Expired, Repealed, and Archived Nevada Incentives and Laws

The following is a list of expired, repealed, and archived incentives, laws, regulations, funding opportunities, or other initiatives related to alternative fuels and vehicles, advanced technologies, or air quality.

Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station Demonstration Program Requirements

Expired: 12/31/2025

Repealed: 07/01/2023

The Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Demonstration Program (Program) requires Nevada utilities to promote and incentivize the deployment of EV charging stations. Utility customers may include public schools that install EV charging stations on-site or purchase electric school buses. Incentives may cover up to 75% of the installation or purchase cost.

Utilities may request to recover the costs associated with carrying out the Program, including customer incentives, by filing an application with the Nevada Public Utilities Commission.

(Reference Nevada Revised Statutes 701B.670 and 704.110)

Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station Grant Authorization

Expired: 12/31/2025

Repealed: 07/01/2023

Utilities are authorized to offer public school districts grants of up to 75% of the cost of EV charging station installation on school property or the purchase of all-electric school buses.

(Reference Nevada Revised Statutes 701B.670)

Regional Electric Vehicle (REV) West Plan

Archived: 04/03/2024

In 2017, Nevada joined Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming (Signatory States) in signing the REV West memorandum of understanding (MOU) to create an Intermountain West Electric Vehicle (EV) Corridor that will make it possible to seamlessly drive an EV across the Signatory States’ major transportation corridors.

In 2019, the Signatory States signed a revised REV West MOU to update their EV corridor goals based on progress to date. Signatory States are committed to:

  • Educate consumers and fleet owners to raise EV awareness, reduce range anxiety, and increase EV adoption;
  • Coordinate on EV charging station locations to achieve a consistent user experience across Signatory States;
  • Use and promote the REV West Voluntary Minimum Standards for EV charging stations and explore opportunities for implementing the standards in Signatory States;
  • Identify and develop opportunities to incorporate EV charging stations into planning and development processes such as building codes, metering policies, and renewable energy generation projects;
  • Encourage EV manufacturers to stock and market a wide variety of EVs within the Signatory States;
  • Identify, respond to, and collaborate on funding opportunities to support the development of the plan; and
  • Support the build-out of direct current fast charging (DCFC) stations along EV corridors through investments, partnerships, and other mechanisms.

The Signatory States maintain a coordination group composed of senior leadership from each state who meet on a quarterly basis and report on the above actions. For more information, see the REV West website.

Electric School Bus Incentive - Nevada Energy (NV Energy)

Archived: 08/31/2023

NV Energy offers public school customers rebates of up to 75% of expected costs for the purchase of electric school buses and electric vehicle (EV). Eligible EV charging stations include Level 2 and direct current fast charging (DCFC) stations. Rebates are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including application requirements and materials, see the NV Energy Electric School Bus Incentives website.

Commercial Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station Rebates - Nevada Energy (NV Energy)

Expired: 06/30/2023

NV Energy offers rebates to eligible business customers for the purchase and installation of Level 2 EV charging stations and direct current fast charging (DCFC) stations. Level 2 EV charging station rebates are available in the following amounts:

EV Charging Station Site Eligible Level 2 Port Amount Rebate Amount per Port
Workplace 2 to 10 ports $3,000 per port; up to 75% of project cost
Multi-Unit Dwelling (MUD) 2 to 10 ports $5,000 per port; up to 75% of project cost
Low-Income MUD 2 to 4 ports $10,000 per port; up to 100% of project cost
Fleets 2 to 10 ports $5,000 per port; up to 75% of project cost
Public Charging 2 to 10 ports $3,000 per port; up to 75% of project cost
Government Agency 2 to 4 ports $10,000 per port; up to 100% of project cost

Low-income MUD is defined as property that qualifies for the Federal Low Income Housing Tax credit.

DCFC station rebates cover 50% of project costs, up to $400 per kilowatt or $40,000 per station, whichever is less. DCFC station projects may include a maximum of five stations. NV Energy also funds projects that do not fall within the scope of fleet, workplace, or MUD charging through the Electric Vehicle Custom Grant Program. Grant amounts are determined on a case-by-case basis and may cover up to 100% of project costs.

