In this April 12th 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 Announcements
NorCal Fleet Academy & Expo
June 5 & 6 - Sacramento
Here is a sample of the Professional Training that will be offered
●Fleet Managers:
●ZEV Transition Planning, Advanced Clean Fleets Regulation
●Cummins Insight, Altec Hydraulics, Bendix Air Brakes, Vaccon, LD & HD Drivetrain Safety & Maintenance, Welding
●Spec Writers
●Spec Writing for HD EVs, Innovative Truck Body Developments
●Technology Displays
●ZEVs from Blue Dot, Peterbilt, Kenworth, Volvo, Mack, Battle Motors, Maxion
This training is being produced by the Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition in partnership with MEMA, East Bay Clean Cities, NAFA and the Sac Metro Air District.
DMV Enforces Clean Truck Check
The California Department of Motor Vehicles advises that they have begun placing registration renewal “Holds” on trucks that have not complied with the Clean Truck Check regulation. 
Read more Here
Drive Electric Earth Month
Attend or participate in person in a Drive Electric event during the April “Earth Month” celebrations. 
Read more Here
Grants Accepting Applications
EnergIIZE Hydrogen Funding Lane Opening
  • Highest incentive funding cap of all EnergIIZE funding lanes 
  • Covers 50-75% of eligible equipment and software costs up to $3 million (standard) or $4 million (Jump Start equity criteria).
  • Covers a wide range of H2 Infrastructure Equipment & Software
Read more about EnergIIZE Here
Register for EnergIIzE Funding Workshop Here
VW Zero-Emission Freight and Marine (ZEFM) Grant Fund Open
  • $20M Available
  • Stacking with CORE Allowed
  • Eligible equipment includes forklifts (>8,000#) Airport GSE, Terminal Tractors, Ferries/Tug Re-powers, Shore Power & More
  • First-come, First-served basis until funding is exhausted 
Read more Here
Innovative Small E-Fleet (ISEF) Funding
  • $83M set aside for ISEF within the HVIP Program
  • Incentives for small fleets that seek to deploy battery electric or hydrogen fuel cell trucks
  • Fleets with < 20 trucks and <$15M annual revenue (NGOs are exempt from the revenue cap)
  • Program runs until all funds are allocated 
Read more Here
EPA Grants for Climate Reduction Act Grants
Read more Here
CEC GFO-23-607 - Tribal Electric Vehicle Infrastructure, Planning, and Workforce Development
  • The purpose of this solicitation is to provide funding for Tribes, Tribal Organizations, and Tribally-owned businesses for:
  • Project Activity 1 – EV Charging Infrastructure: installing charging infrastructure for passenger and medium- and heavy-duty (MDHD) EV charging equipment, supporting infrastructure, and associated resiliency technologies.
  • Project Activity 2 – EV Infrastructure Planning: activities to support tribal participation in future EV funding opportunities and to enable tribes to plan for EV adoption.
  • Project Activity 3 – EV Workforce Training and Development: activities that support careers in EVs, EV infrastructure, and EV-related technologies.
  • $400,000 - $3,000,000 per award ($10,000,000 total)
  • SUBMISSION DEADLINE April 24, 2024
Read more Here
DOE $46M Research, Development, Demonstration & Deployment Grant
  • Developing concepts for decreasing greenhouse gas emissions from off-road vehicles such as construction, agriculture, mining, and forestry vehicles.
  • Developing and deploying vehicle-to-everything technologies that can lead to meaningful savings at the vehicle and transportation system level.
  • Several high-tech development categories
  • Concept Papers Due: 5/2/24; Full Applications Due: 6/24/24
Read more Here
EPA's $3B in Two Port Grants
  • $2.8B for ZE Port Equipment and Infrastructure
  • $150M for Climate and Air Quality Planning
  • Application Deadline May 28
Read more Here
DOE FOA 0003229 - Communities Sparking Investment in Transformative Energy
  • Deliver direct local community benefits of clean energy
  • Spark additional investments in communities that create long-term local economic development 
  • Advance community-identified energy priorities and right to self-determination.
  • Build capacity and partnerships in local governments and Tribes.
  • Minimum Grant Size: $900K; Maximum Grant Size: $3.6M
  • Applications Due May 31
Read more Here
NREL $5M Clean Bus Planning Program
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has announced planning grants to provide technical assistance to create customized bus electrification plans.
  • Applications for assistance are open on a rolling basis through Sept. 30, 2024
Read more Here
EPA $2B Environmental and Climate Justice
  • Support for community-driven projects
  • Environmental and Climate Justice grants
  • Grants targeting clean energy and resilience including low- and zero-emission technologies and workforce development supporting the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions
  • Applications reviewed on a rolling basis for one year, closing on November 21, 2024
Read more Here
Sacramento Clean Cities Sponsors Make the News!
Ford Delays EVs, Increases Hybrids
Ford has announced that they will delay the introduction of their next-gen EV Pickup until 2026 and the SUV EV until 2027, and plan to have hybrid versions of all ICE vehicles. 
Read more Here
Ford EV Update
Ford has dropped the price of the Lightning by $5,500 and on the Lariet Extended Range by $2,500. On the Mach-E, Ford has improved charge time by 20% and improved performance using a Ford-designed motor. 
