In this June 2nd 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 11 - SacEV - EV Advocates "Social"
California Automobile Museum (1:30 - 4:30)
  • Timed to not conflict with:
  • EVS36 Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exposition; or
  • EVS36 Delegate Welcome Reception (5:30 - 7:30)
Register Here
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 (Countersteering 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
CARB Clean Off-Road Equipment Voucher Program (CORE)
  • CORE Program Administrator being sought to run the $13.69M Program
  • Program will offer vouchers for ZEV off-road freight equipment
  • Applications due 6/9/23
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
Job Opportunity to Work as a Clean Truck Check Referee Tester
  • CSU-Fresno is currently hiring a Referee Tester position to support the CARB statewide “Referee Network Operations”
  • The Referee Tester is required to have experience in the automotive inspection, diagnosis, and repair industry, and will have to maintain practical knowledge of Clean Truck Check requirements and procedures.
CARB Clean Transportation Funding Plan
June 8
  • Blueprint for expenditures for the incentive programs
  • Funded primarily under Air Quality Improvement Program and Low Carbon Transportation Investments
Read more Here
Sacramento Clean Cities Sponsors Make The News
Ford's Position on Larger Batteries
Ford’s CEO, Jim Farley, has stated that Ford will focus on core energy requirements of the majority EV users rather than pushing for larger and larger batteries with greater and greater range. 
Read more Here
Ford EVs Will Use Tesla Chargers
Ford CEO Jim Farley and Tesla CEO Elon Musk have announced that Tesla Superchargers will be open to Ford EVs beginning in 2024, and that Ford EVs will have the Tesla Noth American Charging Standard (NACS) ports.
Read more Here
AVI Hybrid & Plug-In Hybrid Training
AVI is offering a low-cost on-line training program, taught by Dave Hobbs, who uses a range of case studies from various OEMs to assist journey-level technicians to understand basic hybrid and EV operating principles.
Read more Here
Alternative Fuel Insight
NEPA Requirements in the Debt Ceiling Debate
The current language in the debt ceiling bill language would reduce the length of time necessary for the federal environmental review process (i.e. NEPA) for energy and transportation projects. 
Read more Here
US Senators Seek ZE Tailpipe Standard Congressional Approval
27 US Senators have sent a letter to the EPA, stating that the EV phase-in requirements that have been established by the Administration should be approved by Congress before being adopted. 
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-$84.50
Unusual Fuel Suppliers
Check CARB 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
EVS36 "Driving the Transition to E-Mobility"
June 11 - 14, 2023 - Sacramento Convention Center
  • Annual international gathering of the world’s EV experts
  • Cutting-edge research 
  • Innovative technologies
  • EV Market developments
Read more about EVS36 Here
  • EVS36 Call for papers covering:
  • Research
  • Market and government programs
  • Activities across all fields related to hybrid, battery & fuel cell technologies
  • EV infrastructure and services.
Read more about submitting papers Here
SacEV - EV Advocates "Social"
June 11 - California Automobile Museum (1:30 - 4:30)
  • Timed to not conflict with:
  • EVS36 Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exposition; or
  • EVS36 Delegate Welcome Reception (5:30 - 7:30)
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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