Expired, Repealed, and Archived Florida Incentives and Laws

The following is a list of expired, repealed, and archived incentives, laws, regulations, funding opportunities, or other initiatives related to alternative fuels and vehicles, advanced technologies, or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

All-Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebate - Duke Energy

Expired: 01/01/2019

Duke Energy customers and employees are eligible for a $3,000 rebate for the purchase of a new 2016 or later Nissan Leaf. Rebates are available through December 31, 2018. To receive the rebate, applicants must bring the flyer and a recent Duke Energy utility bill to a participating Nissan dealer. For more information, see the Duke Energy EVs website.

All-Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebate - OUC

Expired: 07/01/2017

OUC customers and employees are eligible for a $10,000 rebate for the purchase of a new 2017 Nissan Leaf at participating dealerships. Rebates are available through June 30, 2017, or until funds are exhausted. For more information, see the OUC Electric Vehicles at Home page.

Commercial Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate - Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC)

Expired: 09/30/2016

OOUC offers a rebate of up to $500 for the purchase and installation of commercial EVSE. Applicants must submit a copy of their EVSE purchase and installation invoice to OUC along with the application. Permitted and installed systems must be inspected by OUC. Funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis and applications are due on or before September 30, 2016. For more information, please see the OUC rebate flyer.

Propane Mower Incentive - Propane Education Foundation of Florida

Expired: 07/31/2016

Incentives for the purchase or conversion of propane commercial mowers are available to public and private entities that have not previously used propane as a fuel. New and converted propane commercial mowers are eligible for $1,000. Multi-state marketers are limited to ten incentives per company annually, and independent dealers are limited to five incentives annually. Applicants must submit a pre- and post-purchase survey and additional product performance information. Applications must be submitted through a local propane marketer or dealer.

All conversion systems must be certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or the California Air Resources Board. All mowers must operate in Florida for at least one year and displace a minimum of 200 gallons of gasoline per year. Funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis through July 31, 2016. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, see the Propane Education Foundation of Florida website.

Biofuels Investment Tax Credit

Expired: 06/30/2016

An income tax credit is available for 75% of all capital, operation, maintenance, and research and development costs incurred in connection with an investment in the production, storage, and distribution of biodiesel (B10-B100), ethanol (E10-E100), or other renewable fuel in the state, up to $1 million annually per taxpayer and $10 million annually for all taxpayers combined. Costs associated with retrofitting gasoline fueling station dispenser retrofits for B10-B100, E10-E100, or other renewable fuel distribution also qualify. Taxpayers must incur costs between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2016. If the credit is not fully used in any one tax year, the unused amount may be carried forward through December 31, 2018. Any entity that is allowed the investment tax credit may transfer the credit, in whole or in part, to any taxpayer by written agreement without transferring ownership interest in the qualified property. Renewable fuel is defined as a fuel produced from biomass that is used to replace or reduce conventional fuel use. (Reference Florida Statutes 212.08 and 220.192)

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Study

Archived: 06/01/2014

The Florida Public Service Commission conducted a study of the potential effects of public and private EVSE on energy consumption and the electric grid in the state. The study also looked into the feasibility of using off-grid solar photovoltaic power as a source of electricity for EVSE. For more information, refer to the Report on Electric Vehicle Charging. (Reference Florida Statutes 366.94)

Freight Transportation Plan Development

Archived: 06/01/2013

By July 1, 2013, the Florida Department of Transportation must develop a Freight Mobility and Trade Plan (Plan) that identifies freight mobility assessments that contribute to economic development and enhance the integration and connectivity of the transportation system across modes. The Plan should include policies and investments that promote compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, and propane energy policies that reduce transportation costs for businesses and residents. (Reference House Bill 599, 2012, and Florida Statutes 334.044)

Alternative Fuel Blend Mandate

Repealed: 05/31/2013

The following was repealed by House Bill 4001, 2013: All gasoline sold or offered for sale by a terminal supplier, importer, blender, or wholesaler in Florida must contain 9-10% ethanol or other alternative fuel by volume. For the purpose of this requirement, alternative fuel is defined as a fuel produced from biomass. The fuel mandate does not apply to fuel used in aircrafts or watercrafts, fuel sold to a blender, or fuel sold for use in collector vehicles, off-road vehicles, motorcycles, or small engines. If a terminal supplier, importer, blender, or wholesaler is unable to obtain alternative fuel at the same or lower price as unblended gasoline, then the covered entity may apply for a waiver. (Reference House Bill 503, 2012, and Florida Statutes 526.201-526.207)

Alternative Fuel License

Repealed: 05/02/2013

The following was repealed by House Bill 579, 2013: An individual who wishes to be a wholesale distributor of an alternative fuel must obtain a license from the Florida Department of Revenue. (Reference Florida Statutes 206.89)

