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Advanced Transportation Sites

Plug-in Vehicle Resource Center
California's new resource dedicated completely to plug-in electric vehicles.

California Department of General Services Office of Fleet Administration
OFA is responsible for the establishment, implementation, and maintenance of policies and procedures governing state-owned mobile equipment.

CEC - "Drive" website
The CEC's "Drive" website details a wide range of transportation projects, from producing renewable fuels, to installing new fueling and charging stations for electric cars and other alternative fuel vehicles, to training the workforce that supports the ever-evolving transportation industry.

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

National Renewable Energy Laboratory
One of the United States national laboratories researching hydrogen production and storage, and working on hybrid electric vehicles.

U.S. DOE Advanced Vehicle Testing
The U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity 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
The Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles 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 Clean Cities
The U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities Program supports public-private partnerships that deploy alternative fuel vehicles and build supporting alternative fuel infrastructure.

U.S. DOE Electric Drive Vehicle Training
Provides training videos with information about electric drive vehicles, and the installation and inspection process of installing charging equipment in your home.

U.S. DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) invests in clean energy technologies that strengthen the economy, protect the environment, and reduce dependence on foreign oil.

U.S. EPA Alternative Fuels
EPA information page on Alternative Fuels. is maintained jointly by the U.S Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The site helps fulfill DOE and EPA’s responsibility under the Energy Policy Act (EPAct) of 1992 to provide accurate MPG information to consumers.

Blogs & Forums

DriveClean is on Facebook
We'll let you know what's going on in California that makes it easier for you to Drive Clean: new funding and incentives, clean cars coming to market, infrastructure going in, and legislation to support clean driving.

Earth Garage
A place to find all the ideas, information and resources to help make your car greener and save money.

Focus Electric Discussion Forum

GM Volt Forum

iMiEV Discussion Forum

My Nissan Leaf Discussion Forum

Nissan Leaf Drivers Blog

Prius Owners Chat

Tesla Motors Enthusiasts Blog

California Clean Cities Coalitions

Clean Cities is a Federal Program of the U. S. Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy established to encourage both public and private fleet operators to convert to alternative fuels where economically practical. There are 13 Clean Cities Coalitions in California:

Antelope Valley Clean Cities

Central Coast Clean Cities

Coachella Valley Region Clean Cities

East Bay Clean Cities (Oakland)

Long Beach Clean Cities

Los Angeles Clean Cities

Sacramento Clean Cities

San Diego Clean Fuels Coalition

San Francisco Clean Cities

San Joaquin Valley Clean Cities

Silicon Valley Clean Cities (San Jose)

Southern California Clean Cities

Western Riverside County Clean Cities

Charging & Fueling

Clean Car Maps
Clean Car Maps is a resource for finding clean fuel stations in your area.

Colomb Technologies
The leader in networked electric vehicle charging station infrastructure with installations in municipalities, fleets and organizations worldwide.

EV Charger News
The most complete list of EV chargers

Electric Car Stations
Provides an electric vehicle charger finder map with marker overlays and links to recently posted stations.

EV Solutions
AeroVironment provides a broad range of product, service, and back office solutions to enable the electric vehicle movement.

GE Watt Station
GE’s WattStation enables fast level 2 charging at home and on the road.

Home Fueling for CNG Vehicles
New technology offers the ability to refuel your CNG vehicle at home.

An EV charging station finder that connects users with other EV news and happenings.

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Alternative Fuels Data Center
DOE's database provides maps to refueling stations in the US for CNG, LPG/propane, ethanol, electric, biodiesel, hydrogen, and liquefied natural gas (LNG)

Clean Car Buyer Guides

ACEEE Greener Cars
This official web site for ACEEE's Green Book is a unique consumer resource providing Green Scores rating the environmental friendliness of every vehicle on market. ACEEE is a Washington, D.C.-based independent, non-profit research group dedicated to advancing energy efficiency as a means of protecting the environment and strengthening the economy.

