Expired, Repealed, and Archived Wyoming Incentives and Laws

The following is a list of expired, repealed, and archived incentives, laws, regulations, funding opportunities, or other initiatives related to alternative fuels and vehicles, advanced technologies, or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

Wyoming joined Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah (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.

Idle Reduction Requirement

Repealed: 02/21/2023

A driver may not idle a vehicle on a roadway outside a business or residential district when it is practical to stop and park the vehicle.

(Reference House BIll 0239, 2023)

Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Loans

Repealed: 08/19/2022

The Wyoming Business Council (Council) administers the Wyoming Partnership Challenge Loan Program to provide low interest matching loans to economic development organizations. The loan may not exceed 75% of the total project cost, up to $1,000,000. The Council may match up to 50% of the total project cost. For more information, including a loan application, see the Council’s Partnership Challenge Loan Program website. (Reference Wyoming Statutes 9-12-301 through 9-12-304)

Diesel Emission Reduction Project Funding

Archived: 05/13/2022

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) offers grants for nitrogen oxide emissions reduction projects. Funding is for heavy-duty on-road new diesel or alternative fuel repowers and replacements, as well as off-road repowers and replacements. Both government and non-government entities are eligible for funding. Vehicles that qualify for replacement or repower include:

  • Model Year (MY) 1992-2009 Class 8 local freight trucks and port drayage trucks;
  • MY 1992-2009 Class 4-7 local freight trucks;
  • MY 2009 or older Class 4-8 school buses, shuttle buses, and transit buses;
  • Airport ground support equipment;
  • Light-duty zero emission vehicle supply equipment; and
  • Diesel Emission Reduction Act projects.

This grant program is funded by Wyoming’s portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, including how to apply, see the Wyoming DEQ’S Volkswagen Settlement website.

Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station Rebate - Yellowstone-Teton Clean Cities (YTCC)

Archived: 03/10/2021

YTCC offers a rebate of $5,000 toward the purchase of publicly accessible EV charging stations. Eligible entities include businesses and municipalities in the communities surrounding Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park. Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, see the YTCC Vehicle and Infrastructure Rebates website.

Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Acquisition Requirements

Expired: 06/30/2017

The Wyoming Department of Administration and Information, University of Wyoming, community colleges, and state agencies must ensure that at least 50% of their vehicle acquisitions that meet the following criteria are dedicated or bi-fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles:

  • The motor vehicle will be stationed in a municipality or locality with an existing or planned CNG fueling station that is or will be accessible with the correct volume, flow rate, and footprint
  • The motor vehicle is readily commercially available in a dedicated or bi-fuel CNG model.

Exceptions apply in situations where CNG or NGVs are not feasible or are economically impractical. The governor may waiver the requirements if the responsible department or agency demonstrates financial hardship. The requirements are effective through June 30, 2017.

(Reference Wyoming Statutes 9-18-101 through 9-18-102, and 9-2-1016)

Alternative Fuel Feasibility Study Grants

Archived: 02/01/2017

The Wyoming State Energy Office (SEO) offers grants of up to $5,000 to municipalities in the state to conduct feasibility studies related to acquiring alternative fuel vehicles or developing fueling infrastructure. Awardees must submit final feasibility studies to the SEO within 180 days of the grant execution date. Eligible applicants are required to provide at least a 10% cash match. Other terms and conditions may apply. Funding is not currently available for this incentive (verified February 2017). For more information, see the SEO Energy Assistance website.

Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Production Support and Procurement

Archived: 04/01/2016

In 2011, Wyoming joined Arkansas, Colorado, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and West Virginia 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, as well as 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.

Ethanol License

Archived: 07/01/2015

Anyone who imports, exports, or supplies ethanol in the state of Wyoming must obtain an annual license from the Wyoming Department of Transportation. The fee for each license is $25. (Reference Wyoming Statutes 39-17-106)

Alternative Fuels Vehicle Rebate - Yellowstone-Teton Clean Energy Coalition

Expired: 04/01/2015

The Yellowstone-Teton Clean Energy Coalition is offering a rebate of up to $3,000 towards the purchase of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) propane, all-electric, or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency certified conversions of conventional vehicles to propane also qualify. Eligible entities include governments, businesses, nonprofits, and individuals; additional eligibility requirements may apply. Applications will be accepted through March 31, 2015. For more information, see the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate Program page.

Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Vehicle Rebate - Yellowstone-Teton Clean Energy Coalition

Expired: 04/01/2015

The Yellowstone-Teton Clean Energy Coalition is offering a rebate for original equipment manufacturer (OEM) CNG vehicles and CNG vehicle conversions. The rebate is available for 50% of the incremental cost of the OEM CNG vehicle, 50% of the cost of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certified conversion, up to $2,000. Funding is available for 12 vehicles or vehicle conversions. Eligible entities include governments, businesses, nonprofits, and individuals; additional eligibility requirements may apply. Applications will be accepted through March 31, 2015. For more information, see the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate Program page.

Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Feasibility Evaluation

Archived: 03/29/2014

Under direction from the state legislature, the Wyoming Department of Administration and Information (A&I) completed A Feasibility Study of Natural Gas Vehicle Conversion in Wyoming Public School Districts, which explores the options, benefits, and challenges of converting school district vehicles, including school buses, to NGVs. (Reference Senate File 1, 2012)

Natural Gas Vehicle Acquisition Requirements

Expired: 02/27/2013

The Wyoming Departments of Transportation and Administration and Information must retrofit existing vehicles or acquire new vehicles that operate on natural gas or a combination of natural gas and another fuel by July 1, 2012. $200,000 in funding is available to retrofit or procure the vehicles. (Reference House Enrolled Act 67, 2011)

Ethanol Motor Fuel Production Tax Credit

Expired: 06/30/2009

Ethanol fuel producers may redeem a tax credit of $0.40 per gallon with the Wyoming Department of Transportation. Ethanol blended motor fuel is defined as a blend of 10% ethanol and 90% gasoline that is used to operate motor vehicles. To be eligible to receive this credit, at least 25% of an ethanol producer's distillation feedstock purchases must be products that originate in Wyoming, excluding water, during the year the tax credits were earned. The total credits redeemed by all ethanol producers may not exceed $4 million per year, and the total credits redeemed by any individual ethanol producer may not exceed $2 million per year.

Additionally, an ethanol producer constructing a new ethanol production facility may receive tax credits for a period not to exceed 15 years after the date that construction is completed. Any ethanol producer that expands its production by at least 25% is eligible for tax credits with an increased maximum amount. Qualifying ethanol producers may only receive a tax credit through June 30, 2009.

(Reference Wyoming Statutes 39-17-109 and 40-7-102)