For Immediate Release: July 15, 2011
Media Contact: Adam Gottlieb - 916-654-4989

MEDIA ADVISORY

"Drive" Website Details Funding Opportunities for Alt Fuels, Vehicles

The California Energy Commission has unveiled "Drive," a new website providing industry professionals, fleet managers and consumers with information about greener transportation choices for the 21st century.

"The new website presents a much needed, clear view of the state's Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program," said Energy Commission Vice Chair James Boyd. "This landmark economic development program provides as much as $100 million annually in competitive grants and financial incentives to develop alternatives to fossil fuels. It leverages federal and private investment to create jobs here in California. 'Drive' clearly lays out the many funding opportunities and serves as a clearinghouse of information from such varied sources as state and federal government agencies, utilities, and vehicle manufacturers."

The "Drive" website details a wide range of transportation projects - from producing renewable fuels, to installing new fueling and charging stations for electric cars and other alternative fuel vehicles, to training the workforce that supports the ever-evolving transportation industry. "Drive" is designed for businesses and manufacturers hoping to develop new technologies, for fleet managers looking to upgrade their vehicles, for local governments seeking incentives to invest in green transportation, or for consumers just looking for ways to cut their costs.

"Drive" is located on the California Energy Commission's website at
www.energy.ca.gov/drive/



Assembly Bill 118 (Núñez, Chapter 750, Statutes of 2007) created the California Energy Commission's Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program. The statute, amended by Assembly Bill 109 (Núñez, Chapter 313, Statutes of 2008), authorizes the Energy Commission to develop and deploy alternative and renewable fuels and advanced transportation technologies to help achieve the state's climate change policies.



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