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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Alabama

Idle Reduction and Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Weight Exemption – updated 7/11/2018

Any motor vehicle equipped with an auxiliary power unit (APU) or other idle reduction technology may exceed the gross, axle, tandem, or bridge formula weight limits by up to 400 pounds (lbs.). To be eligible for the weight exemption, the vehicle operator must be able to provide written proof or certification of the weight of the APU and demonstrate or certify that the idle reduction technology is fully functional at all times. Any NGV may exceed the limits by up to 2,000 lbs. (Reference House Bill 40, 2018, and Code of Alabama 32-9-20)

Public Utility Definition – added 8/6/2018

An entity that owns, operates, leases, or controls electric vehicle supply equipment is not defined as a public utility. (Reference Alabama Public Service Commission Docket No. 32694)

Arizona

Reduced Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) License Tax – updated 7/6/2018

The vehicle license tax for an AFV is $4 for every $100 in assessed value. During the first year after initial registration, the AFV's assessed value is 1% of the manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) compared to 60% for conventional vehicles. For each succeeding year, the original value of the AFV is reduced by 15%. The minimum amount of the annual AFV license tax is $5. For the purpose of this tax, AFVs include those powered exclusively by propane, natural gas, electricity, hydrogen, or a blend of hydrogen with propane or natural gas.

Beginning January 1, 2020, the vehicle license tax for a previously registered AFV will be a percentage of the MSRP set by Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). For each succeeding year, the original value of the AFV is reduced by 15%. The vehicle license tax for an AFV that is less than 10,000 pounds gross weight this is purchased on or after January 1, 2020, will be 30% of the MSRP. For each succeeding year, the original value of the AFV is reduced by 15%.

For more information, see the ADOT AFV website.

(Reference House Bill2166, 2018, and Arizona Revised Statutes 28-5801)

All-Electric Vehicle Rebate - Salt River Project (SRP) – updated 7/19/2018

SRP customers are eligible for a $3,000 rebate for the purchase of a new 2018 Nissan Leaf at participating dealerships. Rebates are available through September 30, 2018. For more information, see the SRP Nissan Leaf Rebate Flyer.

Workplace Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate - Salt River Project (SRP) – added 7/6/2018

SRP offers a rebate to business customers who purchase and install Level 2 EVSE for use by their employees. The rebate is $500 per Level 2 EVSE charging port installed, limited to 12 per business. Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including eligibility requirements and how to receive the rebate, see the SRP Rebates website.

California

Low Emission Truck and Bus Purchase Vouchers – updated 8/23/2018

Through the Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) and Low NOx Engine Incentives, the California Air Resources Board provides vouchers to eligible fleets to reduce the incremental cost of qualified electric, hybrid, or natural gas trucks and buses at the time of purchase. Vouchers are available on a first-come, first-served basis and range from $2,000 to $300,000. Only fleets that operate vehicles in California are eligible. For more information, including a list of qualified vehicles and other requirements, see the HVIP website.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate - LADWP – updated 9/7/2018

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) provides rebates to commercial and residential customers toward the purchase of Level 2 EVSE. Commercial customers who purchase and install EVSE for employee and public use can receive up to $5,000 for each charger, with up to $750 in additional rebate funds per extra charge port. Rebates do not cover the cost of installation. Eligible customers may qualify for up to 40 rebate awards depending on the number of parking spaces at the installation site. Residential customers who install wall-mounted chargers can receive up to $500. EVSE must be installed within the LADWP service area. Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis through June 30, 2021, or until funds are exhausted, whichever occurs first. For program guidelines and application materials, see the Charge Up L.A.! website.

Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Deployment Support – updated 6/25/2018

California joined Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont in signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to support the deployment of ZEVs through involvement in a ZEV Program Implementation Task Force (Task Force). In May 2014, the Task Force published a ZEV Action Plan (Plan) identifying 11 priority actions to accomplish the goals of the MOU, including deploying at least 3.3 million ZEVs and adequate fueling infrastructure within the signatory states by 2025. The Plan also includes a research agenda to inform future actions. On an annual basis, each state must report on the number of registered ZEVs, the number of public electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) and hydrogen fueling stations, and available information regarding workplace fueling for ZEVs.

In June 2018, the Task Force published a new ZEV Action Plan for 2018-2021. Building on the 2014 Action Plan, the 2018 Action Plan makes recommendations for states and other key partners in five priority areas:

  • Raising consumer awareness and interest in electric vehicle technology;
  • Building out a reliable and convenient residential, workplace and public charging/fueling infrastructure network;
  • Continuing and improving access to consumer purchase and non-financial incentives;
  • Expanding public and private sector fleet adoption; and
  • Supporting dealership efforts to increase ZEV sales.

For more information, see the Multi-State ZEV Task Force website.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Incentive Program Support – added 7/9/2018

The California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP), funded by the California Energy Commission, provides guidance and funding for local governments and organizations to develop and implement EVSE incentive programs that help meet regional needs for Level 2 and DC fast chargers. CALeVIP evaluates proposed EVSE incentive programs and solicits input from stakeholders to guide the development and implementation of the programs. CALeVIP also provides the incentive funding for each program. For more information, see the CALeVIP website.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate - Fresno County – added 7/9/2018

The Fresno County Incentive Project (FCIP), funded by the California Energy Commission, offers rebates of up to $400 for single port EVSE and up to $7,000 for dual port EVSE towards the purchase and installation of the unit. Eligible applicants include businesses, non-profit organizations, or government entities based in California, or with a California-based affiliate, as well as property owners or entities with property owner authorization to install EVSE. Qualifying installation sites are commercial, workplace, multi-unit dwelling, or public facilities located in Fresno County. For more information, see the FCIP website.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate - SCE – added 7/9/2018

Southern California Edison's (SCE) Charge Ready Home Installation Rebate Program offers rebates for residential customers of up to $1,500 towards the installation and permitting costs for a residential Level 2 EVSE. Eligible expenses include the costs associated with electrical upgrades and permit fees, not the cost of the EVSE unit. To qualify, customers must be enrolled in a SCE time-of-use (TOU) rate. Rebate amounts vary depending on the TOU rate in which the customer is enrolled. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, including application guidelines, see the Charge Ready Home Installation Rebate Program website.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate - Southern California – added 9/7/2018

The Southern California Incentive Project (SCIP), funded by the California Energy Commission as part of the California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP), offers rebates of up to $70,000 per direct current (DC) fast charger for installations at new sites and 75% of total project costs, up to $40,000, per DC fast charger for installations at replacement or make-ready sites. Installations in disadvantaged communities are eligible for rebates for 80% of the total project cost, up to $80,000, per DC fast charger, regardless of installation site type. Eligible applicants include businesses, non-profit organizations, California Native American Tribes listed with the Native American Heritage Commission, or public or government entities. Qualifying installation sites must be accessible 24 hours a day and be located in Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County, or San Bernardino County. For more information, see the SCIP website.

