Trouble Prone than ICEs
EVs have turned out to be more prone to problems than ICEs, not due to fundamental power and drivetrain problems, but due to user interface technologies that fail. 
Read more Here
EVs Skyrocket in Price
The year-over-year average price of EVs increased by 22% to $54K. The average ICE increased 14% to $44,400 over the same period. Much of the increase is due to the rising cost of the rare earth metals in batteries and motors that rose 140% from an average of $3,381 to an average of $8,255. Nearly all the rare earth metals needed come from China or countries economically tied to China.
Read more Here
Ziggy the Mobile Robot Charger
A start-up company, EV Safe Charge, is developing a robot dubbed “Ziggy” that is essentially a self-propelled battery on wheels. You reserve a numbered parking space and a time slot and Ziggy rolls over to the right place at the right time and charges your car unattended
Read more Here
Tesla Fire
A severely damaged Tesla at a Sacramento wrecking yard spontaneously began burning and repeatedly re-igniting. Sac Metro Fire ultimately had to dig a pit, fill it with water and submerge the car. Over 4,500 gallons of water were required. 
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.
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Low Carbon Fuel Credits
Conferences and Programs
Mobilize California Summit
July 21 - 23
  • Fleet modernization
  • Alternative fuels
  • Workforce training
  • South Coast Winery Resort & Spa in Temecula
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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.
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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
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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