Recent State Actions

Listed below are new and recently updated state laws, incentives, and regulations related to alternative fuels and advanced vehicles.

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Arkansas

Public Utility Definition – added 3/21/2018

A person or corporation that supplies electricity to the public exclusively to charge battery electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles is not defined as a public utility. (Reference Senate Bill 252, 2017, and Arkansas Code 23-1-101(9)).

Arizona

Idle Reduction and Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Weight Exemption – updated 2/22/2018

A heavy-duty vehicle that is equipped with qualified idle reduction technology may exceed the state's gross, total axle, or bridge formula vehicle weight limits by up to 400 pounds (lbs.) to accommodate the weight of the idle reduction technology. Any NGV may exceed the limits by up to 2,000 lbs. (Reference Arizona Revised Statutes 28-1100)

California

Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Promotion Plan – updated 2/1/2018

All California state agencies must support and facilitate the rapid commercialization of ZEVs in California. In particular, the Air Resources Board, Energy Commission (CEC), Public Utilities Commission, and other relevant state agencies must work with the Plug-in Electric Vehicle Collaborative, the California Fuel Cell Partnership, and the private sector to establish benchmarks to achieve targets for ZEV commercialization and deployment. These targets include:

  • By 2020, the state will have established adequate infrastructure to support one million ZEVs;
  • By 2025, there will be 1.5 million ZEVs on the road in California and clean, efficient vehicles will displace 1.5 billion gallons of petroleum fuels annually;
  • By 2025, there will be 200 hydrogen fueling stations and 250,000 plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) chargers, including 10,000 direct current fast chargers, in California;
  • By 2030, there will be 5 million ZEVs on the road in California; and
  • By 2050, greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector will be 80% less than 1990 levels.
State agencies must also work with their stakeholders to accomplish the following:
  • Update the 2016 ZEV Action plan, with a focus on low income and disadvantaged communities;
  • Recommend actions to increase the deployment of ZEV infrastructure through the Low Carbon Fuel Standard;
  • Support and recommend policies that will facilitate the installation of PEV infrastructure in homes and businesses; and
  • Ensure PEV charging and hydrogen fueling are affordable and accessible to all drivers.
The ZEV promotion plan additionally directs the state fleet to increase the number of ZEVs in the fleet through gradual vehicle replacement. By 2020, ZEVs should make up at least 25% of the fleet's light-duty vehicles. Vehicles with special performance requirements necessary for public safety and welfare are exempt from this requirement. For more information about the plan, see CEC's Zero-Emission Vehicles and Infrastructure Update.

(Reference Executive Orders B-48, 2018, and B-16, 2012)

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate - South Coast and MSRC – added 1/22/2018

The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) and the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee's (MSRC) Residential Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Incentive Pilot Program offers rebates of up to $250 towards the purchase of a qualified residential Level 2 EVSE. Additional rebates of up to $250 are available for low-income residents. Funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis to residents within the SCAQMD jurisdiction. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, including application guidelines, see the Residential EV Charging Incentive Pilot Program website.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate - Burbank Water and Power (BWP) – added 4/2/2018

BWP provides rebates to commercial and residential customers toward the purchase of Level 2 EVSE. Commercial customers who purchase and install EVSE can receive up to $2,000 for each charger and up to four rebates per fiscal year. Residential customers who install a charger can receive up to $500 and will be placed on BWP's time-of-use electric rate. Applications must be submitted no later than four months from the date of purchase. Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are exhausted. For program guidelines and application materials, see the Charging Station Rebate website.

Colorado

Colorado Electric Vehicle (EV) Plan – added 2/8/2018

The Colorado Energy Office, Regional Air Quality Council, Department of Public Health and Environment, and Department of Transportation partnered to create the Colorado EV Plan (Plan). The Plan calls for Colorado to be a leader in the EV market and accelerate the adoption of EVs through a series of actions to support EV infrastructure along Colorado's corridors. Actions include creating strategies and partnerships to create EV fast-charging corridors, coordinating with Regional Electric Vehicle West memorandum of understanding states, developing strategic partnerships with utilities, local governments, and other stakeholders, updating signage and wayfinding requirements to include EV fast-charging, and ensuring economic and tourism benefits of EV charging. The Plan calls for Colorado to be a leader in the EV market and accelerate adoption of EVs. The Plan will be updated annually. For more information, see the Colorado EV Plan.

