California Statewide Alternative Fuel and Fleets Project


CSE is working with the thirteen California Clean Cities Coalitions accelerate the adoption of alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure by California’s fleets, employers, and cities. The project is funded by the Department of Energy (DOE) through an award to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD). The California Statewide Alternative Fuel and Fleets (CA STAFF) project will carry out the aims of the DOE grant by executing the following initiatives: 

  • Conduct workshops for, cities, employers, and fleets on electric vehicle, hydrogen, and natural gas infrastructure and vehicle best practices.
  • Provide one-on-one assistance to fleets to support deployment of alternative fuel vehicles (AFV).  
  • Complete needs assessment on alternative fuel vehicle training for first responders and fleet technicians.  

The CA STAFF project will facilitate continued growth in alternative fuel vehicle and infrastructure market and address ongoing barriers in California. Increased use of alternative fuel vehicles in California will contribute to reductions in air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, and dependence on diminishing petroleum-based fuels.

Available to download: Needs Assessment for Alternative Fuel Vehicle Training in California


Program at a Glance

Program Goals

Advance California alternative fuel market by eliminating barriers to the deployment of alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) and infrastructure at workplaces and in fleets.

CSE's Role

Coordinate California’s Clean Cities Coalitions to assess alternative fuel related training needs and promote training opportunities statewide.

In conjunction with the San Diego Regional Clean Cities Coalition, assist San Diego County cities, fleets, and employer’s transition to alternative fuel vehicles and install fueling and charging infrastructure.


Clean Transportation

Key Partners

Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), California Clean Cities Coalitions (CCC): San Diego Regional CCC, Central Coast CCC, San Francisco CCC, San Joaquin Valley CCC, Los Angeles CCC, Sacramento CCC, Silicon Valley CCC, Southern California CCC, Western Riverside County CCC, Long Beach CCC, East Bay CCC, Coachella Valley Region CCC, Antelope Valley CCC

State Policies Supported

Ab 32, SB 275, Ab 118, Governor’s Exec. Order B-16-2012 ZEV Action Plan

Impact Statement

Facilitate growth of California’s alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicle markets while ensuring state’s workforce is properly trained to address alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure incidents.