Recent State Actions

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

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Arizona

Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Council – added 10/22/2018

The governor established the Institute of Automated Mobility (IAM) to bring together public and private partners to advance AV technology. The IAM provides facilities to test AV technology and develop safety and security policies and guidelines. The IAM will research and develop consistent AV guidelines, as well as recommend infrastructure requirements. State agencies will coordinate with IAM to develop a report of public policy recommendations to update and modernize Arizona laws for connected and AV technologies. (Reference Executive Order 2018-09, 2018)

California

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Rate Reduction - SMUD – updated 11/14/2018

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) offers a discounted rate to residential customers for electricity used to charge PEVs. For more information, see the SMUD Time-of-Day Rate website.

High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) and High Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lane Exemption – updated 11/12/2018

Compressed natural gas, hydrogen, electric, and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles meeting specified California and federal emissions standards and affixed with a California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Clean Air Vehicle sticker may use HOV lanes regardless of the number of occupants in the vehicle. DMV issues Red Clean Air Vehicle stickers to applicants that have not already been issued a White or Green Clean Air Vehicle sticker, with the exception of the instances mentioned below. Stickers are valid through the following dates:

  • Stickers issued for Model Year 2004 or earlier vehicles, regardless of the issue date, expire January 1, 2019;
  • Stickers issued before March 1, 2018, expire January 1, 2019;
  • Stickers issued between March 1, 2018, and January 1, 2019, expire January 1, 2022;
  • Stickers issued on or after March 1, 2018, for a vehicle that had previously been issued a sticker between January 1, 2017, and March 1, 2018, expire January 1, 2022; and
  • Stickers issued on or after January 1, 2019, expire January 1, 2023.
DMV may issue stickers on or after January 1, 2020, only for applicants that have a household income at or below 80% of the state median income, which will expire January 1, 2024. The California Department of Transportation must publish a report between January 1, 2023, and June 1, 2023, detailing the number of stickers issued under this program.

Vehicles with stickers are also eligible for reduced rates on or exemptions from toll charges imposed on HOT lanes. For more information and restrictions, including a list of qualifying vehicles, see the California Air Resources Board Carpool Lane Use Stickers website.

(Reference Senate Bill 957, 2018, and California Vehicle Code 5205.5 and 21655.9)

Plug-In Hybrid and Zero Emission Light-Duty Vehicle Rebates – updated 11/12/2018

The Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) offers rebates for the purchase or lease of qualified vehicles. Qualified vehicles are light-duty zero emission vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) the California Air Resources Board (ARB) has approved or certified. The rebates are for up to $5,000 for fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs), $2,500 for battery electric vehicles, $1,500 for PHEVs, and $900 for zero emission motorcycles. Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis to individuals, business owners, and government entities in California that purchase or lease new eligible vehicles. Residents of San Diego County may be eligible for a preapproved rebate through the CVRP Rebate Now pilot. Manufacturers must apply to ARB to have their vehicles included in the CVRP.

Individuals are eligible for the rebate based on gross annual income, as stated on the individual's federal tax return. Individuals with a gross annual income above the following thresholds are only eligible for rebates for FCEVs:

  • $150,000 for single filers
  • $204,000 for head-of-household filers
  • $300,000 for joint filers
For individuals with low and moderate household incomes of less than or equal to 300% of the federal poverty level, rebates are increased by $2,000, for a total rebate amount of up to $7,000. Increased rebates are available for ARB-approved FCEVs, PHEVs, and battery electric vehicles. ARB must provide outreach to low income households and communities to raise awareness about CVRP. Through January 1, 2022, ARB must prioritize rebate payments for low income applicants.

ARB determines annual funding amounts for the CVRP, which is expected to be effective through 2023. ARB must submit a report to the State Legislature on the environmental and economic impacts of the CVRP by December 31, 2018. For more information, including information on income verification, a list of eligible vehicles, and instructions on how to apply, see the CVRP website.