Delaware

Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEVs) Discount - EZ-EV – added 2/9/2018

EZ-EV, an Exelon program, offers discounts for the purchase or lease of select PEVs through participating dealers. For information on discount amounts, eligible makes and models, and availability, see the EZ-EV website.

Florida

Idle Reduction and Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Weight Exemption – updated 2/22/2018

Any motor vehicle equipped with idle reduction technology may exceed the gross vehicle or internal bridge weight by the amount equal to the certified weight of the idle reduction technology, up to 550 pounds (lbs.). To be eligible, the operator must present written verification of the weight of the idle reduction technology and demonstrate that it is fully functional at all times. Any NGV may exceed the limits by up to 2,000 lbs. (Reference Florida Statutes 316.545)

Natural Gas and Propane Reports – updated 3/9/2018

The Florida Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability (Office) was required to complete a report that analyzes the taxation and use of natural gas and propane as alternative fuels in the state. The report evaluates growth trends in the use of these fuels in Florida and surveyed how other states tax and incentivize consumers to use natural gas and propane. Additionally, the report surveyed Florida fuel consumers and suppliers. The Office published its review of the taxation of natural gas and propane in October 2017.

The Office was also required to analyze the economic benefits resulting from the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' propane and natural gas vehicle rebates. The Office submitted a final report to the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services in November 2015.

(Reference Florida Statutes 206.997)

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Incentives - Brickell Energy – added 3/9/2018

Brickell Energy's aFLoat Program offers two different incentives to facilitate the installation of EVSE in Florida. Through the aFLoat Host Agreement, Brickell Energy will cover the cost of hardware, network service plans, management service, and warranties. Eligible hosts include commercial real estate property owners and managers. Hosts must cover the cost of installation. The aFLoat Rental Plan offers public and commercial locations the EVSE hardware, network service plan, management service, and warranties at a reduced fee. For more information, see Brickell Energy's aFLoat Program website.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Policies for Condominiums – added 3/14/2018

Condominium associations may not prohibit or restrict the installation or use of EVSE in a homeowner's designated parking space, effective July 1, 2018. Condominium associations may put reasonable restrictions on EVSE, but the policies may not significantly increase the cost of the EVSE or prohibit installation. Homeowners may be required to comply with applicable safety codes and architectural standards, engage a licensed installation contractor, provide a certificate of insurance, and reimburse the cost of any increased insurance premium associated with the EVSE. The homeowner of the parking space equipped with EVSE is responsible for the cost of the installation, operation, maintenance, repair, removal, or replacement of the station, as well as any resulting damage to the EVSE or surrounding area. (Reference House Bill 841, 2018, and Florida Statutes 718.113)

Idaho

Support for Autonomous Vehicles – added 3/14/2018

Under direction of the Office of the Governor, the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) established the Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Testing and Deployment Committee (Committee). The Committee will work to identify state agencies with jurisdiction to support the testing and deployment of autonomous and connected vehicles, coordinate with the identified agencies about how to administer the testing of autonomous and connected vehicles on roads, review existing state statues and administrative rules that impede the testing and deployment of autonomous and connected vehicles on roads, and identify strategic partnerships to leverage the benefits of autonomous and connected vehicles. ITD will submit a report on the Committee's findings to the Office of the Governor by November 1, 2018. (Reference Executive Order 2018-01)

Indiana

Electric Drive Vehicle Registration Fee – added 3/21/2018

Battery electric vehicle owners are required to pay an additional registration fee of $150, and plug-in hybrid and hybrid electric vehicles are required to pay an additional registration fee of $50. The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles will determine new fee amounts every five years. (Reference Indiana Code 9-18.1-5-12)

Kansas

Idle Reduction and Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Weight Exemption – updated 2/9/2018

Any vehicle or combination of vehicles equipped with idle reduction technology may exceed the state's gross and axle weight limits by up to 400 pounds (lbs.) to compensate for the additional weight of the idle reduction technology. A vehicle primarily powered by natural gas may exceed the state's gross vehicle weight limits by a weight equal to the difference between the weight of the vehicle with the natural gas tank and fueling system and the weight of a comparable vehicle with a diesel tank and fueling system. The NGV maximum gross weight may not exceed 82,000 lbs. (Reference Kansas Statutes 8-1908, 8-1909, and 8-1917)

