Alabama Laws and Incentives for EVs
The list below contains summaries of all Alabama laws and incentives related to EVs.
Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Rate Incentive - Alabama Power
Alabama Power offers a Business Electric Vehicle Time-of-Use (BEVT) rate for electricity purchased to charge PEVs used for non-residential purposes. The electricity used for vehicle charging is metered separately from all other electricity use. For more information, see the BEVT rate guidance. In addition, Alabama Power offers a Residential PEV rate for customers that can verify possession of a qualified PEV. For more information, see the Residential PEV rate guidance.
Laws and Regulations
Fuel-Efficient Green Fleets Policy and Fleet Management Program Development
The Alabama Legislature will establish a Green Fleets Policy (Policy) outlining a procedure for procuring state vehicles based on criteria that includes fuel economy and lifecycle costing. State fleet managers must classify their vehicle inventory for compliance with the Policy and submit annual plans for procuring fuel-efficient vehicles. These plans must reflect a 4% annual increase in average fleet fuel economy for light-duty vehicles, a 3% annual increase in average fleet fuel economy for medium-duty vehicles, and a 2% annual increase in average fleet fuel economy for heavy-duty vehicles per fiscal year. The Policy will also require that government entities manage and operate their fleets in a manner that is energy efficient, minimizes emissions, and reduces petroleum dependency by using specified proven technology the Green Fleet Review Committee identifies.In addition, the Alabama Department of Transportation must appoint and employ a fleet manager to develop a statewide fleet management program (Program). The Program will propose fleet management policies, procedures, and guidelines for all state agency, board, commission, and department fleets and will address future cooperation between the Department of Finance and the Green Fleet Review Committee, which ensure compliance with the Green Fleets Policy.(Reference Code of Alabama 41-17A-1 through 41-17A-6, and Executive Order 38, 2013)
Alternative Fuels Promotion and Information
The Center for Alternative Fuels (Center) promotes alternative fuels as viable energy sources in the state. The Center must assess the current status and development of sources of alternative fuels, ensuring that all alternative fuels sold in the state meet ASTM standards, and act as an information center for alternative fuels and a clearinghouse for available federal grant funding for alternative fuel development. The Center may administer a grant program using income tax check-off program funds from the Alabama Alternative Fuels and Research Development Fund. For more information, refer to the Center for Alternative Fuels website. (Reference Code of Alabama 2-2-90 and 2-2-91)