Recent State Updates

Listed below are new and recently updated state laws, incentives, and regulations related to alternative fuels and advanced vehicles.

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Alabama

Medium- and Heavy-Duty Diesel Vehicle Replacement Rebates – added 9/6/2019

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) offers grants for the replacement of qualified medium- and heavy-duty diesel vehicles with new diesel or alternative fuel vehicles. Rebates are available for medium- and heavy-duty trucks; school, shuttle, and transit buses; freight switchers; airport ground support equipment; and forklifts and port cargo handling equipment. Vehicles must meet model year requirements. Funding amounts are based on vehicle type, fuel type (e.g., diesel, alternative fuel, all-electric), and applicant type (e.g., government, non-government). The program is funded by Alabama’s portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, including program guidance and the application, see the ADECA Volkswagen Settlement website.

Biofuel Research and Development Funding – added 9/6/2019

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) administers the Alabama Research and Development Enhancement Fund (ARDEF) Program to encourage new and continuing efforts to conduct research and development activities within the state for the purpose of increasing employment opportunities, and products and services available to the citizens of Alabama. The production of biofuel not made in petroleum refineries and blended with purchased refined petroleum are eligible for ARDEF funding. For additional information, see the ADECA Energy Division website.

California

Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Promotion Plan – updated 11/11/2019

All California state agencies must support and facilitate the rapid commercialization of ZEVs in California. In particular, the Air Resources Board, Energy Commission (CEC), Public Utilities Commission, and other relevant state agencies must work with the private sector to establish benchmarks to achieve targets for ZEV commercialization and deployment. These targets include:

  • By 2020, the state will have established adequate infrastructure to support one million ZEVs;
  • By 2025, there will be 1.5 million ZEVs on the road in California and clean, efficient vehicles will displace 1.5 billion gallons of petroleum fuels annually;
  • By 2025, there will be 200 hydrogen fueling stations and 250,000 plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) chargers, including 10,000 direct current fast chargers, in California;
  • By 2030, there will be 5 million ZEVs on the road in California; and
  • By 2050, greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector will be 80% less than 1990 levels.
State agencies must also work with their stakeholders to accomplish the following:
  • Develop new criteria for clean vehicle incentive programs to encourage manufacturers to produce clean, affordable cars;
  • Update the 2016 ZEV Action plan, with a focus on low income and disadvantaged communities;
  • Recommend actions to increase the deployment of ZEV infrastructure through the Low Carbon Fuel Standard;
  • Support and recommend policies that will facilitate the installation of PEV infrastructure in homes and businesses; and
  • Ensure PEV charging and hydrogen fueling are affordable and accessible to all drivers.
The ZEV promotion plan additionally directs the state fleet to increase the number of ZEVs in the fleet through gradual vehicle replacement. By 2020, ZEVs should make up at least 25% of the fleet's light-duty vehicles. Vehicles with special performance requirements necessary for public safety and welfare are exempt from this requirement. For more information about the plan, see CEC's ZEVs and Infrastructure Update.

(Reference Executive Orders N-19-19, 2019, B-48, 2018, and B-16, 2012)

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Policies for Residential and Commercial Renters – updated 11/11/2019

The lessor of a dwelling or commercial property must approve written requests from a lessee to install EVSE at a parking space allotted for the lessee on qualified properties. Certain exclusions apply to residential dwellings and commercial properties. All modifications and improvements must comply with federal, state, and local laws and all applicable zoning and land use requirements, covenants, conditions, and restrictions. The lessee of the parking space equipped with EVSE is responsible for the cost of the installation, maintenance, repair, removal, or replacement of the equipment, electricity consumption, as well as any resulting damage to the EVSE or surrounding area. Unless the EVSE is certified by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory and electrical upgrades are performed by a licensed electrician, the lessee must also maintain a personal liability coverage policy in an amount of up to 10 times the annual rent of the dwelling. (Reference Senate Bill 638, 2019 and California Civil Code 1947.6, 1952.7, and 6713)

Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) Parking Space Regulation – updated 11/11/2019

An individual may not park a motor vehicle within any on- or off-street parking space specifically designated by a local authority for parking and charging PEVs unless the vehicle is a PEV fueled by electricity. Eligible PEVs must be in the process of charging to park in the space. A person found responsible for a violation is subject to traffic violation penalties.