Massachusetts

Support for Plug-In Electric Vehicles (PEVs) and Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) – added 4/2/2018

The Massachusetts Commission on the Future of Transportation in the Commonwealth (Commission) was established to advise the Governor's Office on how to understand and plan for transportation advancements, including the increasing deployment of PEVs and AVs, in the Commonwealth from 2020 through 2040. The Commission will investigate the following topics:

  • Transportation electrification and the infrastructure necessary to support the increasing deployment of PEVs;
  • Autonomous and connected vehicles and the infrastructure necessary to support the increasing deployment of these technologies;
  • Impact of on-demand transit and mobility services on public transportation;
  • Impact of greenhouse gas emissions on transportation and methods to increase resiliency of transportation infrastructure; and
  • Land use or demographic changes that will shape future transportation planning.
The Commission is encouraged to consult outside experts, stakeholders, and the public for its analysis. The Commission will submit a report on its findings and recommendations to the Governor's Office by December 1, 2018. (Reference Executive Orders 579 and 580, 2018)

Maine

Support for Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) – added 4/2/2018

The Commission on AVs (Commission) was established to support the testing and deployment of AVs on public roads in Maine and make recommendations for changes needed to existing state laws for the purposes of governing AVs. The Commission must coordinate with state agencies and consult outside experts and the public for their input on deploying and regulating AVs. The Commission will deliver an initial report detailing its progress by January 15, 2020 and a final report on its findings by January 15, 2022 to the Joint Standing Committee on Transportation. The Commission must also develop a process for authorizing an AV tester to deploy AVs on public roads. (Reference House Paper 1204, 2018)

Michigan

Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Weight Exemption – added 2/9/2018

A vehicle primarily powered by natural gas may exceed the state's axle and weight loading limits by a weight equal to the difference between the weight of the vehicle with the natural gas tank and fueling system and the weight of a comparable vehicle with a diesel tank and fueling system. The NGV maximum gross weight may not exceed 82,000 pounds. (Reference Michigan Compiled Laws Section 257.722)

Minnesota

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Rate Incentive - Xcel Energy – added 2/16/2018

Xcel Energy offers two rate options to qualified residential customers for charging PEVs. The Electric Vehicle (EV) Rate and the Time-of-Day Plan are optional and require a separate meter. For rate information, including how to qualify, see Xcel Energy's Electric Vehicle Rate Options page.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Wind Energy Promotion - Great River Energy – added 4/13/2018

Great River Energy's Revolt initiative offers the ability to power a PEV with 100% wind energy for the lifetime of the vehicle. The program requires no additional cost, however standard or off-peak rates still apply for the electricity used. For more information, see Revolt's Wind Energy Promotion page.

North Carolina

Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Weight Exemption – added 2/9/2018

A vehicle primarily powered by natural gas may exceed the state's gross vehicle weight limits by a weight equal to the difference between the average weight of the vehicle with the natural gas tank and fueling system and the average weight of a comparable vehicle with a diesel tank and fueling system. The NGV maximum gross weight may not exceed 82,000 pounds. (Reference North Carolina General Statutes 20-118)

New Jersey

Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Weight Exemption – updated 1/29/2018

A NGV may exceed the state's gross vehicle weight limits by a weight equal to the difference between the weight of the vehicle with the natural gas tank and fueling system and the weight of a comparable vehicle with a diesel tank and fueling system. The NGV maximum gross weight may not exceed 82,000 pounds. (Reference Senate Bill 3616, 2018)

Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEVs) Discount - EZ-EV – added 2/9/2018

EZ-EV, an Exelon program, offers discounts for the purchase or lease of select PEVs through participating dealers. For information on discount amounts, eligible makes and models, and availability, see the EZ-EV website.

