Welcome to the Central Coast Clean Cities Coalition's (C5) website. C5 is a group of local stakeholders whose mission is to expand the use of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) and fueling infrastructure throughout the Central Coast. C5 is best described as a clearinghouse for people to get together and learn more about AFVs (e.g., what is available, how to purchase AFVs, and where to fuel them).
Every year, each Clean Cities coalition submits to DOE an annual report of its activities and accomplishments for the previous calendar year; check out the Clean Cities Annual Report - 2016.
British Columbia Renewable Hydrogen Study
ITM Power (AIM: ITM), the energy storage and clean fuel company, is pleased to announce the award of a grant from the British Columbia Government Ministries of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources and Jobs, Trade and Technology to undertake a Power-to-Gas (P2G) feasibility study.
In the initial phase of the project, ITM Power will undertake a techno-economic feasibility study for the large scale centralized production of renewable hydrogen in the province of British Columbia (B.C.). Although the initial contract value of the feasibility study is relatively small, the project has the potential to be one of the largest of its kind globally, with total hydrogen electrolysis capacity of up to 300MW under consideration, to be used to supply both domestic and international export demand. Learn more here.
2019 Hyundai Nexo Quick Spin Review | A better hydrogen fuel cell crossover
Hyundai unveiled the Nexo at CES in January as a replacement for the Tucson Fuel Cell, which logged miles and gathered data in 18 countries over the course of its generation. The Nexo is an improvement: It's more efficient, and packed with smarter driver assistance technologies. Learn more here.
Check out more exciting news on our news page!
Readiness Planning Efforts on the Central Coast
In 2011, stakeholders from San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties formed a Coordinating Council called Plug-In Central Coast. The Council's mission is to encourage the adoption of alternative fuel vehicles (including electric, hydrogen, compressed natural gas, and propane) on the Central Coast. The Council includes the three Air Pollution Control Districts of Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo Counties; the Clean Cities Coalition of the Central Coast (C5); and the Community Environmental Council of Santa Barbara. Since 2011 the Council has been successful in securing grant funding for the Tri-County region and have completed an Electric Vehicle Readiness Plan (2011), an Alternative Fuel Readiness Plan (2016), and a Hydrogen Readiness Plan (2015). Read about the Readiness Plans
Learn about local, state, and federal grants available here.
Check out useful tools, apps, and handbooks on alternative fuels.