Expired, Repealed, and Archived Nevada Incentives and Laws
The following is a list of expired, repealed, and archived incentives, laws, regulations, funding opportunities, or other initiatives related to alternative fuels and vehicles, advanced technologies, or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.
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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)