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San Diego County APCD Carl Moyer Grant Program Now Open

June 30, 2015 in Clean Air, Feature, Fleets, Funding, Uncategorized

SDAPCD Funding Available

The San Diego County Air Pollution Control District (District) is currently accepting applications for The Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Grant Program. This program incentivizes voluntary emission reductions from heavy-duty diesel engines.

The District will be accepting applications from Wednesday, June 24th through Friday, July 24th, 2015. Projects will be ranked according to their cost-effectiveness. A total of approximately $3 million will be available for eligible heavy-duty diesel emission reduction projects.

Applicants are encouraged to submit applications online at https://publicservices.sdcounty.ca.gov/citizenaccess/. Staff at the District will be available to help applicants during the application period. Please contact the District at (858) 586-2600 or cleanairgrants@sdapcd.org.

For more information about the Carl Moyer Program or other incentives, visit the District’s webpage at www.sdapcd.org/grants.

CalCAP EVCS Financing Program

June 23, 2015 in Charging Stations, Clean Mobility, Electric Vehicles, Fleets, Funding, Infrastructure, Uncategorized

Are You a Small Business Looking to Install EV Charging Stations?

California Pollution Control Financing Authority

The Electric Vehicle Charging Station (EVCS) Financing Program leverages public funds to attract private capital for expansion and deployment of EV infrastructure.  Loans enrolled in the EVCS Financing Program can be used for the design, development, purchase, and installation of electric vehicle charging stations at small business locations in California.

Funded by the California Energy Commission, the California Capital Access Program (CalCAP) may provide up to 100% coverage to lenders on certain loan defaults. Borrowers may be eligible to receive a rebate of 10-15% of the enrolled loan amount.

For more information visit the program website or

email: CalCAP@treasurer.ca.gov

 

Free Webinar on Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

June 15, 2015 in Calendar of Events, Charging Stations, Clean Mobility, Education, Electric Vehicles, Events, Fleets, Hybrid Vehicles, Infrastructure, Uncategorized

 Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure:
What Every Small Business Needs to Know

Tuesday, June 23 from 10:00AM – 11:15AM (PDT)

The Plug-in Electric Vehicle Collaborative and CoolCalifornia invite you to join a FREE webinar about electric vehicle charging infrastructure.  Hear from industry experts on the following topics:

 1.  The state of the market: Who’s buying PEVs and where do they live?

2.  Resources available to assess your “PEV readiness”

3.  The business benefits of offering car charging

4.  Costs and financing for charger installation

5.  Case studies and real-life examples

Register today, to learn how PEV charging can attract customers, retain employees and lower your carbon footprint!

Fleet Incentives for Clean Vehicles – FREE Webinar!

June 10, 2015 in Alternative Fuel Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Calendar of Events, Clean Mobility, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Education, Electric Vehicles, Events, Fleets, Funding, Hydrogen, Uncategorized

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Free Webinar for California Fleet Operators

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

10:00AM – 11:30AM (PDT)

Presentation – 1 hour

Q&A – 30 min.

The Advanced Transportation Center of Southern California invites fleet and procurement staff to attend a free webinar on statewide clean vehicle incentives.  At this webinar, speakers will share the latest information on alternative fuel vehicle incentive programs available to fleets operating in California. The agenda includes:

  • Kevin Wood, Project Manager, Center for Sustainable Energy, will discuss the Advanced Transportation Center and provide a brief introduction to clean vehicle technology.
  • Randy Wilde, Project Associate, Center for Sustainable Energy, will explain ARB’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) and Public Fleet Pilot Project incentive programs.
  • Ted Bloch-Rubin, Associate Project Manager, CALSTART, will discuss the funding available from the Hybrid Truck & Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP).
  • Craig Rindt, Assistant Director for Research Coordination, Institute of Transportation Studies (UC Irvine), will provide an update on the development of the new California Energy Commission-funded Natural Gas Vehicle Incentive Project

Register today!

For more information, email Randy Wilde or call (858) 634-4733.

Statewide School Bus Retrofit Program

June 8, 2015 in Alternative Fuel Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Clean Mobility, Diesel/Biodiesel, Fleets, Funding, Uncategorized

SDAPCD Funding Available

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District has announced the launch of the Statewide School Bus Retrofit Program.  The program will assist California school districts in complying with the Air Resources Board’s In-Use Truck and Bus Regulation.

Who: Eligible participants are public school districts, Joint Power Authorities, and private transportation agencies that provide student transportation services under contract to public school districts.

What: The program will provide incentive funds to retrofit school buses with a 1987 or newer engine model year with an ARB-verified Level-3 diesel emissions control strategy.

