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California Energy Commission awards $6M to support cleaner transportation

Through the Clean Transportation Program, also known as the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program, the Energy Commission has awarded more than $6 million in grants. The program supports clean transportation innovation.

Two recipients received nearly $1.3 million for outreach, education, and collaborative planning grants to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles in the San Joaquin Valley.

The Fresno Metro Black Chamber Foundation will support the growth of several electric vehicle car-sharing and ridesharing services in disadvantaged communities. Gladstein, Neandross & Associates LLC will support the deployment of clean commercial trucks by facilitating access to incentives, providing technical assistance, and increasing engagement with operators and consumers.

Three awardees will use the funds for infrastructure manufacturing projects in California that will help meet the state’s goal of 5 million zero-emission vehicles on the road by 2030.

Proterra, Inc. received nearly $2 million to expand zero-emission bus manufacturing in the City of Industry.

Transportation Power, Inc. received more than $1.1 million to help produce zero- emission vehicle drive systems and components in Escondido.

Zero Motorcycles, Inc. received nearly $2 million to implement manufacturing changes at its Scotts Valley facility.

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