Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) and Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) Rebate

Expired: 03/09/2011

The Colorado Department of Revenue offers a rebate for the purchase of an AFV, HEV, or for the conversion of a vehicle to operate using an alternative fuel. Vehicles must be owned by the state, a political subdivision of the state, or a tax-exempt organization, and be used in connection with the official activities of the entity. The rebate is a percentage of the incremental cost if used toward purchasing a new vehicle, or is a percentage of the conversion cost if used towards the cost of converting a vehicle to operate using an alternative fuel. The rebate percentages are as follows:

Category July 1, 2010, to July 1, 2011 July 1, 2011, to July 1, 2012 July 1, 2012, to July 1, 2013 July 1, 2013, to July 1, 2015
1 - Vehicle meeting Tier 2, Bin 1 federal emissions standards 75% 75% 75% 75%
2 - Light-duty diesel-electric hybrid passenger vehicle with a minimum fuel economy of 70 miles per gallon (mpg) 45% 25% 15% 15%
3 - Light-duty passenger vehicle, light-duty truck, or medium-duty diesel-electric truck conversion that increases original fuel economy by at least 40% AND (for 2010 and 2011) a new diesel-electric or gasoline-electric medium-duty truck hybrid with 30% greater fuel economy than a comparable vehicle 55% 35% 25% 25%
4 - Light-duty passenger vehicle, light-duty truck, or medium-duty truck natural gas conversions 55% 35% 25% 25%
5 - Idle reduction technologies 25% 25% 25% 25%
6 - Vehicle meeting Tier 2, Bin 2 or 3 federal emissions standards, with a fuel economy of at least 40 mpg 10% 10% 0% 0%

Each qualified entity is limited to $350,000 per state fiscal year in total rebates paid. The purchase of a used vehicle may qualify for a rebate if the prior owner of the vehicle did not previously claim a rebate or income tax credit for the vehicle. For additional information, see the Department of Revenue’s General 20 FYI publication.

(Reference Colorado Revised Statutes 39-33-101 through 39-33-106)

Jurisdiction: Colorado

Type: State Incentives

Amended: Jun 4, 2009

Technologies: Aftermarket Conversions, EVs, HEVs, Hydrogen Fuel Cells, Idle Reduction, Natural Gas, PHEVs, Propane (LPG)

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