Automotive Science Group
Offers an automotive performance index to rate the social, ecological and economic performance of vehicles.
A source for information on electric cars, hybrids and more.
News, education, market updates and buying guide for hybrid vehicles.
Everything you need to know about charging, range, batteries, incentives and more - explained in plain English. The reference section is like an online users guide for electric cars and plug-in hybrids.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) Green Vehicle Guide
US EPA's information on greenhouse gas and air pollution scores for all cars on the market. Scores on based on a national scale rating scale. is maintained jointly by the U.S Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The site helps fulfill DOE and EPA’s responsibility under the Energy Policy Act (EPAct) of 1992 to provide accurate MPG information to consumers.


Collecting the History of Fuel Cells
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 your environmental impact by lowering your greenhouse gas emissions.

Dr. Es Energy Lab
Rounds up the best web sites for children to learn about energy efficiency and renewable energy.
This is an educational web site sponsored by the Auto Alliance.

Hydrogen information system which contains information on hydrogen and fuel cells, along with a company and products database.

It All Adds Up to Cleaner Air
It All Adds Up to Cleaner Air is a unique public education and partnership-building initiative to help regional, state and community efforts to reduce traffic congestion and air pollution.

Kids Saving Energy
Games, tips and facts just for kids who want to save energy.

Planet Polluto
Planet Polluto is an educational game that teaches children about the causes and effects of pollution.

The Know Zone
An educational site for kids and teachers about the air we breathe, air pollution and how to keep the air clean and healthy.


L.A. Department of Water and Power

PG & E

San Diego Gas and Electric

Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Southern California Edison

Facts, Figures & Resources

California Energy Commissin (CEC) - Transportation Fuels: Gasoline, Diesel, Ethanol
California Energy Commission\'s weekly report on transportation fuels trends.

CEC - Natural Gas in California
California Energy Commission\'s weekly data on natural gas.

California Local Air Districts
Provides general information about Air Quality Management Districts throughout California.

Clean Car Options
Alternative vehicle comparisons. This site is intended to provide technical details of the various alternative vehicles, including quick links to the latest papers & reports in this field.


ARB Air Quality Improvement Progam
The Air Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) is a voluntary incentive program administered by the Air Resources Board to fund clean vehicle and equipment projects, research on biofuels production and the air quality impacts of alternative fuels, and workforce training.  

CEC Alternative and Renewable Fuel & Vehicle Technology Program

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

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

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

ARB California Gasoline Programs
ARB information on gasoline regulations - meetings, phase-out of MTBE, and other proposed regulatory changes.

ARB Diesel Fuel Program
ARB regulation information on fuel specifications for diesel fuel sold in California.

ARB Low Emission Vehicle Program
ARB information on emission reduction standards for automobiles through the LEV I and II regulations.

ARB ZEV Program
ARB regulation information to reduce emissions from mobile sources.

California Dept. of Consumer Affairs - Bureau of Automotive Repair
BAR registers and regulates approximately 34,000 California automotive repair facilities, and licenses smog check, lamp and brake inspection stations.

International Association for Natural Gas Vehicles
The IANGV provides the NGV and alternative fuel industry with an international forum to foster growth, safety, product development and policy formation.

Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee
This committee manages activities mandated by legislation authorizing the imposition of an additional motor vehicle registration fee to fund programs to reduce air pollution from motor vehicles.

Publications & Online News

A Guide to EV Ready Communities: Ready, Set, Charge California!
This guide provides public agencies throughout California with guidance on how to advance community electric vehicle readiness. It provides standardized policies, ordinances and best-practices, providing a consistent framework for deployment of EVs and EV infrastructure.

Car and Driver’s Hybrid Car Buyers Guide
Compare and read reviews on hybrid, alternative energy, and fuel efficient car models.

EV World
Online publication with news and information on advanced technologies using electric drive.

Fuel Cell Today
Portal for companies and individuals with and interest in the commercialization of fuel cells. Provides news, events listings, reviews and reports, discussion forums and industry directories. is a leading website dedicated to providing avid car enthusiasts, environmentalists and everyday consumers with information about green vehicles, green energy and technologies. is the Internet’s premier website dedicated to hybrid gas-electric vehicles and the full range of consumer information and tools about cars, energy, and the environment.

The Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Letter
A monthly newsletter for the international hydrogen and fuel cell communities, covering events and developments in this emerging field as they occur. was founded by Brad Berman, who created in 2003. The team of writers, researchers and industry analysts will report the news and related consumer info about your favorite electric-drive vehicles. The site hosts multiple online communities, each gathered around a specific EV or plug-in hybrid. And it provides opportunities for each vehicle-specific community to interact with the other—as a way to form a growing movement of electric drivers.

Trade Organizations, Associations, Partnerships & Initiatives

AAA Greenlight Initiative
Represents AAA’s commitment to the promotion and development of alternative fuel and vehicle technologies.

California Cars Initiative (CalCars)
A non-profit startup of entrepreneurs, engineers, environmentalists and consumers.

California Center for Sustainable Energy
A non-profit organization dedicated to Greening Your World.

California Clean Cars Campaign
A program set to bring the next generation of advanced, clean cars into the driveways of California’s families.

California Fuel Cell Partnership
The CaFCP is a unique collaborative of auto manufacturers, energy companies, fuel cell technology companies, and government agencies.

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

California Plug-in Electric Vehicle Collaborative
A multi-stakeholder public-private effort working together to ensure a strong and enduring transition to a plug-in electric vehicle market in California.  The Collaborative includes elected and appointed officials, automakers, utilities, infrastructure providers, environmental organizations and others.

Calstart Weststart
Calstart / Weststart provides news and information on electric, natural gas and hybrid electric vehicles, mobility systems and intelligent transportation systems.

Canadian Hydrogen Association
Nonprofit membership association composed of universities, research organizations, industry and small businesses. Develops the role of H2 energy for the purpose of improving the environment.

Driving Electric
A nonprofit startup connecting current plug-in drivers with consumers who want to make informed decisions about their next vehicle.

Electric Drive Transportation Association
EDTA is an international association representing the interest of those involved in battery, hybrid and fuel cell electric drive technologies and supporting infrastructure.

Electrification Coalition
The Electrification Coalition is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit group of business leaders committed to promoting policies and actions that facilitate the deployment of electric vehicles on a mass scale in order to combat the economic, environmental, and national security dangers caused by our nation’s dependence on petroleum.

Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association
The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA) is the world's premier advocacy organization dedicated to the commercialization of fuel cells and hydrogen energy technologies.

Fuel Cell Markets
Fuel Cell Markets Ltd. is a market catalyst for fuel cell and hydrogen industries. Advanced open industry communications platform designed to aid commercialization.

Fuel Cell Technology Showcase
From the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE International), a collection of the latest books, magazine articles, events and more on fuel cell energy and fuel cell vehicles.
An information hub for plug-in electric vehicles

Greenhouse Gas Technology Information Exchange
The GREEN TIE is an electronic directory containing information about suppliers of technologies, services, research, and data relevant to the mitigation of greenhouse gases.

The Methanol Institute
The Methanol Institute's mission is to expand markets for the use of methanol as a chemical commodity building block, a hydrogen carrier for fuel cell applications, and an alternative fuel.

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

National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition
The National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition is the nation's primary advocate dedicated to the use of 85 percent ethanol as a form of alternative transportation fuel.

National Fuel Cell Research Center
A component of the Advanced Power & Energy Program which oversees the UC Irvine Combustion Laboratory. Provides leadership within a vigorous program of research, development and demonstration.

Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition
The NGVC is a national organization dedicated to the development of a growing, sustainable and profitable market for vehicles powered by natural gas or hydrogen.

NESEA - Greener Vehicles on the Market
The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) is a membership organization focused on promoting energy conservation and non-polluting, renewable energy technologies.

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

Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM)
Comprised of 8 member states, including six New England States, as well as New York and New Jersey. Their purpose is to promote cooperation regarding air quality control among the member states.

Plug-in America
Mission to accelerate the shift to plug-in vehicles powered by clean, affordable, domestic electricity to reduce our nation's dependence on petroleum and improve the global environment.

Renewable Fuels Association
The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has been working as the "Voice of the Ethanol Industry" since 1981 to secure a strong marketplace for ethanol.
Fostering the plug-in readiness of the Southern California Region by coordinating education and outreach; building necessary infrastructure, offering financial incentives such as rebates and rate discounts, streamlining permitting requirements, and other collaborative efforts that support PEVs in the region.


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