EnergIIZE Unveils Drayage Public Set-Aside;
Announces Opening Date to Apply for Funding

Medium- and Heavy-Duty Electric and Hydrogen Vehicle Drayage Infrastructure Incentives for Public and Shared Use will be Available Beginning in Mid-October.

PASADENA, CA – The EnergIIZE (Energy Infrastructure Incentives for Zero-Emission) Commercial Vehicles Project is thrilled to announce the launch of the Drayage Public Set-Aside lane which will begin accepting applications on a rolling basis at 9 a.m. Pacific Time on October 19, 2023. Administered by CALSTART and funded by the California Energy Commission (CEC), this lane will offer more than $22 million in incentives and launch on the same day as the EnergIIZE Project’s EV Public Charging Station funding lane. 

The Drayage Public Set-Aside lane is intended for California-based medium- and heavy-duty trucking fleets who are or will be California Air Resources Board (CARB) Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) and Innovative Small e-Fleet (ISEF) applicants or recent recipients. 

The Drayage Public Set-Aside lane offers a unique incentive structure, covering up to 75 percent of eligible equipment and software costs, up to a maximum of $2.8 million per project based on fuel type. Applicants that meet equity criteria(reference page 16) may be eligible for coverage of up to 90 percent of eligible equipment and software costs, and up to $3,920,000 per project based on fuel type. Eligible electric vehicle charging and hydrogen fueling infrastructure equipment under the Drayage Public Set-Aside lane includes compressors, piping and pipelines, chillers, direct current fast-chargers (DCFC), Level 2 electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE), switchgears, wiring and conduit, and meter mains. 

“By launching the Drayage Public Set-Aside, we hope to accelerate the growth of shared and open access charging and refueling infrastructure for electric and hydrogen fuel cell drayage vehicles serving California’s ports and railyards. This growth is especially important for fleets and operators that may lack access to depot charging,” said Alyssa Haerle, Director of Infrastructure Incentive Administration at CALSTART. 

Prospective applicants can apply for funding through the Incentive Processing Center (IPC) online application link on the EnergIIZE website. Please view the pre-recorded video and slide deck for further information on the application process. 

In addition to Set-Aside funding specifically for the Drayage, Transit, and Public School Bus vocations, EnergIIZE has a total of four core funding lanes: EV Fast Track, EV Jump Start, Hydrogen, and EV Public Charging Station. For more information, see the EnergIIZE website or contact [email protected].

About EnergIIZE 

EnergIIZE Commercial Vehicles is a CEC block grant project that provides infrastructure incentives for public and private fleets, owner/operators, school bus fleets, transit agencies, and public charging sites that plan to deploy battery electric or hydrogen fuel cell vehicle technology. 


 A nonprofit organization with offices across the United States, in Europe, and with partners worldwide, CALSTART works with more than 300 member companies to build a prosperous, efficient, and clean high-tech transportation industry. We overcome barriers to modernization and the adoption of clean vehicles. CALSTART is changing transportation for good.

About the California Energy Commission 

The California Energy Commission is leading the state to a 100 percent clean energy future for all. As the state’s primary energy policy and planning agency, the Energy Commission is committed to reducing energy costs and environmental impacts of energy use while ensuring a safe, resilient, and reliable supply of energy.