Alternative Fuel School Bus and Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate Program
The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is accepting applications for projects that repower or replace an actively used, engine model year 2009 or older, diesel school bus with an alternative fuel. Eligible alternative fuels and technologies include all-electric, electric hybrid, propane, and natural gas. Government-owned vehicles may be reimbursed up to 50% of the project cost and non-government owned vehicles may be reimbursed from 25% to 50% of the project cost, depending on the project. Charging infrastructure for electric buses is eligible for funding, but is subject to a per-charger maximum and the project cap. The program is funded by Oklahoma's portion of the Volkswagen (VW) Environmental Mitigation Trust. Funding is not available for this incentive (verified July 2019). For more information, including per-vehicle caps on project reimbursements and application deadlines, see the DEQ VW Settlement website.