United States: Maryland awards $4 million to help deploy clean fuel fleets

The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) announced four additional awards under the second round of the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) Clean Fuels Incentive Program (CFIP), totalling $3.9 million in funding. Collectively, these awards have the potential to leverage nearly $12 million in fleet investment and displace over 655,000 gallons of petroleum annually. The funding round received over $6.3 million in grant funding requests, more than 3 times the program’s budget target.

Among the awarded projects, which all represent innovative deployments with large fleet operators, is Blue Triton, which will receive $554,275 to purchase and deploy 25 Autogas Class 7 delivery trucks in Lanham.

“We are pleased to support these high-quality projects, which include additional EV milestones and “firsts” for Maryland,” said MEA Director Dr. Mary Beth Tung. “The overwhelming and unprecedented program response confirms that fleet demand for domestically-produced, cost and emissions-saving alternative fuels is stronger than ever as the fleet industry grapples with historically high petroleum prices.”

The CFIP supports Governor Hogan’s commitment to address climate change through the deployment of alternative fuel and zero emission vehicles. For more information, please visit this link.

22 June 2022