San Joaquin Valley Clean Transportation Center /
Mobile Solar EV Chargers

The California Energy Commission awarded an $1.2 million Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP) grant to CALSTART to establish the San Joaquin Transportation Center, which works to accelerate the use of clean vehicles and fuels and help the region more quickly meet its air quality targets. 

The center provides technical assistance, project development expertise, and support with acquiring funding for San Joaquin Valley vehicle fleet owners, local governments, businesses, and residents. The center will expand the use of zero-emission vehicles, clean trucks, and high-efficiency non-road equipment.  

The center helped develop the project that successfully deployed 13 transportable solar electric vehicle charging stations, made by Envision Solar, throughout Fresno County. These stations not only support California’s efforts on climate change, but also provide access to electric vehicle charging in underserved San Joaquin Valley communities.

ARVTP Award Amount
Nearly $1.2 million

Funding Category
Centers for Alternative Fuels


  • Center is in Fresno, Fresno County
  • Solar EV charging stations deployed in Fowler, Selma, Kingsburg, Reedley, San Joaquin, Kerman, Coalinga, Huron, Parlier, Orange Cove, Mendota, Firebaugh, and Sanger

Top Photo: One of 13 transportable solar electric vehicle charging stations by Envision Solar serving communities throughout Fresno County. Bottom Photo: Solar array on a transportable solar electric vehicle charging station by Envision Solar.
Photos courtesy of California Energy Commission.

"We must demonstrate that reducing carbon is compatible with an
abundant economy and human well-being."

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.