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Webinar: Making the Right Alternative Power Decision

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


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


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 –

Guidelines for the VIP program are available at

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, email 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


#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


#507 Transportation Refrigeration Units

May 12 – WEBINAR (11:00-12:00)

For more information and to register for course 507, please go to


#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


For up-to-date information about diesel vehicle regulation requirements, please visit

16th Annual APCD Lawnmower Trade-in Event

April 20, 2015 in Uncategorized

The San Diego County Air Pollution Control District is holding its annual lawnmower trade-in event on Saturday, May 9, beginning at 8am, at Qualcomm Stadium. A new Black & Decker rechargeable mower is being offered at a deep discount with the trade-in of a working, gas-powered mower. This deal is open to all San Diego residents. Don’t miss this once-a-year opportunity to upgrade your equipment and save some cash!

For more information, see the event flyer here.

lawnmower trade-in map

Sustainable Scripps Ranch

April 9, 2015 in Uncategorized

Yesterday (Wednesday), San Diego Regional Clean Cities Coalition coordinator, Kevin Wood, delivered a presentation at Sustainable Scripps Ranch. In the presentation he discussed alternative fueled and electric vehicles, how to drive greener, and shared data on alternative fuel growth in the San Diego region.

View the presentation here!

For more information and resources about alternative fuels, visit:

Truck and Bus Regulation Informational Meeting

February 5, 2015 in Uncategorized

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Truck & Bus Regulation Informational Meeting

February 11th from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce invites you to join the Air Resources Board in a discussion of truck and bus regulations.

Discussion topics include:

  • Truck and Bus Overview
  • Regulation Updates
  • Funding Opportunities
  • Enforcement
  • Reporting
  • Q & A Personalized Fleet Assessments

Admission: is FREE! Click here to register as reservations are required to attend.

Location: SWC Higher Education Center, Otay Mesa 8100 Gigantic Street, Room 4500 San Diego, CA, 92154

Parking: Parking options available at SWC, HIghere Education Center, Otay Mesa

High-Efficiency Vehicles and Ownership Models Survey

January 20, 2015 in Fleets, Fuel Economy, Hybrid Vehicles, Uncategorized


NAFA and CALSTART have invited fleet and commercial vehicle end-users to provide feedback on the benefits and operational requirements of implementing additional national standards to improve vehicle fuel economy by 2025. The results of the short survey below will inform the development of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration draft rules on medium to heavy-duty vehicle standards that will be issued later this spring.

Please click here for the survey, which will take 8 to 10 minutes to complete. We would like all responses by January 30th.

If you have any questions, concerns or would like to follow-up with CALSTART, please contact me at 626-744-5655 or

Clean Car Expo – Free Admission Extended!

January 19, 2015 in Alternative Fuel Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Calendar of Events, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Diesel/Biodiesel, Electric Vehicles, Ethanol, Events, Fleets, Hybrid Vehicles, Hydrogen, Propane, Uncategorized


Fleet professionals can access free passes to the Clean Car Expo exhibit hall or upgrade to discounted full conference registration through January 31.

Limited free booth spaces are still available for organizations interested in showing alternative fuel vehicles in the exhibition hall.

For more information on Clean Car Expo vendors and speakers view the CCE-Exhibitor-Prospectus or contact

California Energy Commission Funding Opportunties

December 19, 2014 in Alternative Fuel Vehicles, Charging Stations, Funding

Two California Energy Commission (CEC) solicitations have upcoming deadlines.

CEC SolicitationsCA

The Energy Commission is seeking applications from eligible entities for medium- and heavy-duty advanced vehicle technology demonstration projects. Demonstrations funded under this program opportunity notice (PON) must enhance market acceptance of advanced vehicle technologies that will lead to vehicle production and commercialization, reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and reduce petroleum use.

Application deadline: January 29, 2015 

The Energy Commission is seeking to fund projects that will advance technologies and strategies for smart and efficient charging and vehicle-to-grid communication interfaces that will provide benefits to both the electricity grid and the plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market.

Application deadline: February 6, 2015

For additional information view the CEC Request for Proposals, Contracts, and Solicitation website.

One-Stop Diesel Truck Event Coming to San Diego

December 11, 2014 in Alternative Fuel Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Calendar of Events, Diesel/Biodiesel, Education, Events, Fleets

truck event

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Scottish Rite Event Center
Golden Eagle Room
1895 Camino Del Rio South
San Diego CA 92108

Join ARB, local Agencies, and vendors to discuss diesel equipment requirements and ways to comply.

10:00 a.m. Regulatory Updates
10:30 a.m. Funding Updates
11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m. Enforcement Inspection Demo
9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Vendor Displays

One-on-one compliance assistance following regulatory and funding updates.

Sign up to attend! Call (916) 322-3937 (press 1 at the prompt) or email