Biodiesel Laws and Incentives in Utah

The list below contains summaries of all Utah laws and incentives related to biodiesel.

Laws and Regulations

Alternative Fuel Use and Vehicle Acquisition Requirement

At least 50% of new or replacement light-duty state agency vehicles must meet Bin 2 emissions standards established in Title 40 of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, or be propelled to a significant extent by electricity, natural gas, propane, hydrogen, or biodiesel. (Reference Utah Code 63A-9-401 and 63A-9-403)

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Road Usage Charge Program

Beginning January 1, 2020, the owner or lessee of an AFV may apply for enrollment in the mileage-based revenue collection program. If approved by the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT), the owner or lessee of an AFV may participate in the program in lieu of paying AFV registration fees. To participate, the owner or lessee of an AFV must report mileage driven, pay the road usage fee for each payment period, and comply with all provisions and requirements.

UDOT will administer the program and establish terms and conditions for participation, including payment periods and standards for mileage recording and payment processing. UDOT will make recommendations to and consult with the Transportation Commission regarding road usage mileage rates for each type of AFV. Additional conditions apply.

(Reference Senate Bill 72, 2019)

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Registration Fees

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 Utah Code 41-1a-1206)

Provision for Establishment of Alternative Fuel Use Mandate

The Utah Air Quality Board may require fleets that own 10 or more vehicles capable of being fueled at a central location to use clean fuels if such a mandate is necessary to meet national air quality standards. Clean fuels are defined as propane, compressed natural gas, and electricity. This program expires July 1, 2019. Additional restrictions apply. (Reference Utah Code 19-2-105.3 and 63I-1-219)

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