Multi-Unit Dwelling and Workplace Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Incentives - PG&E – added 9/7/2018

Pacific Gas & Electric's (PG&E) EV Charge Network Program provides installation support and funding for multi-unit dwellings and workplaces in the PG&E territory to install ClipperCreek EVSE in parking areas. To qualify, facilities must equip at least ten adjoining parking spaces with EVSE. Eligible expenses include the cost of installation and a portion of the EVSE unit cost, up to $1,500 per port. For more information, including how to apply, see the PG&E EV Charge Network Program website.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate for Businesses - SCE – added 9/7/2018

Southern California Edison's (SCE) Charge Ready Program offers rebates for commercial customers towards the purchase and installation of a minimum of ten Level 1 or Level 2 EVSE, or a minimum of five Level 1 or Level 2 EVSE in disadvantaged communities. To qualify, customers must own, lease, or operate a site where vehicles are typically parked for at least four hours. Eligible expenses include the costs associated with electrical upgrades and part or all of the costs of the EVSE and installation. Rebate amounts vary. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, including application guidelines, see the Charge Ready Program website.

All-Electric (EV) Rebate - Pacific Power – added 9/10/2018

Pacific Power customers and employees are eligible for a $3,000 rebate for the purchase of a new 2018 Nissan Leaf. To receive the rebate, applicants must show proof of Pacific Power employment or a copy of a Pacific Power bill at participating Nissan dealerships with the Fleet Certification Code B65280. Rebates are available through September 30, 2018. For more information, see Pacific Power's Efficiency & Environment website.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate - Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) – added 9/12/2018

PWP provides rebates of $600 for residential customers towards the installation of a WiFi enabled EVSE, or $200 towards the installation of a non-WiFi enabled EVSE. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, including how to apply, see the PWP Residential Electric Vehicle and Charger Incentive Program website.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Rebate - Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) – added 9/12/2018

PWP provides rebates of $250 to residential customers who purchase or lease an eligible new or used PEV. An additional $250 is available for eligible PEVs purchased or leased from a Pasadena dealership. Customers participating in PWP's income-qualifying programs may also qualify for an additional $250 rebate, for a total of $750. Rebates are available for PEVs purchased or leased on or after August 1, 2018. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, see the PWP Residential Electric Vehicle and Charger Incentive Program website.

Colorado

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) and Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Grants – updated 7/11/2018

The Colorado Energy Office (CEO) and Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC) provide grants through the Charge Ahead Colorado program to support PEV and EVSE adoption by individual drivers and fleets. Both CEO and RAQC grants will fund 80% of the cost of EVSE, up to $9,000 for a dual port Level 2 station and up to $30,000 for a DC fast charging station. Eligible DC fast stations must have both CHAdeMO and SAE CCS J1772 connectors and be capable of providing at least 50 kilowatts to one vehicle.

CEO administers grants outside the Denver Metro Area while RAQC administers grants inside the Denver Metro Area. RAQC also provides funding for 80% of the incremental cost for qualified PEVs, up to $8,260. Eligible EVSE applicants are local governments, including school districts; state/federal agencies; public universities; public transit agencies; private non-profit or for-profit corporations; landlords of multi-family apartment buildings; and owners associations of common interest communities. For vehicle funding, priority will be given to organizations that are excluded from the Colorado Innovative Motor Vehicle Credit. Criteria and eligibility differ depending on which agency provides funding. For more information, including application deadlines, see the Charge Ahead Colorado Grant Application website.

(Reference Colorado Revised Statutes 24-38.5-103)

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Fleet Technical Assistance – updated 7/11/2018

Refuel Colorado works to build self-sustaining alternative fuel markets by working with a variety of stakeholders, including, but not limited to, fleets, communities, fuel providers, dealerships, and advocacy groups. Local technicians help fleet identify monetary savings and other advantages from converting to alternative fuels. Technicians are available statewide and free-of-charge. For more information, including a list of regional contacts, see the Refuel Colorado Fleets website.

Impact Assistance Program for Public Fleets – added 7/11/2018

The Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) offers funding for the incremental cost of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) for public fleets. Eligible entities include municipalities, counties, and special districts. Additionally, eligible fleets may apply for DOLA funding to cover the matching funds required through the Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC) ALT Fuels Colorado program. For more information, see the DOLA Energy Impact Assistance Fund Grant website.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate - Gunnison County Electric Association (GCEA) – added 7/11/2018

GCEA provides rebates to residential customers toward the purchase of Level 2 EVSE. Eligible customers who purchase and install EVSE can receive a rebate of 35% of the cost of the EVSE, up to $250. Customers who purchase the EVSE directly through GCEA may receive a 5% discount on the equipment. To qualify, applicants must also sign up for a time-of-use rate. For more information, see the GCEA EVSE Rebate website.

Natural Gas and Propane Licenses – added 9/10/2018

Any person or entity that distributes, supplies, imports, exports, carries, or blends natural gas or propane must obtain a license from the Colorado Department of Revenue. (Reference Colorado Revised Statutes 39-27-104)

Connecticut

Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Deployment Support – updated 6/25/2018

Connecticut joined California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont in signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to support the deployment of ZEVs through involvement in a ZEV Program Implementation Task Force (Task Force). In May 2014, the Task Force published a ZEV Action Plan (Plan) identifying 11 priority actions to accomplish the goals of the MOU, including deploying at least 3.3 million ZEVs and adequate fueling infrastructure within the signatory states by 2025. The Plan also includes a research agenda to inform future actions. On an annual basis, each state must report on the number of registered ZEVs, the number of public electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) and hydrogen fueling stations, and available information regarding workplace fueling for ZEVs.

In June 2018, the Task Force published a new ZEV Action Plan for 2018-2021. Building on the 2014 Action Plan, the 2018 Action Plan makes recommendations for states and other key partners in five priority areas:

  • Raising consumer awareness and interest in electric vehicle technology;
  • Building out a reliable and convenient residential, workplace and public charging/fueling infrastructure network;
  • Continuing and improving access to consumer purchase and non-financial incentives;
  • Expanding public and private sector fleet adoption; and
  • Supporting dealership efforts to increase ZEV sales.

For more information, see the Multi-State ZEV Task Force website.

Utility Company Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Rates – updated 6/30/2018

By July 1, 2018, utility companies must evaluate if it is appropriate to implement PEV time of day rates for residential and commercial customers. A time-of-day rate is a rate for PEVs that is designed to reflect the cost of electricity to the consumer at different times of the day. Utilities that have already made this determination prior to July 1, 2017, are not required to do so again. (Reference Senate Bill 333, 2018, and Connecticut General Statutes 16-19f)

Autonomous Vehicle Task Force and Pilot Program – updated 6/30/2018

A task force is established to study fully autonomous vehicles (AVs), including evaluating the standards established by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration regarding state responsibilities for regulating AVs. The task force will also evaluate the laws proposed or enacted by other states to regulate AVs and recommend how the state should regulate AVs. The task force must submit to the Connecticut General Assembly an interim report by July 1, 2019, and a final report by January 1, 2020.