(Reference Assembly Bill 2885, 2018, and California Health and Safety Code 44274 and 44258)

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Policies for Multi-Unit Dwellings – updated 11/13/2018

A common interest development, including a community apartment, condominium, and cooperative development, may not prohibit or restrict the installation or use of EVSE or a plug-in electric vehicle (PEV)-dedicated time-of-use (TOU) meter in a homeowner's designated parking space or unit. These entities may put reasonable restrictions on EVSE, but the policies may not significantly increase the cost of the EVSE or significantly decrease its efficiency or performance. Restrictions may be placed on TOU meter installations if they are based on the structure of or available space in the building. If installation in the homeowner's designated parking space or unit is not possible, with authorization, the homeowner may add EVSE or a PEV-dedicated TOU meter in a common area. The homeowner must obtain appropriate approvals from the common interest development association and agree in writing to comply with applicable architectural standards, engage a licensed installation contractor, provide a certificate of insurance, and pay for the electricity usage, maintenance, and other costs associated with the EVSE or TOU meter.

Any application for approval should be processed by the common interest development association without willful avoidance or delay. The homeowner and each successive homeowner of the parking space or unit equipped with EVSE or a TOU meter is responsible for the cost of the installation, maintenance, repair, removal, or replacement of the equipment, as well as any resulting damage to the EVSE, TOU meter, or surrounding area. The homeowner must also maintain a $1 million umbrella liability coverage policy and name the common interest development as an additional insured entity under the policy. If EVSE or a PEV-dedicated TOU meter is installed in a common area for use by all members of the association, the common interest development must develop terms for use of the EVSE or TOU meter.

(Reference Senate Bill 1016, 2018, and California Civil Code 4745 and 6713)

Establishment of a Zero Emission Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicle Program – updated 11/13/2018

The California Clean Truck, Bus, and Off-Road Vehicle and Equipment Technology Program (Program) will provide funding for development, demonstration, pre-commercial pilot, and early commercial implementation projects for zero and near-zero emission trucks, buses, and off-road vehicles and equipment. Eligible projects include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Technology development, demonstration, pre-commercial pilots, and early commercial implementation projects for zero and near-zero emission truck technology;
  • Zero and near-zero emission bus technology development, demonstration, pre-commercial pilots, and early commercial deployments, including pilots of multiple vehicles at one site or region;
  • Purchase incentives for commercially available zero and near-zero emission truck, bus, and off-road vehicle and equipment technologies and fueling infrastructure; and
  • Projects that support greater commercial motor vehicle and equipment freight efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions reductions, including autonomous vehicles, grid integration technology, and charge management solutions.
Remanufactured and retrofitted vehicles meeting warranty and emissions requirements may also qualify for funding. The Program is expected to provide $12 million to $20 million in funding annually through December 31, 2020. At least 20% of allocated funds must go towards early commercial deployment of eligible vehicles and equipment. The California Air Resources Board and the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission will develop and administer the Program.

(Reference Assembly Bill 2145, 2018, and California Health and Safety Code 39719.2)

Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Initiative – updated 11/13/2018

The California Air Resources Board's (ARB) Charge Ahead California Initiative was established to help place into service at least 1 million ZEVs and near-zero emission vehicles in California by January 1, 2023. In consultation with the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, ARB prepared a funding plan that includes a market and technology assessment, assessments of existing zero and near-zero emission funding programs, and programs that increase access to disadvantaged, low-income, and moderate-income communities and consumers. Potential programs under the initiative include those involving innovative financing, car sharing, charging infrastructure in multi-unit dwellings located in disadvantaged communities, public transit, and agricultural vanpool programs. The funding plan must be updated at least every three years through January 1, 2023. (Reference Assembly Bill 2006, 2018, and California Health and Safety Code 44258.4)

All-Electric Vehicle Rebate - Pacific Power – updated 11/12/2018

Pacific Power customers and employees are eligible for a $3,000 rebate for the purchase of a new 2018 Nissan Leaf. To receive the rebate, applicants must show proof of Pacific Power employment or a copy of a Pacific Power bill at participating Nissan dealerships with the Fleet Certification Code B65280. Rebates are available through January 2, 2019. For more information, see Pacific Power's Efficiency & Environment website.

