The Clean Transportation Program (previously known as Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program) invests in projects throughout the state. The Energy Commission leverages public and private investments to support the transition to zero-emission transportation technology

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.

Clean Transportation Program Overview

An overview of the Clean Transportation Program.

Clean Transportation Funding Areas

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

Advisory Committee for the Clean Transportation Program Investment Plan

The Advisory Committee is composed of members representing a wide range of interests in clean transportation and clean energy issues.

Clean Transportation Program Investment Map

The program’s projects can be filtered by project type, low-income or disadvantaged community status, legislative districts, and more.

California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP) 2.0

One of the CEC’s block grants to provide incentives for the purchase and installation of light-duty electric vehicle (EV) chargers.

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 126 (Reyes, Chapter 319, Statutes of 2023) extended the program to July 1, 2035. 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 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 from low-carbon pathways;  

  • Supports manufacturing and workforce training to translate clean technology investments into sustained employment opportunities. 


Upcoming Events

May 31, 2024 | 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Remote Access Only
The California Energy Commission (CEC) will host an informational workshop discussing network roaming for electric vehicle (EV) charging. Network roaming refers to a customer’s ability to use their preferred EV charging payment account at chargers operated by different charging station operators.
June 7, 2024 | 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Remote Access or In-Person
The California Energy Commission (CEC) will host a meeting of the Advisory Committee for the Clean Transportation Program Investment Plan. The meeting will discuss proposed funding allocations included in the draft staff report version of the 2024–2025 Investment Plan Update for the Clean Transportation Program.