Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) and Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) Tax Exemption

Expired: 10/01/2008

Prior to July 1, 2008, the following purchases are exempt from sales tax: new dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), hydrogen, or electric vehicles; equipment used in dedicated or dual fuel CNG, LNG, LPG, hydrogen, or electric vehicle conversions; and equipment associated with a CNG or hydrogen filling or electric recharging station. Between October 1, 2004, and October 1, 2008, new HEVs with a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fuel economy rating of at least 40 miles per gallon are also exempt from sales tax. An HEV is defined as a passenger car that 1) draws acceleration energy from two onboard sources of stored energy, which are both an internal combustion or heat engine using combustible fuel and a rechargeable energy storage system, and 2) for an HEV produced during and after model year 2004, is certified to meet or exceed the Tier II Bin 5 Low Emission Vehicle classification. (Reference Connecticut General Statutes 12-412-67, 68, 69, and 115)