New Mexico

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) and Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) Acquisition Requirements – updated 3/9/2018

A minimum of 75% of state government and educational institution fleet light-duty vehicles purchased must be HEVs or bi-fuel or dedicated AFVs. Vehicles must meet or exceed the federal corporate average fuel economy standards. Certified law enforcement pursuit vehicles and emergency vehicles are exempt from this requirement. The New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department may grant additional exemptions based on the availability and suitability of vehicles, as well as fuel availability and cost.

Up to $5 million is authorized for a revolving loan fund for AFV acquisitions by state agencies, political subdivisions, and educational institutions, effective July 1, 2018. Funds must be used for the purchase of vehicles that operate on natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas (propane), electricity, or hydrogen. The maximum amount of a loan per vehicle must not exceed the incremental cost of acquiring the vehicle or the following amounts:

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)Incentive Amount
Up to 14,000 pounds (lbs.)$5,000
14,000 lbs.-26,000 lbs.$10,000
Over 26,000 lbs.$20,000

Projected fuel cost savings from using the AFV is considered when the loan repayment schedule is developed.

(Reference House Bill 165, 2018 and New Mexico Statutes 13-1B-1 through 13-1B-7)

Biodiesel Blend Mandate – updated 3/9/2018

All diesel fuel sold for use in on-road motor vehicles to state agencies, political subdivisions of the state, and public schools must contain at least 5% biodiesel (B5). All diesel fuel sold to consumers for use in on-road motor vehicles is mandated to contain at least B5. As of November 16, 2017, the biodiesel blend mandate is suspended through June 15, 2018. (Reference New Mexico Statutes 57-19-27 through 57-19-29)

Idle Reduction and Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Weight Exemption – updated 2/9/2018

Any vehicle or combination of vehicles equipped with idle reduction technology may exceed the state's gross and axle weight limits by up to 400 pounds (lbs.) to compensate for the additional weight of the idle reduction technology. A vehicle primarily powered by natural gas may exceed the state's gross vehicle weight limits by a weight equal to the difference between the average weight of the vehicle with the natural gas tank and fueling system and the average weight of a comparable vehicle with a diesel tank and fueling system. The NGV maximum gross weight may not exceed 82,000 lbs. (Reference New Mexico Statutes 66-7-410)

New York

Idle Reduction and Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Weight Exemption – updated 2/22/2018

Any motor vehicle equipped with qualified idle reduction technology may exceed the state's vehicle weight limits by up to 400 pounds (lbs.) to compensate for the additional weight of the idle reduction technology. The vehicle's operator must maintain written certification of the device's weight and proof that it is fully functional and must provide this proof to a law enforcement officer upon request. Any NGV may exceed the limits by up to 2,000 lbs. (Reference New York Vehicle and Traffic Law 385)

Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEVs) Discount - EZ-EV – added 2/9/2018

EZ-EV, an Exelon program, offers discounts for the purchase or lease of select PEVs through participating dealers. For information on discount amounts, eligible makes and models, and availability, see the EZ-EV website.

Electric Drive Vehicle Taxicabs – added 3/21/2018

Plug-in electric and hybrid electric vehicles that meet all requirements for use as a for-hire vehicle may be used as taxicabs. (Reference Assembly Bill 7963, 2017, and New York City Administrative Code 19-502 and 19-533).

Oregon

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Acquisition, Fuel Use, and Emissions Reductions Requirements – updated 4/11/2018

All state agencies and transit districts must purchase AFVs and use alternative fuels to operate those vehicles to the maximum extent possible, except in regions where it is not economically or logistically possible to fuel an AFV. Each state agency must develop and report a greenhouse gas reduction baseline and determine annual reduction targets. Reports to the Oregon Department of Administrative Services (DAS) must include the number of purchases or leases of AFVs or AFV conversions and the quantity of each type of alternative fuel used annually by state agency fleets.

DAS and the Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE) must improve the plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) bulk procurement process to reduce costs for state agency PEV purchases. DAS must develop a "Low-Emission Vehicle (LEV) First" policy to encourage state employees to use PEVs or other LEVs in the state fleet. DAS and ODOE must also develop a tool to calculate the long-term return on investment and life-cycle costs of PEVs to inform agencies of potential cost savings. In addition, DAS must inform and support legislative changes that enable increased charging infrastructure and state agency PEV purchases.

