Creating a Well-Trained Workforce
with California’s Community Colleges
The Energy Commission has provided funding to 14 community colleges, awarding grants for equipment purchases, train-the-trainer efforts, and curriculum development for the advancement of alternative fuels workforce training. This well-trained workforce will support the growing fleet of electric vehicles that will continue to enter the market. More Info
Developing hydrogen refueling infrastructure to support vehicles with no tailpipe pollution
First Element’s growing network of hydrogen stations exemplify California's commitment to commercializing zero emission fuel cell electric vehicles and will be a critical component of the state’s overall network. The Energy Commission is helping to fund the initial network of 100 stations. More Info
Enabling Plug-in Electric Vehicle Drivers to Charge up Across the State
California’s charging corridors are the vital link that will allow PEV drivers the ability to traverse the entire state North to South, or East to West. As of August 2016, the Energy Commission has invested in 250 DC Fast Chargers strategically located throughout the state. More Info
Spurring advanced Low NOx natural
Along with the South Coast Air Quality Management District and Southern California Gas Company, the Energy Commission awarded funding to Cummins Westport to create an advanced, low NOx natural gas engine that can be used in medium and heavy-duty truck applications. NOx emissions are expected to be 90% lower than the current EPA limit. More Info
The California Energy Commission’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP) is a competitive grant program that provides as much as $100 million annually towards innovative transportation and fuel technologies that help California meet its energy, clean air, and climate-change goals.
The ARFVTP has:
- Invested more than $606 million to date.
- Funded more than 543 clean transportation projects.
- Provided as much as $100 million annually.
Recent legislation extended the ARFVTP until January 1, 2024.