The Connecticut Office of Policy and Management, in consultation with the Departments of Motor Vehicles, Transportation, and Emergency Services and Public Protection, will establish a pilot program for up to four municipalities to allow approved candidates to test AVs on local highways. No later than January 1, 2019, and annually thereafter, the Office of Policy and Management will submit a report to the General Assembly on the implementation and progress of the pilot program. For more information about the pilot program, including how to apply, see the Fully Autonomous Vehicle Testing Pilot Program website.

(Reference House Bill 5314, 2018, and Public Act 17-69)

Loans for Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEVs) and Residential Charging Infrastructure – added 7/9/2018

The Connecticut Green Bank offers Smart-E low-interest loans of up to $30,000 for Connecticut residents to purchase a new or used PEV. The vehicle must be registered with the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles. Loans are also available for Connecticut PEV drivers to purchase Level 2 and DC fast electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE). To qualify, applicants must own or lease a model year 2012 or later PEV and occupy the residence at which the EVSE will be installed. For more information, see the Connecticut Green Bank Smart-E Loan website.

Delaware

Heavy-Duty Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Rebates – updated 9/7/2018

As part of the Delaware Clean Transportation Incentive Program, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) offers rebates of up to $20,000 for new or leased Class 7 or Class 8 dedicated NGVs. Eligible applicants include commercial entities, non-profits, individuals, or businesses located in Delaware or who have in-state affiliates. Applicants must submit proof of order and proof of payment to receive the rebate; a copy of the lease agreement is required for leased vehicles. Fleets are limited to five rebates per funding cycle. All vehicles purchased through this rebate program must be titled and registered in the state. DNREC will accept applications through December 31, 2019, on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, including application instructions and eligibility requirements, see the Delaware Heavy-Duty Vehicle Rebate Program website.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Pilot Program - Delaware Electric Cooperative (DEC) – added 9/7/2018

DEC offers a pilot program for qualified members to receive a free ChargePoint home EVSE. Members must have an all-electric vehicle (EV), an average consumption of 1,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) or more per month, and be able to charge the EV during off-peak times. For more information, see the EV Pilot Program website.

Hawaii

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Rate Incentive - Hawaiian Electric Company – updated 8/9/2018

Hawaiian Electric Company and its subsidiaries, Maui Electric Company and Hawaii Electric Light Company, offer time-of-use rates for commercial customers with electric vehicle supply equipment. The pilot rates are available to customers on Oahu, in Maui County, and on the Island of Hawaii. For more information, see the Hawaiian Electric Company EVs website.

Illinois

Heavy-Duty Transit Bus and School Bus Grants – added 9/10/2018

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is established the Driving a Cleaner Illinois program to administer funds awarded through the Volkswagen Clean Air Act Civil Settlement. Funding is available for the replacement of existing government-owned diesel public transit buses with new diesel, alternative fuel, and all-electric transit buses, as well as for all-electric school bus pilot projects. For more information, including how to apply, see the Illinois EPA Grant Accountability and Transparency Act page.

Indiana

All-Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebate - NIPSCO – updated 7/25/2018

NIPSCO customers and employees are eligible for a $3,000 rebate for the purchase of a new 2018 Nissan Leaf. To receive the rebate, show proof of NIPSCO employment or a copy of a NIPSCO bill at participating Nissan dealerships with the Fleet Certification Code B46251. Rebates are available through September 30, 2018.

Kansas

All-Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebate - Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) – updated 7/19/2018

KCP&L customers and employees are eligible for a $3,000 rebate for the purchase of a new Nissan Leaf. Rebates are available through September 30, 2018. To receive the rebate, bring the flyer and a recent KCP&L utility bill or proof of employment to a local Nissan dealer. For more information, visit KCP&L's Clean Charge Network website.

Massachusetts

Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Deployment Support – updated 6/25/2018

Massachusetts joined California, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont in signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to support the deployment of ZEVs through involvement in a ZEV Program Implementation Task Force (Task Force). In May 2014, the Task Force published a ZEV Action Plan (Plan) identifying 11 priority actions to accomplish the goals of the MOU, including deploying at least 3.3 million ZEVs and adequate fueling infrastructure within the signatory states by 2025. The Plan also includes a research agenda to inform future actions. On an annual basis, each state must report on the number of registered ZEVs, the number of public electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) and hydrogen fueling stations, and available information regarding workplace fueling for ZEVs.

In June 2018, the Task Force published a new ZEV Action Plan for 2018-2021. Building on the 2014 Action Plan, the 2018 Action Plan makes recommendations for states and other key partners in five priority areas:

  • Raising consumer awareness and interest in electric vehicle technology;
  • Building out a reliable and convenient residential, workplace and public charging/fueling infrastructure network;
  • Continuing and improving access to consumer purchase and non-financial incentives;
  • Expanding public and private sector fleet adoption; and
  • Supporting dealership efforts to increase ZEV sales.

For more information, see the Multi-State ZEV Task Force website.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Incentive – added 8/8/2018

Residential customers of participating Massachusetts municipal light plants (MLPs) may be eligible for a free or discounted Level 2 EVSE through the Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company's Home Energy Loss Prevention Services (HELPS) program. Participating MLPs include Groton, Ipswich, Marblehead, Sterling, Shrewsbury, South Hadley, Wakefield, and West Boylston. Incentives vary by MLP. For more information, see the HELPS EV Charger Incentive website.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Discount - Braintree Electric Light Department (BELD) – added 9/7/2018

BELD offers a discount of $250 to customers for the purchase of a Level 2 eMotorWerks JuiceBox EVSE. For more information, see the BELD Charging Incentives website.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Incentive - Braintree Electric Light Department (BELD) – added 9/7/2018

BELD offers a bill credit of $8 per month for customers that charge their PEVs between 9pm and 12pm on weekdays or at any time during the weekend. For more information, see the BELD Charging Incentives website.

Maryland

Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Deployment Support – updated 6/25/2018

Maryland joined California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont in signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to support the deployment of ZEVs through involvement in a ZEV Program Implementation Task Force (Task Force). In May 2014, the Task Force published a ZEV Action Plan (Plan) identifying 11 priority actions to accomplish the goals of the MOU, including deploying at least 3.3 million ZEVs and adequate fueling infrastructure within the signatory states by 2025. The Plan also includes a research agenda to inform future actions. On an annual basis, each state must report on the number of registered ZEVs, the number of public electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) and hydrogen fueling stations, and available information regarding workplace fueling for ZEVs.

In June 2018, the Task Force published a new ZEV Action Plan for 2018-2021. Building on the 2014 Action Plan, the 2018 Action Plan makes recommendations for states and other key partners in five priority areas:

  • Raising consumer awareness and interest in electric vehicle technology;
  • Building out a reliable and convenient residential, workplace and public charging/fueling infrastructure network;
  • Continuing and improving access to consumer purchase and non-financial incentives;
  • Expanding public and private sector fleet adoption; and
  • Supporting dealership efforts to increase ZEV sales.

For more information, see the Multi-State ZEV Task Force website.

Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Grants – updated 8/9/2018

The Maryland Energy Administration administers the Maryland Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Program (AFIP), which provides grants to plan, install, and operate public access alternative fueling and charging infrastructure. Private access natural gas and propane fueling stations are eligible for funding. Only Maryland-based private businesses are eligible, and projects must take place in the state. Grant award amounts are based on the alternative fuel technology and are capped at 50% of project costs. Applicant cost share must be at least 50%.

