By Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal

Electric carmaker Green Vehicles Inc., which last year moved its headquarters from San Jose to Salinas, on Friday was awarded a $2 million grant from the California Energy Commission to build out its pilot project assembly line.

Also taking a share of the $19 million in grants from the commission were Coulomb Technologies Inc., the Campbell-based maker of the networked ChargePoint Electric Vehicle charging stations. Coulomb has had a series of major financial wins, including a $15 million Department of Energy grant as part of a $37 million program to put 5,000 charging stations around the country. The company received a $1.1 million grant.

Zero Motorcyles Inc. of Santa Cruz was awarded a $900,000 grant, also for pilot manufacturing and the development of its electric powertrain.

Green Vehicles plans to manufacture three types of electric vehicle, including a three-wheeled car called a ⿿Triac,⿝ in addition to a minivan and a small work truck.

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