In this week's 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
Grants Accepting Applications
Sac Metro Air District Grant Program Now Open
  • $20M in Funding available - open until funds are full awarded
  • On-road, Off-road & Infrastructure Project Proposals Welcome
  • Applicants with a complete project proposal including a completed Payee Data Record form, usage and ownership documents, detailed price quotes, equipment photos, and other requirements are encouraged to apply.
Read more Here
CARB Soliciting Administrator for the Advanced Technology Demonstration and Projects
  • Applications due by December 16
  • Intended to move technologies from demonstration to commercial 
Read more Here
Upcoming Workshops
CARB Regulatory Webinar Training
  • December 8 - Air Regulatory Overview for Public Schools in California
  • December 14 - Compliance Overview: Truck & Bus, Portable Equipment Rules
  • December 15 - CARB Smog Check for Heavy Trucks
Read more Here
CARB ACF Workgroup Refuse Fleets
December 12 - In-person and Virtual
  • 9am - 12 noon
  • Discussion of aligning organic waste fleets’ transition to ZEV
Read more Here
Zero-Emission Hydrogen Locomotive Webinar
December 16
  • Sierra Northern RR will be operating a hydrogen fuel-cell locomotive in West Sacramento
  • First of its kind, proof of concept
  • Zero-emission, environmentally friendly
Read more Here
DOE Request for Information (RFI): Energy Efficiency Upgrades to Buildings Owned and Operated by Non-Profit Organizations
December 19
  • $50M available over five [federal] fiscal years
  • DOE is seeking information on: (1) Outreach, (2) Technical Assistance, (3) Criteria and Metrics, (4) Funding, (5) Partnerships and Community Benefits
  • Responses are due by Dec 19 or Dec 22 -(the federal posting lists both due dates in different places)
Read more Here
New Updates, Regulations, and Requirements
Fairfield Fleet Management Analyst Position Open
The City of Fairfield Fleet Division will be hiring a Management Analyst. The duties will include:
  • Assisting in the development and management of budgets;
  • Developing and administering grant applications;
  • Managing special projects.
The job will be posted to the Fairfield Employment Opportunities Website Here
Hazardous Materials Transportation Certification Training (HAZMAT)
December 15
  • General Awareness/Familiarization Training
  • Security Awareness Training
  • Safety Training
  • Function Specific Training - Drivers
  • Sponsored by California Trucking Association (Member: $149, Non-Member $199)
Read more Here
Sacramento Clean Cities Sponsors Make The News
DOE Fuel 2023 Fuel Economy Guide
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have just released the 2023 Fuel Economy Guide. The Guide provides detailed fuel economy estimates for model year 2023 light-duty vehicles, along with estimated annual fuel costs and other information for prospective car buyers.
Read more Here
DOE Report - Built in America
In 2021, 73% of all plug-in vehicles on the road were assembled in North America, with 65% of them built in the United States. Japan was a distant second at 12%, followed by Germany at 6%. 
Read more Here
DOE Tool for Planning Long Range EV Driving
The DOE has a “Designated Alternative Fuel Corridors” map where you can see the routes that have chargers and the routes where chargers will be installed. Select “Designated Alternative Fuel Corridors” on the: Alternative Fueling Station Locator

Richard Battersby Honored
Richard Battersby, Director of East Bay Clean Cities Coalition and Deputy Director of Public Works for the City of Oakland, received the prestigious “Benjamin Watson Award” at the National Clean Cities Coalition Conference, held November 15 - 17 in Denver. Mr. Battersby received the award by a vote of his peers around the US, in recognition of his willingness to share his expertise, and always in a spirit of openness and humor. 
Toyota Prius HEV & Prius Prime PHEV Boost MPG and EV Miles
The 2023 Toyota Prius Hybrid will have improved efficiency (57 mpg vs 52 last year), while the Prius Prime Plug-in Hybrid will have more EV miles (38 EV miles vs 25 miles last year). 
Read more Here
Alternative Fuel Insight
Domino's Bolt EV Delivery Vehicles
Domino’s is taking delivery of the first 100 of a planned 855 Bolt EVs in 2023 with a commitment to electrify their entire delivery fleet.
Read more Here
HVIP Funding Approved
On November 17, 2022, the California Air Resources Board approved the FY22-23 Funding Plan for Clean Transportation Incentives, which includes policy changes and an allocation of over $1.7 billion to be administered by the Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP). 
VinFast EV Sales Starting Soon
VinFast, a Vietnamese automaker, sent their first shipment of EVs to California, leaving Vietnam on November 25, with sales expected to begin in mid-December. The company makes a sedan, the VF8, and an SUV, the VF9. One of their first major customers will be 2,500 sales to Autonomy, a subscription EV company. VinFast has dealerships in Santa Monica, City of Commerce, San Diego, San Mateo and Corte Madera, with plans for dealerships in Berkeley, Irvine and Canoga Park. 
Read more Here
Caterpillar Electric Mining Truck
Caterpillar is piloting battery-electric mining trucks. At the Cat proving grounds in Arizona, they are demonstrating a Cat 793, a haul truck made for open pit mining operations where energy used climbing out of the mine can be partially recovered with regenerative braking as the truck goes back down. The Cat 793 has a rated payload of 256 tons and the conventional unit uses a 2,650hp engine.
Read more Here
Senator Blumenthal says, "Biodiesel has to be part of our energy future."
When Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal toured American Green Fuels’ biodiesel production facility last month, he said he will support tax credits and other programs to continue to support biodiesel as an essential part of US energy policy going forward.
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.
Read more Here
Low Carbon Fuel Credits-$64.00
Recently posted fuel Carbon Intensity (CI) for Grid Electricity
Conferences and Programs
FORTH Roadmap Conference
May 15 - 17, 2023
  • Leading developments, best practices, and the future of electric, shared, and smart mobility. 
  • Four conference tracks, Vehicles, Charging, Impact and Cutting Edge
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
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