For more information, see the NV Energy Electric Vehicles website.

Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebate - Nevada Energy (NV Energy)

Expired: 06/30/2023

NV Energy offers low-income customers a $2,500 rebate for the purchase of a new or used EV. Eligible low-income customers are households with income levels equal to or below 200% of the federal poverty line. Rebates are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, see the NV Energy Electric Vehicles website.

Residential Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station Rebate - Nevada Energy (NV Energy)

Expired: 06/30/2023

NV Energy offers residential customers a rebate of up to $500 for the purchase of a Level 2 EV charging station. Rebates are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, see the NV Energy Electric Vehicles website.

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Acquisition Requirement

Archived: 05/29/2019

Fleets containing 50 or more vehicles that are owned, leased, or operated by the state, a state agency, or a political subdivision of the state in a county with a population of 100,000 or more must acquire AFVs or U.S. Environmental Protection Agency certified Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (ULEVs). Covered fleets are required to purchase either AFVs or certified ULEVs for 20% of new vehicles obtained. A fleet may meet the acquisition requirements by converting existing or newly acquired vehicles to operate on alternative fuels. An AFV acquired in compliance with this mandate must operate solely on the alternative fuel except when operating in an area where the appropriate alternative fuel is unavailable. Fleets with buses or heavy-duty vehicles are included. Parties that do not comply with the requirements may be subject to fines. (Reference Nevada Administrative Code 486A.010 through 486A.250, and Nevada Revised Statutes 486A.010 through 486A.180)

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Parking Fee Exemption

Expired: 01/01/2018

All local authorities with public metered parking areas within their jurisdiction must establish a program for AFVs to park in these areas without paying a fee. Each local authority is responsible for creating an application process and issuing a distinctive decal for AFVs. The fee for the decal may not exceed $10 per year. This requirement does not apply to parking areas associated with an airport. (Reference Nevada Revised Statutes 484A.468)

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Definition

Expired: 12/31/2017

AFVs include vehicles propelled to a significant extent by electricity from a battery that has a capacity of at least four kilowatt-hours and can be recharged from an external source and vehicles propelled solely by compressed natural gas, hydrogen, or propane and that meet or exceed Tier 2, Bin 2 federal exhaust emissions standards. (Reference Nevada Revised Statutes 484A.196 through 484A.197)

Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) Taxicab Restriction Exemption

Repealed: 07/01/2017

HEVs operating as taxicabs may remain in operation for an additional 24 months beyond the existing limits, which restrict the operation of vehicles used as taxicabs to a period of 67 to 72 months for new vehicles or 55 months for used vehicles with less than 30,000 miles on the odometer. (Reference Nevada Revised Statutes 706.8834)

Provision for Establishment of Alternative Fuel Incentives

Archived: 07/31/2015

In conjunction with the Nevada Department of Business and Industry, the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources may develop and administer a program to provide incentives to encourage alternative fuel use in motor vehicles, specifically by individuals and others not required by state statute to purchase alternative fuel vehicles. The program may also educate the general public about the benefits of using alternative fuel vehicles. (Reference Nevada Revised Statutes 486A.200)

Alternative Fuel Study

Archived: 09/01/2014

As directed by the Nevada Legislature, the Legislative Commission (Commission) conducted an interim study in 2011 concerning the production and use of energy in the state. The study included information on the use and availability of transportation fuels and related facilities, including alternative fuels, electric vehicles, and truck stop electrification, as well as a review of the extent and potential for biofuels production in Nevada. The Commission also made recommendations to the Nevada Legislature, including recommending that the state implement a biodiesel blend mandate and update the definition of biodiesel to comply with national standards. (Reference Senate Concurrent Resolution 19, 2009, and Nevada Revised Statutes 218E.200)

Support for Use of Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs)

Archived: 09/01/2010

The Nevada legislature recommends that the U.S. Congress enact legislation authorizing HEVs to qualify for compliance under the Energy Policy Act of 1992 as a practical and economic way to reduce emissions and lessen the use of foreign oil. (Reference Senate Joint Resolution 9, 2009)