October 27, 2021

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California Energy Commission announces incentive program for e-truck & bus infrastructure

California Energy Commission

California Energy Commission announces incentive program for e-truck & bus infrastructure

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has announced that it has approved a project to increase the deployment of fueling infrastructure for electric and hydrogen trucks, buses and equipment. The California Energy Commission has announced a new incentive program for electric bus and truck infrastructure.

The project EnergIIZE (Energy Infrastructure Incentives for Zero-Emission Commercial Vehicles) of $50 million-dollar will use “a concierge-like model,” which will work with eligible applicants directly to help plan and fund the purchase of charging and hydrogen fueling infrastructure.

California CEC announces new incentive program

CALSTART advance in the clean transportation market in key industry sectors will administer the project and will receive an initial $17 million to design and launch the program. The project team consists of CALSTART’s long-term voucher program administrator, Tetra Tech, and equity partner GRID Alternatives.

The EnergIIZE Commercial Vehicles project offers the fleet managers with technical and financial assistance as well as operational assurance they are planning accurately for charging and refuelling needs said CEC Commissioner Patty Monahan.

He also said “Air pollution has already taken a heavy toll on the health of our communities. Our communities cannot wait, and that is why I am fully supportive and excited that we are taking bold steps toward cleaner technologies for truck and bus fleets in our state,” said State Senator Lena Gonzalez. “As Chair of the Transportation Committee, I will always do everything in my power to advance and promote the use of cleaner vehicle technologies at our ports, roads and major freeways.”

 

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