The California Energy Commission has approved $3.2m in funding for clean transportation projects in the state under its Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program.
Six new projects from the state will receive the funds to develop new transportation technologies, as well as alternative and renewable fuels.
Alternative fuel stations operator RTC will be the biggest beneficiary, securing $1.35m to install E85, 15% gasoline blended with 85% ethanol, dispensing equipment at 19 existing fueling stations in the state.
Electric vehicle charging stations developer ChargePoint, meanwhile, will receive about $0.5m to install 138 dual Level 2 electric vehicle charging stations, and 68 home charging stations at multi-family residences within the city of San Diego.
This will support and facilitate the commercialization of zero-emission vehicles in California, with a 2025 target of having 1.5 million electric vehicles on the state’s roads.
Alternative Energy Systems Consulting, Blackhawk Logistics, Lompoc Unified School District and The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians will be the other beneficiaries of the funding and will work towards increasing the storage, distribution and dispensing of alternative fuels in the state.