In this July 14th 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 Announcement
PG&E Multi-Unit Dwelling Charger Program
For sites located in prioritized communities, PG&E will install Level 1 and Level 2 chargers at no cost for multifamily housing units, not-for-profit organizations, and small businesses. The program includes an education campaign for site residents and employees to increase awareness about the charger installation and other EV benefits and incentives.
More info Here
Newsom Administration Announced Clean Truck Partnership
CARB has agreed to allow a longer period for 0.2g/bhp-hr engines to be produced and provide a longer period between emission standards reductions. In return, the Engine Manufacturers Association (EMA) and Ford Motors have agreed to meet the requirements of the Advanced Clean Trucks Rule and ZEV sales mandates, even if CARB loses litigation and rescinds these requirements. They have also agreed not to support any litigation opposing these regulations.
Read more Here
Grants Accepting Applications
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
Innovative Small e-Fleet (ISEF) Program Update
July 19 - Virtual
  • HVIP Funding for fleets with 20 or fewer trucks
  • California-based, privately owned trucking companies, independent owner-operators, and non-profits with fewer than 20 trucks and an annual revenue of less than $15 million
  • Non-profits are not disqualified by revenue
Read more Here
CEC "EnergIIZE" Drayage Fleet and the Transit Set-Aside Funding
  • Funding Pairs HVIP Incentives with infrastructure (EnergIIZE) project incentives
  • Drayage Funding $22.275M
  • Transit Funding $11.4M
  • Funding Open 7/27/23 to 8/25/23
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
Consumer Electronics Battery Recycling, Reprocessing, and Battery Collection DE-FOA-0002897
  • $125 million;
  • Funding projects focusing on recycling of electronics batteries and battery-containing devices;
  • Increasing consumer participation in the recycling of batteries and battery-containing devices;
  • Concept Papers Due 8/17, Full applications due 11/29
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
Read more Here
New Updates, Regulations, and Requirements
CARB Long-Term Heavy-Duty Investment Strategy
July 12 - Virtual
  • Includes trucks and school buses 
  • Final document will be included in the FY 2023-24 Funding Plan for Clean Transportation Incentives.
Read more Here
CARB Moyer Funding Workshop on Marine Vessel Funding
July 28 - Virtual
  • Expanding eligible vessel types to include newly regulated vessels. 
  • Update maximum funding percentage for various project types and emission standards. 
  • Propose criteria for vessel replacement projects. 
  • Propose minimum 1-year project life to assist vessels with approaching compliance deadlines. 
  • Propose criteria for ZE and ZE capable hybrid vessels.
Read more Here
Sacramento Clean Cities Sponsors Make The News
Sac Metro Air District Funds Hydrogen Locomotive Project
Davis-based Sierra Northern Railway has received a grant from the Sac Metro Air District and the California State Transportation Authority to convert three diesel switch locomotives operating in West Sacramento to hydrogen power. Sierra Northern would like to eventually power their entire fleet of 260 switch locomotives on hydrogen. 
Read more Here
Terex All Electric Bucket Truck
Terex is introducing their all electric bucket truck. The Terex bucket lift is installed on an International Class 7 BEV. The Terex bucket lift is powered by the Viatech ePTO.
Read more Here
GM Concerned Over EV Implementation Rate
GM has voiced concerns over the auto industry’s ability to meet the proposed EV implementation rate being mandated by the EPA. 
Read more Here
Alternative Fuel Insight
Volvo Biodiesel Commitment for Ocean-Going Vessels
Volvo has committed to using biodiesel in the ocean-going vessels delivering production materials and parts to Volvo factories in the US and Europe, cutting their global CO2 emissions from shipping by 84%.
Read more Here
EPA Receives Comments from Renewable Fuels Producers
The US EPA has received comments from a wide range of renewable fuels producers and from the Alliance for Automotive Innovation expressing concerns about a single focus on battery-electric transportation technologies. 
Read more Here
Flying Car Given FAA Clearance
The two-seat, $300K, vertical take off “Model A” EV from San Mateo-based Alef Aeronautics has received the FAA “Special Airworthiness Certification” allowing prototypes to fly under special conditions. The Model A will also need to be certified by the FHWA as a car. 
More info 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-$74.75
California Grid CI Values Fluctuate Significantly At Typical Fleet Vehicle Charging Times
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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