PEV parking spaces count as at least one space toward minimum parking requirements.

(Reference Assembly Bill 1100, 2019, and California Vehicle Code 22511)

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebates - Anaheim Public Utilities (APU) – updated 11/12/2019

APU provides rebates of up to $500 for residential, commercial, and industrial customers for the purchase and installation of EVSE at their home or business. Customers are eligible for up to five rebates.

APU offers rebates to commercial, industrial, and municipal customers of up to $5,000 per charger to purchase or install publicly-available Level 2 EVSE, or up to $10,000 to purchase or install Level 2 EVSE at schools or affordable housing, or publicly-available direct current (DC) fast chargers. Rebates are limited to a maximum of four EVSE per customer per year. Additional terms and conditions apply.

APU will also pay for any associated permit fees. For more information, including how to apply, see the Personal EV Charger Rebate and Public EV Charger Rebate websites.

Non-Residential Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Grants - Pacific Power – added 10/16/2019

Pacific Power offers non-residential customers quarterly grants for up to 100% of eligible purchase and installation costs of EVSE. 25% of funds will be earmarked for workplace charging and fleet electrification projects. Additional requirements may apply. For more information, visit the Pacific Power Electric Vehicle website.

All-Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebate - MCE – added 11/8/2019

The MCEv Program offers a $3,500 rebate for the purchase or lease of a new EV for income-qualifying customers. To be eligible for the rebate, an applicant must live in MCE’s service area, be a MCE customer, and meet at least one of the qualifying income requirements. For more information, including how to apply, see the MCE EV Rebates website.

Multi-Unit Dwelling (MUD) and Workplace Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate - MCE – added 11/8/2019

MCE provides installation support and funding for installation of approved EVSE at MUD and workplaces in MCE territory. To qualify, facilities must install at least two charging ports. Eligible expenses include the cost of installation and a portion of the EVSE unit cost, up to $3,000 per port. For more information, including how to apply and eligible EVSE, see the MCE Electric Vehicle Charging & Rates website.

Zero-Emission Transit Bus Tax Exemption – added 11/11/2019

Zero-emission transit buses are exempt from state sales and use taxes when sold to public agencies eligible for the Low Emission Truck and Bus Purchase Vouchers. This exemption expires January 1, 2024. (Reference Assembly Bill 784, 2019)

Air Quality Improvement Program Funding - San Luis Obispo County – added 11/11/2019

The San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District (SLOAPCD) administers the Clean Air Fund, to provide grants for qualified air quality improvement projects located in San Luis Obispo County. SLOAPCD funds projects to significantly reduce emissions impacts or support innovative air pollution reduction technologies, including the purchase of alternative fuel school buses or alternative fuel infrastructure development. For more information, see the SLOAPCD Clean Air Incentives website.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate - Azusa Light & Water – added 11/11/2019

Azusa Light & Water offers a $150 rebate to customers for the purchase of an ENERGY STAR certified Level 2 EVSE. For more information, see Azusa’s Plug-in Electric Vehicles website.

Used Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) Rebate Program - LADWP – added 11/11/2019

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) offers rebates up to $1,500 to residential electric customers for the purchase of eligible used PEVs. Additional terms and conditions apply. For program guidelines and application materials, see the Charge Up L.A.! website.

Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Rate Reduction - Bear Valley Electric Service (BVES) – added 11/11/2019

BVES offers three PEV time-of-use (TOU) rates to customers enrolled in the Transportation Electrification Pilot Program. The discounted TOU rate is for the super off-peak hours. For more information, including how to apply and eligibility, see the BVES Rate Structures website.

Emission Reduction Strategy for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles – added 11/11/2019

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) must update and submit to the legislature the 2016 Mobile Source Strategy (Strategy) by January 1, 2021, and every five years thereafter. The Strategy must include a comprehensive strategy to bring the state into compliance with federal ambient air quality standards and reduce motor vehicle greenhouse gas emissions from medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. ARB must consult and coordinate with related state agencies and stakeholders. The Strategy must also recommend goals for reducing emissions from medium duty and heavy-duty vehicles by 2030 and 2050. (Reference Senate Bill 44, 2019)

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Grid Integration Requirements – added 11/11/2019

