California Natural Gas Vehicles

California Ponies up $2.6 Million for Natural Gas Vehicles

Written by Green Chip Stocks
Posted April 13, 2012

The California Energy Commission recently unveiled its plan to help fund the purchase of more than 125 brand new natural gas powered vehicles. The $2.6 million funding comes from the Commission’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program.

The following companies are in line for some of this action:

  • Tom’s Truck Center - Awarded $400,000 for the buy-down of 20 natural gas-powered vehicles in the 14,001-to-26,000 pounds gross vehicle weight range. The vehicles are manufactured by Anaheim-based Isuzu Commercial Truck of America Inc.

  • Nations Bus Corp. - Awarded $320,000 for the buy-down of 16 vehicles built by Krystal Enterprises, based in Brea, Calif. The natural gas-powered vehicles are in the 14,001-to-26,000 pounds gross vehicle weight range. Nations Bus Corp. was also awarded $280,000 for the buy-down of 14 vehicles manufactured by Champion Bus Inc. The natural gas-powered vehicles are in the 14,001-to-26,000 pounds gross vehicle weight range.

  • Daimler Trucks North America LLC - Awarded $884,000 for the buy-down of 34 natural gas-powered vehicles in the 26,001 pounds and greater gross vehicle weight range. Daimler is the manufacturer of the vehicles.

  • West Coast Bus Sales Inc. - Awarded a total incentive reservation of $280,000 for vehicles built by Tiffany Coachworks Corp., based in Corona, Calif.: $80,000 for the buy-down of 10 natural gas-powered vehicles in the 8,501-to-14,000 pounds gross vehicle weight range; and $200,000 for the buy-down of 10 natural gas-powered vehicles in the 14,001-to-26,000 pounds gross vehicle weight range. West Coast Bus Sales Inc. was also awarded a total incentive reservation of $440,000 for vehicles manufactured by Federal Coach Corp.: $40,000 for the buy-down of five natural gas-powered vehicles in the 8,501-to-14,000 pounds gross vehicle weight range; and $400,000 for the buy-down of 20 natural gas-powered vehicles in the 14,001-to-26,000 pounds gross vehicle weight range.