Electric shuttles to start service in south Sacramento

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The first of three new GreenPower EV Star shuttles will be put into service beginning Monday, 15 Jun 2020 as part of Electrify America’s more than $40 million Green Cities investments in Sacramento.

Phoenix Motorcars deploys electric cargo truck to service family-owned business in Sacramento

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Phoenix Motorcars, a manufacturer of medium-duty all-electric buses and trucks, has delivered its first ZEUS 500 Electric Cargo Truck to C&V Contractors, a family-owned contracting business based out of Sacramento, California.


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SMUD announces regional initiative to develop a future mobility center in Sacramento

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Sacramento’s SMUD, the US’ sixth-largest community-owned, not-for-profit, electric service provider, will develop a model for a future Mobility Center that will foster innovation in the clean transportation sector and serve as a catalyst for carbon reduction and inclusive economic development. SMUD is proud to support the Sacramento region in taking a leading role in the future of mobility and this is the first step.

Sacramento partners with Deepen AI and Foresight AI on HD, 3D mapping initiative to support autonomous vehicles

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The City of Sacramento will partner with Deepen AI , Inc. Sacramento is committed to bringing our residents more shared, clean ways to get around. The project will initially focus on three demonstration routes chosen by Sacramento: The Downtown Loop, a 1.7 mile loop covering J Street and L Street from 10th Street to 19th Street; The Sacramento State AV Shuttle Route, 1.2 The effort has been spearheaded by Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, US Rep.

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First EVs in new car-sharing program with Envoy to roll out in Sacramento; 142 e-Golfs by early 2019; Sac-to-Zero

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The first of hundreds of electric car-sharing vehicles coming to Sacramento, California as part of Electrify America’s $44-million investment in the City will be unveiled tomorrow at the Whispering Pines Apartments in Meadowview. Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, Electrify America and Envoy , an electric car-sharing company awarded funds by Electrify America, will introduce the program’s first electric cars at 11:00 a.m.

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ARB Chair Mary Nichols, CA officials leading hydrogen fuel cell vehicle rally from LA to Sacramento

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California Air Resources Board (ARB) Chair Mary Nichols today is leading a rally of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles with Energy Commissioner Janea Scott and Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) Deputy Director Tyson Eckerle on a 400-mile journey from Los Angeles to ARB headquarters in Sacramento in celebration of Earth Day.

CARB scrap-and-replace incentive program Clean Cars 4 All reaches 10,000th participant milestone

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As a direct result of the state’s Clean Cars 4 All program, more than 10,000 Californians have now scrapped old, dirty cars and replaced them with cleaner alternatives such as new and used zero-emission, plug-in hybrid, or hybrid cars. There is strong consumer demand for Clean Cars 4 All (CC4A) which incentivizes lower-income California drivers to scrap their older, high-polluting cars and replace them with clean cars.

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I-5 electric truck charging sites mapped out by electric utilities; West Coast Clean Transit Corridor

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Clean fuel policies in West Coast states continue to drive transportation electrification in the near term and additional state, federal and private programs that provide funding for electrification could further accelerate electric truck adoption.

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Propel Fuels to Provide E85 to Enterprise Rental Fleete in Sacramento

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Propel Fuels is working with Enterprise Rent-A-Car to fuel Enterprise’s rental cars in the Sacramento, California area with E85. Twelve Sacramento Enterprise locations have been selected to participate in the pilot program starting Q2 of 2009, giving customers an opportunity to try alternative fuels when they rent a Flex Fuel vehicle. Clean Fuel Points accept major credit and fleet cards and are open 24/7.

California ARB developing Innovative Clean Transit Proposal

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The staff of the California Air Resources Board (CARB) is developing an “ Innovative Clean Transit (ICT) ”—a regulatory concept that includes a gradual transition to zero emission transit technologies without compromising transit services and that recognizes enhanced mobility options. ICT reflects an expansion of the scope of the Advanced Clean Transit measure. The agency is holding a public workshop in Sacramento on 15 December to discuss the staff proposal.

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Clean Energy Fuels delivered 143M gallons of Redeem renewable natural gas in 2019, up 30% year-on-year

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Clean Energy Fuels Corp delivered 143 million gallons of Redeem Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) last year as robust sales of the carbon-neutral transportation fuel continued in 2019, closing out the year with significant deals throughout North America.