By December 31, 2020, in an existing proceeding, the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) must establish strategies and metrics to maximize the use of PEV grid integration for a ten-year plan. The PUC must also consider how to limit cost increases for all ratepayers. PEV grid integration refers to any action that optimizes when or how a PEV is charged. Electrical corporations and community choice aggregators serving more than 700 gigawatt-hours of annual electrical demand, must provide the PUC with information relating to PEV integration strategies. Additional terms and conditions apply. (Reference Senate Bill 676, 2019)

Heavy-Duty Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program Regulations – added 11/11/2019

The California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Bureau of Automotive Repair, and relevant state agencies must develop and implement a pilot Heavy-Duty Inspection and Maintenance Program for heavy-duty diesel trucks. ARB must establish test procedures for vehicle emissions control technologies. Additional terms and conditions apply. Zero-emission vehicles are exempt from program requirements. (Reference Senate Bill 210, 2019)

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) and Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) Grant - Bay Area – added 11/15/2019

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District’s (BAAQMD) Clean Cars for All program offers grants up to $9,500 to income-eligible residents to replace a vehicle eligible for retirement with a PEV or HEV. Eligible vehicles for replacement should have a model year 15 years or older. Recipients may buy or lease a new or used PEV or HEV. Grants vary depending on the household income and vehicle technology. Vehicles that are replaced must be turned in at an authorized dismantler.

Individuals that purchase an all-electric vehicle are eligible to receive up to $2,000 for the purchase and installation of a Level 2 electric vehicle supply equipment.

For more information, including additional eligibility requirements and how to apply, see the BAAQMD Clean Cars for All website.

Connecticut

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Parking Requirement – added 9/10/2019

An individual may not park a motor vehicle in a parking space equipped with a public charging station unless that vehicle is a PEV. Effective October 1, 2019, an infraction applies for non-PEVs that park in spaces with public charging stations. (Reference House Bill 7140, 2019 and Public Act 19-161)

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) and EV Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebates - Norwich Utilities – added 9/10/2019

Norwich Utilities offers customers rebates on the purchase or lease of a new or used PEV and the purchase and installation of qualified EVSE.

Vehicle TypeRebate Amount
New Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)$500
New All Electric Vehicle (EV)$1,000
Used PHEV, Model Year (MY) 2017 or newer$250
Used EV, MY 2017 or newer$500

EVSE TypeRebate Amount
Residential Level 2 $500
Commercial, workplace or multifamily Level 2$1,500
Commercial, Public Level 2$2,000

For more information, including how to apply, see the Norwich Utilities Electric Vehicle Rebate Program website.

State Fleet Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction – added 9/10/2019

A Steering Committee on State Sustainability (Committee) will direct executive branch agencies to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from vehicle fleets by expanding the “Lead by Example” program. The Committee will develop actions to achieve GHG reduction goals set by the governor. For more information and updates, see the Lead By Example website. (Reference Executive Order 2019-1)

State Building Electric Vehicle Charging Station Standards – added 9/10/2019

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environment must develop standards for construction of state buildings, which include standards electric vehicle charging stations standards and meet or exceed Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver levels. (Reference House Bill 5002, 2019, and Public Act 19-35)

Delaware

Electric Cooperative Investments – added 10/28/2019

Unclaimed electric cooperative capital credits may be used on transportation electrification investments. Credit allocation reports are required annually by January 20. (Reference Delaware Code Title 26, Chapter 9, Subchapter I, Section 909)

Smart Grid Infrastructure Development – added 10/28/2019

All grid-integrated, plug-in electric vehicles in use by eligible customers must meet applicable safety and performance standards put forth by the National Electric Code, Institute of Electric and Electronic Engineers, UL, and the Society of Automotive Engineers to ensure that net metering customers comply with the electric supplier’s interconnection tariffs and operating guidelines. (Reference Delaware Code Title 26, Chapter 10, Section 1014e)

Illinois

Diesel Emission Reduction Grants – added 11/8/2019

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) administers the Driving a Cleaner Illinois program for diesel emission reduction projects. Projects are funded awarded from Illinois’ portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust, the U.S. EPA’s Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) Program, and the Federal Highway Administration’s Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Program . Funding is currently available through January 27, 2020 for diesel school bus heaters in the Chicago area. For more information, including how to apply, see the IEPA Grant Accountability and Transparency Act page.

