California Energy Commission Makes Available $1.3 Million In Zero Emission Vehicle Readiness Funding
As outlined by Green Car Congress, the California Energy Commission is making available nearly $1.3 million in Zero Emission Vehicle Readiness funding to “support new and existing planning efforts for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs).”
Here’s some additional info on how the funding will be disbursed:
Grant funds will be awarded on a “first-come, first-served basis.”
Funding Categories and Award Amounts
PEV Readiness Plan Implementation – $50,000 to $300,000 per application
PEV Readiness Plan Development – $50,000 to $300,000 per application
FCEV Readiness – $10,000 to $300,000 per application
And a brief description of the 3 categories:
Category A: PEV Readiness Plan Implementation.
Permitting and Inspection Process
EVCS Installation Process
Local Government Code Adoption and Training
Category B: PEV Readiness Plan Development. This funding category is for regions that do not have a PEV Readiness Plan adopted or currently under development.
Category C: FCEV Readiness.
Regional Hydrogen Refueling Infrastructure Plan
Streamlining the Permitting Process for Hydrogen Refueling Stations
Promotion of FCEV Use
Incorporation of FCEVs in Municipal Fleets