Transportation Electrification Branch

Caltrans ZEV Strategy

As the steward of California’s state highway system, Caltrans serves an important and unique role in the state’s efforts to increase zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) on California’s roadways. In coordination with Caltrans Divisions and Districts, other state agencies, and external partners, the Department's ZEV strategy includes such actions as: 

  • Transitioning the Caltrans vehicle fleet, including locomotives, to ZEVs.
  • Installing charging stations at Caltrans workplaces and public charging stations along the SHS.
  • Investing in public charging accessibility through the facilitation of competitive grant programs. 
  • Incentivizing the adoption of zero-emission freight technology across the state.
  • Supporting local transit agencies' transition to zero-emission technology through funding and technical assistance.

FHWA Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Program

The Notice of Funding Opportunity for round two of the federal Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) Program was released on May 30. CFI is designed to accelerate an electrified and alternative fuel transportation system that is convenient, affordable, reliable, equitable, accessible, and safe.

Deadline to apply for reconsideration of non-awarded Round 1 applicants: July 1, 2024
Deadline to apply for new applicants: August 28, 2024

Request a letter of support or partnership for a CFI Project signed by a Caltrans District Director by contacting your Caltrans District Representative.