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California ARB releases proposed Innovative Clean Transit (ICT) regulation; 100% ZEB purchasing by 2029

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The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has released its proposed Innovative Clean Transit (ICT) regulation ( earlier post ) and a Draft Environmental Analysis (Draft EA) for public comment. CARB will conduct a public hearing on 27 September in Sacramento to consider the proposed ICT Regulation.

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CARB announces up to $205M in new funding for clean freight transportation; >$400M with partner match

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced up to $205 million in grants for projects designed to accelerate the adoption of clean freight technologies and reduce air pollution caused by the movement of goods throughout the state. The goal of CARB’s Zero and Near Zero Emission Freight Facility program is to support transformative, cost-effective clean technologies that can be adopted by other freight facilities and accelerate the commercialization of these technologies statewide.

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“Drive to Zero” program to fast-track adoption of clean trucks and buses

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Elected Officials: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti; Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg; Stockton Mayor Michael D. State government agencies and companies signed on to a new program intended toaccelerate the deployment of zero and near-zero emission commercial vehicles and technologies.

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UPS enters agreement with Clean Energy Fuels for renewable natural gas (biomethane) in the US

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UPS has entered into an agreement to purchase renewable natural gas (RNG) for its delivery vehicle fleet from Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Clean Energy Fuels, co-founded by T. UPS fueling stations in Sacramento, Fresno and Los Angeles will utilize Redeem RNG for refueling tractors and delivery vehicles in UPS’ fleet beginning this month. UPS and Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

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The Summit On Clean Tech Law & The New Energy Policy

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CALSEIA’s Executor Director Sue Kateley will be delivering her report on the newest renewable energy legal developments Sacramento. Early bird registration for this Sept 18 Clean Tech Law Summit is extended to Tuesday Sept 15 at 6:00 pm Pacific Time. My friend, attorney Leslie Williams, of Shaub and Williams , has been busy for the past few months putting together a big Renewable Energy Law Summit at the Southwestern Law School in L.A. and it takes place next week, on Sept 18.

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California approves another $18M for clean energy projects; $12M for alternative vehicles

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Linde LLC: $300,000 for operation and maintenance costs and data collection for a new hydrogen refueling station that opened in West Sacramento in December. The California Energy Commission approved nearly $18 million to fund projects that will help the state meet its climate and energy goals. Twelve million dollars will go toward three alternative fuel projects, $4 million will help fund two geothermal projects and $3.5 million will help fund local energy efficiency projects.

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California ARB holding Advanced Clean Transit Advisory Committee meeting in Jan; at work on regulatory proposal

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The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has tentaively scheduled the first Advanced Clean Transit Advisory Committee meeting for 29 January 2016 in Sacramento. Therefore, staff is currently in the process of working with stakeholders to develop an Advanced Clean Transit proposal that will incorporate these advanced clean technologies while transitioning public transportation to zero emission technologies.

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California ARB Awarding $2M to 4 Clean Engine Projects

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The Air Resources Board has selected four projects to demonstrate advanced clean engine technologies that reduce smog-forming and diesel soot emissions. ARB selected the Port of Long Beach, the Port of Los Angeles, the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District and the South Coast Air Quality Management District as agency partners for the awards. Governor Schwarzenegger provided funding for clean vehicle technologies by signing AB 118 into law in October 2007.

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REG to supply biodiesel/renewable diesel blend to 12 locations in Nor Cal

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to supply REG Ultra Clean at 12 locations in Northern California. REG Ultra Clean blends biodiesel and renewable diesel. Hunt & Sons is a leading California-based petroleum products distributor and operates from its headquarters in Sacramento, California.

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Clean Energy to build new CNG stations for multiple transit agencies and large school district; agreements with trucking, refuse and others

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Clean Energy Fuels Corp. NICE has awarded Clean Energy the contract to design, build and operate and maintain a new CNG station that will, upon completion, replace its existing Mitchel Field station, and operate and maintain the existing CNG stations. The five-year contract valued at just over $13 million will extend the partnership between NICE and Clean Energy and will support a fleet of over 200 CNG buses. Clean Energy has been contracted by W.M.

