The Clean Transportation Program (also known as Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program) invests up to $100 million annually in a broad portfolio of transportation and fuel transportation projects throughout the state. The Energy Commission leverages public and private investments to support adoption of cleaner transportation powered by alternative and renewable fuels. 

The program plays an important role in achieving California’s ambitious goals on climate change, petroleum reduction, and adoption of zero-emission vehicles, as well as efforts to reach air quality standards. The program also supports the state’s sustainable, long-term economic development.

Program Overview

An overview of the Clean Transportation Program.

Program Funding Areas

The program funds electric vehicle and hydrogen infrastructure, medium- and heavy-duty and natural gas vehicles, biofuels, and workforce development.

The Clean Transportation Program, also known as the Alternative and Renewable Fuels and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP) was established by Assembly Bill 118 (Núñez, Chapter 750, Statutes of 2007), which took effect January 1, 2008. Assembly Bill 8 (Perea, Chapter 401, Statutes of 2013) extended the program through January 1, 2024. Using funds collected from vehicle and vessel registration, vehicle identification plates, and smog abatement fees, the program:

  • Expedites development of conveniently located fueling and charging infrastructure for low- and zero-emission vehicles.
  • Accelerates advancement and adoption of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles, including low- and zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.
  • Expands in-state production of alternative, low-carbon renewable fuel.
  • Supports manufacturing and workforce training to help meet the needs of the state’s growing clean transportation and fuels market.

Upcoming Events

August 27, 2019 | 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
San Diego, CA
California Energy Commission staff will conduct a public workshop to discuss the three proposed 2020 incentive projects to be released under the CALeVIP, which is funded by the Clean Transportation Program (formerly known as the Alternative and Renewable Fuels and Vehicle Technology Program).
August 27, 2019 | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Art Rosenfeld Hearing Room, First Floor
The California Energy Commission will jointly conduct a workshop with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), to discuss building energy efficiency and decarbonization. A quorum of commissioners may attend, but no votes will be taken.
August 28, 2019 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Webinar
The California Energy Commission will conduct the third and final public webinar with the University of California, Irvine (UCI) Advanced Power and Energy Program (APEP) to report on the findings and conclusions of the California Renewable Hydrogen Production Plant Deployment Roadmap (Roadmap).
August 28, 2019 | 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Art Rosenfeld Room
The California Energy Commission (Energy Commission), the California Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) staff will conduct a joint public workshop to discuss the importance of streamlining the electric vehicle (EV) charger permitting process in California.

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