Station TypeMaximum Grant Award per Station
DC Fast Charger$55,000
Ethanol$35,000
Hydrogen$300,000
Natural Gas$500,000
Propane$100,000

Applications are accepted through December 31, 2018. For more information, including application requirements, see the Maryland AFIP Program website.

Maine

Diesel Emission Reduction Project Funding – added 8/8/2018

The Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) is accepting applications for funding of heavy-duty on-road new diesel or alternative fuel repowers and replacements, as well as off-road all-electric repowers and replacements, through September 15, 2018. Both government and non-government entities are eligible for funding. Vehicles that qualify for replacement or repower include:

  • Model Year (MY) 1992-2009 Class 8 local freight trucks and port drayage trucks;
  • MY 1992-2009 Class 4-7 local freight trucks;
  • MY 2009 or older Class 4-8 school buses, shuttle buses, and transit buses;
  • Forklifts with greater than 8,000 pounds of lift capacity;
  • Port cargo handling equipment; and
  • High emissions diesel-powered or spark ignition airport ground support equipment.
Eligible alternative fuels include, but are not limited to, compressed natural gas, propane, and electricity. This grant program is funded by Maine's portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, including how to apply, see the MaineDOT VW Settlement Application for Funding website.

Minnesota

Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVs) Advisory Council and Support – added 7/5/2018

The Governor's Advisory Council on Connected and Automated Vehicles (Advisory Council) will study, assess, and prepare for widespread adoption of CAVs, and will provide advice and support to the governor, Minnesota Department of Transportation (MDOT), and the Department of Public Safety. In addition, the Advisory Council will consult with government, communities experiencing transportation barriers, transportation stakeholders, the automotive industry, advocacy groups, educational institutions, and business, labor, and technology companies. A report will be submitted to the Governor, the Minnesota House and Senate Transportation and Public Safety committees, and the Minnesota Legislature by December 1, 2018 that recommends changes to statutes, rules, and policies in the following areas related to CAVs:

  • Transportation infrastructure and network;
  • Cyber security and data privacy standards;
  • Vehicle registration, driver training, licensing, insurance, and traffic regulations;
  • Promotion of economic development, business opportunities, and workforce preparation; and
  • Accessibility and equity for all Minnesotans, with particular focus on rural communities, the elderly, the disabled, low-income communities, communities of color, and America Indians.
MDOT and the Department of Public Safety will establish guidelines for development, testing, and deployment of CAV technologies, and will support safe and effective testing and use at every level of autonomy, including driverless technology. MDOT will form the Interagency CAV Team to implement the tasks outlined above.

(Reference Executive Order 18-04, 2018).

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Grants – added 7/17/2018

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is accepting applications through August 21, 2018, to install public direct current (DC) fast charging EVSE along Minnesota highways and interstates. Grants are available for 80% of the project costs, up to $170,000 per 150 kilowatt (kW) EVSE (eligible in Albert Lea only) and up to $70,000 per 50kW EVSE. A total of twenty-one 50kW EVSE and one 150kW EVSE will be funded. Other terms and conditions apply. This grant program is funded by Minnesota's portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, including how to apply, see the MPCA EV Fast-Charging Station Grants page.

School Bus Replacement Grants – added 7/17/2018

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is accepting applications through July 19, 2018, to partially fund the replacement of model year 1992-2009 diesel school buses. Eligible applicants include private, public, and non-profit organizations, including state, local, and tribal governments. This grant program is funded by Minnesota's portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, including how to apply, see the MPCA School Bus Replacement Grants page.

Missouri

All-Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebate - Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) – updated 7/19/2018

KCP&L customers and employees are eligible for a $3,000 rebate for the purchase of a new Nissan Leaf. Rebates are available through September 30, 2018. To receive the rebate, bring the flyer and a recent KCP&L utility bill or proof of KCP&L employment to a local Nissan dealer. For more information, visit KCP&L's Clean Charge Network webpage.

Diesel Emission Reduction Project Funding – added 8/13/2018

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is providing funding to replace diesel school buses with new cleaner burning vehicles. The DNR will grant up to $22,000 per vehicle, and will replace 29 buses with new diesel buses or those that use alternative fuels including propane, natural gas, and electricity. DNR is accepting applications through September 14, 2018. This grant program is funded by Missouri's portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, including how to apply, see the DNR's Volkswagen Trust website.

North Carolina

Volkswagen Settlement Allocation – updated 9/10/2018

The Volkswagen Litigation Environmental Mitigation Fund (Fund) is established as a special fund in the State Treasury, with the purpose of receiving funds allocated to the state as a beneficiary of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust (Trust). The governor appointed the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) as the lead agency to manage the Fund. DEQ will manage the Fund through five programs: a school bus replacement program, a transit bus replacement program, a clean heavy-duty on-road equipment program, a clean heavy-duty off-road equipment program, and a zero-emission vehicle infrastructure program. For more information, including open requests for proposals, see the final Beneficiary Mitigation Plan and the DEQ Volkswagen Settlement website. (Reference Senate Bill 99, 2018)

EVSE Rebate and Charging Rate Reduction - Randolph Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) – added 8/9/2018

Randolph EMC's Electric Vehicle Utility Program (REVUP) offers rebates for residential customers of $500 towards the purchase of residential Level 2 electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE). To qualify, residents must be a registered owner of an electric vehicle (EV), purchase and install a Wi-Fi connected Level 2 EVSE, and agree to share the data collected by the EVSE. Rebates are available to the first 25 applicants. REVUP also offers residents an EV time-of-use (TOU) rate. For more information, see the REVUP website.

Propane Dealer License – updated 9/10/2018

A propane dealer is defined as any person, firm, or corporation that sells or otherwise deals in propane. Every dealer must be registered with the North Carolina Board of Agriculture (Board). A dealer must obtain and maintain a general liability insurance, a bond, or equivalent protection for the public. The dealer must be able to provide verification of insurance within 10 days of the Board's request. Additional requirements apply. For more information, see the Standards Division website. (Reference North Carolina General Statutes 119-54 and 119-56)

New Hampshire

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Rebates - New Hampshire Electric Co-op (NHEC) – added 7/6/2018

NHEC offers rebates of $1,000 for the purchase or lease of a new or used electric vehicle (EV), and $600 for the purchase or lease of a new or used plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. The PEV must be purchased or leased between January 1, 2018, and December 31, 2018. For more information, including how to apply, see the NHEC Drive Electric website.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebates - New Hampshire Electric Co-op (NHEC) – added 7/6/2018

NHEC offers rebates for residential and commercial customers to install EVSE. Residential customers may receive a rebate of up to $300 to install EVSE and a separate electric meter. Commercial customers may receive a rebate of 50% of the installed cost, up to $2,500, per EVSE unit to install a maximum of two Level 2 or DC fast chargers and a required separate electric meter. EVSE must be installed within the NHEC service territory. For more information, including application instructions, see the NHEC Drive Electric website.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Rate Incentive - New Hampshire Electric Co-op (NHEC) – added 7/6/2018

