Idle Reduction, Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV), and Electric Vehicle (EV) Weight Exemption

A vehicle equipped with qualified idle reduction technology may exceed the state’s gross and axle weight limits by up to 400 pounds (lbs.) to compensate for the additional weight of the idle reduction technology. A vehicle primarily powered by natural gas or electricity may exceed the state’s gross vehicle weight limits by a weight equal to the difference between the weight of the vehicle with the natural gas tank and fueling system, or EV battery, and the weight of a comparable vehicle with a diesel tank and fueling system. Any NGV and EV may exceed the limits by up to 2,000 lbs.

(Reference Title 35 Pennsylvania Statutes, Chapter 23B, Section 4604 and Title 75 Pennsylvania Statutes, Part IV, Chapter 49, Subchapter C, Section 4941)

Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania

Type: State Incentives

Enacted: Oct 9, 2008

Amended: Jul 20, 2017

Technologies: Idle Reduction, Natural Gas

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