The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has approved $373 million in grants to support alternative fuel vehicles. The Funding Plan for fiscal year 2015-2016 represents a $150 million increase over the previous fiscal year’s budget. Some of the key highlights from the funding plan include:
$200 million for light-duty vehicle projects, including $163 million for the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project
$167.5 million for heavy-duty vehicles and freight-equipment projects, including $59 million for advanced technology demonstration projects
$20 million for pilot deployment of zero-emission trucks and $45 million for pilot deployment of zero-emission buses
The Funding Plan dedicates 50% of low-carbon transportation funds to benefit disadvantaged communities. This includes pilot projects to help owners of older, polluting vehicles trade up for the cleanest vehicle technologies available.
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