California Energy Commission – 2014‐2015 Vehicle Technology Investment Plan


2014-2015 Investment Plan

2014-2015 Investment Plan

The California Energy Commission published its “2014‐2015 Investment Plan Update for the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program.”

This investment plan was formally adopted by the Energy Commission on April 22, 2014.

Full details on the Investment Plan can be found at this PDF California Energy Commission link.

We’ll highlight the specific investments that are directly linked to plug-in vehicles.

Investments To Date

Investments/Awards To Date

Recent/Current Projects

Recent/Current Projects

The investment plan provides $15 million to support charging infrastructure for plug‐in electric vehicles. This is more than double the $7 million set aside for charging infrastructure last year and the $6.75 million the year before.

The investment plan includes a $15 million allocation for the demonstration of medium‐ and heavy‐duty advanced technology vehicles, some of which will be of the plug-in variety.

The Energy Commission will set aside $5 million to support the continuation of incentives for light‐duty plug‐in electric vehicles for fiscal year 2014‐2015.

That’s all of the spending specific to plug-in vehicles that we see in the detailed Energy Commission report.  Perhaps we missed something though?  Again, here’s the link to the full PDF document, courtesy of the California Energy Commission.

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How is it that they’ve spent so much money on Technology Demonstration? I smell corruption.


Demonstrations should be free. If the product proves to be of value buy it and deploy.


Hydrogen fueling infrastructure is the biggest number.

Let’s get this clear. We are trying to end fossil fuel emissions. If fossil fuel emissions had a substantial and morally justified price imposed upon them by law, then the market would clearly show that FCEVs are associated with higher emissions, and the maintenance of fossil energy majority in the face of the broader good, the future, and sanity.

Natural Gas and Hydrogen (derived from Natural Gas) seeing the most investment.

If weighted per vehicle both NG and FCV receive substantial infrastructure incentives per number of vehicles on the road each year. I’ll leave it to Eric and Jay to tell us how much the incentive was based on 2013 MY vehicle numbers. 😉

Read that again: Bio Methane