(Reference Executive Order 17-21, 2017, Oregon Revised Statutes 283.327 and 267.030, and Executive Order 06-02, 2006)

Idle Reduction and Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Weight Exemption – updated 2/22/2018

A vehicle equipped with a fully functional idle reduction system designed to reduce fuel use and emissions from engine idling may exceed the maximum weight limitations by up to 550 pounds (lbs.) to accommodate the added weight of the idle reduction technology. Any NGV may exceed the limits by up to 2,000 lbs. (Reference Oregon Revised Statutes 818.030)

Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) Standards – updated 4/11/2018

Under the Oregon LEV Program, all new passenger cars, light-duty trucks, and medium-duty vehicles sold, leased, licensed, or delivered for sale in the state must meet California vehicle emissions standards stated in Title 13 of the California Code of Regulations, Section 1962. Exemptions may apply. Each motor vehicle manufacturer must comply with the fleet average emission requirements as well as the warranty, recall, and other applicable requirements.

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) must work with the Environmental Quality Commission to maintain consistency with California's zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) regulation, including any ZEV sales requirement increases. DEQ must also work with the Oregon Department of Justice and take appropriate steps to retain California's exemption for vehicle standards that are more protective of air quality under the Federal Clean Air Act.

For more information, see the Oregon LEV Program website.

(Reference Executive Order 17-21, 2017, Oregon Revised Statutes 468A.360, and Oregon Administrative Rules 340-257)

Clean Transportation Fuel Standards – updated 4/11/2018

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) administers the Oregon Clean Fuels Program (Program), which requires fuel producers and importers to register, keep records of, and report the volumes and carbon intensities of the fuels they provide in Oregon. Phase 2 of the Program, implemented in 2016, requires fuel suppliers to reduce the carbon content of transportation fuels.

DEQ must conduct rulemaking for the Program to support greater plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) adoption. DEQ must also develop a method to aggregate and monetize all eligible PEV credits in the Program to assist in achieving the state goal of 50,000 registered PEVs in Oregon by 2020. For more information, see the DEQ Oregon Clean Fuels Program website.

(Reference Executive Order 17-21, 2017, Oregon Revised Statutes 468A.270, and Oregon Administrative Rules 340-253)

State Agency Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Installation – updated 4/11/2018

State agencies may install publicly-accessible EVSE on their premises or contract with a vendor to do so. The Oregon Department of Administrative Services (DAS) will establish criteria to determine the appropriate number of locations for EVSE at each agency. A state agency may establish and adjust a uniform price for charging, provided that the price recovers, to the extent practicable, the cost of operating the EVSE and does not exceed 110% of the average market price for the use of public EVSE. DAS will report to the Legislative Assembly on the number, cost, and utilization of EVSE installed by state agencies by February 2019, February 2021, and February 2023.

DAS must add PEV charging capacity for employee and public visitor parking lots, develop contracts to procure and install charging infrastructure, and incorporate PEV charging as a tenant improvement for state-leased buildings.

(Reference House Bill 4022, 2018, Executive Order 17-21, 2017, and Oregon Revised Statutes 276.255)

Transportation Electrification Acceleration Programs – updated 4/11/2018

The Oregon Public Utility Commission must direct electric utilities to file applications for programs to accelerate transportation electrification. Eligible programs include investments in or customer rebates for electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE). Among other criteria, programs must stimulate innovation, competition, and customer choice in EVSE and plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging.

Additionally, the Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE) must engage with publicly and investor-owned utilities on how to improve transportation electrification plans and increase PEV adoption in their service territories. ODOE must also provide the utilities with technical assistance on how to accommodate increased electric system loads from PEVs.

(Reference Executive Order 17-21, 2017, and Oregon Law 28, 2016)

Support for Autonomous Vehicles – added 4/11/2018

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is the lead agency responsible for coordination of autonomous vehicle (AV) program and policies. ODOT will establish a Task Force on AVs (Task Force) to develop recommendations for AV legislation to address licensing and registration, law enforcement and accident reporting, cybersecurity, and insurance and liability. The Task Force must submit a report to the Legislative Assembly on proposed recommendations by September 15, 2018. The Task Force will also submit a report on the potential long-term effect of AVs to the Legislative Assembly by September 15, 2019. (Reference House Bill 4063, 2018)

