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.

Advisory Committee for the Clean Transportation Program Investment Plan

The Advisory Committee is composed of 33 members representing a wide range of interests in clean transportation and clean energy issues.

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

April 2, 2020 | 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Staff Workshop to Discuss Two Draft Solicitation Concepts for Blueprints for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero-Emission Vehicles and Infrastructure, and Block Grant for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Incentive Projects
April 8, 2020 | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Remote Access Only
The Energy Commission will hold its regularly scheduled business meeting. The agenda is online and available for this meeting. Please go to
April 10, 2020 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
California Energy Commission (CEC) staff will conduct a pre-solicitation workshop via WebEx™ to solicit feedback on a draft concept for Zero-Emission Transit Fleet Infrastructure Deployment.  


Clean Transportation Program
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