California Transportation Data for Alternative Fuels and Vehicles

Find transportation data and information about alternative fuels and advanced vehicles in California, including laws and incentives, fueling stations, fuel prices, and more.

Fueling Stations

5,553

stations in California with alternative fuels

Fuel Public Private
Biodiesel (B20 and above) 10 26
Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) 171 150
Electric 4,107 559
Ethanol (E85) 126 20
Hydrogen 35 7
Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) 17 27
Propane (LPG) 258 40

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Transportation Fuel Consumption

Source: State Energy Data System based on beta data converted to gasoline gallon equivalents of petroleum (GGEs) for the transportation sector (which includes more than highway vehicles) from the U.S. Energy Information Administration

Fuel Production

Gasoline (million gallons/year) 14,182
Diesel (million gallons/year) 2,681
Electricity (thousand MWh/year) 259,538
Natural Gas (million cubic feet) 2,336,907
Conventional Power Plants 276
Generating Capacity (nameplate, MW) 52,426
Oil Refineries 17
Oil Refinery Capacity (bbl/day) 1,954,971
Renewable Power Plants 396
Renewable Power Plant Capacity (nameplate, MW) 19,560

Source: BioFuels Atlas from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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Regional Fuel Prices

Average fuel prices as of October 2017

Fuel West Coast Region National Average
per unit sold per GGE per unit sold per GGE
Biodiesel (B20) $2.79/gallon $2.54/GGE $2.68/gallon $2.44/GGE
Biodiesel (B99–B100) $3.45/gallon $3.42/GGE $3.38/gallon $3.35/GGE
Ethanol (E85) $2.50/gallon $3.53/GGE $2.10/gallon $2.96/GGE
Natural Gas (CNG) $2.63/GGE $2.63/GGE $2.17/GGE $2.17/GGE
Propane $3.04/gallon $4.20/GGE $2.78/gallon $3.84/GGE
Gasoline $3.01/gallon $3.01/GGE $2.49/gallon $2.49/GGE
Diesel $3.13/gallon $2.82/GGE $2.76/gallon $2.48/GGE

Source: Average prices per gasoline gallon equivalent (GGE) for the West Coast PADD from the Alternative Fuel Price Report

Bioenergy Production and Infrastructure

Ethanol Plants 6
Total Ethanol Capacity (million gallons/year) 223.0
Biodiesel Plants 12
Total Biodiesel Capacity (million gallons/year) 41.0
Biopower Plants 87
Biopower Plant Capacity (nameplate, MW) 1,156.6

Source: BioFuels Atlas from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Electricity Sources and Vehicle Emissions

Source: Energy Information Administration, Electricity Net Generation, Open Data API. Learn more about emissions from hybrid and plug-in electric vehicles.