In this June 16th 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 Events
June 20 & 22 - Advanced Clean Fleets Regulation (ACF) Webinar
10am - 12noon
  • Operational and Budgetary Impacts of the recently approved regulation
  • Presentation on June 20 will be repeated on June 22
  • Detailed review of the ACF requirements
  • Presentations by fleet managers with decades of alt fuel and zero-emission implementation experience
SAVE THE DATE - Details will follow
June 29 - Rosenbauer Electric Fire Truck Display
Cal Expo Lot A
  • Electric Pumper with 10” to 19” adjustable ground clearance
  • Up to 1,500 GPM water pumping (backup power using BMW 6 cylinder clean diesel engine)
  • Standard or All Wheel Steering (Counter-steering and Crab Steering)
Grants Accepting Applications
Sacramento Air District Incentive Programs Currently Open
  • Community CarShare Program (Car-sharing program to benefit disadvantaged communities in the greater Sacramento area)
  • Clean Cars 4 All ( Helping low-income Sacramento County residents get a new mobility option when they turn in an old vehicle for scrap)
  • Off-Road Equipment Replacement (Incentives to replace Tier 3 and older or gasoline off-road equipment with Tier 4 Final or zero-emission level equipment)
  • Incentives to help fund the new installation of charging infrastructure 
Read more Here
DOE Funding Announcement $99M
  • DE-FOA-0002893
  • Areas of interest include: Reduction of weight and cost of batteries, reduction in life cycle emissions of advanced lightweight materials, reduced costs and advanced technologies for both on- and off-road vehicle charging and infrastructure, innovative public transit solutions, and training to increase deployment of these technologies among diverse communities
  • Concept Papers Due 6/26/23, Final Submissions Due 8/11/23.
Read more Here
DOE "Ride & Drive Electric" $51M FOA Funding
  • Resilience strategies and plans for EV charging networks to ensure adequate and equitable access to reliable EV charging services;
  • Projects that will assess, develop, and/or test business models that integrate EV and/or charger deployment in ways that deliver mobility, economic, or other benefits to Justice40 and underserved communities;
  • Developing a diverse and highly skilled workforce within the electrified transportation industry to support the deployment and maintenance of EV charging related equipment including equipment;
  • Establish teams to assess the performance, reliability, and usability of AC Level 2 charging and/or DC fast charging (DCFC) stations across the United States.
  • Applications due 7/28/23
Read more Here
EPA 2023 Clean School Bus (CSB) Grant Program
  • $400 million in competitive grant funding for zero-emission school buses, clean school buses, and EVSE.
  • Two grant categories: school district and Tribal applicants; and third-party applicants.
  • Priority given to replace buses serving high-need local education agencies, rural areas, Tribal school districts and public school districts receiving basic support payments for students living on Tribal land, and rural areas. 
  • At least 40% of the funding will go to disadvantaged communities.
  • Grant deadline: Tuesday, August 22.
Webinar Info Here
Grant Info Here
New Updates, Regulations, and Requirements
CARB Clean Off-Road Equipment Voucher Incentive Project (CORE) 2023 Launch
  • $182M Available
  • Manufacturers & Dealers Encouraged to submit for equipment verification by June 15
  • Fleet applications accepted beginning July 18
Read more Here
Sacramento Clean Cities Sponsors Make The News
US Gain + US Oil = US Energy
US Gain and US Oil, two of the US Ventures family of vehicle fuel supply, risk management, compliance and strategic intelligence companies, have combined to better serve the growing alternative and zero-emission fuel markets. U.S. Energy will continue to operate conventional fuel options, including diesel and gasoline, and significantly expand their existing fuel options including natural gas liquids, ethanol, biodiesel, renewable diesel, renewable natural gas, electric charging, and hydrogen. 
Read more Here
e-Mission Control
e-Mission Control, based in Sacramento, provides a full range of services including Zero-Emission Energy Procurement and REC Retirement, Data Sharing and Installation of kWh Metering Equipment, all designed to help fleets achieve the most cost-effective lowered carbon emission levels.
