California Awards $4.8 Million to 3 Projects Aimed at Converting Medium-Duty Vehicle to Electric Drive

NOV 17 2013 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 1

CEC Awardees and Failures

CEC Awardees and Failures

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has narrowed down 5 applicants to 3 awardees.

EVI Vehicle Set Up With V2G

EVI Vehicle Set Up With V2G

The 3 selected projects will receive a total of $4,782,082 in awards ($5,918,404 in matching funds required from the awardees) to converted medium-duty gas and diesel vehicle over to pure electric.

These vehicles, all of them of the used but not quite used up variety, will be converted over to show that there are benefits for converting older commercial vehicles to electric.  What we mean by this is that purchasing a new electric in this class of vehicle would be far more costly than converting existing commercial-duty vehicles over to the specific application detailed by each award recipient.

2 of the applicants failed to meet the award criteria.

See graphic above for a list of all the applicants and for a basic explanation of what they plan to do with the monies received.

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KeiJidosha

This is sensible. The last AQMD presentation I saw listing pollution sources had “Light Vehicles” (cars and light trucks) as a 4th rank contributor at ~11% of total. Heavy equipment, commercial trucking, and port traffic comprised >50%. Addressing the largest contributors should maximize results.