Expired, Repealed, and Archived West Virginia Incentives and Laws

The following is a list of expired, repealed, and archived incentives, laws, regulations, funding opportunities, or other initiatives related to alternative fuels and vehicles, advanced technologies, or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

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Tax Credit

Expired: 12/31/2017

An income tax credit is available to eligible taxpayers who convert a vehicle to operate as a dedicated or bi-fuel natural gas or propane vehicle or who purchase a new original equipment manufacturer dedicated or bi-fuel natural gas or propane vehicle. The value of the tax credit is 35% of the vehicle purchase price or 50% of the vehicle conversion cost, up to $7,500 for vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) up to 26,000 pounds (lbs.) and up to $25,000 for vehicles with a GVWR greater than or equal to 26,000 lbs. This tax credit expires December 31, 2017. (Reference West Virginia Code 11-6D)

Alternative Fueling Infrastructure Tax Credit

Expired: 12/31/2017

An income tax credit is available to eligible taxpayers who construct or purchase and install qualified alternative fueling infrastructure. The tax credit is 20% of the total allowable costs associated with construction or purchase and installation of the equipment, up to $400,000 per facility. For the purpose of this tax credit, qualified alternative fuels include natural gas and propane. This tax credit expires December 31, 2017. (Reference West Virginia Code 11-6D)

Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) and Infrastructure Initiative

Archived: 04/01/2017

The West Virginia NGV Task Force was established to perform a cost-benefit analysis of NGVs; research and analyze the potential for the state to operate pilot public-access natural gas fueling stations; communicate with executive agencies in states that are in the process of transitioning their fleets to natural gas and encourage infrastructure development; explore partnerships with the natural gas industry; examine options for modernizing the state motor fuel excise tax related to natural gas; and develop a communications strategy to educate citizens about the economic, environmental, and safety benefits of operating NGVs. For the Task Force's final recommendations regarding NGVs and infrastructure in West Virginia, see the Natural Gas Vehicle Task Force Report. (Reference Executive Order 10, 2012)

Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Production Support and Procurement

Archived: 04/01/2016

In 2012, West Virginia joined Arkansas, Colorado, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, 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.

Alternative Fuels Studies

Archived: 04/01/2012

The Joint Committee on Government and Finance (Committee) must conduct two separate studies related to alternative fuels. The first study must focus on the impact of alternative fuels on West Virginia's economy, specifically the use of alternative fuels in transportation. This report must include input from state agencies and private industry. The second study must investigate the environmental benefits and economic impact of renewable energy utilization, including the use of biofuels in vehicles, and the potential for a state Renewable Energy Act or similar policy. The Committee must report its findings, conclusions, and recommendations to the state legislature in 2011.It must also draft any regulations necessary to carry out its recommendations. (Reference Senate Concurrent Resolution 38, 2010, and House Concurrent Resolution 87, 2010)

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Tax Credit

Expired: 06/30/2006

The state of West Virginia offers a tax credit for the incremental cost of purchasing an Original Equipment Manufacturer AFV, or for the cost of converting a vehicle to operate on an alternative fuel. The tax credit became effective on July 1, 1997, for either personal or corporate income tax. The maximum credit depends on the vehicle type and Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), as shown below, and cannot exceed the incremental or conversion cost. Eligible alternative fuels include compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, blends of 85% or more of methanol and ethanol, other alcohols, alcohol-derived liquids, and electricity. The credit is taken in three equal increments over three years and expires June 30, 2006.

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Tax Credit

Expired: 06/30/2006

The state of West Virginia offers a tax credit for the incremental cost of purchasing an Original Equipment Manufacturer AFV, or for the cost of converting a vehicle to operate on an alternative fuel. The tax credit became effective on July 1, 1997, for either personal or corporate income tax. The maximum credit depends on the vehicle type and Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), as shown below, and cannot exceed the incremental or conversion cost. Eligible alternative fuels include compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, blends of 85% or more of methanol and ethanol, other alcohols, alcohol-derived liquids, and electricity. The credit is taken in three equal increments over three years and expires June 30, 2006.

GVWR/Vehicle Type Non-Electric
Vehicle Tax Credit
Electric Vehicle
Tax Credit
10,000 pounds (lbs.) or less $3,750 $4,125
10,000 to 26,000 lbs. $9,250 $10,175
Trucks or vans over 26,000 lbs. $50,000 $55,000
Buses seating over 20 adults $50,000 $55,000

(Reference West Virginia Code 11-6D)

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Tax Credit

Expired: 06/30/2006

A $3,750 to $50,000 tax credit is available for the purchase of an alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) or converting your vehicle to operate on an alternative fuel, and a $4,125 to $55,000 tax credit for the purchase or conversion of an electric vehicle. This credit expires on June 30, 2006.