California Energy Commission Approves $12.6 Million for NGV Purchases
The California Energy Commission approved an additional $12.6 million in funding to the Natural Gas Vehicle Incentive Project (NGVIP), which offers incentives for the purchase of natural gas vehicles. This funding will help reduce the current wait list as well as fund future applications.
The University of California, Irvine, administers the program. Last year the Energy Commission allocated more than $11 million to recipients to purchase NGVs for use in California for at least three years.
The grants for the NGV incentives are funded through the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP), which aims to reduce California’s use and dependence on petroleum transportation fuels and increase the use of alternative and renewable fuels and advanced vehicle technologies.