NHEC offers a residential off-peak rate program for electricity purchased to charge PEVs. The electricity used for vehicle charging is metered separately from all other electricity use. For more information, see the NHEC Drive Electric website.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) and Charging Infrastructure Promotion – added 7/10/2018

The New Hampshire Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Infrastructure Commission (Commission) promotes the use of PEVs in the state. The Commission must make recommendations on the following:

  • The development of zero emission vehicle (ZEV) technology and infrastructure, including the installation of electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) for residential, business, and municipal use;
  • The availability of high-speed EVSE and the feasibility of installing high-speed EVSE on public property;
  • The development of EVSE installations, including high-speed chargers, along state and federal highway corridors, at public transportation hubs, and in parking garages;
  • New Hampshire joining the Multi-State ZEV Task Force or other interstate agreement to support the installation of EVSE;
  • Tax credit legislation for the installation of residential and commercial EVSE;
  • Changes to state laws and regulations that encourage the development of ZEV technology and infrastructure;
  • Potential funding sources for ZEV technology and infrastructure; and
  • State agency workplace charging.
The Commission must report annually, beginning November 1, 2018, to New Hampshire legislative officials and the governor on its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation. (Reference Senate Bill 517, 2018, and New Hampshire Revised Statutes 4-G:1)

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) and Hydrogen Fueling Station Signage – added 9/7/2018

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (DOT) must coordinate with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to ensure that EVSE signage on federal highways in the state is uniform. In addition, DOT must develop signage for EVSE and hydrogen fueling stations that is consistent with FHWA's Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for use on state roads. (Reference Senate Bill 575, 2018, and New Hampshire Revised Statutes 236:131)

Public Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Requirements – added 9/7/2018

EVSE that is available for public use must meet the following requirements:

  • If publicly funded, must be equipped to enable universal access, as defined by the New Hampshire Department of Transportation;
  • If the owner or operator requires payment for use of the EVSE, must accept multiple payment options; and
  • Must not require users to pay a subscription fee or obtain a membership at any organization to use the equipment.
In addition, the owner or operator must disclose the location and characteristics of each EVSE to the U.S. Department of Energy's Alternative Fuels Data Center. Information that must be disclosed includes, but is not limited to, address, voltage, and timing restrictions.

(Reference Senate Bill 575, 2018, and New Hampshire Revised Statutes 236:131)

Public Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Restriction Authorization – added 9/7/2018

An owner or operator of public EVSE may impose restrictions on the amount of time that a plug-in electric vehicle may charge at the station. (Reference Senate Bill 575, 2018, and New Hampshire Revised Statutes 236:131)

Public Utility Definition – added 9/7/2018

An owner of electric vehicle supply equipment is not defined as a utility, public utility, or public service company. (Reference Senate Bill 575, 2018, and New Hampshire Revised Statutes 236:131)

Public Utility Requirements – added 9/7/2018

Public utilities must consider whether to implement plug-in electric vehicle time-of-use rates for residential and commercial customers. In their determination, they must consider whether implementing these rates would encourage energy conservation, optimal use of facilities and resources by an electric company, and equitable rates for customers. (Reference Senate Bill 575, 2018, and New Hampshire Revise Statutes 236:131)

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Parking Requirement – added 9/7/2018

An individual may not park a motor vehicle in a parking space equipped with a public electric vehicle charging station unless the vehicle is a PEV. (Reference Senate Bill 575, 2018, and New Hampshire Revise Statutes 236:131)

New Jersey

Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Deployment Support – updated 6/25/2018

New Jersey joined California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont in signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to support the deployment of ZEVs through involvement in a ZEV Program Implementation Task Force (Task Force). In May 2014, the Task Force published a ZEV Action Plan (Plan) identifying 11 priority actions to accomplish the goals of the MOU, including deploying at least 3.3 million ZEVs and adequate fueling infrastructure within the signatory states by 2025. The Plan also includes a research agenda to inform future actions. On an annual basis, each state must report on the number of registered ZEVs, the number of public electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) and hydrogen fueling stations, and available information regarding workplace fueling for ZEVs.

In June 2018, the Task Force published a new ZEV Action Plan for 2018-2021. Building on the 2014 Action Plan, the 2018 Action Plan makes recommendations for states and other key partners in five priority areas:

  • Raising consumer awareness and interest in electric vehicle technology;
  • Building out a reliable and convenient residential, workplace and public charging/fueling infrastructure network;
  • Continuing and improving access to consumer purchase and non-financial incentives;
  • Expanding public and private sector fleet adoption; and
  • Supporting dealership efforts to increase ZEV sales.

For more information, see the Multi-State ZEV Task Force website.

Workplace Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate - Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) – added 8/8/2018

PSEG offers a rebate to business customers that purchase and install Level 2 EVSE for use by their employees. The rebate is the lesser of $4,000 or 80% of the invoice cost per Level 2 EVSE charging port installed, limited to 10 per business. Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including eligibility requirements and how to receive the rebate, see the PSEG Workplace Charging Rebate website.

Volkswagen Settlement Allocation – added 8/9/2018

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) must approve the allocation of any funds the State receives from the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. Any funds received from the Trust are deposited in a non-lapsing Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Fund. DEP and the Director of the Division of Budget and Accounting will ensure that the funds are distributed in alignment with the purpose of the Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Agreement. DEP will approve of any criteria for grants awarded on a competitive basis. (Reference Senate Bill 2019, 2018)

New Mexico

Diesel Emission Reduction Project Funding – added 7/17/2018

The New Mexico Energy Department (NMED) is accepting applications for funding of heavy-duty on-road and limited off-road diesel emission reduction projects through September 14, 2018. Note that funding for light-duty electric vehicle supply equipment is not an eligible project for this round of funding. This grant program is funded by New Mexico's portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, including how to apply, see the NMED VW Settlement page.

Nevada

Heavy-Duty Vehicle Emissions Reduction Grants – updated 6/25/2018

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) administers Nevada's portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust through the Nevada Diesel Emission Fund. The fund assists publicly- and privately-owned fleets with the replacement or repower of model year (MY) 2009 or older medium- and heavy-duty diesel powered vehicles. Funding amounts vary based on vehicle type, applicant type (e.g., government or non-government), and the replacing or repowering fuel. Applications for the first round of funding are due by July 31, 2018. For more information, including application guidelines, see the NDEP Nevada Diesel Emission Mitigation Fund website.

New York

Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Deployment Support – updated 6/25/2018

New York joined California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont in signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to support the deployment of ZEVs through involvement in a ZEV Program Implementation Task Force (Task Force). In May 2014, the Task Force published a ZEV Action Plan (Plan) identifying 11 priority actions to accomplish the goals of the MOU, including deploying at least 3.3 million ZEVs and adequate fueling infrastructure within the signatory states by 2025. The Plan also includes a research agenda to inform future actions. On an annual basis, each state must report on the number of registered ZEVs, the number of public electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) and hydrogen fueling stations, and available information regarding workplace fueling for ZEVs.