When: All applications must be submitted to the District’s Central Region Office in Fresno no later than 5:00 PM on Thursday, June 25, 2015.

For more information visit the program website or contact:

Deu Moua at Deu.Moua@valleyair.org or by phone at (559) 230-5800.

EV Roadmap 8 Conference

June 1, 2015 in Calendar of Events, Education, Electric Vehicles, Events

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When: July 29-30, 2015

What: EV Roadmap 8 Conference

Where: World Trade Center – Portland, OR

Mark your calendars! July 29-30 is the EV Roadmap 8 Conference in Portland, OR.  You won’t have a better opportunity this year to learn about the entire electric vehicle “ecosystem” of stakeholders, from utilities and local governments to vehicle OEMs, charging providers, industry groups, and drivers.

Register today, to reserve your spot at the conference!

 

10th Annual Energy Showcase Expo

May 26, 2015 in Calendar of Events, Education, Events, Uncategorized

Energy Showcase Expo

Head to the San Diego Convention Center on June 18, 2015 for the Energy Showcase Expo.  Over 75 local, national and international exhibitors highlighting the latest energy-saving technologies and services will be there.  Talk to experts for tips on how to help your business save time and money.

Place:   San Diego Convention Center (Sails Pavilion)

Date:   Thursday, June 18, 2015

Time:   11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Register for FREE today!

Webinar: Making the Right Alternative Power Decision

May 18, 2015 in Alternative Fuel Vehicles, Calendar of Events, Clean Air, Education, Fleets

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Are you considering adding alternative fuel vehicles to your fleet?  If so, register today for a free, how-to webinar!

Date: Thursday, May 21, 2015

Time: 2:00 PM ET | 11:00 AM PT

This webinar from Fleet Owner and ACT Expo will address a list of essential questions to examine your current fleet operation.  The speakers will discuss the business case for a variety of alternative power options as they compare to conventional fuels.

Take advantage of this free educational opportunity!

San Diego County APCD Voucher Incentive Program (VIP) Now Accepting Applications

May 4, 2015 in Clean Air, Diesel/Biodiesel, Feature, Fleets, Funding, Uncategorized

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The San Diego County Air Pollution Control District (District) is currently accepting applications for the Voucher Incentive Program (VIP). The VIP provides a streamlined approach to reduce emissions for qualified on-road diesel trucks with Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 14,001 pounds or higher. Vouchers up to $45,000 are available to replace qualifying trucks with newer, lower-emission vehicles, or to install Verified Diesel Emission Control Strategies (VDECS or “retrofits”). These VIP projects must be completed by no later than December 31, 2015.

Dealerships are encouraged to submit applications online through the County’s online Citizen Access system – https://publicservices.sdcounty.ca.gov/citizenaccess/

Guidelines for the VIP program are available at http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/moyer/guidelines/2011gl/2011cmp_onroadvip_12_30_14.pdf

The program is restricted to fleets of three trucks or less, and is open to trucks with Gross Vehicle Weight Ratings (GVWRs) of 14,001 pounds and higher. Applications will be reviewed and approved on a first-come, first-served basis (based on the date of receipt by the District) until funds are exhausted.

For more information, contact one of the participating dealerships, see the APCD’s website at http://www.sdapcd.org/grants, email cleanairgrants@sdapcd.org or call 858.586.2600.

California Air Resources Board Diesel Training Courses

April 27, 2015 in Clean Air, Diesel/Biodiesel, Education, Uncategorized

The California Air Resources Board is offering the following diesel vehicle and equipment courses in April and May 2015.

Please check the webpages for each course for the topics covered, revisions, cancellations, and additional sessions. These courses are free of charge.

 

#302 Portable Equipment Registration Program (PERP) & Portable Diesel Engine ATCM.

May 20 – San Diego (8:30-3:30)

For more information and to register for course 302, please go to https://ssl.arb.ca.gov/training/courses.php?course=302

 

#504 In-Use Off-Road Diesel Vehicle Regulation

May 21 – San Diego (8:30-12:00)

For more information and to register for course 504, please go to https://ssl.arb.ca.gov/training/courses.php?course=504

 

#507 Transportation Refrigeration Units

May 12 – WEBINAR (11:00-12:00)

For more information and to register for course 507, please go to https://ssl.arb.ca.gov/training/courses.php?course=507

 

#540 Compliance Webinar for Public Agencies & Utilities

May 14 – WEBINAR (8:30-12:00)

For more information and to register for course 540, please go to https://ssl.arb.ca.gov/training/courses.php?course=540

 

For up-to-date information about diesel vehicle regulation requirements, please visit www.arb.ca.gov/truckstop