For Immediate Release: April 12, 2021

First-of-Its-Kind Project Will Help Meet Needs of Public and Private Fleets

SACRAMENTO – Join state transportation leaders as the California Energy Commission (CEC) unveils details of a first-of-its kind project to accelerate the deployment of infrastructure needed to fuel zero-emission trucks, buses and equipment.

Administered by CALSTART, the EnergIIZE Commercial Vehicles (Energy Infrastructure Incentives for Zero-Emission Commercial Vehicles) project will use a concierge-like model working directly with eligible applicants to help plan and fund the purchase of charging and hydrogen fueling infrastructure.

The $50 million-dollar multi-year EnergIIZE project will help communities most impacted by transportation-related pollution by meeting essential infrastructure needs of companies and public agencies committed to replacing old, polluting equipment with clean battery-electric and hydrogen options. 

Accelerating zero-emission infrastructure fuels California’s clean energy economy, attracting manufacturers and creating jobs while advancing Governor Gavin Newsom’s executive order mandating all operations of medium-duty and heavy-duty vehicles be 100 percent zero-emission by 2045.

WHAT: Announcement of $50 million effort that will fund infrastructure for zero-emission trucks and buses funded by the CEC’s Clean Transportation Program.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 10 a.m. PST

WHO:

  • California State Senator Lena Gonzalez
  • California Energy Commissioner Patty Monahan
  • Alycia Gilde, Senior Director, Clean Fuels and Infrastructure Initiative, CALSTART

VISUALS: Event to include video segments from three sites across California featuring medium- and heavy-duty electric charging and hydrogen refueling infrastructure that may be eligible for funding through the EnergIIZE project.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE VIA ZOOM:
Please register in advance:
https://energy.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gvYMXvPaSnqXKuZFZGxY3w

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About the California Energy Commission
The CEC is the state's primary energy policy and planning agency. It has seven core responsibilities: advancing state energy policy, encouraging energy efficiency, certifying thermal power plants, investing in energy innovation, developing renewable energy, transforming transportation, and preparing for energy emergencies.

About CALSTART
A national nonprofit consortium with offices in New York, Michigan, Colorado and California and partners world-wide, CALSTART works with 260+ member company and agency innovators to build a prosperous, efficient and clean high-tech transportation industry. We overcome barriers to modernization and the adoption of clean vehicles. CALSTART is changing transportation for good.