Read more Here
International (Navistar) Truck's Last ICE
International Trucks (Navistar, Inc.) has introduced what they are saying is their last ICE, the S13. The S13, along with new aerodynamics, will make the 2024 International trucks up to 15% more efficient, but all future powertrains will be zero-emission, according to Michael Grahe, Head of Operations. The Sacramento International Truck dealership in West Sacramento is Riverview International. Riverview International had a Class Six ZEV on display at the Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition “Coast-to-Coast EV”event on June 1. 
Read more Here
GM Moving to Tesla Charging
GM has announced that they will begin delivering cars in 2024 with adaptors for the North American Charging Standard (NACS - the “Tesla” system) and apparently stop building cars with CCS ports beginning in 2025. 
Read more Here
Alternative Fuel Insight
Grid Reliability Threatened
Experts are worried that moving too quickly on the path to eliminating fossil fuels for the generation of electricity will result in power shortages that will result in rolling blackouts and extended periods without electricity that could result in an increase in deaths. 
Read more Here
Tesla Recall
Tesla will issue a recall (recall number SB-23-32-001) for some 2022 and 2023 Model Y vehicles because the steering wheel fastener may come loose. Tesla Service will inspect and replace if necessary.
Read more Here
Toyota Testing Shows Eco Mode Benefits
Extensive testing in real-world conditions by Toyota Engineers has shown that conventional Toyota vehicles in Eco Mode can save 26% and hybrids can save 4% when operated in Eco Mode. Eco mode smooths out accelerations and ramps HVAC adjustments more slowly. 
Read more Here
Blink Chargers
Blink Charging was recently chosen as a supplier for the United States Postal Service.
Watch Video Here
UK Off-Shore Wind - A Dire Warning to US
The use of off-shore wind for power generation in the UK has contributed significantly to the dramatic increase in the cost of energy in Britain. A short list of the issues with wind energy include: Very high construction costs, very high maintenance costs, inability to deliver rated power consistently, remote location of generation sites versus consumption sites and near-zero system inertia for frequency stability.
Read more Here
Wind and Solar Production Drop
Federal energy data sources have reported that last week’s winds were lighter than predicted causing wind energy production to drop below expected levels and smoke from Canadian wildfires reduced solar energy production. Due to these combined weather events, additional natural gas was needed to generate the energy necessary to make up the difference. 
Read more Here
Ride Hail EV Advantage Minimal
A University of Michigan study, published in “Environmental Science & Technology” has found that converting Uber and Lyft rides to EVs will have a very small tailpipe emission benefit, around 3%.
Read more Here
LCFS Renewable Fuel Pathways
California Average Grid Electricity Carbon Intensity: California average grid electricity used as a transportation fuel in California: 79.43 to 81.49gCO2e/MJ.
CARB Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Credits-$83.00
MAY 2023 vs MAY 2022 National Auto Sales*
 *Source: CarProUSA June 6, 2023
Check CARB Carton Intensity (CI) Pathways Here
Conferences and Programs
Electric Truck DEPOT Bootcamp
The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) is offering a free ten-session series of one hour webinars covering the requirements for electrifying a truck depot. The webinars will run from 10am - 11am every other Tuesday from April 25 through September 5.
Please register Here
Green Transportation Summit and Expo "Accelerate to Zero"
August 22 - 24 - Tacoma, Washington
  • West Coast’s Premier Fleet Modernization & Sustainable Transportation Event
  • Networking, Information Sessions, Workshops, Vehicle Walk-throughs
Register Here (Use Discount Code SACRAMENTO-CC-30 for a 30% Discount)
Read more Here
"ZEB Con" Zero Emission Bus Conference
Sept 26-28 San Diego
  • Site Tours of Electric Bus Deployments
  • ZEB 101 Course
  • Charge Management
  • Hydrogen Fueling
  • ZEB Depot Planning
  • Financing
  • Workforce Development
  • ZEB Transition Planning
  • Microgrids
Read more Here
Mobilize Summit 2023
October 30 & 31 - Long Beach
  • Transportation, Aviation & Logistics Professionals
  • Latest on Emerging Technologies
  • Workforce Education 
Read more Here
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