Alternative Fuel

PHILADELPHIA, PA − July  20, 2020– Projects in the 1st Senate District have been awarded more than $300,000 from a state program that encourages alternative energy for vehicles, state Sen. Larry Farnese announced today.

“Moving Pennsylvania toward a cleaner, more sustainable future has been a policy priority of mine,” Farnese said.  “I’m grateful that there are leaders in my district competing for grants that help move us in that direction.”

The grants will be awarded through the Department of Environmental Protection’s  Alternative Fuel Incentive Grant program.

The largest grant will be awarded to V2G Energy LLC to create a network of electric vehicle fueling stations that will use vehicle-to-grid technology through a clean-fuel network.  The firm will receive $300,000 to install and manage a series of charging stations at townhouses and apartment complexes in the greater Philadelphia area.

AAA Club Alliance will receive $17,000 to purchase a propane-powered tow truck, while Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation will get $7,500 toward the lease of an electric vehicle.

The grants were among 18 awarded today totaling more than $2.1 million statewide to improve air quality and public health and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to address climate change.

The program supports replacement of older gasoline- or diesel-fueled vehicles with cleaner fuel vehicles and fueling stations for these vehicles to reduce emissions of harmful pollutants including carbon monoxide, particulate matter, volatile organic compounds, nitrogen oxides, and carbon dioxide, a principal greenhouse gas. 

Electric, ethanol, biodiesel, compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied propane gas, and other cleaner fuels are supported. Local governments, schools, businesses, and organizations may apply for grants. DEP administers the AFIG Program under the Pennsylvania Alternative Fuels Incentive Act of 2004.