Illinois Laws and Incentives for Fuel Economy / Efficiency
The list below contains summaries of all Illinois laws and incentives related to Fuel Economy / Efficiency.
School Bus Retrofit Reimbursement
The Illinois Department of Education will reimburse any qualifying school district for the cost of converting gasoline buses to more fuel-efficient engines or to engines using alternative fuels. Restrictions may apply. For more information, see the Illinois Clean School Bus Program (Reference 105 Illinois Compiled Statutes 5/29-5)
Laws and Regulations
Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Acquisition Goals
To help achieve the statewide goal of reducing petroleum use by 20% by July 1, 2012, as compared to 2008 petroleum use, Illinois state agencies must work towards meeting the following goals:
- By July 1, 2015, at least 20% of new passenger vehicles purchased must be hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and 5% must be battery electric vehicles (EVs); and
- By July 1, 2025, at least 60% of new passenger vehicles purchased must be HEVs and 15% must be EVs.
State Vehicle Fuel Economy Requirements
State contracts for the purchase or lease of new passenger automobiles must require the procurement of vehicle models that, according to the most current ratings published by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, can achieve at least the minimum average fuel economy in miles per gallon as specified in the federal Corporate Average Fuel Economy requirements. This requirement does not apply to station wagons, vans, four-wheel drive vehicles, and emergency vehicles. Additionally, the Chief Procurement Officer may make exemptions when there is a demonstrated need for a vehicle that does not meet the minimum average fuel economy standards. (Reference 30 Illinois Compiled Statutes 500/45-40)