The California Energy Commission has approved three alternative fuel infrastructure projects totaling more than $6 million.
The investments, which were funded through the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP), include:
- EV charging: Ten grants totaling more than $3.5 million for 181 EV charging stations to be installed along California highway corridors, and at destination locations, workplaces and multifamily buildings.
- Heavy-duty vehicle-to-grid fleet: A $2.3-million award to the DOE’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will help fund demonstration of an all-electric, heavy-duty vehicle-to-grid (V2G) fleet at Moffett Field near San Jose. The vehicles will explore the revenue-generating capability of V2G technology.
- Operations and maintenance for hydrogen fueling stations: Four grants totaling $1.2 million for the operation and maintenance of hydrogen refueling stations throughout the state. This complements the Energy Commission’s recently announced $46.6 million investment that will be used to build a hydrogen refueling station infrastructure.
Source: California Energy Commission via Green Car Congress
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