2023–2024 Investment Plan Update for the Clean Transportation Program
April 24, 2023
Transportation Energy (600)
Clean Transportation Program
The 2023–2024 Investment Plan Update for the Clean Transportation Program guides the allocation of program funding for the first six months of Fiscal Year 2023–2024, and also includes general fund allocations under the Budget Acts of 2021 and 2022, which project funding through 2026. Program funding, originally established in 2008 through Assembly Bill 118 and reauthorized in 2013 through Assembly Bill 8, has averaged about $100 million per year and is set to expire at the end of the calendar year 2023. The California Energy Commission (CEC) reviews the proposed allocations annually and adjusts as needed.
This 2023–2024 investment planis the fifteenth in the history of the program and reflects laws, executive orders, regulations, and other funding programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, petroleum dependence, and criteria pollution emissions for all Californians. Program priorities are determined with input from interested and affected groups, the Disadvantaged Communities Advisory Group, the Clean Transportation Program Advisory Committee, and CEC analyses such as the Senate Bill 1000 Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Deployment Assessment and the Assembly Bill 2127 Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Assessment — Analyzing Charging Needs to Support Zero-Emission Vehicles in 2030. These priorities are consistent with the overall program goal “to develop and deploy innovative technologies that transform California’s fuel and vehicle types to help attain the state’s climate change policies.”
This 2023–2024 Investment Plan Update establishes funding allocations based on identified needs and opportunities, including a focus on zero-emission vehicle infrastructure. The investment plan also prioritizes jobs, economic stimulus, and equity.
This draft staff report represents the first step in developing the 2023–2024 Investment Plan Update. Before the adoption of the report at a CEC business meeting, the Energy Commission expects to release a Lead Commissioner report later in the year, as well as convene at least two advisory committee meetings and conduct outreach and engagement with other interested and affected groups.