In June 2018, the Task Force published a new ZEV Action Plan for 2018-2021. Building on the 2014 Action Plan, the 2018 Action Plan makes recommendations for states and other key partners in five priority areas:

  • Raising consumer awareness and interest in electric vehicle technology;
  • Building out a reliable and convenient residential, workplace and public charging/fueling infrastructure network;
  • Continuing and improving access to consumer purchase and non-financial incentives;
  • Expanding public and private sector fleet adoption; and
  • Supporting dealership efforts to increase ZEV sales.

For more information, see the Multi-State ZEV Task Force website.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) and Charging Infrastructure Support – added 7/9/2018

The New York Power Authority's (NYPA) EVolve NY program has allocated up to $250 million to support PEVs and address charging infrastructure gaps throughout the state. EVolve NY will implement this funding in phases. The initial phase directs $40 million to fund three initiatives through 2019, including programs for interstate DC fast chargers, airport charging hubs, and plug-in electric vehicle model communities. For more information, see NYPA's EVolve NY website.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle Charging Rate Incentive for Businesses - Con Edison – added 8/8/2018

Con Edison offers an electric rate reduction ranging from 34% to 39% for businesses in New York City and Westchester County that install a publicly accessible direct current (DC) fast charger. To qualify, the charger must have a power output of at least 100 kilowatts. Additional terms apply. The rate reduction is available through April 2025. For more information, including how to apply, see the Con Edison Business Incentive Rate website.

Workplace Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) and Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Incentives – added 9/13/2018

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority is offering employers in the greater New York City region $8,000 rebate per dual-connector EVSE installed. Employees of organizations that receive the rebate are eligible for a $500 rebate toward the purchase or lease of a qualified PEV. For more information, see the website.

Ohio

Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Testing and Operation Requirements – updated 8/9/2018

The Ohio Office of the Governor created the DriveOhio Ohio AV Pilot Program to allow for the safe testing of AVs on state highways and other public roads. The purpose of the program is to connect municipalities interested in promoting AV testing with DriveOhio and companies seeking to test AVs. An AV is defined as a vehicle equipped with technology that is capable of performing all of the real-time operational and tactical functions required to operate a vehicle. To test AVs, each company must register with DriveOhio and provide required information, including a summary report outlining its approach for the safe testing of their autonomous system.

All AVs tested in Ohio must have a designated operator responsible for the safe operation of the vehicle while in use and complies with all traffic laws and regulations, among other requirements. The Governor may pause the testing of AVs in Ohio if there is evidence that the technology is not safe.

(Reference Executive Order 2018-04K, 2018)

Commercial Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Incentive Program - AEP Ohio – added 9/10/2018

American Electric Power (AEP) Ohio offers financial incentives for the hardware, network services, and installation of EVSE for up to 300 Level 2 and 75 DC fast charging stations. Incentives in varying amounts are available to all non-residential customers that have a valid AEP Ohio account. EVSE must be installed at a workplace, government facility, multi-family complex, or other publicly available charging location served by AEO Ohio. Projects must involve a new installation from the approved EVSE list. Customers in income eligible census tracts may qualify for greater incentives. For more information, including the incentive amounts and application terms and conditions, see the AEP Equipment Charging Incentives website.

Oklahoma

Autonomous Vehicles Council – added 8/9/2018

By executive order, the governor established the Aerospace and Autonomous Systems Council (Council). The Council will review all aspects of the development of autonomous systems and related technologies, including research and development, education, economic development, job creation, and capital investment. The Council will also provide recommendations to the Governor and will submit and periodically review strategic plans. (Reference Executive Order 2011-19, 2017)

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) and Infrastructure Grants for Public Fleets – added 9/10/2018

Under the Creating Long-term Energy Alternatives Now by Advancing Improvements Regionally (CLEAN AIR) Grants program, the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG) issues requests for proposals (RFPs) for alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicle projects in the Oklahoma City Area Regional Transportation Study (OCARTS) area. Projects must provide a reduction in vehicle equipment emissions and cannot increase the number of vehicles in applicant fleets. Eligible projects may also include AFV fueling station or charging infrastructure. Eligible applicants include OCARTS-member governments, certain public trusts and public authorities providing essential services to OCARTS-member governments, member entity public transit fleets, and to public school fleets whose district boundaries are contained partially or wholly within the OCARTS area. There are currently no available RFPs (verified August 2018). For more information, including open solicitations, see the ACOG CLEAN AIR Grants for Public Fleets website.

Oregon

Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Deployment Support – updated 6/25/2018

Oregon joined California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont in signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to support the deployment of ZEVs through involvement in a ZEV Program Implementation Task Force (Task Force). In May 2014, the Task Force published a ZEV Action Plan (Plan) identifying 11 priority actions to accomplish the goals of the MOU, including deploying at least 3.3 million ZEVs and adequate fueling infrastructure within the signatory states by 2025. The Plan also includes a research agenda to inform future actions. On an annual basis, each state must report on the number of registered ZEVs, the number of public electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) and hydrogen fueling stations, and available information regarding workplace fueling for ZEVs.

In June 2018, the Task Force published a new ZEV Action Plan for 2018-2021. Building on the 2014 Action Plan, the 2018 Action Plan makes recommendations for states and other key partners in five priority areas:

  • Raising consumer awareness and interest in electric vehicle technology;
  • Building out a reliable and convenient residential, workplace and public charging/fueling infrastructure network;
  • Continuing and improving access to consumer purchase and non-financial incentives;
  • Expanding public and private sector fleet adoption; and
  • Supporting dealership efforts to increase ZEV sales.

For more information, see the Multi-State ZEV Task Force website.

Propane License Requirement – added 9/10/2018

Any individual or business doing propane work in Oregon must obtain a license from the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal. For additional information on license types, see the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Program website. (Reference Oregon Revised Statutes 480.432)

All-Electric (EV) Rebate - Pacific Power – added 9/10/2018

Pacific Power customers and employees are eligible for a $3,000 rebate for the purchase of a new 2018 Nissan Leaf. To receive the rebate, applicants must show proof of Pacific Power employment or a copy of a Pacific Power bill at participating Nissan dealerships with the Fleet Certification Code B65280. Rebates are available through September 30, 2018. For more information, see Pacific Power's Efficiency & Environment website.