Transportation Electrification Infrastructure Projects – added 11/8/2019

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) will provide transportation electrification grants in the amount of $70,000,000 for including but not limited to electric vehicle charging infrastructure. The IEPA will prioritize investments in medium- and heavy-duty vehicle charging, and electrification of public transit, fleets, and school buses. (Reference Public Act 100-0029)

Iowa

Residential Electric Vehicle (EV) Incentive – MidAmerican Energy – added 9/11/2019

MidAmerican Energy offers residential customers a $500 incentive on new EVs purchased between March 8 and December 31, 2019. For more information, including eligibility, see the MidAmerican Energy website.

Non-Residential Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Incentive – MidAmerican Energy – updated 9/13/2019

MidAmerican Energy offers non-residential customers a $1,500 incentive to purchase and install a Level 2 charging station between March 15 and December 31, 2019. For more information, including eligibility, see the MidAmerican Energy website.

Kansas

Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Rebate Pilot Program - Kansas Gas Service – updated 9/13/2019

Kansas Gas Service offers rebates for NGV purchases or conversions in the amount of $3,000 for a dedicated or bi-fuel vehicle. Each applicant is limited to three rebates per calendar year. Compressed natural gas (CNG) equipment must be certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or California Air Resources Board. Kansas Gas Service will distribute rebates on a first-come, first-served basis, until program funds are exhausted. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, including the online rebate application form, please see the CNG Rebate Program website.

Maine

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Rebates – added 9/6/2019

Efficiency Maine’ EV Accelerator provides rebates to Maine residents, businesses, government entities, and tribal governments for the purchase or lease of a qualified battery electric vehicle (BEV) or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) at participating Maine dealerships. Rebates are offered based on participant type for vehicles purchased or leased between August 29, 2019 to December 21, 2021:

Type of Vehicle Individuals, Businesses, Organizations Qualified Low-Income Maine Resident Maine Governmental Entity or Tribal Government
Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV)$2,000$3,000$7,500
Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) $1,000$1,500$2,000

The program is funded by Maine’s portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, including eligible vehicles and preapproval requirements, see Efficiency Maine’s EV Accelerator website.

(Reference House Paper 442, 2019)

Michigan

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate - Consumers Energy – added 9/5/2019

The Consumers Energy PowerMIDrive program offers rebates to residential and commercial customers who install Level 2 or direct current fast charging (DCFC) EVSE. Residential customers are eligible for a $400 rebate to install a qualified Level 2 EVSE. Commercial customers installing qualified, publicly accessible EVSE are eligible for rebates up to $5,000 per Level 2 and up to $70,000 per DCFC EVSE installed. Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, see the PowerMIDrive website.

Nebraska

Ethanol Infrastructure Grant Authorization – added 9/10/2019

Beginning January 1, 2020, the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (DEE) will establish the Renewable Fuel Infrastructure Program to provide grants for the installation, replacement, or conversion of ethanol fueling infrastructure. Eligible equipment must store and dispense 15% ethanol by volume (E15) or more than 70% or more ethanol by volume (E85) and comply with federal and state standards. Grants may cover 50% of the estimated costs of the project, up to $30,000, whichever is less, for a three-year cost-share agreement, or 70% of the estimated costs of the project, up to $50,000, whichever is less, for a five-year cost-share agreement. Nebraska DEE may award up to $1 million in grants in any calendar year. Additional terms and conditions apply. (Reference Legislative Bill 585, 2019)

Nevada

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Demonstration Program Requirements – updated 9/10/2019

The Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Demonstration Program (Program) requires Nevada utilities to promote and incentivize the deployment of EVSE. Utilities must submit an annual plan for implementing the Program in their service areas to the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN). Plans may include, but are not limited to, the following measures:

  • Payment of incentives to customers that install EVSE;
  • Time-of-use rates for electricity used to charge plug-in electric vehicles;
  • EVSE education and awareness programs for customers; and
  • Technical assistance programs for government fleets and private organizations.

Customers may include public schools that install EVSE on-site or purchase electric school buses. Incentives may cover up to 75% of the installation or purchase cost.

Utilities may request to recover the costs associated with carrying out the Program, including customer incentives, by filing an application with the PUCN.

