Natural Gas – Conversions, Vehicles and Technology

Calif. Energy Commission Awards $20M in Alt-Fuel Grants

April 29, 2014

The City of Davis received grant funding to develop a plan for additional EV charging stations. Photo courtesy of Flickr/NCDOTCommunications
The City of Davis received grant funding to develop a plan for additional EV charging stations. Photo courtesy of Flickr/NCDOTCommunications

The California Energy Commission has approved more than $20 million to promote and expand use of alternative fuels.

This funding includes $3.8 million in grants from last year's investment in electric and natural gas fueling stations, alternative fuel readiness plans, fuel cell delivery vans, the establishment of a sustainable transportation center, and more than $16 million in natural gas vehicle incentives.

The $20 million investment, which was approved in late April, includes outlays such as:

  • $16.6 million in incentives to 30 OEMS and dealerships for 2,572 natural gas vehicles; these incentives are expected to be passed on to consumers.
  • $1.1 million grant to the Center for Transportation and the Environment to develop and deploy fuel cell hybrid electric walk-in delivery vans.
  • $1.1 million grant to the University of California, Davis, to establish a National Center for Sustainable Transportation.
  • $300,000 grant to the San Diego Association of Governments to develop an Alternative Fuel Readiness Plan.
  • $300,000 grant to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to install a compressed natural gas fueling station.
  • $300,000 grant to the Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District to develop an Alternative Fuel Readiness Plan.
  • $299,910 grant to Santa Barbara County to develop an Alternative Fuels Readiness Plan.
  • $275,810 grant to the City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County to develop an Alternative Fuel Readiness Plan.
  • $200,000 grant to the City of Davis to develop a plan for additional plug-in electric charging stations.

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