Fuel-Efficient Vehicle and Emission Reduction Incentives

The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) administers the High Fuel Efficiency Used-Vehicle Program, MileageSmart, which provides incentives of up to $5,000 to replace eligible vehicles with a pre-owned vehicle that has a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) combined city/highway fuel economy of at least 40 miles per gallon (mpg).

VTrans also offers vouchers of up to $2,500 for the repair of vehicles that failed the on-board diagnostic (OBD) systems inspection. Eligible vehicles for replacement include those that have failed the OBD systems inspection or those that are more than 15 years old and have an EPA combined city/highway fuel economy of less than 25 mpg. Eligible vehicles for a repair voucher are those that have failed the OBD systems inspection, require repairs that are not under warranty, and will be able to pass the inspection once the repairs are made. For more information on the emissions repair program, visit the VTrans Statewide Vehicle Incentives Programs website. The emissions repair program must be operational by January 1, 2023.

(Reference Act 59, 2019 and Act 55, 2021)

Jurisdiction: Vermont

Type: State Incentives

Enacted: Jun 14, 2019

Amended: Jun 3, 2021

Technologies: Biodiesel, Ethanol, EVs, Hydrogen Fuel Cells, Natural Gas, PHEVs, Propane (LPG)

See all Vermont Laws and Incentives.