The California Energy Commission is set to provide around $4.7m in grants for the development of clean energy transportation in the state.

This funding will be used to develop new centers or expand existing centers for alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technology that are located across Northern California, Central California, and Southern California, reports the

The alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technology centers identify strategic opportunities for local agencies and companies to develop and demonstrate advanced technology vehicles; provide a neutral site for individual companies to collaborate on technology demonstrations; and centralize the attention of fleet managers interested in alternative fuels and advanced vehicles.

In addition, these centers integrate vehicle technology as it is developed with workforce training efforts and provide a cohesive platform for seeking outside funds, such as funds from private or public sectors.

According to the Commission, the funds will be used for the development, construction, expansion, renting/leasing, and/or operation of alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technology centers.