Pennsylvania

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Funding – updated 9/8/2018

The Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (AFIG) Program provides financial assistance for qualified projects; information on alternative fuels, AFVs, and hybrid electric vehicles; 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 AFIG Program also offers rebates to assist eligible residents with the incremental cost of the purchase or lease of new AFVs, including all-electric vehicles (EVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs), natural gas vehicles (NGVs), and propane vehicles. Eligible vehicles must have a total purchase price not exceeding $60,000. Rebates are available in the following amounts:

Vehicle TypeRequirementRebate Amount
EV, PHEV, electric motorcycle, and low-speed EVBattery capacity greater than or equal to 85 kilowatt hours (kWh)$2,000
Battery capacity less than 85 kWh and equal to or greater than 30kWh$1,750
Battery capacity greater than or equal to 10kWh and less than 30kWh$1,000
FCEVOriginal equipment manufacturer (OEM) or certified retrofit$2,000
Natural gas and propaneOEM or certified retrofit$1,000
One-time preowned AFV75,000 miles or less$750

An additional rebate of $500 is available for all vehicles if an applicant meets the low-income requirement, as defined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. For more information, including forms and detailed requirements and restrictions, see the AFIG Program and AFV Rebates websites. (Reference Title 73 Pennsylvania Statutes, Chapter 18E, Section 1647.3)

Clean Diesel Grant Program – added 6/28/2018

The Pennsylvania Clean Diesel Grant Program is a competitive grant program for the reimbursement of diesel transportation emission reduction projects. Eligible emission reduction technologies include, but are not limited to, exhaust controls, engine upgrades, engine and vehicle replacement, idle reduction technologies, and aerodynamic technologies. Vehicles and engines that are replaced or repowered must be scrapped based on program guidelines. This grant program is funded by Pennsylvania's portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, including program guidelines and application instructions, see the Driving Pennsylvania Forward website.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment and Hydrogen Fuel Cell Infrastructure Grants – added 6/28/2018

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection offers competitive grants for the acquisition, installation, operation, and maintenance of DC fast charging equipment and hydrogen fuel cell infrastructure. The DC fast chargers must be installed at public locations, workplaces, or multi-unit dwellings. The hydrogen fuel cell equipment must be available to the public. Grant reimbursement amounts and additional terms and conditions will be provided in the forthcoming program guidelines (verified June 2018). This grant program is funded by Pennsylvania's portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, see the Driving Pennsylvania Forward website.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebates – added 6/28/2018

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) offers rebates for the installation of Level 2 EVSE. Rebates will be provided for Level 2 chargers at workplaces or multi-unit dwellings. DEP must approve all project applications and will process rebates on a first-come, first-served basis. Maximum reimbursement amounts and additional terms and conditions will be provided in the forthcoming program guidelines (verified June 2018). This rebate program is funded by Pennsylvania's portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, see the Driving Pennsylvania Forward website.

Heavy-Duty Truck and Transit Bus Grants – added 6/28/2018

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection offers competitive grants for the replacement or repower of Class 8 local freight trucks and transit buses. Model Years (MY) 1992 through 2009 local freight trucks and MY 2009 and older transit buses will be eligible for the replacement or repower with new diesel, electric, or alternative fuel. Vehicles or engines being replaced or repowered must be scrapped in accordance with program guidelines. Grant reimbursement amounts and additional terms and conditions will be provided in the forthcoming program guidelines (verified June 2018). This grant program is funded by Pennsylvania's portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, see the Driving Pennsylvania Forward website.

Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicle Rebates – added 6/28/2018

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) offers rebates for the replacement or repower of Class 4-7 local freight trucks and port drayage trucks and Class 4-8 school and shuttle buses. Eligible Model Years (MY) 1992 through 2009 Class 4-7 trucks and eligible MY 2009 and older buses are eligible for rebates for the replacement or repower with new diesel, electric, or alternative fuel. Vehicles or engines being replaced or repowered must be scrapped in accordance with program guidelines. DEP must approve all project applications and will process rebates on a first-come, first-served basis. Grant reimbursement amounts and additional terms and conditions will be provided in the forthcoming program guidelines (verified June 2018). This rebate program is funded by Pennsylvania's portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, see the Driving Pennsylvania Forward website.

Public Utility Definition – added 9/10/2018

A person, corporation, or entity that owns or operates electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) that is open to the public is not defined as a public utility. Each electric distribution company must address third-party owned and operated EVSE in its tariff. (Reference Title 52 Pennsylvania Code 69.3501 and 69.3502)

Rhode Island

Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Deployment Support – updated 6/25/2018

Rhode Island joined California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, and Vermont in signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to support the deployment of ZEVs through involvement in a ZEV Program Implementation Task Force (Task Force). In May 2014, the Task Force published a ZEV Action Plan (Plan) identifying 11 priority actions to accomplish the goals of the MOU, including deploying at least 3.3 million ZEVs and adequate fueling infrastructure within the signatory states by 2025. The Plan also includes a research agenda to inform future actions. On an annual basis, each state must report on the number of registered ZEVs, the number of public electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) and hydrogen fueling stations, and available information regarding workplace fueling for ZEVs.

In June 2018, the Task Force published a new ZEV Action Plan for 2018-2021. Building on the 2014 Action Plan, the 2018 Action Plan makes recommendations for states and other key partners in five priority areas:

  • Raising consumer awareness and interest in electric vehicle technology;
  • Building out a reliable and convenient residential, workplace and public charging/fueling infrastructure network;
  • Continuing and improving access to consumer purchase and non-financial incentives;
  • Expanding public and private sector fleet adoption; and
  • Supporting dealership efforts to increase ZEV sales.

For more information, see the Multi-State ZEV Task Force website.

Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Weight Exemption – added 7/6/2018

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 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 House Bill 7776, 2018, and Rhode Island General Laws 31-25-2)

Low-Speed Vehicle Access to Roadways - City of Newport – added 9/7/2018

A low-speed vehicle may operate on the roadways of the City of Newport as a commercial jitney service between the hours of 6am and 12am. A low-speed vehicle may not operate on a street or highway with a posted speed limit greater than 25 miles per hour (mph), but it may cross a street or highway with a posted speed limit greater than 35 mph. For the purpose of this regulation, a low-speed vehicle is defined as a self-propelled, electric, or gas powered motor vehicle that is designed to carry no more than eight passengers; is designed to be and is operated at speeds of not more than 25 mph; and conforms to the maximum safety equipment requirements and standards specified in Title 49 of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, section 571.500. (Reference House Bill 8203, 2018, and Rhode Island General Laws 31-19.5-1)

South Dakota

Ethanol and Biobutanol Production Incentive – updated 6/26/2018

Qualified and licensed ethanol and biobutanol producers are eligible for a $0.20 per gallon production incentive for ethanol and biobutanol that is fully distilled and produced in South Dakota. Ethanol must also be denatured, 99% pure, distilled from cereal grains, and blended with gasoline to create an ethanol blend. In addition, the producer must have produced ethanol on or before December 31, 2006, to be eligible. Annual production incentives paid to one facility may not exceed $1 million. Cumulative annual production incentives paid out to all facilities may not exceed $7 million per year. Funds are apportioned each month based on the claims submitted and the total funds available. This incentive expires on July 1, 2022. (Reference Senate Bill 183, 2018, and South Dakota Statutes 10-47B-162 and 10-47B-163)

Ethanol Infrastructure Grants – updated 6/26/2018

The South Dakota Governor's Office of Economic Development administers the Ethanol Infrastructure Incentive Program, providing grants to offset the cost of installing ethanol blender pumps and underground storage tanks (UST) for ethanol at retail fueling stations throughout the state. Awardees may receive up to $29,054 per blender pump. Additionally, awardees may receive up to $40,000 per station for the installation of a UST that allows for the use of ethanol blender pumps. For eligibility requirements, application instructions, and annual program deadlines, see the Ethanol Infrastructure Incentive Program website. This incentive expires on July 1, 2022. (Reference Senate Bill 183, 2018, and South Dakota Statutes 10-47B-162 and 10-47B-164)