Read more on Ford Lightning Here
Read more on Ford Mach-E Here
Alternative Fuel Insight
Cummins' Disaster Relief at Zero-Emission
Cummins has developed a Class 7, Zero-emission Fuel Cell Truck equipped to function for 70 hours as a mobile command center without refueling. The vehicle is capable of powering both the necessary communications, computers and other command center equipment as well as providing up to 70 kW of exportable power for on-site power requirements. 
Read more Here
Ballard 3GW Fuel Cell Factory
Ballard Power Systems is planning to build a three gigawatt fuel cell factory in Texas.
Read more Here
Tesla Abandons Low-Cost EV Plans
Multiple sources have stated that Tesla will abandon their low-cost EV plans. Reuters has indicated that they have seen internal company messages confirming it. 
Read more Here
Stellantis' CEO Says Battery Breakthrough is Needed
Carlos Tavares, CEO of Stellantis, parent company of Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep, Fiat, Pugeot, Citroen, Alpha Romeo, Opel, Lancia, Maserati, Opel and Vauxhall, says that a battery breakthrough will be needed to make EVs “Green” due to the significant additional raw materials needed to make EVs compared to ICEs.
Read more Here
Connecticut and Maine Delay EVs
Both Connecticut and Maine have chosen to delay the 2035 ban on the sale of ICEs.
Read more Here
Renewable Fuels Breakthrough
CoverCress (CCI) has been named a Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) Pioneers 2024 winner for developing a winter cover crop (pennycress) that can fit into corn and soybean field rotation. Pennycress has a high seed oil content, making it ideal for producing drop-in renewable fuels and the plant itself makes excellent animal feed. 
Read more about CoverCress Here
More about the CoverCress crop Here
Carbon Intensity Updates
California Average Grid Electricity Carbon Intensity: California average grid electricity used as a transportation fuel in California: 79.43 to 81.49gCO2e/MJ.

Liquefied Compressed Natural Gas
Check CARB Carbon Intensity (CI)I Pathways Here
Current LCFS Credit Value $66.00
Conferences and Programs
Earth Day Events
SacEV and Sacramento Clean Cities invite Clean Cities Stakeholders to participate in Earth Day EV events:
  • Saturday, April 20 10am - 4pm at Fairytale Town (3901 Land Park Drive)
  • Sunday, April 21, 11am - 4pm at Southside Park (8th & U Streets) 
Register for Fairytale Town Event Here
Register for Southside Park Event Here
SacEV's Ride-and-Drives & EV Display Events in April
  • Learn about:
  • EV incentives on new and previously owned EVs
  • Fuel savings and charging infrastructure
  • Lower EV fuel and maintenance costs
  • Chat with EV owners
April 13 - EVs at Dia de la Tierra at the La Familia Counseling Center
April 13 - “Touch A [EV] Truck” at the Playzeum in Yuba City
April 15 - EVs at Sacramento High School Earth Day
April 20 - EVs at UC Davis Picnic Day
April 21 - EVs at Earth Day - Southside Park in Sacramento
April 21 - EVs at Day at the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce
NAFA "New Frontiers" Fleet Event
April 22-24 - Austin, TX
  • 40+ Educational Sessions
  • Innovative Products and Solutions
  • 200+ State-of-the-Art Exhibits
  • Ride & Drive Experience — NEW
  • Unparalleled Networking Opportunities
  • Three Pre-Conference Events
  • Captivating Keynote Speakers
  • Specialty Training Track for Technicians
Read more Here
Sustainable Facilities Forum
May 9 - Scottish Rite Masonic Center, Sacramento
  • Global Warming: Materials and Manufactured Equipment 
  • CalGreen Code Updates
  • Whole Building Lifecycle Analysis
  • Power Budget Alternatives 2025
  • Fleet Electrification | Zero Emission Fleets 
  • Waste Diversion | Organic Waste Recycling
  • Deadline for submitting proposals - Feb 23 Here
Read more Here
ACT Expo 2024
  • Major Vehicle OEMs and Suppliers
  • Comprehensive showcase of advanced clean commercial vehicles, technologies, and services 
  • Zero-emission vehicles and renewable fuels to comply with tightening regulations
  • Latest technologies under one roof, test drive dozens of vehicles, and make valuable industry connections
Read more Here
Green Technology Summit & Expo
Green Technology Summit & Expo - August 20-22, 2024 in Tacoma, Washington
"Accelerate to Zero"
The Green Technology Summit and Expo (GTSE) is now accepting proposals to join our program. Major presentation categories include: 
  • Fleet Sustainability & Decarbonization
  • AI / Drone Technology Advancements
  • Cybersecurity
  • Workforce Development
  • Renewable Fuels & Technologies 
  • Heavy Duty & Medium Duty Decarbonization
  • Energy Resilience
  • Developing Zero Emission Infrastructure
  • Utility Programs & Policy
  • Transportation Policy and Incentives
  • Environmental Justice
  • Navigating Road Blocks in Sustainable Transportation
  • Transportation Hubs
  • Hard to Decarbonize Sectors
  • Technical Training
Submission Deadline: February 25th, 2024
For more information contact:
Forth Electric Transportation Conference
September 24-26, 2024 in Detroit, Michigan
Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition | 916 - 622 - 8433