Sacramento Clean Cities News
Tech & Spec Webinar Schedule
Sacramento Clean Cities “Tech & Spec” Webinar Series 11am - 12 noon
What fleet managers, lead technicians and specification writers need to know
  • 9/30   Best Practices for Maintaining Heavy-duty Natural Gas Engines
  • Proper maintenance practices, tips, and watch-outs presented by the Cummins Technical Support Team
  • Register Here
  • 10/14 Future proofing infrastructure investments
  • Infrastructure that works for fleets today and is ready for future fleet needs
  • 10/28 Propane near-zero emission drivetrains Class 3 - Class 7
  • Specing and maintaining propane near-zero emission engines with renewable propane for the minimizing TCO bus and truck operations 
  • 11/11 Successful Grant Writing and Finding Grant Opportunities
  • 12/9   HD BEV Do’s and Don’ts

Sacramento Clean Cities Product Presentation Webinars and Displays
  • 10/1   Buying, Owning and Maintaining an Electric Vehicle 11am - 12noon
  • How to keep your EV in tip-top condition, and how to be a smart new or used EV buyer
  • Register Here
  • Produced as part of National Drive Electric Week 
  • Association Sponsors: Plug In America, Sierra Club, Electric Auto Association
  • Platinum Sponsor: Nissan
  • 10/7   LiveView Technologies will present their zero-emission solar-powered, lighting plus security technology. 
  • Park the trailer and you have an instant, zero-emission lighting and security solution requiring no infrastructure connections, provide lighting for construction sites, parking lots, night shift work sites plus real-time day/night video and two-way audio 24/7 security.
  • Register Here
  • 10/20 Lordstown Motors “Endurance EV Pickup Truck” Presentation to PEV Collaborative
  • Registration is not required, presentation at noon at this Link

Archived Videos and Presentations from Past Webinars
  • 7/22  Specifying and maintaining commercial EVs for maximum uptime
  • 8/12   Heavy-duty EV drivetrains, batteries and EVSE Charging Interface
  • 8/18  Roush CleanTech F650 26,000# GVWR EV Truck (not yet posted)
  • 8/26   NG Fuel Systems: Technician Training & Fuel System Inspector Certification
New CARB Regulation
The California Air Resources Board has passed two regulations that will have a significant impact on MD/HD fleets. 

The Advanced Clean Truck regulation (ACT) will mandate that all MD/HD vehicles sold in California must have zero tailpipe emissions by 2045. Reporting and compliance schedules will be developed beginning in 2021.
Read More Here

The “Omnibus Low-NOx Rule” will require trucks sold starting in 2024 to have NOx emissions 75% below the current standard, and 90% below by 2027. The regulation also includes a mandatory 50% reduction in PM and other regulatory emission requirements.
Read More Here
Hydrogen Station Map Here
Fleet Data Collection
PHEV and EV Data: If you operate PHEVs or BEVs in a fleet and are willing to provide your operational data to the DOE to help improve EV growth, contact
EV Infrastructure Trends
The National Renewable Energy Lab, part of the National Clean Cities technical team, has released a comprehensive report, “Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Trends from the Alternative Fueling Station Locator: First Quarter 2020.”
Read More Here
Sacramento Clean Cities Sponsors Make The News
City of Fairfield Selling Solar Message Board
The City of Fairfield Fleet Management Division, a Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition partner, is selling a nearly-new solar message board (Solartech model MB3-LR-1548). They have been authorized to sell it at fair market value, but may only sell it to another government agency. If interested, contact Dave Renschler, Fleet Division Manager,
Cummins Hydrogen Fuel Cell Disaster Relief Truck
Cummins, a Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition sponsor, has been awarded $1M by the US DOE, the DOD and the Department of Homeland Security to develop a hydrogen fuel cell disaster relief truck capable of supplying power, heat and water. 
Read More Here
Lightning Systems Delivers Zero-Emission Ford Transit to California Maritime Academy
Lightning Systems, a Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition sponsor, has delivered a zero-emission 10 passenger Ford Transit 350HD to the California Maritime Academy in Vallejo. The van is equipped with a 86kWh battery pack, and has an operational range of 137 miles on a 3 hour charge.
Read More Here
Alternative Fuel Insight
NGVi Natural Gas Technician Training Program
NGVi, a Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition partner, is moving their natural gas technician training programs from face-to-face to virtual. Their new training schedule includes:
·    10/7 & 8      Level 2: CNG Fuel System Inspector Training                  Register Here
·    11/18 & 19 Level 2: CNG Fuel System Inspector Training                  Register Here
·     NGVi's CNG Fuel System Inspector Certification Online Exam           Find Info Here
Mack LR Battery Electric Refuse Truck Orders Open
Volvo/Mack announced that they will begin taking orders for their Mack LR battery electric refuse truck in Q4 of 2020 with deliveries scheduled for 2021. The Mack dealer in Sacramento is Western Truck Center, 1925 Enterprise Blvd. in West Sacramento (916) 375-3040. 
Read More Here
New Course Trains Heavy Duty Mechanics in Battery Electric Maintenance
Cambrian College in Sudbury, England, is working at introducing powerful underground zero-emission mining equipment by training mining maintenance techs with the skills needed to work on battery-powered mining equipment.  
Read More Here
Ford Battery Electric F150
Ford has announced that their upcoming BEV F150 will have the most powerful drivetrain of any F150 to date, and will have a uniquely styled front-end design.
Read More Here
Cadillac's Electric Future
GM has announced that the 880 Cadillac dealerships in the US will be installing EVSE as GM invests $20B on electric and autonomous technologies and moves to introduce at least 20 new electric models across the entire GM brand by 2023. 
Read More Here
Daimler Hydrogen Fuel Cell Semi
Daimler has announced that they will begin customer field trials of their hydrogen fuel cell semi truck in 2023, with plans for full scale commercial deployment on or after 2025. Their fuel cell truck is designed to have a 600 mile range. Daimler plans to launch two battery electric trucks, the eActros short haul (2021) and the eActros long-haul (2024). 
Read More Here
Rivian Electric Pickup Towing Capabilities
Rivian demonstrated the R1T pickup truck by towing an 11,000 trailer up a 3,000 foot, 17 mile grade in 118 degree Death Valley heat. The truck’s 400 mile range was reduced by 50% making this run.  
Read more Here
Refineries Report
For the week ending 9/11/20, refineries in California produced 280,644 gallons of gasoline and 99,540 gallons of diesel. Gasoline production increased by 6.3% and diesel production decreased by 4.6% percent from last week’s production numbers. The 9/14/20 wholesale spot price of propane on the Mont Belvieu Texas board was 48.3¢ per gallon. 
Read More Here
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