Texas

Propane and Natural Gas Licensing and Safety – updated 9/10/2018

The Railroad Commission of Texas regulates the safety of the natural gas and propane industries. Any business that engages in propane or natural gas activities in Texas must be licensed. These activities include selling, transporting, dispensing or storing propane and natural gas and manufacturing, installing, servicing or repairing propane and natural gas containers, systems and appliances. Some exceptions apply. For more information, see the Texas Safety, Licensing, Training, and Certification website. (Reference Texas Statutes, Natural Resources Code 113.011 and 116.011)

Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Grant – updated 8/9/2018

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) administers the Texas NGV Grant Program as part of the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP). The NGV Grant Program provides grants to replace existing medium- and heavy-duty vehicles with new, converted, or repowered natural gas or propane vehicles that operate in one or more of the eligible counties for at least 75% of the activity life. Qualifying vehicles must be on-road vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 8,500 pounds, operate on at least 60% natural gas or propane, and be certified to current federal emissions standards. Grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, including eligibility and the application form, see the TCEQ TERP website and Request for Grant Applications. (Reference Texas Statutes Health and Safety Code 394)

All-Electric Vehicle Rebate - Oncor Electric Delivery – added 9/17/2018

Oncor Electric Delivery customers and employees are eligible for a $3,000 rebate for the purchase of a new 2018 Nissan Leaf. Rebates are available through September 30, 2018. To receive the rebate, applicants must show the flyer and a recent Oncor utility bill or proof of employment to a participating Nissan dealer. For more information, visit the North Central Texas Council of Governments Air Quality Funding website.

Utah

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Registration Fees – added 9/20/2018

Beginning January 1, 2019, battery electric vehicle (EV), plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), and hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) owners are required to pay an additional registration fee as follows:

201920202021 & Beyond
EV$60$90$120
PHEV$26$39$52
HEV$10$15$20

Owners of a vehicles powered by a fuel other than motor fuel, diesel fuel, electricity, natural gas, or propane are required to pay an additional registration fee equal to the EV fees outlined in the table above. A six month registration option with fees at prorated amounts is also available..

(Reference Senate Bill 136, 2018, and Utah Code 41-1a-1206)

Virginia

All-Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebate - Virginia Utilities – updated 7/19/2018

Current employee and customers of Virginia utilities can receive a $3,000 rebate for the purchase of a new 2018 Nissan Leaf. To receive the rebate, show proof of employment at a Virginia utility or a copy of a current Virginia utility bill at participating Nissan dealerships with the Nissan Leaf Rebate Flyer. Rebates are available through September 30, 2018.

Vermont

Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Deployment Support – updated 6/25/2018

Vermont joined California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, and Rhode Island in signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to support the deployment of ZEVs through involvement in a ZEV Program Implementation Task Force (Task Force). In May 2014, the Task Force published a ZEV Action Plan (Plan) identifying 11 priority actions to accomplish the goals of the MOU, including deploying at least 3.3 million ZEVs and adequate fueling infrastructure within the signatory states by 2025. The Plan also includes a research agenda to inform future actions. On an annual basis, each state must report on the number of registered ZEVs, the number of public electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) and hydrogen fueling stations, and available information regarding workplace fueling for ZEVs.

In June 2018, the Task Force published a new ZEV Action Plan for 2018-2021. Building on the 2014 Action Plan, the 2018 Action Plan makes recommendations for states and other key partners in five priority areas:

  • Raising consumer awareness and interest in electric vehicle technology;
  • Building out a reliable and convenient residential, workplace and public charging/fueling infrastructure network;
  • Continuing and improving access to consumer purchase and non-financial incentives;
  • Expanding public and private sector fleet adoption; and
  • Supporting dealership efforts to increase ZEV sales.

For more information, see the Multi-State ZEV Task Force website.

Heavy-Duty Vehicle Emissions Reduction Grants – added 7/9/2018

Through the Vermont Diesel Emissions Reduction Grants Program, the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) provides funding to local, state and regional agencies or departments, businesses, institutions, and nonprofit organizations for projects focused on reducing emissions from diesel engines and vehicles. Qualifying heavy-duty vehicles include buses and Class 5-8 trucks. Projects eligible for funding are as follows:

  • Verified emission control technologies;
  • Verified idle reduction technologies;
  • Verified aerodynamic technologies and low rolling resistance tires;
  • Certified engine replacements;
  • Alternative fuel conversions; and
  • Certified vehicle or equipment replacements.
All technologies and engines must be certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Alternative fuels include, but are not limited to, biodiesel, natural gas, propane, electricity, and fuel cell electric. Cost share requirements vary by project. For more information, including application details, see the DEC Vermont Diesel Emissions Reduction Grants website.

Volkswagen Settlement Allocation – added 7/9/2018

The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources must select projects and distribute funding to leverage 15% of Vermont's portion of the Volkswagen Clean Air Act Civil Settlement for the purchase of light-duty vehicle electric vehicle supply equipment. The remaining funding must be allocated towards projects that replace eligible vehicles and equipment with all-electric technologies or convert them to all-electric. (Reference House Bill 16, 2018)

All-Electric Vehicle Rebate - Vermont Electric Co-op (VEC) – added 8/8/2018

VEC customers and employees are eligible for a $5,000 rebate for the purchase of a new Nissan Leaf. Rebates are available through September 30, 2018. To receive the rebate, bring the flyer and a recent VEC utility bill or proof of employment to a local Nissan dealer. For more information, see the VEC Nissan Leaf Rebate Flyer.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Credit - Vermont Electric Co-op (VEC) – added 8/8/2018

VEC offers a bill credit of $500 per connector, up to $2,000, to VEC member businesses and public entities that install Level 2 or DC fast EVSE between July 2, 2017 and December 31, 2018. To qualify, the EVSE must be available for public use. Bill credits are available for up to 30 connectors total. For more information, including how to apply, see the VEC Energy Transformation Program website.

Alternative Fueling Infrastructure Incentive – added 8/29/2018

The Vermont State Infrastructure Bank (SIB) offers loan assistance to municipalities, regional development corporations, political subdivisions of the state, and private companies working for the state to finance public electric vehicle charging and natural gas fueling stations. 1% fixed loans are available to municipalities and 3% fixed loans are available to private sector borrowers. Other terms and conditions may apply. See the Vermont Economic Development Authority's SIB page for more information, including how to apply.

Washington

All-Electric (EV) Rebate - Pacific Power – added 9/10/2018

Pacific Power customers and employees are eligible for a $3,000 rebate for the purchase of a new 2018 Nissan Leaf. To receive the rebate, applicants must show proof of Pacific Power employment or a copy of a Pacific Power bill at participating Nissan dealerships with the Fleet Certification Code B65280. Rebates are available through September 30, 2018. For more information, see Pacific Power's Efficiency & Environment website.