(Reference Senate Bill 299, 2019, and Nevada Revised Statutes 701B.670 and 704.110)

Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) Parking Space Regulation – added 9/10/2019

Beginning October 1, 2019, an individual may not park a motor vehicle within any parking space specifically designated for charging PEVs. Eligible PEVs must be in the process of charging to park in the space. A person found responsible for a violation is subject to fines. (Reference Senate Bill 428, 2019)

Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) Use and Cost Recovery Authorization – added 9/10/2019

Effective October 1, 2019, the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada must adopt regulations authorizing a public utility that purchases natural gas for resale to engage in RNG activities and to recover reasonable costs associated with RNG activities that provide certain environmental benefits. RNG activities include but are not limited to, investing in or building and operating an RNG facility, extending the transmission or distribution system of a public utility, or purchasing RNG. Additionally, a public utility which purchases natural gas for resale must attempt to incorporate RNG into its gas supply portfolio. Additional terms and conditions apply. RNG is defined as processed biogas that meets quality standards to be injected into the natural gas pipeline. (Reference Senate Bill 154, 2019)

New Hampshire

Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Testing and Deployment Pilot Program – added 10/10/2019

The Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will establish a pilot program to test AV technologies on public roads in New Hampshire. A testing entity may test automated driving system equipped vehicles, with or without a test driver, on public roads if they have been approved by the DMV. The DMV will provide regular updates on the AV testing pilot program to the transportation council. (Reference Senate Bill 216, 2019 and New Hampshire Revised Statutes 242:1)

Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Advisory Council – added 10/10/2019

An AV Advisory Commission (commission) will advise state agencies on AV legislation, develop training curriculum for law enforcement and first responders, propose modifications to the AV testing and development pilot program, and maintain up-to-date information on AV technology, statuses, and unique challenges posed by roads in New Hampshire. The commission will report findings and recommendations for proposed legislation on or before November 1 of each year. (Reference Senate Bill 216, 2019 and New Hampshire Revised Statutes 241:1-5)

Oregon

Plug-In Electric Vehicle and Vehicle Efficiency Fees – updated 11/12/2019

Beginning January 1, 2020, all-electric vehicle (EV) owners must pay an annual fee of $110 or a per-mile road use fee, administered by the OReGo program. Beginning January 1, 2022, EV owners must pay a fee of $115. Medium-speed EV owners must pay an annual fee of $58. All other hybrid vehicles must pay an annual fee in the following amounts:

Vehicle EfficiencyJanuary 1, 2020 through December 31, 2021After December 31, 2021
Vehicles with a rating of 0-19 miles per gallon (mpg)$18$20
Vehicles with a rating of 20-39 mpg$23$25
Vehicles with a rating of 40 mpg or greater$33$35

The per-mile road use fee, as an alternative to the annual fees, is determined by the schedule below:

Calendar YearFee per Mile
2018$0.017 per mile
2020$0.018 per mile
2022$0.019 per mile

Drivers with electric vehicles or vehicles with ratings over 40mpg are exempt from additional registration fees if they enroll in the OReGo program. For more information, including how to apply, visit the OReGo program website.These fees are in addition to standard registration fees.

(Reference Oregon Revised Statutes 803.420-803.422)

Support for Autonomous Vehicles – updated 10/16/2019

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is the lead agency responsible for coordination of autonomous vehicle (AV) program and policies. ODOT established a Task Force on AVs (Task Force) to develop recommendations for AV legislation to address licensing and registration, law enforcement and accident reporting, cybersecurity, and insurance and liability. The Task Force submitted a report to the Legislative Assembly on proposed recommendations,and a report on the potential long-term effect of AVs. (Reference Oregon Law 94, 2018)

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Installation Rebate – Central Lincoln – added 10/16/2019

Central Lincoln offers residential and commercial customers a one-time rebate of $250 to purchase a Level 2 EVSE. Eligible EVSE must be purchased on or after July 1, 2018. For more information, including the application, please visit the Central Lincoln website.

Electric Vehicle (EV) Registration Incentive – Emerald People’s Utility District (EPUD) – added 10/16/2019

EPUD customers are eligible for a $100 incentive to register their new or used EV with the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles. New or used neighborhood electric vehicles and new or used plug-in electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles with at least 2 kilowatt-hours of on-board battery capacity qualify. For more information, including the application, visit the EPUD website.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebates - Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB) – added 10/16/2019

EWEB offers rebates for residential and commercial customers to install Level 2 EVSE. Eligible residential customers may receive up to $500, and eligible commercial customers may receive up to $1,000. For more information, including application details, visit the EWEB’s Electric Vehicle website.

