Upcoming meeting on this draft solicitation. The meeting will be held on Oct 15 to seek input from stakeholders on a proposed solicitation concept for a future solicitation for eligible manufacturers of electric vehicle (EV) chargers and components and hydrogen refueling station (HRS) components and equipment. Let me know if you want a copy of the draft documents.
October 15, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Remote Access Available by Computer or Phone via WebEx™
This is a competitive grant solicitation. The California Energy Commission’s
(Energy Commission’s) Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology
Program (ARFVTP) announces the availability of up to $10,000,000 in grant
funds for projects that will support the manufacture of zero-emission vehicle
(ZEV) infrastructure technologies.
2. POLICY DRIVERS
• 2017-18 Investment Plan Update for the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and
Vehicle Technology Program1
• 2018-2019 Investment Plan Update for the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and
Vehicle Technology Program (CEC-600-2017-010-CMF)2
• Zero-Emission Vehicle Executive Order B-48-183
• 2016 ZEV Action Plan4
3. AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS
A total of up to $10,000,000 is available for awards under this solicitation. The
Energy Commission, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to increase or
decrease the amount of funds available under this solicitation.
4. MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM AWARD AMOUNTS
Projects are eligible for up to 50 percent of the total project costs or $2,000,000
or whichever is less.
5. MAXIMUM NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS
Applicants are only eligible to submit one application under this solicitation.
Private businesses that manufacture EV chargers/components and HRS
components/equipment are eligible.
This solicitation is open to business entities that meet the solicitation
requirements and agree to the Terms and Conditions and Special Terms and
Conditions. The Energy Commission will not award agreements to noncomplying
All manufactured products must be for commercial sale. Demonstration and precommercial
projects with products proposed for development are ineligible. Unlike
previous manufacturing solicitations, vehicles, and vehicle components and technologies
will not be eligible.
Eligible costs under previous ARFVTP manufacturing solicitations focused on the
acquisition of manufacturing tools and equipment, as well as the labor specifically
needed for installation and validation. Staff proposes to continue this approach, while
also allowing funding for workforce training of new and incumbent workers on the use of
the new manufacturing equipment and support services/systems.