In this April 5th 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
Truck Body Workshop
Fleet professionals are invited to participate in a unique and compelling design workshop on April 9th here in Sacramento to provide input and impact the future of commercial vehicles. This workshop is being produced by the Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition in partnership with our newest sponsor EAVX, a technology and innovation hub of JB Poindexter & Co. (JBPCO), parent company of some of the largest truck body companies in the US including Morgan, Morgan Olson, Federal Eagle, LEER, Masterack and Reading.
EAVX leverages JBPCO’s vast industry expertise and draws in new technology partners — including the world’s most advanced electric and alternative power chassis producers — to innovate and execute more efficient commercial vehicles. At this workshop, the EAVX executive team and engineers will seek input from fleet professionals, develop design concepts and will return later in 2024 with a concept vehicle that incorporates the feedback and ideas collected during the session.
Spaces are limited. If you would like more information on how to attend please contact Neal Best or Tim Taylor.
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. 
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
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!
Peterbilt 579 BEVs Available Today
Sacramento Clean Cities’ newest sponsor, Dobbs Peterbilt on Stillwater in West Sacramento, has five 579 BEVs in stock, available with monthly payments as low as $3,350 per month (after incentives). 
Read more Here
Silverado BEV Mid-Year Arrival
Chevrolet has announced that the 2024 Silverado BEV will hit dealerships in mid-2024. The only trim-line available will be the “RST First Edition” at an MSRP of $96,495, and equipped with a 205kWh battery pack having an estimated 440 mile range.
Read more Here
DOE Allocates $750M for H2 Development
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has included $750M for hydrogen research and development funding 52 different hydrogen projects across six categories including electrolyzer manufacturing, electrolyzer component and supply chain development, advanced technology and component development, advanced manufacturing of fuel cell assemblies and stacks, fuel cell supply chain development, and recovery and recycling consortium.
Read more Here
NREL Predicts 60% of EVs to be in Suburban Areas by 2030
The National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) projects that Sixty percent of the 33 million EVs expected by 2030 are projected to be in suburban areas, with the remaining 40% split between rural and urban areas. The charging network needs differ between rural, suburban, or urban areas. DC fast chargers would be the most utilized in urban areas (40%), with Level 1 and Level 2 chargers mostly in single family homes.
Read more Here
Alternative Fuel Insight
EVs in Mining
The mining industry, both open-pit and underground, is moving to electric drivetrains on equipment in order to make mining cleaner, cheaper, more productive and healthier for miners. 
Read more Here
Southwest Advances Renewables Production
Southwest Airlines has purchased SAFFiRE Renewables, a company that makes ethanol from corn stover, and has invested in LanzaJet, a company that makes the technology for converting ethanol to Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF).
Read more Here
Fisker Facing Bankruptcy
Fisker’s stock price has dropped from a high of $28.50 to around 2¢ as production has stopped and the company is facing bankruptcy. Current vehicles in inventory are being discounted up to 39%. 
Read more Here
OPEC Study - World Oil Demand Growing
Reuters reports that OPEC has released their forecast of a significant increase in global demand for oil (+2.25 million bpd in 2024, +1.85 million bpd in 2025). The growth in oil demand corresponds with growth in global economic growth and reduction in poverty. 
Read more Here
EPA GHG Standards
The EPA has announced final national greenhouse gas pollution standards for heavy-duty vehicles for model years 2027 through 2032. The new standards are stated as avoiding 1 billion tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
Read more Here
Heavy-Duty Inspection and Maintenance Program Revised Start Date
CARB has announced that the Heavy-Duty Inspection and Maintenance Program, sometimes called Smog Check for Trucks, will begin on October 1, 2024. 
Read more Here
Fully Autonomous Driving - Bumpy Road
AAA reports that American confidence in autonomous vehicles is dropping, autonomous technology has trouble when pedestrians aren;’t quite “right” (like an adult carrying a child “piggy-back” but Tesla is mandating new owners and owners having cars serviced receive a demo of fully autonomous driving. 
Read more about Americans’ confidence dropping Here
Read more about failure to recognize pedestrians Here
Read more about Tesla mandating autonomous demos Here
Rivian R1T Top Safety Pick
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has evaluated the Rivian R1T as the highest rated pickup truck for safety measured against all pickups, EV and ICE. 
Read more 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.
CARB is Hosting a Low Carbon Fuel Standard Workshop
  • Staff will present potential refinements to the proposed regulatory amendments, including potential re-evaluation of the proposed carbon intensity benchmarks
  • Stakeholders may provide additional feedback in writing following the workshop to a dedicated workshop docket.
  • Date: April 10, 2024, in person at CARB and virtual
Read more Here
Check CARB Carbon Intensity (CI)I Pathways Here
Current LCFS Credit Value $67.00
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