Related Sites

Learn more about advanced technology vehicles and alternative fuels from these related resources and links.


Advanced Transportation Sites

California Department of General Services Office of Fleet Administration (OFA)
Responsible for the establishment, implementation and maintenance of policies and procedures governing state-owned fleet vehicles.

California Hydrogen Initiatives
Learn about what California is doing to support hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
One of the U.S. national laboratories researching hydrogen production and storage, and hybrid-electric vehicles.

U.S. DOE Advanced Vehicle Testing
Works with government and commercial fleets and industry groups to support the testing and deployment of alternative fuel vehicles.

U.S. DOE Alternative Fuels and Advance Vehicle Data Center
Provides a wide range of information and resources to enable the use of alternative fuels, in addition to other petroleum reduction options such as advanced vehicles, fuel blends, idle reduction and fuel economy.

U.S. DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Invests in clean energy technologies that strengthen the economy, protect the environment and reduce dependence on petroleum.

U.S. EPA Alternative Fuels
Information page on alternative fuels.
This U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency site provides accurate fuel economy ratings information to consumers.


Collecting the History of Fuel Cells
The history of fuel cells, compiled by the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.
A valuable resource for small businesses, individuals, local governments and schools to learn about ways to reduce environmental impacts by lowering greenhouse gas emissions.

Trade Organizations, Associations, Partnerships & Initiatives

Center for Sustainable Energy
A nonprofit organization dedicated to decarbonizing transportation and the built environment and rebate administrators of the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project.

California Clean Cars Campaign
A program promoting clean cars in California.

California Clean Cities
U. S. Department of Energy program encouraging conversion of public and private fleets to alternative fuels where economically practical. There are 13 Clean Cities Coalitions in California.

California Electric Transportation Coalition
A non-profit association committed to the successful introduction and large-scale deployment of all forms of electric transportation.

California Fuel Cell Partnership
A collaborative of auto manufacturers, energy companies, fuel cell technology companies and government agencies.

California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition
The coalition is devoted to ensuring that the state continues to set the pace in adopting CNG technology.

Works with member agencies to build a high-tech clean-transportation industry that creates jobs, cuts air pollution and oil imports and curbs climate change.

Electric Drive Transportation Association
An international association representing those involved in battery, hybrid and fuel cell electric drive technologies and supporting infrastructure.

Electrification Coalition
A nonprofit group committed to promoting policies and actions that facilitate the deployment of electric vehicles to combat the nation’s dependence on petroleum.

Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association
An advocacy organization dedicated to the commercialization of fuel cells and hydrogen energy technologies.

The Methanol Institute
Dedicated to expanding markets for methanol as a chemical commodity building block, a hydrogen carrier for fuel cell applications and an alternative fuel.

National Biodiesel Association
The national trade association representing the biodiesel industry as the coordinating body for research and development in the U.S.

National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition
A leading national advocacy group dedicated to the use of E85 ethanol as an alternative transportation fuel.

National Fuel Cell Research Center
A component of the Advanced Power & Energy Program that oversees the UC Irvine Combustion Laboratory and conducts research, development and demonstration projects.

NGV Global
Provides news and information for the natural gas vehicle industry.

Plug In America
Promotes the shift to plug-in vehicles powered by domestic electricity to reduce our nation's dependence on petroleum and improve the global environment.

Renewable Fuels Association
Serves as the voice of the ethanol industry to secure a stronger marketplace for ethanol.

A nonprofit organization that aims to accelerate the shift to electric cars through public-private collaboration, public engagement and policy education innovation.

Policies and Process

CARB Air Quality Improvement Program
Low Carbon Transportation Investments and the Air Quality Improvement Program provide incentives to reduce greenhouse gas, criteria pollutant and toxic air contaminant emissions through the deployment of advanced technology and clean transportation.

California Energy Commission Funding Resources
The California Energy Commission is authorized to develop and deploy alternative and renewable fuels and advanced transportation technologies to help attain the state's climate change policies.

Government Regulations

CARB Advanced Clean Cars Program
Information on emission-reduction standards for automobiles through the Zero-Emission and Low-Emission Vehicle regulations.

CARB Climate Change regulation
Information on California’s implementation of Assembly Bill 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, requiring California to develop regulations that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020.

CARB Alternative Fuels Activities
Regulation information on CNG, LPG and other fuels.

CARB California Gasoline Programs
Information on gasoline regulations and meetings, phase-out of the gasoline additive MTBE and other proposed regulatory changes.

CARB Diesel Fuel Program
Regulatory information on fuel specifications for diesel fuel sold in California.