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Advanced Transportation

Hybrid Bus Fleets in Illinois

Grant Farm managed the successful Illinois Department of Transportation (DOT) solicitation of $4.1 million of US DOT funds for the Illinois Paratransit Bus Hybrid Program, which purchased 21 paratransit vehicles in seven Illinois communities.

$19.0 Million NY TRUCK Incentive Program

With CALSTART and TIAX, Grant Farm developed this $19.0 million submission to expand the use of alternative fuel trucks in New York City and State through the distribution of 800-1,000 vouchers, leveraging more than $57 million in private investment.

$55.0 Million California Hybrid Vehicle Incentive Program (HVIP)

With CALSTART and Tetra Tech, Grant Farm developed multiple successful submissions ($55 million total) to the California Air Resources Board to administer HVIP and distribute nearly 2,000 vouchers to more than 500 fleets, leveraging $150+ million in private investment.

Chicago Alternative Fuels Development Program

Grant Farm managed the submission process for CALSTART to develop and implement the $13.5 million Chicago Area Alternative Fuel Deployment Program to provide incentives for the purchase of approximately 400 electric trucks and the deployment of Chicago-area taxis.

US-China Clean Truck Program

Grant Farm managed the development of this successful submission for US Department of Commerce funding for CALSTART and project partners, including the Innovation Center for Energy & Transportation, the Commercial Vehicle and Construction Equipment New Energy Strategic Alliance, the US Export Assistance Center, and the Governor’s Office of Industrial Trade and Investment Promotion. This program boosted exports of US medium- and heavy-duty vehicle technology to China.

$59 Million National Fuel Cell Bus Program

With CALSTART and more than 30 project partners—including Ballard Fuel Cells, BAE Systems, and the Altoona Bus Research and Testing Facility—Grant Farm managed a complex series of submissions totaling $59 million for the demonstration of a variety of fuel cell vehicles throughout the US.

$30 Million for California Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicle Demonstrations

Grant Farm managed 22 successful submissions to the California Medium and Heavy Duty Advanced Vehicle Demonstration Program over three funding cycles, earning partners more than $30 million and leveraging an additional $35 million in private investment. Partners—including Volvo, Navistar, Caterpillar, and CALSTART—demonstrated zero- and near-zero-emission buses and trucks throughout California.

Next-Generation Grid Communication for Residential PEVs

With ChargePoint, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and BMW of North America, Grant Farm developed this successful $1.5-million program to enable utility cloud-to-cloud interface in San Diego Gas & Electric territory and lab testing of a critical vehicle charging interface designed to enhance vehicle information and communication.

First PHEV-RNG Security Trucks

Grant Farm managed the partnership between North American Repower, Efficient Drivetrains, and McLaren Performance Technologies to solicit $3 million to demonstrate the first zero-emission armored vehicles at Sectran Security. The Class-5 vehicles run on electricity and renewable natural gas.

Zero-Emission Drivetrain Development and Demonstration

Grant Farm has managed more than $8 million in grants and other incentives for Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. to develop zero-emission work trucks with range extension for multiple end-users, including Pacific Gas & Electric, Sectran Security, and Trinity Fruit Company.