Alternative Fuels Tax

Repealed: 05/02/2013

The following was repealed by House Bill 579, 2013: A person operating an alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) must purchase an annual decal from the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles to be exempt from the excise tax on gasoline. Fueling stations may not fuel a vehicle with propane or compressed natural gas that does not display the proper decal. State and local government AFV fleets are exempt from paying the decal fee. In addition to the state alternative fuel fee, a person fueling a vehicle from their own facility must pay a local alternative fuel fee instead of the excise tax a county levies. (Reference Florida Statutes 206.877)

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Incentive - Coulomb Technologies

Expired: 07/01/2012

Coulomb Technologies' ChargePoint America program offers EVSE at no cost to individuals or entities in the Orlando metropolitan area. To be eligible for free home charging stations, individuals living within the specified area must purchase a qualified plug-in electric vehicle. Application information is available on the ChargePoint America website. In most cases, installation will be paid for by the EVSE owner; some cities, states, and utilities, however, will provide funding towards installation costs. All participants in the ChargePoint America program must agree to anonymous data collection after installation. Additional restrictions may apply.

Idle Reduction Requirement

Repealed: 02/16/2012

This requirement was repealed as a result of Executive Order 11-72: Operators may not idle heavy-duty diesel vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating equal to, or greater than, of 8,500 pounds for more than five consecutive minutes. Exemptions apply in the following circumstances: uncontrollable traffic conditions; emergency or law enforcement purposes; verification that a vehicle is safe to operate; power work-related operations; bus passenger comfort; and prevention of safety or health emergencies. Until September 30, 2013, exemptions also apply for sleeping or resting in a sleeper berth. (Reference Florida Administrative Code 62-285.420)

Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) Standards

Repealed: 02/16/2012

The following was repealed by administrative action: The Florida LEV Program will require that all new passenger vehicles sold and registered meet California emissions and compliance requirements, as set forth in Title 13 of the California Code of Regulations, two years after the Florida Legislature ratifies the Florida Clean Car Emission Rule. (Reference Florida Administrative Code 62-285.400)

Alternative Fuels Study

Archived: 06/30/2011

The Florida Energy and Climate Commission (FECC) must conduct a study to evaluate lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with all renewable fuels including biodiesel, renewable diesel, biobutanol, and ethanol derived from any source. The FECC must also evaluate and recommend a requirement that all renewable fuels sold in Florida reduce lifecycle GHG emissions by an average percentage. The FECC may also evaluate the benefits associated with creating, banking, transferring, and selling GHG emissions credits among fuel refiners, blenders, and importers. The FECC must submit specific recommendations to the state legislature by December 31, 2010. (Reference Florida Statutes 526.207)

State Energy and Climate Commission

Archived: 06/30/2011

In 2008, the Florida Legislature created the Florida Energy and Climate Commission (FECC) to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and encourage investment in alternative and renewable energy technologies. The FECC's responsibilities include administering financial incentive programs, completing annual assessments of Florida's Energy and Climate Change Action Plan, and providing recommendations to the governor and the legislature on energy and climate change policies. The FECC also works cooperatively with other state entities to develop state energy and climate change policies and programs. (Reference Florida Statutes 377.6015)

Hydrogen and Biofuels Tax Exemption

Expired: 07/01/2010

Through July 1, 2010, the sale or use of the following is exempt from Florida state sales, rental, use, consumption, distribution, and storage tax: 1) hydrogen powered vehicles and related materials, and hydrogen fueling stations, up to a maximum of $2 million in taxes each fiscal year for all taxpayers; 2) materials used in the distribution of biodiesel (B10-B100) and ethanol (E10-E100), including fueling infrastructure, transportation, and storage, up to a maximum of $1 million in taxes each fiscal year for all taxpayers. Gasoline fueling station dispenser retrofits for ethanol (E10-E100) distribution also qualify for this exemption. (Reference Florida Statutes 212.08)

State Energy Task Force

Archived: 06/01/2009

The Florida Renewable Energy Technologies and Energy Efficiency Act is established to increase the state's energy stability and protect public health by advancing the development of efficient and renewable energy technologies, including those related to hydrogen, ethanol, and biodiesel. The Act creates the Florida Energy Commission, which is responsible for developing recommendations for legislation to establish a state energy policy, focusing on energy-efficiency issues including the encouragement of in-state research, development, and deployment of alternative fuels for motor vehicles. As required by the Act, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection provided a report entitled Leadership by Example: Energy Efficiency and Conservation (PDF 188 KB), which includes a description of state programs designed to achieve energy conservation and energy efficiency through the inclusion of alternative fuel vehicles in state fleets. (Reference Florida Statutes 377.801-377.806 and 377.901)

Clean Fuel Florida Advisory Board

Archived: 12/31/2006

The Florida Clean Fuel Act established the Clean Fuel Florida Advisory Board under the Department of Community Affairs to study the implementation of AFVs and to formulate and provide the Governor, Legislature, and Secretary of Community Affairs with recommendations on how to expand and fund the use of AFVs in the state. The Board dissolved in 2006. (Reference Florida Statutes 403.42)