Pennsylvania Laws and Incentives for Propane (LPG)

The list below contains summaries of all Pennsylvania laws and incentives related to Propane (LPG).

State Incentives

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) and Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) Funding

The Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (AFIG) Program provides financial assistance for qualified projects; information on alternative fuels, AFVs, HEVs, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and anti-idling technologies that use alternatives to diesel fuel for heavy-duty trucks; and advanced vehicle technology research, development, and demonstration. Projects that result in product commercialization and the expansion of Pennsylvania companies are favored in the selection process. The annual AFIG Program application period will reopen in 2014 (verified November 2013).

The AFIG Program also offers rebates to assist eligible residents with the incremental cost of the purchase of new AFVs, including electric vehicles (EVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), natural gas vehicles (NGVs), and propane vehicles. Rebates of $3,000 are available for qualified EVs and PHEVs, and rebates of $1,000 are available for NGVs and propane vehicles.

For more information, including forms and detailed requirements, see the AFIG Program and Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebates websites. (Reference Title 73 Pennsylvania Statutes, Chapter 18E, Section 1647.3)

Point of Contact
David Althoff, Jr.
Program Manager
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Pollution Prevention & Energy Assistance Office
Phone: (717) 783-0542

Alternative Fuel Development and Deployment Grants

The Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority (PEDA) provides grants of up to $1,000,000 for alternative energy projects and research related to deployment projects or manufacturing. PEDA funding is available for projects involving biomass, fuel cells, and clean and alternative fuels for transportation, and may be used for equipment purchases, construction, contractor expenses, and engineering design necessary for construction or installation. Pure research is not eligible for funding. The PEDA grant program is currently closed and no longer accepting applications, but interested applicants may sign up for notifications about the program status via the PEDA website (verified November 2013). For more information, refer to the PEDA website.

Laws and Regulations

Alternative Fuels Tax

Alternative fuels used to propel vehicles of any kind on public highways are taxed at a rate determined on a gasoline gallon equivalent basis. The tax rates are posted in the Pennsylvania Bulletin. (Reference Title 75 Pennsylvania Statutes, Chapter 90, Section 9004)