Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program




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Transforming California's
Transportation Landscape

ARFVTP History

Ten years ago, the California Energy Commission launched the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP) to support development and deployment of advanced transportation and fuel technologies throughout California.

Through annual investments of up to $100 million, the ARFVTP plays an important role in achieving California’s ambitious goals on climate change, air quality, petroleum reduction, and adoption of zero-emission vehicles. The program’s strategic investments, which leverage public and private investments, also support the state’s sustainable, long-term economic development.

Working with state and local government partners, as well as private stakeholders, the ARFVTP has invested approximately $755 million over the past decade to advance a broad portfolio of innovations that are transforming California’s transportation landscape and advancing opportunities for clean mobility for all.

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ARFVTP Funding Areas

Through the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP), the California Energy Commission invests up to $100 million annually in a broad portfolio of projects that support adoption of cleaner transportation powered by alternative and renewable fuels.

These investments help the state reach its climate goals, clean air standards, reduce reliance on fossil fuels, and support in-state economic development.

Current funding areas include alternative fuel production, alternative fuel infrastructure, alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles, workforce development and other related activities that accelerate progress in the clean transportation sector.

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"Through the ARFVTP, the California Energy Commission invests up to $100 million annually in a broad portfolio of projects that support adoption of cleaner transportation."



"We must demonstrate that reducing carbon is compatible with an
abundant economy and human well-being."

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.