Support for Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Adoption – added 4/11/2018

In order to support the state goal of at least 50,000 PEVs registered and operating in Oregon by 2020, the Zero-Emission Vehicle Working Group (Working Group) will develop goals and progress metrics for PEV adoption. The Working Group will include representatives from the Departments of Administrative Services, Energy, Transportation, and Environmental Quality, and the Oregon Public Utility Commission. The Working Group will aim to remove barriers to PEVs and PEV charging stations, and establish a website to share information about their efforts with the public. (Reference Executive Order 17-21, 2017)

Volkswagen Settlement Allocation – added 4/11/2018

The Department Environmental Quality (DEQ), with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE), and Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division, must engage stakeholders and receive public comments to inform the development of a plan to leverage up to 15% of the Volkswagen Mitigation Fund to support vehicle electrification. The plan should include the development and maintenance of plug-in electric vehicle charging stations, with a focus on rural and low-income communities.

ODOT, with ODOE, DEQ, the Public Utility Commission, and local governments, must develop proposals for future 30-month investment periods of Electrify America's Zero-Emission Vehicle Investment Plan.

(Reference Executive Order 17-21, 2017)

Mandatory Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Building Standards – added 4/11/2018

The Oregon Department of Business and Consumer Services, Building Code Division, must amend the state building code to require that all newly constructed residential and commercial building parking structures can support the installation of at least one level 2 EVSE by October 1, 2022. (Reference Executive Order 17-21, 2017)

Establishment of Recognition Programs for Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Adoption – added 4/11/2018

The Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE) must design and establish Governor's Awards for automobile dealerships to encourage sales of PEVs. ODOE must also design and establish Governor's Awards for businesses and organizations that support PEV adoption through installing charging infrastructure and using PEVs in their fleets. (Reference Executive Order 17-21, 2017)

Support for Zero-Emission Buses – added 4/11/2018

The Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE), with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), Public Utility Commission (PUC), Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), and the Department of Education, must develop tools and provide assistance to school districts about using zero-emission bus options when replacing school buses.

ODOT, with ODOE, PUC, and DEQ, must develop tools and best practices to help transit agencies when making decisions about using zero-emission buses in transit fleets. ODOT must also work with transit agencies, ODOE, DEQ, and the Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division to access the environmental, public health, and financial benefits of an accelerated transition to zero-emission buses.

(Reference Executive Order 17-21, 2017)

Pennsylvania

Idle Reduction and Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Weight Exemption – updated 2/9/2018

A vehicle equipped with qualified idle reduction technology may exceed the state's gross and axle weight limits by up to 400 pounds (lbs.) to compensate for the additional weight of the idle reduction technology. A vehicle primarily powered by natural gas may exceed the state's gross vehicle weight limits by a weight equal to the difference between the weight of the vehicle with the natural gas tank and fueling system and the weight of a comparable vehicle with a diesel tank and fueling system. The NGV maximum gross weight may not exceed 82,000 lbs. (Reference Title 35 Pennsylvania Statutes, Chapter 23B, Section 4604, Title 75 Pennsylvania Statutes, Chapter 49, Section 4941)

Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEVs) Discount - EZ-EV – added 2/9/2018

EZ-EV, an Exelon program, offers discounts for the purchase or lease of select PEVs through participating dealers. For information on discount amounts, eligible makes and models, and availability, see the EZ-EV website.

Utah

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Credit and Charging Rate Reduction Pilot - Rocky Mountain Power – added 3/9/2018

Rocky Mountain Power offers residential customers with PEVs $200 to enroll in a time-of-use (TOU) rate pilot. Participants may choose between two rate plans. The TOU rate will apply to all household energy use. For more information, see the Rocky Mountain Power PEV Time-of-Use Rate Pilot Program website.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate - Rocky Mountain Power – added 3/9/2018

Rocky Mountain Power provides rebates to non-residential and multi-family customers towards the purchase of Level 2 and DC Fast EVSE. Customers installing Level 2 EVSE may receive a rebate of 75% of equipment cost, up to $2,500 for single port stations and $3,500 for multi-port stations. Customers installing DC fast charging EVSE may receive a rebate of 75% of equipment and installation cost, up to $30,000 for single port stations and $42,000 for multi-port stations. To receive a rebate, customers installing Level 2 EVSE must submit an application within 90 days of the station installation; customers installing DC fast charging EVSE must submit an application for utility approval before purchasing and installing equipment.

