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Welcome

Welcome to the Central Coast Clean Cities Coalition's (C5) website. C5 is a group of local stakeholders whose mission is to expand the use of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) and fueling infrastructure throughout the Central Coast. C5 is best described as a clearinghouse for people to get together and learn more about AFVs (e.g., what is available, how to purchase AFVs, and where to fuel them).

Every year, each Clean Cities coalition submits to DOE an annual report of its activities and accomplishments for the previous calendar year; check out the Clean Cities Annual Report - 2016.

What's New

10 Big-Name Corporations Launch 100% Electric Vehicle Campaign At Climate Week NYC

A group of new big-name businesses including Baidu, IKEA, and Vattenfall have launched EV100, the first initiative of its kind to fast-track the uptake of electric vehicles and accompanying infrastructure. EV100 is looking to bring together companies committed to accelerating the transition to electric vehicles (EVs). Learn more here.

Energy Department Announces $4 Million for Medium/Heavy-Duty, On-Road Natural Gas Engine Research

the Energy Department announced up to $4 million for research projects on medium- and heavy-duty natural gas engine technologies. The Department's Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) funds early-stage, high-risk research to generate knowledge upon which industry can develop and deploy innovative transportation energy technologies that improve efficiency, lower costs for families and businesses, and increase the use of secure, domestic energy sources. For more information and application requirements click here.

Check out more exciting news on our news page!

Alternative Fuels News

For updated info on what is happening in the world of alternative fuels and AFVs visit the Office of Energy Efficiency and and Renewable Energy news site.

Readiness Planning Efforts on the Central Coast

In 2011, stakeholders from San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties formed a Coordinating Council called Plug-In Central Coast. The Council's mission is to encourage the adoption of alternative fuel vehicles (including electric, hydrogen, compressed natural gas, and propane) on the Central Coast. The Council includes the three Air Pollution Control Districts of Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo Counties; the Clean Cities Coalition of the Central Coast (C5); and the Community Environmental Council of Santa Barbara. Since 2011 the Council has been successful in securing grant funding for the Tri-County region and have completed an Electric Vehicle Readiness Plan (2011), an Alternative Fuel Readiness Plan (2016), and a Hydrogen Readiness Plan (2015). Read about the Readiness Plans here.


Funding Opportunities

Learn about local, state, and federal grants available here.


Resources

Check out useful tools, apps, and handbooks on alternative fuels.

What's New

Keep up to date on what's happening on the Central Coast!

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