CARB regulations are changing rapidly and will impact MEMA fleets. The new regulations affect a wide variety of fleet operations in new and unexpected ways. This includes zero emission vehicle deployment, use of renewable fuels such as Renewable Diesel and Renewable Natural Gas, infrastructure upgrades, electrical grid availability, and funding.

MEMA, NAFA and Clean Cities are working together to address the challenges our fleets will face and have developed a webinar series to help our fleets understand what the CARB regulations will mean for reporting, electrification, inspection and maintenance, and obtaining funding for the zero emission transition. We’ll have fleet and industry experts providing presentations to help decipher the regulations. Each webinar will also feature a fleet manager panel discussion. You won’t want to miss these valuable webinars.

Fleet Manager Panel Discussion Following Each Presentation

  • Keith Leech, Chief of Parking and Fleet Management, County of Sacramento
  • David Renschler, Fleet Manager, City of Fairfield
  • Richard Battersby, Assistant Director of Public Works, City of Oakland
  • Jimm Vosburgh, Vice President Corporate Assets, West Valley Construction
  • Dan Berlenbach, Fleet Services Manager, City of Long Beach

Monetizing EV Credits, Funding, and Planning the EV Transition

Date: Thursday, March 25
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Registration required. Click here to register.

The Volvo Group will give a presentation on their development progress in low or zero-emission construction equipment. The presentation will first discuss the drivers and trends for low or zero-emission technologies, the enabling technologies Volvo is focused on, and the challenges to overcome. After this theoretical grounding, a few examples of Volvo’s new concepts and commercial products they are launching in the short term will be discussed, ending with an open question and answer session.


  • Intro to the Volvo Group
  • The Drivers of Change for Sustainable Low Emission Power
  • Enabling Technologies
  • Digitization
  • Sustainable Power
  • Automation
  • Electric Site Viability
  • From Concept to Customer
  • Examples from the Volvo Group
  • Questions & Answers

Speaker Ray Gallant, Vice-President Product Management and Productivity, Volvo Construction Equipment

Date: Mar. 25, 2021
Time:  10:30 am PDT/1:30 EDT
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This certification is the result of five years of preparation through the NSF project grant – Northwest Engineering and Vehicle Technology Exchange (NEVTEX) Due # 1700708.

This session will focus on the Level 2 SAE Vehicle Electrification (VE) Certification will focus on high voltage powertrain, energy management, and power conversion systems. Light, Medium, and Heavy-Duty Hybrid and Electric vehicle systems utilize highly integrated systems that dependent on a balance of efficiency, driveability, and performance. Experience traditional vehicle systems does not transfer to analyzing, diagnosing, or servicing electrified high voltage vehicle system. Therefore, it is critical for those in the automotive education and service spaces to become fluent in VE systems and acquire the SAE certification as a method to communicate competence in this technology to the public and private sectors. The standards outcomes of the certification are designed to engender rigor and depth for those endeavoring to attain it, while providing a certification of competence.

Areas that the SAE Vehicle Electrification Certification – Level 2 will cover:

  • HV Battery Pack and Control Systems
  • Electric Transmissions and Drive Units
  • 3-Phase Drive Motors and Generators
  • DC-DC Converters Systems
  • On-Board High Voltage Battery Charging Systems

Date: Mar. 26, 2021
Time:  1:00 pm PDT/4:00 EDT
Registration Required: Webinar

Missed Part 1 Advanced Skills Needed By Technicians Working With Current And Future Vehicles? Click here to watch.