Alternative and Renewable Fuels and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP) Overview

Through annual investments of up to $100 million, the Alternative and Renewable Fuels and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP) promotes accelerated development and deployment of advanced transportation and fuel technologies. The program was established by Assembly Bill 118 (Núñez, 2007), which took effect January 1 2008, and was extended through January 1, 2024 by Assembly Bill 8 (Perea, 2013)

The ARFVTP plays an important role in achieving California’s ambitious goals on climate change, air quality, petroleum reduction, and adoption of zero-emission vehicles. The program also supports the state’s sustainable, long-term economic development.

Administered by the Energy Commission’s Fuels and Transportation Division, the ARFVTP invests in a broad portfolio of transportation and fuel transportation projects throughout the state, leveraging public and private investments.

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The Energy Commission is committed to providing opportunities to participate in and benefit from ARFVTP projects for diverse, underrepresented, underserved, and disadvantaged communities throughout the state.

Using funds collected from vehicle and vessel registration, vehicle identification plates, and smog abatement fees, the program:

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