Special Announcement
NorCal Fleet Academy and Expo
SAVE THE DATE for the NorCal Fleet Academy and Expo October 6 & 7, 2021. Sacramento Clean Cities, in partnership with East Bay Clean Cities, NorCal MEMA, NorCal/Nevada NAFA, Sac Metro Air District and Universal Technical Institute will provide training for Fleet Managers, Technicians, Spec Writers and Grant Writers, along with Vehicle and Equipment Displays.
VW Mitigation Fund Opening Soon
The VW Mitigation Fund will open soon with $34M. Eligible projects include scrap & replace heavy-lift forklifts, port cargo handling equipment and airport ground support equipment with ZEV; scrap & repower ferries, tugboats, and towboats with ZEV power; and ZEV shore power for ocean-going vessels.
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US EPA DERA Grant Program
The US EPA DERA Grant Program has issued a supplemental $5M grant for tribal and insular communities. Priority is given to projects that achieve significant reduction in diesel emissions in areas designated as having poor air quality.
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HVIP Will Open New Voucher Requests
HVIP will open to new voucher requests at 10 a.m on Tuesday, June 8. A total of approximately $82.5M will be available in June, with an additional $82.5M available in August. The FY20-21 Implementation Manual is now available at www.californiahvip.org/im. Additional requirements will apply.
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Sac Metro Air District RFP
The Sac Metro Air District has released an $18M RFP. Funding will be available to replace medium and heavy-duty vehicles with zero-emission trucks and buses, install low carbon fueling infrastructure, replace older farm tractors, upgrade locomotives or complete other eligible projects. 
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SMUD EV Buyer Guide
The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) has a comprehensive website for interested EV buyers that includes available electric vehicles and the Sacramento Area dealers that have received special training to assist potential EV buyers. 
Check it out at: https://smud.plugstar.com/
PG&E EVSE Funding
PG&E is offering up to $15.5K for dual-port Level 2 EVSE at schools and state parks. The funding is on a first come, first served basis.
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New Updates, Regulations, and Requirements
CARB HD I/M Regulations Workshop
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) will hold a Zoom workshop on the proposed HD I/M regulations May 27 from 6pm - 8:30pm. The new regulations will create a much more rigorous I&M program for heavy-duty vehicles
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CARB ZEV Workshop Series
CARB will conduct a series of ZEV workshops on Wednesday, June 2nd: 9:30 - 12 “Statewide Perspective”, 1 - 2 “Paving the Way”, 5:30 - 6:30 Access and Jobs.
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Sacramento Clean Cities Sponsors Make The News
Lion Electric to Build Manufacturing Plant
Lion Electric will build a US 900,000 square foot manufacturing plant in Joliet, Illinois where they expect to build 20,000 electric buses and trucks per year beginning in 2022. 
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Universal Technical Institute Automotive Technician Training Program
Universal Technical Institute (UTI) has an apprenticeship-type training program for automotive technician students, their “Early Employment Program.” Students receive on-the-job experience while they complete their technical education, and employers have an opportunity to screen potential candidates.
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Alternative Fuel Insight
2021 Roadmap Conference
The 2021 Roadmap Conference produced by Forth will be held June 14 – 16 as a virtual event, with programs covering electric vehicles, EV charging, community education and emerging technologies. Sacramento Clean Cities Stakeholders can register and receive a discount.
Register with Sacramento Clean Cities Discount HERE
Ford E-Transit Cutaway Van
The Ford E-Transit Cutaway Van has has a price reduction from the previously announced $45K to $43,295. E-Transit prices range up to $52,690 for the high-roof, long wheelbase cargo van. All models will have the same 67kWh battery pack and one-motor drivetrain. 
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Ford Electric Pickup Dual Motor System
Ford’s Electric Pickup Will Be Badged the 150 “Lightning” and is expected to have a dual motor system with 300+ miles of range and be on sale by mid-2022.
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Chevy Silverado EV Will Be High Volume Unit for Fleet Purchases
The Chevy Silverado EV will be developed as a high volume unit designed for fleet purchases. GM’s CEO, Mary Barra, has indicated that the vehicle will be competitively prices and have plenty of range, storage capability and operational functionality. 
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VW ID.4 Survives Mexican 1000 Off-Road Race
The VW ID.4 the only EV in the Mexican 1,000 Off-road race, finished 62nd out of 90...not a win, but very impressive with no mechanical issues encountered. It would have finished higher except for the longer stops required for recharging.
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Tesla Losing Largest Credit Buyer
Tesla is losing its largest credit buyer, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) FCA has contracted to buy $1.8B in credits through 2022, but with a recent merger with Stellantis, they will no longer need to buy credits.
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US DOE Publishes Report Reveals Potential to Cut Emissions
The U.S. DOE recently published a report on the Co-Optima research initiative showing that bio-based diesel blends can reduced GHG by 60%, reduce criteria emissions while simultaneously boosting power density and efficiency.
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Philips 66 Finishes First Phase of Renewable Diesel Upfits
Phillips 66 has finished the first phase of renewable diesel production upfits to their refinery in Rodeo, California. The upgrades were required to begin using soybean oil as a feedstock. The refinery is ramping up to a production of 8,000 barrels per day of renewable diesel.
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Refineries Report
The LCFS Credit for 1 MT of CO2 is $187.50. 
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