Georgia Laws and Incentives for Vehicle Owner/Driver

The list below contains summaries of all Georgia laws and incentives related to Vehicle Owner/Driver.

State Incentives

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Tax Credit

An income tax credit is available to individuals who purchase or lease a new dedicated AFV or convert a vehicle to operate solely on an alternative fuel. The amount of the tax credit is 10% of the vehicle cost, up to $2,500. Qualified vehicles must meet emissions standards defined by the Georgia Board of Natural Resources. Eligible alternative fuels include natural gas, propane, hydrogen, coal derived liquid fuels, fuels other than alcohol derived from biological materials, and electricity. Any portion of the credit not used in the year the AFV is purchased or converted may be carried over for up to five years. This incentive does not apply to hybrid electric vehicles. (Reference Georgia Code 48-7-40.16)

Point of Contact
James Udi
Environmental Specialist
Georgia Environmental Protection Division
Phone: (404) 363-7046
Fax: (404) 362-2534
james.udi@dnr.state.ga.us

Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Tax Credit

An income tax credit is available to individuals who purchase or lease a new ZEV. The amount of the tax credit is 20% of the vehicle cost, up to $5,000. For the purpose of this credit, a ZEV is defined as a motor vehicle that has zero tailpipe and evaporative emissions, including a pure electric vehicle. Low-speed vehicles do not qualify for this credit. Any portion of the credit not used in the year the ZEV is purchased or leased may be carried over for up to five years. For more information, see the Alternative Fuels and Tax Credits website. (Reference Georgia Code 48-7-40.16)

Point of Contact
James Udi
Environmental Specialist
Georgia Environmental Protection Division
Phone: (404) 363-7046
Fax: (404) 362-2534
james.udi@dnr.state.ga.us

Idle Reduction Weight Exemption

Any motor vehicle equipped with idle reduction technology may exceed the state gross, axle, and tandem weight limits by up to 400 pounds to account for the weight of the technology. To be eligible for the weight exemption, the vehicle operator must be able to provide written proof or certification of the weight of the idle reduction technology and demonstrate or certify that the technology is fully functional at all times. (Reference Georgia Code 32-6-27)

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption

AFVs displaying the proper alternative fuel license plate may use HOV lanes, regardless of the number of passengers. For more information on fees and eligibility for the AFV license plate, visit the Georgia Department of Revenue website. (Reference Georgia Code 32-9-4 and 40-2-76)

Utility/Private Incentives

Reduced Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Fueling Infrastructure Lease - AGL

Atlanta Gas Light (AGL) offers a reduced cost lease on the BRC FuelMaker Phill CNG vehicle home refueling appliance. To qualify, applicants must be AGL customers, meet the specified credit requirements, and agree to the terms of the standard lease agreement. The $60 per month lease option is available to the first 500 applicants and includes installation costs of up to $2,000. For more information, see the AGL FuelMaker Phill Lease Program information.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle Charging Rate Incentive - Georgia Power

Georgia Power offers a Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) time-of-use electricity rate for residential customers who own an electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. The PEV rate is optional and does not require a separate meter.