Expired, Repealed, and Archived Utah Incentives and Laws

The following is a list of expired, repealed, and archived incentives, laws, regulations, funding opportunities, or other initiatives related to alternative fuels and vehicles, advanced technologies, or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

Regional Electric Vehicle (REV) West Plan

Archived: 04/03/2024

Utah joined Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, 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 (DC) fast charging 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.

Residential Electric Vehicle Time of Use (TOU) Rate Pilot – Rocky Mountain Power

Expired: 01/01/2022

Rocky Mountain Power offers a TOU rate to residential customers that own plug-in electric vehicles. Residential customers that participate for one year are eligible for a $200 incentive. This program ends January 1, 2022. For more information, see the Rocky Mountain Power Utah Electric Vehicle Incentives website.

Residential Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate - Rocky Mountain Power

Archived: 12/31/2021

Rocky Mountain Power provides rebates for residential customers for the purchase of Level 2 EVSE. Level 2 EVSE purchased on or after January 1, 2020, are eligible for a rebate of 75% of equipment cost, up to $200 per EVSE. Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, see the Rocky Mountain Power Utah Electric Vehicle Incentives website.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Credit and Charging Rate Reduction Pilot - Rocky Mountain Power

Archived: 03/10/2021

Rocky Mountain Power offers residential customers with PEVs $200 to enroll in a time-of-use (TOU) rate pilot. Participants may choose between two rate plans. The TOU rate will apply to all household energy use. For more information, see the Rocky Mountain Power PEV TOU Rate Pilot Program website.

Support for Clean Fuel School Buses

Archived: 03/10/2021

The Utah Legislature supports dedicating its portion of theVolkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust to replace diesel school buses that are Model Year 2006 and older with clean fuel school buses. (Reference House Concurrent Resolution 5, 2017)

Support for Consideration of Vehicle Environmental Impacts

Archived: 03/10/2021

The Utah Legislature encourages the citizens of Utah to consider the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency vehicle smog rating and other environmental impacts when purchasing a vehicle. The Utah Legislature suggests that auto dealers make vehicle smog ratings known to customers and that customers purchase vehicles with a smog rating of eight or higher. (Reference House Concurrent Resolution 18, 2017)

State Fleet Idle Reduction Requirement

Repealed: 01/03/2021

State of Utah fleet vehicles must turn off their engines when stopped for more than 30 consecutive seconds. Exemptions apply. State agencies must develop a compliance policy for their vehicle fleet. For more information, see the Automotive Idling Reduction Policy and the Utah Department of Administrative Services Policies website.

Provision for Establishment of Alternative Fuel Use Mandate

Archived: 07/01/2019

The Utah Air Quality Board may require fleets that own 10 or more vehicles capable of being fueled at a central location to use clean fuels if such a mandate is necessary to meet national air quality standards. Clean fuels are defined as propane, compressed natural gas, and electricity. This program expires July 1, 2019. Additional restrictions apply. (Reference Utah Code 19-2-105.3 and 63I-1-219)

Alternative Fuel Vehicle and Fueling Infrastructure Grants and Loans

Archived: 02/01/2019

The Utah Clean Fuels and Vehicle Technology Grant and Loan Program, funded through the Clean Fuels and Vehicle Technology Fund, provides grants and loans to assist businesses and government entities to include:

  • Up to 50% of the incremental cost of purchasing original equipment manufactured clean fuel vehicles,
  • Up to 50% of the cost of converting vehicles to a cleaner burning fuel, and
  • The cost of fueling equipment for public/private sector business and government vehicles (grants require federal and non-federal matching funds).
This program does not support E85 or biodiesel projects. For the purpose of this program, clean fuels include propane, compressed natural gas, and electricity. For more information, see the Utah Clean Fuels Program website.

