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

February 26, 2020 | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Charles R. Imbrecht Hearing Room
California Energy Commission (CEC) staff will conduct a pre-solicitation meeting to solicit feedback on concepts for the Reliable Electric Mobility Infrastructure (REMI) solicitation. The solicitation will focus on infrastructure deployment for innovative mobility with an emphasis on disadvantaged and low-income communities.
March 3, 2020 | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Arthur Rosenfeld Hearing Room – First Floor
The Presiding Member of the Clean Transportation Program Advisory Committee (Advisory Committee) and staff of the California Energy Commission (CEC) will conduct a public meeting of the Advisory Committee for the Clean Transportation Program.


Clean Transportation Program
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