Multi-Unit Dwelling (MUD) and Workplace Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Incentive - SDG&E – added 10/9/2018

San Diego Gas & Electric's (SDG&E) Power Your Drive program provides EVSE equipment, installation, and maintenance support for MUDs and workplaces in the SDG&E territory. Site hosts must make a one-time participation payment and be able to dedicate at least five parking spaces at residential locations or at least ten parking spaces at workplaces for EVSE. MUDs and workplaces located in disadvantaged communities may qualify for the program at no cost to the site host. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, including how to apply, see the Power Your Drive website.

Zero and Near-Zero Emission Vehicle Weight Exemption – added 10/10/2018

Zero and near-zero emission vehicles may exceed the state's gross vehicle weight limits by an amount equal to the difference of the weight of the near-zero emission or zero emission powertrain and the weight of a comparable diesel tank and fueling system, up to 2,000 pounds. A zero emission vehicle is defined as a vehicle that produces no criteria pollutant, toxic air contaminant, or greenhouse gas emissions when stationary or operating. A near-zero emission vehicle is a vehicle that uses zero emission technologies, uses technologies that provide a pathway to zero emission operations, or incorporates other technologies that significantly reduce vehicle emissions. (Reference Assembly Bill 2061, 2018, California Business and Professions Code 12725, California Vehicle Code 3551, and California Health and Safety Code 44258)

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Rebate - Antelope Valley – updated 11/12/2018

The Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District’s (AVAQMD) AFV Program offers rebates of up to $1,000 to residents toward the purchase or lease of a new AFV. Qualifying technologies include, but are not limited to, all-electric, plug-in hybrid electric, and compressed natural gas. AFVs purchased or leased outside of the AVAQMD jurisdiction are eligible for half of the rebate amount. For more information, including how to apply, see the AVAQMD AFV Program website.

Clean Vehicle Rebate - El Dorado County – updated 11/12/2018

The El Dorado County Air Quality Management District (AQMD) offers rebates of up to $1,000 to residents toward the purchase or lease of a new zero emission vehicle or partial zero emission vehicle, as defined by the California Air Resources Board. To qualify, vehicles must be owned or leased for at least three years within El Dorado County. For more information, see the AQMD Grants and Incentives website.

All-Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebate - SMUD – updated 11/12/2018

Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) customers are eligible for a $3,000 rebate for the purchase of a new 2018 Nissan Leaf. To receive the rebate, applicants must show a copy of a SMUD bill at participating Nissan dealerships with the Fleet Certification Code G64001. Rebates are available through January 2, 2019. For more information, see SMUD’s Residential EVs website.

Heavy-Duty Truck Emission Reduction Grants - San Joaquin Valley – updated 11/13/2018

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD) administers the Truck Replacement Program, which provides funding for fleets to replace old vehicles with lower emitting vehicles or to purchase new zero emission, hybrid, or low oxides of nitrogen (NOx) vehicles. Funding is available for the following projects:

  • Replacement of model year (MY) 2009 or older diesel trucks with new trucks that meet or exceed the 2010 NOx emissions standard;
  • Replacement of MY 2010 or newer trucks with new zero emission, hybrid, or low NOx trucks; and
  • Purchase of new zero emission, hybrid, or low NOx trucks.
Incentive amounts vary by weight class and fuel type. Fleets may receive up to 35% of the vehicle cost for new diesel trucks. To qualify, eligible trucks for replacement must be garaged in the SJVAPCD and have operated at least 75% of the time in California and 50% of the time in the SJVAPCD for the previous two years. New replacement trucks must be operated in California 90% to 100% of the time and within the SJVAPCD 50% of the time. For more information, including application requirements, see the SJVAPCD Truck Replacement Program website.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebates for Businesses - SMUD – updated 11/13/2018

Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) offers rebates for commercial customers to purchase and install Level 2 EVSE and direct current (DC) fast chargers at their business. Eligible applicants may receive up to $120,000 per project for public access DC fast chargers and up to $1,500 per Level 2 EVSE installed at multi-unit dwellings or workplaces. Up to 20 Level 2 EVSE may be installed per business location. For more information, including how to apply, see the SMUD Business Electric Vehicles website.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate - Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) – updated 11/13/2018

