ARFVTP Funding Areas

Through the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP), the Energy Commission invests up to $100 million annually in projects that support adoption of cleaner transportation powered by alternative and renewable fuels.

Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

Electric vehicles have many advantages over traditional internal combustion engines, including zero tailpipe emissions. There are different types of electric vehicles: hybrid electric, plug-in hybrid electric, and battery electric.

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Hydrogen Refueling Infrastructure

Hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles are highly-efficient, have zero tailpipe emissions, and can be powered by domestically-produced hydrogen fuel.

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Medium/Heavy Duty & Natural Gas Vehicles

Medium- and heavy- duty vehicles range from construction equipment to public transit and school buses, to last-mile delivery trucks. Natural gas vehicles are a cleaner and more efficient alternative to gasoline and diesel vehicles.

Natural Gas


Biofuels such as ethanol, biodiesel, renewable diesel, and biomethane have lower carbon emissions than conventional fossil fuels.

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Workforce Development

To meet the need for a skilled workforce in the state’s growing clean transportation and fuels market, the ARFVTP is investing in manufacturing and workforce training and development, working with a variety of public and private partners.

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