In this February 23th 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
CARB's "Cal Fleet Advisor"
CARB has developed a personalized assistance service to help fleets in transitioning to medium- and heavy-duty zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs). Participants will be paired with a dedicated advisor to provide specific insights, based on fleet needs, into ZEV options, charging infrastructure, incentives, and more.
Read more Here
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
Guardian Yard Introducing EV Charging Stations at Metro Air Park
Guardian Yards, an industrial outdoor storage and truck parking yard operator, has announced it is introducing electric vehicle charging stations for truck fleets at its 25-acre truck parking depot adjacent to Sacramento’s Metro Air Park. Guardian Yards welcomes potential EV Charging partners to contact them. 
Read more Here
Contact Guardian Yards Here
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
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
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
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 $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
Allison's 18,000 Unit Sale
Allison Transmissions has announced an 18,000 unit order by a major logistics and delivery company. The Allison 3414 Regional Haul Series (RHS) is “Fuel Agnostic” with efficiency levels that reduce CO2 and noise.
Read more Here
Light-Duty Vehicles Reach Highest MPG
EPA data reports that new light-duty vehicles have reached an all-time high fuel economy levels.
Read more Here
Alternative Fuel Insight
Honda Premiers Fuel Cell Plug-In Hybrid
Honda will introduce their Fuel Cell plus Plug-in Hybrid CR-V in 2025. The vehicle will also have some power export capabilities.
Read more Here
PG&E $4K Used EV Rebates
PG&E has announced a new program for used EVs, with eligible PG&E customers qualifying for up to $4K in rebates. This can be added to the federal $4K tax incentive for used EVs. 
Read more Here
Caltrans Expands Hydrogen Train Purchases
Caltrans has a contract with Stadler Rail for the purchase of up to 25 hydrogen-powered trainsets. Under this contract, Caltrans had already ordered four and they have just increased the order with an additional six. These 10 trainsets are planned for the Merced to Sacramento corridor.
Read more Here
CEC Workshop on Decommissioning NG Pipelines
Wednesday, February 28 - Virtual
Energy and Environmental Economics Inc. (E3) to present their analysis results from the project “Strategic Pathways and Analytics for Tactical Decommissioning of Portions of Natural Gas Infrastructure in Northern California”
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

Lowest Renewable Electricity Carbon Intensities
Current LCFS Credit Value $63.35
Conferences and Programs
Pape Kenworth Hosts "Navigating the Future of Transportation"
Co-hosted by Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition
  • Wednesday, 2/28/24, 10am - 1pm (Lunch from 11:30 am- 1pm)
  • 4100 Duckworth Drive, Sacramento, CA 95834
Presentations will include: 
·       CARB’s Clean Truck Check Regulation
·       Performance of IC Products vs. EV Products
·       Grant, Rebate & Incentive Programs for Vehicles and Chargers
·       Comparing Lead Acid Batteries vs. Lithium Batteries
·       Wireless Charging Systems
Displays will include: 
·       Class 6 K270E- Battery Electric Box Truck 
·       Class 8 T680E Battery Electric Truck
Class 8 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck
NTEA Work Truck Show
March 5 - 8 - Indianapolis
Read more Here
Hydrogen Village
March 6 - State Capitol Building
  • Showcase of hydrogen vehicles and equipment
  • Talk to owners, operators and manufacturers
  • Public welcome
  • 9am - 3pm
Sponsorships or Inquiries Here
SacEV Earth Day Events
SacEV invites 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