Dist. of Columbia Laws and Incentives for Natural Gas
The list below contains summaries of all Dist. of Columbia laws and incentives related to Natural Gas.
Alternative Fuel and Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Title Tax Exemption
Qualified alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) and motor vehicles with a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimated average city fuel economy of at least 40 miles per gallon are exempt from the excise tax imposed on an original certificate of title. The District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles determines which AFVs qualify for this exemption. (Reference District of Columbia Code 50-2201.03(j))
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Exemption from Driving Restrictions
Certified clean fuel vehicles are exempt from time-of-day and day-of-week restrictions and commercial vehicle bans, if these vehicles are part of a fleet that operates at least 10 vehicles in an ozone nonattainment area, as defined by the Clean Air Act. This exemption does not permit unrestricted access to High Occupancy Vehicle lanes, except for covered fleet vehicles that have been certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as Inherently Low Emission Vehicles (ILEV) and continue to be in compliance with applicable ILEV emission standards. (Reference District of Columbia Code 50-702 and 50-714)
Natural Gas Fueling Infrastructure Assistance - Washington Gas
Washington Gas supports the use of natural gas vehicles and will assist in assessing the feasibility of providing natural gas service to local, state, and federal government and commercial fleets interested in owning and operating compressed natural gas fueling stations.
Point of Contact
Manager Specialty Sales, Engineered Sales and CNG Operations
Phone: (703) 750-4844
Fax: (703) 750-4484
Laws and Regulations
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Acquisition Requirements
Fleets that operate at least 10 vehicles in an ozone nonattainment area, as defined by the Clean Air Act, must ensure that 70% of newly purchased vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 8,500 pounds (lbs.) or less and 50% of vehicles with a GVWR between 8,500 lbs. and 26,000 lbs. are clean fuel vehicles. For these purposes, a clean fuel is any fuel, including diesel, ethanol (including E85), hydrogen, liquefied petroleum gas (propane, natural gas, reformulated gasoline, or other power source (including electricity) used in a clean fuel vehicle that complies with standards and requirements applicable to such vehicles. Certain exemptions apply. (Reference District of Columbia Code 50-702 through 50-703)