The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality announced this week that it is accepting grant applications for the Texas Clean Vehicle Fleet Program. The grants encourage businesses, governments, and other entities to replace their large fleets of diesel-powered vehicles with alternative fuel or hybrid vehicles. Up to $5.9 million is available to those that qualify.
Hybrid vehicles, as well as those powered by alternative fuels like electricity, natural gas, hydrogen, propane, and methanol, help reduce both air pollution and consumption of fossil fuels. Grant applicants must commit to replacing at least 20 diesel-powered vehicles with hybrid or alternative fuel vehicles.