Customers may also complete an application for a custom grant project; applications must be submitted by June 30, 2018.

Rebates and grant funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, see the Rocky Mountain Power Electric Vehicle Incentives website.

Virginia

Biodiesel and Green Diesel Definitions – updated 4/9/2018

Biodiesel is defined as a fuel composed of mono-alkyl esters of long-chain fatty acids derived from vegetable oils or animal fats that is designated B100 and meets the requirements of ASTM D6751. Green diesel is a fuel produced from non-fossil renewable resources, including agricultural or silvicultural plants; animal fats; residue and waste generated from the production, processing, and marketing of agricultural products, silvicultural products; and other renewable resources; that meets applicable ASTM specifications. (Reference Virginia Code 58.1-439.12:02)

Green Jobs Tax Credit – updated 4/9/2018

Qualified employers are eligible for a $500 tax credit for each new green job created that offers a salary of at least $50,000, for up to 350 jobs per employer. The credit is allowed for the first five years that the job is continuously filled. For the purposes of this tax credit, a green job is defined as employment in industries relating to renewable or alternative energy, including hydrogen and fuel cell technology, landfill gas, and biofuels. The tax credit expires on January 1, 2021. For more information, see the Virginia Department of Taxation website. (Reference Senate Bill 573, 2018, and Virginia Code 58.1-439.12:05)

Retail Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Regulations – updated 4/9/2018

Retail PEV charging services provided by an individual, locality, public institution of higher education, or the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, who is not a public utility, public service corporation, or public service company, do not constitute the retail sale of electricity if the electricity is used solely for transportation purposes and the person providing the PEV charging service has procured the electricity from an authorized public utility. The Virginia State Corporation Commission may not set the rates, charges, or fees for retail PEV charging services provided by non-utilities. (Reference Senate Bill 908, 2018, and Virginia Code 56-1.2:1 and 56-232.2:1)

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Infrastructure Authorization – updated 4/9/2018

The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, any locality, public institution of higher education, or school boards may operate retail, fee-based PEV charging infrastructure on the property. A locality may restrict use to employees of the locality and authorized visitors and may install signage that details these restrictions. PEV charging infrastructure access during school hours must be restricted to employees, students, and authorized visitors only. PEV charging infrastructure must be accompanied by appropriate signage that details these restrictions. (Reference Virginia Code 22.1-131, 56-1.2, 56-1.2:1, and 56-232.2:1)

Washington

Alternative Fuel Use Requirement – updated 3/12/2018

All state agencies must, to the extent practicable, use 100% biofuels or electricity to operate all publicly owned vehicles. Agencies must prioritize all-electric vehicles (EVs) when leasing or purchasing new vehicles, and all trips that may feasibly use EVs must employ them. For vehicle classes without EV model options, agencies must prioritize the most cost-efficient, low-emission vehicle option available. Agencies may substitute natural gas or propane for electricity or biofuel if the Washington State Department of Commerce (Department) determines that electricity and biofuel are not reasonably available. Practicability and measures of compliance are defined in rules adopted by the Department. The governor has established a cross-agency Governing Council, which must adopt and implement standards, measures, targets, and tools to support agencies in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and prioritizing EV adoption.

In addition, effective June 1, 2018, all local government agencies must, to the extent practicable, use 100% biofuels or electricity to operate all publicly owned vehicles. Transit agencies using compressed natural gas (CNG) and engine retrofits that would void vehicle warranties are exempt from this requirement. To allow the motor vehicle fuel needs of state and local government to be satisfied by Washington-produced biofuels, the Washington Department of Enterprise Services and local governments may contract in advance and execute contracts with public or private producers and suppliers for the purchase of appropriate biofuels. Agencies may substitute natural gas or propane in vehicles if the Department determines that biofuels and electricity are not reasonably available. Practicability and measures of compliance are defined in rules adopted by the Department.

(Reference Executive Order 18-01, 2018, Washington Administrative Code 194-28 and 194-29, and Revised Code of Washington 43.19.647 and 43.19.648)