In this March 8th 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
Free Annual Fleet Organization Membership
If you are a Fleet Manager interested in getting immediate feedback on a range of problem areas from other fleet managers in the region, the Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA) may be for you. MEMA and the Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition (SCCC) have teamed up to make your first year’s membership, normally $275, absolutely FREE if you are willing to help SCCC bring more federal and state grants, informational events and webinars and technician training opportunities to the Sacramento region. 
State Hydrogen Solicitation
The California State Department of General Services, Procurement Division (DGS-PD) is opening a Request for Information (RFI) for the 2024 State of California Low Carbon Hydrogen Fuel statewide contract. Following the RFI, the state plans a competitive bid for State and local governmental agencies’ use. 
Read more Here
CARB ACF Q&A Session
March 12 - Virtual
  • Q&A session for State and Local Government Agency Fleet Requirements
  • This session will be recorded and made available on the ACF website
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
Statewide VW Program Funds Now Available
  • Combustion Freight and Marine and Zero-Emission Class 8 Trucks
  • Freight Trucks, Dump Trucks, Waste Haulers, and Concrete Mixers up to $102,000
  • Freight Switcher Locomotives up to $1,620,000
  • First-Come, First-Served Solicitation
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
CEC Funding Announcement - Charging Infrastructure For Government Fleets
  • GFO-23-606 $30 million for EVSE for light-duty government fleets
  • Pre-application webinar January 10, 2024
  • Applications due April 5, 2024
Read more Here
CEC $16M Hydrogen Project Funding
  • The CEC’s $16M EnergIIZE Hydrogen funding lane will open on April 17. 
  • Eligible items include, but are not limited to, compressors, chillers, liquid and gaseous hydrogen pumps and storage, electrolysis equipment, transformers, switch gear, hydrogen pumps, high-pressure storage, point-of-sale systems, piping and pipelines.
How to apply workshop Here
Read more Here
EPA $4.6B 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
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
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
Fords Charge at Tesla Superchargers
Tesla is now allowing Ford EVs with Tesla adapters, to charge at Version 4 Superchargers. Old chargers before version 3 Superchargers are not compatible. Using the Tesla chargers requires an “Over The Air”update and the appropriate adaptor. Adaptors will are expected to be available at the end of March.
Learn more on this Video
Ford EV Driver Videos
Ford EV Driver Videos: Ford has produced a series of videos to help drivers become more familiar with driving Ford Pro EV’s.
Watch Here
eTransit Range Boost
Ford has increased the range on the 2024 eTransit from 126 miles to 159 miles, but hasn’t indicated whether this will be a bigger battery or a more efficient battery. 
Read more Here
AFVi CNG Class
AFVi is still accepting enrollment in the “CNG Fuel System Inspector Training” class. This is a live-online course for technicians to learn essential skills and knowledge for the safety and efficiency of your fleet.
Read more Here
Alternative Fuel Insight
Fisker Financial Woes
EV OEM Fisker announced that they may not have enough cash to remain in business. Nissan has been named as a potential investor to keep Fisker afloat. Nissan may build the Fisker “Alaska” pickup in the US and build their own pickup on the same platform. 
Read more about Fisker Here
Read more about Nissan/Fisker Here
Autonomous Yard Trucks Delivered
ISEE, a manufacturer of autonomous vehicle technology announced the sale of 100 fully autonomous yard trucks to an unnamed Fortune 100 company in Texas. 
Read More and watch a video of autonomous trucks working Here
Electrification Coalition and Atlas Public Policy Launch the Electric Freight Dashboard
The dashboard tracks the following:
  • Investments in medium- and heavy-duty EV programs by investor-owned utilities
  • Public funding made available for freight electrification
  • Medium-and heavy-duty vehicle deployments and orders using EDF’s Electric Fleet Deployment and Commitment List
  • Operational and planned charging ports dedicated to MHD EVs
  • Landscape assessment of the freight industry using the 2021 Vehicle Inventory and Use Survey (VIUS) response data and S&P Global registration data
Read more Here
NFI Implements 50 Class 8 BEV Drayage Trucks
NFI operates a drayage fleet serving the ports of LA and Long Beach. They have added 30 Freightliner eCascadia and 20 Volvo VNR Electric trucks plus 7 megawatts of power. The trucks make two port calls per day running 220 miles between charging sessions. 
Read more Here
Alliance for Electric School Buses Resources Document
The Alliance for Electric School Buses and WRI have published “Driving Change: A State Playbook for Equitable Electric School Bus Policy.”
Read more Here
LCFS Renewable Fuels Pathways
  • California Average Grid Electricity Carbon Intensity: California average grid electricity used as a transportation fuel in California: 79.43 to 81.49gCO2e/MJ.
  • Check CARB Carton Intensity (CI)I Pathways Here
Current LCFS Credit Value $68.14
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
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
Technology, Fuel and Sustainable Transportation Presentations
May 20 - 23 - Las Vegas Convention Center
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