Non-residential Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Grants – Pacific Power – added 10/16/2019

Pacific Power is offering non-residential customers quarterly grants for up to 100% of eligible purchase and installation costs of EVSE. 25% of funds will be earmarked for workplace charging and fleet electrification projects. Additional requirements may apply. For more information, visit the Pacific Power Electric Vehicle website.

Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Deployment – added 10/24/2019

The Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE) will monitor state ZEV adoption goal progress for registered vehicles, new vehicle purchases, and the state fleet. The state established the following goals for registered vehicles

  • By 2020, 50,000 registered vehicles will be ZEV;
  • By 2025, 250,000 registered vehicles with be ZEV; and
  • By 2030, 25% of vehicles registered will be ZEV.

In addition, the state established the following goals for new vehicle purchases:

  • By 2030, 50% of all new vehicle purchases will be ZEV; and
  • By 2035, 90% of all new vehicle purchases will be ZEV.

By 2029, all state fleet vehicles should be ZEVs. ODOE must submit a biannual report by September 15 on the status of ZEV adoption. If ZEV adoption goals are not met, ODOE report must include strategies for increased adoption rates.

(Reference Senate Bill1044, 2019)

Support for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) – added 10/24/2019

The Oregon Public Utility Commission (PUC) will develop rules for RNG distribution programs for both small and large utilities. Rules must include reporting requirement guidelines and a rate recovery costs process. The PUC must establish rate caps for small natural gas utilities.

The PUC has established voluntary RNG target distribution goals for large utilities that participate in the RNG program under the following schedule:

Calendar YearsPercent RNG
2020-20245%
2025-202910%
2030-203415%
2035-203920%
2040-204425%
2045-205030%

(Reference OregonSenate Bill 98, 2019)

Pennsylvania

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Rebate – updated 8/20/2019

The AFV Program offers rebates to assist eligible residents with the incremental cost of the purchase or lease of new AFVs, including all-electric vehicles (EVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs), compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles, and propane vehicles. Eligible FCEVs must have a total purchase price not exceeding $75,000, all other eligible AFVs must have a total purchase price not exceeding $50,000. Rebates are available in the following amounts:

Vehicle TypeRebate Amount
EV and FCEV$1,500
PHEV or electric motorcycle$1,000
CNG and propane vehicle$1,000
One-time preowned AFV$1,000

An additional rebate of $1,000 is available for all vehicles if an applicant meets the low-income requirement, as defined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Applications much be received within six months of vehicle purchase. Rebates are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis through December 31, 2019. For more information, including forms and detailed requirements and restrictions, see the AFV Rebates website.

(Reference Title 73 Pennsylvania Statutes, Chapter 18E, Section 1647.3)

Alternative Fuel Infrastructure and Energy Production Grant Program – added 11/15/2019

The Alternative and Clean Energy (ACE) Program provides grants and loans to eligible applicants for the utilization, development, and construction of compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling stations. Funds are also available for facilities that manufacture or produce alternative fuels, including, but not limited to, ethanol, biodiesel, CNG, and LNG. For more information, see the ACE Program website.

Utah

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate – added 11/15/2019

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality offers rebates for up to 50% the installation cost of Level 2 and DCFC EVSE. Utah-based businesses and non-profit organizations are eligible for a maximum rebate of $75,000 each, and governmental entities are also eligible to apply. For more information, see the Workplace Electric Vehicle Charging Funding Assistance Program website.

Washington

Non-residential Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Grants – Pacific Power – added 10/16/2019

Pacific Power offers non-residential customers quarterly grants for up to 100% of eligible purchase and installation costs of EVSE. 25% of funds will be earmarked for workplace charging and fleet electrification projects. Additional requirements may apply. For more information, visit the Pacific Power Electric Vehicle website.

Wisconsin

Idle Reduction Grant Program – updated 10/30/2019

The Wisconsin Department of Administration provides idle reduction grants to eligible common, contract, and private motor carriers headquartered in Wisconsin that transport freight. Applicants may receive grants of up to 50% of the cost of equipment and installation on heavy-duty truck tractors produced in Model Year 1999 or later. Other conditions may apply. The grant program provides $1 million for each budget cycle. The application for the 2019-2020 funding cycle is no longer available (verified October 2019). For more information, see the Diesel Truck Idling Reduction Grant Program page. (Reference Wisconsin Statutes 16.956)