(Reference Utah Code 19-1-401 through 19-1-405)

Public Access to State Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Fueling Stations

Archived: 02/01/2019

The Utah Department of Administrative Services Division of Fleet Services (Division) may allow a private individual or entity to purchase CNG from a state-operated fueling station if there are no commercial fueling stations that meet the geographical needs of the individual or entity and there is not an emergency that requires the state to reserve CNG for use by state or emergency vehicles. For information on obtaining an access fueling card , as well as information about state fueling network stations that are available to private individuals and entities, see the Division Fleet website. (Reference Utah Code 63A-9-702)

Connected Vehicle Technology Testing Authorization

Repealed: 03/19/2018

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) may implement a testing program focused on networked, wireless communication among vehicles, infrastructure, and communication devices. UDOT will report the results of its findings by October 30 of any year that they conduct a testing program. Testing must be conducted outside of an urbanized boundary as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau. (Reference Utah Code 41-6a-711)

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Conversion Promotion

Archived: 02/01/2018

An interlocal entity composed of members from state and local government, school and transit districts, and the private sector may be created to promote the conversion of AFVs and to encourage the construction, operation, and maintenance of facilities for AFVs. The interlocal entity may contribute funding for an AFV facility so long as the entity uses or benefits from the facility. It must also work with the Utah Public Service Commission (Commission) to explore options and opportunities to facilitate AFV conversions and promote the enhancement and expansion of infrastructure and facilities for AFVs throughout Utah.

The Commission submitted a report to the governor on September 20, 2013, outlining options and opportunities for advancing and promoting measures, such as AFV conversions, to result in cleaner air in Utah.

(Reference Utah Code 54-1-13 and 11-13-224)

Public Utility Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Incentive Program Authorization

Archived: 02/01/2018

The Utah Public Service Commission (PSC) may authorize a utility to spend up to $2,000,000 annually for the cost of a PEV incentive program through December 31, 2021. The PSC must approve the program by July 1, 2017; programs may involve PEV charging infrastructure, PEV charging time of use pricing, and other incentives for customers to deploy charging infrastructure. (Reference Utah Code 54-7-12.8 and 54-20-103)

Alternative Fuel and Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Tax Credit

Expired: 12/31/2016

Through 2016, new electric, natural gas, and propane vehicles registered in Utah are eligible for an income tax credit of 35% of the vehicle purchase price, up to $1,500. Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) will be eligible for a tax credit of $1,000. Leased electric, natural gas, and propane vehicles are eligible for a tax credit on a prorated basis up to $1,500. Leased plug-in hybrid electric vehicles will be eligible for a prorated tax credit up to $1,000. For additional information, including eligible vehicles and restrictions, see the Clean Fuel Vehicle Tax Credit website. (Reference House Bill 87, 2016, and Utah Code 19-1-406, 59-7-605, and 59-10-1009)

Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Production Support and Procurement

Archived: 04/01/2016

In 2011, Utah joined Arkansas, Colorado, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming in signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to stimulate the production and demand for original equipment manufacturer (OEM) NGVs. The MOU aims to encourage OEMs to offer functional and affordable light- and medium-duty NGVs, aggregate state vehicle procurement through a joint request for proposals (RFP), boost private investment in natural gas fueling infrastructure, and encourage greater coordination between state and local agencies. In 2012, National Association of State Procurement Officials coordinated the solicitation of a joint RFP, which the Oklahoma Department of Central Services (DCS) issued on behalf of the MOU signatories and additional states. As a result, state fleets have access to more affordable NGVs through dealerships now included in state vehicle purchasing bids. For more information, including awarded vehicles by state and vehicle purchase information for state fleets, see the DCS Statewide Contract for NGVs solicitation page.

Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Conversion Promotion

Archived: 03/31/2012

To encourage the use of natural gas in the transportation sector, the state of Utah encourages the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to take action to facilitate vehicle conversions. Specifically, the state recommends that EPA revise certification requirements for small volume conversion manufacturers, provide guidance to those manufacturers regarding the conversion of older vehicle models, and continue a NGV research, development, and demonstration funding program. The state also encourages the formation of public and private partnerships to increase the states' vehicle fueling infrastructure. (Reference House Concurrent Resolution 1, 2009)

High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption

Expired: 12/31/2010

Vehicles with clean fuel license plates are authorized to travel in HOV lanes regardless of the number of occupants, to the extent authorized or permitted by federal law or federal regulation. The clean fuel plate must be purchased from a Utah Motor Vehicles office for a fee of $15. Vehicle owners must first obtain a C Plate permit from the Utah Department of Transportation. To be eligible for a clean fuel license plate, a vehicle must meet the definition of a clean fuel vehicle as defined in Utah Code 59-13-102. (Reference Utah Code 41-1a-418, 41-1a-1211, 41-6a-702 and 59-13-102)