In this June 30th 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
Fairfield Solves Infrastructure Dilemma
The City of Fairfield will receive electric transit buses as much as a year before chargers can be installed, so David Renschler, Fleet Division Manager solved the dilemma. Working with Pioneer Energy, Fairfield will be getting a mobile charging trailer, and after permanent chargers are installed, Fairfield will be able to charge vehicles during power outages. 
Read more Here
West Sac Charging Stations
The City of West Sacramento is 74 new EVSE into service between now and 2024. The chargers will be on the ChargePoint network. L2 charging will cost 35¢/kWh and DCFC will cost 40¢ /kWh. 
Read more Here
Custom Truck ePTO Demo
Custom Truck will have their ePTO truck on display:
  • Thursday, July 13, 11am - 3pm
  • California Automobile Museum, 2200 Front Street, Sacramento
  • Also available to come to your site for a demo
RSVP Here 
Grants Accepting Applications
Railroad Locomotive Funding
July 13 - 10am PST
  • Cummins is hosting a webinar on locomotive funding
  • Topic: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) CRISI Program
For more Information: 
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
Submit 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
Climate-Related Changes in CA Budget
The California budget slashes $5 billion from climate change programs, including from incentive programs for zero-emission vehicles, despite the governor banning new gas-powered cars in California by 2035. Some funding was restored for smaller climate-related programs, however. Newsom is also seeking federal climate funding from the Inflation Reduction Act and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
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
Self-Serve Gasoline in Oregon
This isn’t related to alt fuels or low-emissions, but for travelers who have found Oregon’s prohibition against fueling your own car particularly galling, that state has finally rescinded that requirement. 
Read more Here
Sacramento Clean Cities Sponsors Make The News
Silverado EV Tow Package
GM has updated the tow capacity for 2024 Chevy Silverado pickup, due out for commercial sale Q3 this year. The ratings are: 510 hp, 615 lb-ft of torque, maximum towing capacity 10,000 pounds, maximum payload capacity 1,440 pounds. 
Read more Here
Silverado EV Base Prices Doubles
The base Silverado EV “Work Truck (WT)” that was originally priced at $40,000. Following recent EPA certification with a 450 mile range and available to be ordered, it has a new base price of $79,800. The higher-end RST will be priced at $107,895 and will be available for ordering Q4 this year. 
Read more Here
Viatec Reporting Tool
Viatec has developed a new reporting tool to provide users with valuable information.
  • ePTO Hours used
  • Idling hours 
  • Fuel saved
  • CO2 avoided
  • Remote system diagnostics: temperature, pressure and pump speed
Read more Here
Fairfield Solves Infrastructure Dilemma

The City of Fairfield will receive electric transit buses as much as a year before chargers can be installed, so David Renschler, Fleet Division Manager solved the dilemma. Working with Pioneer Energy, Fairfield will be getting a mobile charging trailer, and after permanent chargers are installed, Fairfield will be able to charge vehicles during power outages. 
Read more Here
CTA - "Clean Truck Check Program" Member Assistance
The California Trucking Association (CTA) provides members with information to help them remain in compliance with CARB’s “Clean Truck Check Program” which was formerly called the HD I/M Program. 
  • CTA Members - Contact CTA for more information
Alternative Fuel Insight
The North American Charging Standard (NACS - the “Tesla” Standard) is rapidly becoming the new charging standard. OEMs including Ford, GM, Stelantis and Hyundai have announced plays to move to NACS, and EVSE manufacturers ABB, Blink, Chargepoint, EVgo, FLO, Freewire, Tritium & Wallbox have announced plans to begin building chargers with NACS ports. 
Read more Here
Boeing SAF Dashboard
Boeing has launched a tracking system for worldwide production of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), Renewable Diesel (RD) and “Other” (undefined) that can show quantities, production pathways (including hydroprocessing, gas-to-liquids, alcohol-to-jet fuel, power-to-liquids) and global locations. 
Read more Here
Domino's Pizza EV Fleet
Domino’s Pizza will have 1,100 2023 Chevy Bolt EVs delivering pizza around the US by the end of 2023. Their EVs are easy to spot with colorful custom wrap decals. 
Read more Here
Forum Mobility's EV Truck Plaza
Forum Mobility is building a large charging plaza in Livermore. The $20M Livermore project will open in the summer of 2024 and will be capable of charging 96 heavy-duty BEV trucks simultaneously using a 6.5MW interconnect to a major PG&E supply line. 
Read more Here
Lordstown Motors (Endurance EV Pickup) Bankrupt
Lordstown Motors, the company that attempted to put the first EV pickup, the “Endurance” on the market, has filed for bankruptcy after selling only six trucks in 2023 with only 40 trucks being assembled. 
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-$77.00
Lowest CI Related Fuels
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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