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California Air Resources Board makes more than $100M available to clean up big rigs

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The program, supported by $1 billion in voter-approved Proposition 1B bonds, has already awarded $230 million to clean up heavy-duty trucks over the past 2 years. million in grant funds available); Imperial County Air Pollution Control District ($3 million); Sacramento Metro Air Quality Management District ($9.8

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Let Us Now Murder AB 2145 Before It Kills Community Choice Power

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When we last wrote about AB 2145 it was after a trip to Sacramento to speak out against the bill at the Senate Energy Committee hearing on it. That’s what they’re seeing at Marin Clean Energy and Sonoma Clean Power. . If you’d like to help us defeat AB 2145 so South Bay Clean Power can have a chance, send State Senator de Leon an email and tell him so.

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California ARB issues grant solicitation for Grantee to administer and implement $5M Clean Vehicle Rebate Project

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The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has issued a grant solicitation for a Grantee to administer and implement the $5 million Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP). This solicitation is open to individuals, federal, state, or local government entities or agencies, and organizations or companies with expertise implementing a grant program and general knowledge of ARB’s clean vehicle programs. solicitation on 16 November 2010 in Sacramento.

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SMUD to invest up to $15M in California Mobility Center; electric and autonomous vehicle technologies

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The SMUD (Sacramento Municipal Utility District) Board of Directors formally approved its Founding Membership in the California Mobility Center , including an initial investment of $5 million to establish the Center. The Sacramento region is uniquely positioned to leverage public policy, research, electric vehicle expertise and advanced manufacturing as we position Sacramento as a leader in clean transportation.

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Research shows clean fuel-use for ships off California coast extremely effective in reducing sulfur dioxide pollution

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Data collected during a major 2010 state-federal atmospheric research project show that the first-in-the-nation regulation requiring ocean-going vessels to use clean fuel when near the California coast has been extremely effective in reducing sulfur dioxide pollution from ships, according to the California Air Resources Board (ARB). One finding was that container ships encountered off the Port of Houston, where no clean-fuel use is required, emitted four times as much sulfur dioxide.

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US DOE Awards $300 Million in Clean Cities Grants to Support Alternative Fuels, Vehicles, and Infrastructure Development

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Geographical distribution of Clean Cities Recovery Act awards. The US Department of Energy (DOE) has selected 25 cost-share projects under the Clean Cities program that will be funded with nearly $300 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Like the Recovery Act-funded projects, the annual Clean Cities projects include grants for vehicles, infrastructure, and education. Puget Sound Clean Air Agency’s Puget Sound Clean Cities Petroleum Reduction Project.

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FreeWire partnering with SMUD on Mobi Gen and EV Charger units

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FreeWire Technologies, a pioneer in flexible mobile power and EV charging technology ( earlier post ), will demonstrate its Mobi Gen and Mobi EV Charger units at DistribuTECH in partnership with Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), the nation’s sixth-largest utility. SMUD is testing the units for deployment within Sacramento.

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Achates opposed-piston 3-cylinder 10.6L diesel emissions meet 2027 EPA, CA requirements

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In addition to CARB, the South Coast Air Quality Management District, the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District and the Sacramento Metro Air Quality Management District are providing funding for the program. Achates Power’s innovative 3-cylinder, 10.6L

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With soaring sales of xEVs in California, rebates up 50% in 2018; workgroup to discuss impacts of program’s success on funding

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California consumers are applying for clean-vehicle rebates at a record pace as demand for the cleanest vehicles on the market continued to grow over the past year. of all new car sales in California, and some areas such as Sacramento and San Luis Obispo counties nearly doubled their EV rebates over this past year. The Clean Vehicle Rebate Project is one of several California Air Resources Board incentive programs designed to reduce air pollution and protect public health.

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SMUD accelerates fleet electrification with 5 all-electric medium-duty work trucks

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SMUD was introduced to Zeus through its work with the California Mobility Center that was founded to serve as an innovation hub of policy, funding and commercialization of clean transportation technologies including autonomous transportation; electric vehicles; battery storage; shared mobility solutions; public transit and more. The goal is to provide equal opportunities in Sacramento for increased mobility and access to employment, healthcare and education.

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Al Muratsuchi Votes To Kill Community Choice Then Finds Out He Was Duped & Calls Me To Apologize

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And when I found out what happened on Thursday, I was pissed at myself for not having moved quicker, but I was more pissed at my Assemblyman – and his staff – for rolling over on behalf of fellow Assemblyman, Steven Bradford, for 12 years a PR flack for SCE, his former employer, who he now serves in Sacramento in the same capacity from his Assembly seat. This political primary season just keeps getting weirder and weirder.

