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.

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 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

October 9, 2023 | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
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The California Energy Commission (CEC) will host a staff workshop to discuss a staff proposal for new regulations requiring select operators of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to report the number, utilization, and reliability of charging stations to the CEC.
October 10, 2023 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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There will be one Pre-Application Workshop; participation in this meeting is optional but encouraged. The Pre-Application Workshop will be held remotely through Zoom and conference call at the date, time and location listed below.
October 16, 2023 | 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
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The California Energy Commission (CEC) will host a staff workshop to solicit feedback on the 2023 Staff Report on Senate Bill 643: Clean Hydrogen Fuel Production and Refueling Infrastructure to Support Medium- and Heavy-Duty Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles and Off-Road Applications (2023 SB 643 Staff Report).