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California EV rebate demand exceeds CVRP funding; rebates have gone to nearly 65% of all California EV owners

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In response to strong demand for electric vehicles, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) expects rebate funds for the statewide Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) to be exhausted within 30 days. There are additional opportunities throughout the state that consumers can take advantage of, including the Clean Fuel Reward, the Clean Air Vehicle Decal, and various local incentives offered by air districts and local governments.

California Energy Commission awards Sierra Northern Railway team nearly $4M to demonstrate hydrogen switching locomotive; H2RAM

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Other technical partners are Railpower Tech LLC, Ballard Power Systems, Optifuel Systems LLC, UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies, Valley Vision, Velocity Strategies, and the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District.

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Palermo school buses go electric with funding and 50% lower electricity rate from AMPLY Power

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Palermo participated in PG&E’s EV Fleet program, which helps customers convert their medium-duty, heavy-duty and off-road fleets to clean electric vehicles.

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San José International deploys 10 Proterra electric buses in airport fleet

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The electric buses are powered by the City’s own San José Clean Energy source, contributing to the Airport meeting its sustainability goals in conjunction with Climate Smart San José. SJC joins a growing list of airports (including Indianapolis, New York-JFK, Newark, LaGuardia, Sacramento, LAX and SFO), transit agencies, and universities and colleges, that are making the transition to zero-emission vehicle fleets.

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CARB posts 6 LCFS pathway applications for liquefied hydrogen

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Shell Energy North America seeks certification of a renewable hydrogen pathway produced by steam methane reformation at Air Products & Chemicals Sacramento facility using landfill gas-derived )renewable natural gas (RNG). Air Liquide seeks certification of two hydrogen pathways produced by steam methane reformation at Air Products & Chemicals Sacramento facility; renewable hydrogen from landfill gas using biomethane (RNG) and fossil-based hydrogen from North American Natural Gas.

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California Energy Commission Approves $800K in four regional grants to prepare for electric vehicles

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The grants were awarded to the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG); the Ventura County Air Quality Management District; the Bay Area Air Quality Management District; and the Sacramento Area Council of Governments. 200,000 to the Sacramento Area Council of Governments. The council will help promote the use of plug-in electric vehicles in the Sacramento area and create a set of consistent best management practices to simplify their introduction.

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Shell, Honda, Toyota collaborate on 7 new H2 refueling stations in California

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The hydrogen refueling stations will be built in collaboration with Honda and Toyota, who will provide financial support, at seven Shell-branded retail stations across Northern California: three in the city of San Francisco, and one in each of Berkeley, Sacramento, Citrus Heights and Walnut Creek.

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6.8M gallons in new contracts for Redeem renewable natural gas

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Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Clean Energy has begun a major fueling infrastructure upgrade for trucks operating in the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach. Clean Energy announced last week that trucking fleets that operate in the ports are taking delivery of additional clean heavy-duty trucks. Clean Energy has upgraded an existing CNG station for the City of Redondo Beach, Calif. Long-time Clean Energy customer City of Commerce, Calif.

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BMW providing 10 pre-owned i3 EVs to UC Davis for 18 months

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The vehicles are 2015-2016 models, with battery technology that enables an everyday range of about 80-90 miles—suited for in-town driving, and enough for travel between Davis and Sacramento. Transitioning fleets to electric vehicles helps advance clean energy technologies and reduce emissions from transportation. BMW is providing the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis with ten battery-electric, BMW i3 models for 18 months.

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Electrify America announces $200M additional investment for ZEV infrastructure and education in California

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Insights from this analysis revealed that CARB’s zero emission truck mandate, approved in June 2020, and CARB’s Innovative Clean Transit Regulation, adopted in 2018, have spurred a significant, and serious new effort by fleet operators to electrify fleets.

California Governor directs ARB to assess new regulations to increase ZEV adoption in public and private fleets

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There are unique opportunities in fleets to accelerate the market, ARB said, including large-scale purchases, increasing the number of individuals experiencing the technology, and in some cases placing clean technologies in high mileage fleets. The Board is holding a public workshop regarding assessment of a Zero Emission Vehicle Requirement for Public and Private Light- and Heavy-Duty Vehicle Fleets on 30 August in Sacramento.

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