AMP provides rebates of up to $500 to residential customers toward the purchase of Level 2 EVSE. Customers may apply for multiple rebates at a time. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, see the AMP Level 2 Electric Vehicle Charger website.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate - Anaheim Public Utilities – updated 11/13/2018

Anaheim Public Utilities provides rebates of up to $500 for residential, commercial, and industrial customers that install EVSE at their home or business. Eligible expenses include the cost of the charger and installation. Anaheim Public Utilities will also pay for any associated permit fees. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, including how to apply, see the Plug-In Electric Vehicle Charger Rebate Program website.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate - Glendale Water and Power (GWP) – updated 11/13/2018

GWP provides rebates to commercial and residential customers toward the purchase of Level 2 EVSE. Commercial customers who purchase and install EVSE can receive up to $2,000 for each charger and up to four rebates. Residential customers who install a charger can receive up to $500. Applications must be submitted no later than four months from the date of purchase. Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are exhausted. For program guidelines and application materials, see the GWP Electric Vehicles website.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Rate Reduction - Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) – updated 11/13/2018

AMP offers a discounted rate to customers for electricity used to charge PEVs. Discounts vary depending on the gross vehicle weight rating of the vehicle. For more information, see the AMP Electric Vehicle Charging Discount website.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Rate Reduction - Azusa Light & Water – updated 11/13/2018

Azusa Light & Water offers a $0.05 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) discount for electricity used to charge PEVs during off peak times. Customers must use a minimum of 50 kWh to receive the discount. For more information, see the Azusa Light & Water Schedule EV website.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Rate Reduction - Burbank Water and Power (BWP) – updated 11/13/2018

BWP offers a discounted rate to residential or multi-family customers for electricity used to charge PEVs. Customers must remain on the PEV time-of-use rate for a minimum of one year. For more information, see the BWP Electric Vehicles website.

Natural Gas Vehicle Loan - SoCalGas – updated 11/13/2018

Southern California Gas Company’s (SoCalGas) Truck Loan Program provides short-term loans of up to two weeks for medium- and heavy-duty compressed natural gas vehicles at no cost to qualifying customers. For more information, see the Truck Loan Program announcement.

Emissions Reduction Requirements for Transportation Network Companies – updated 11/13/2018

Through the California Clean Miles Standard and Incentive Program (Program), the California Air Resources Board (ARB) will establish annual emissions reduction targets for transportation network companies, including goals for increasing the number of miles traveled using zero emission vehicles. ARB must adopt targets and goals for the Program by January 1, 2021, to be implemented beginning in 2023. By January 1, 2022, and every two years thereafter, each transportation network company must develop a greenhouse gas emissions reduction plan, including proposals on how the company will meet the Program’s requirements. A transportation network company is defined as an organization that provides prearranged transportation services for compensation using an online application or platform to connect passengers with drivers using a personal vehicle. (Reference Senate Bill 1014, 2018, California Health and Safety Code 44274.4, and California Public Utilities Code 5431 and 5450)

Establishment of Zero and Near-Zero Emission Vehicle Component Rebates – updated 11/13/2018

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) will establish the Zero Emission Assurance Project (ZAP) to offer rebates for the replacement of a battery, fuel cell, or other related vehicle component for eligible used zero and near-zero emission vehicles. Rebates will be limited to one per vehicle. By January 1, 2024, ARB must publish a report to the legislature detailing the number of rebates awarded, the emissions benefits of the ZAP, and the impacts of the ZAP on low-income consumer decisions to purchase zero and near-zero emissions vehicles. A zero emission vehicle is defined as a vehicle that produces no criteria pollutant, toxic air contaminant, or greenhouse gas emissions when stationary or operating. A near-zero emission vehicle is a vehicle that uses zero emission technologies, uses technologies that provide a pathway to zero emission operations, or incorporates other technologies that significantly reduce vehicle emissions. Rebates will be available through July 31, 2025. (Reference Assembly Bill 193, 2018, and California Health and Safety Code 44274.9)

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Access – updated 11/13/2018

Municipalities may not restrict the types of PEVs, such as plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, that may access a PEV charging station that is public, intended for passenger vehicle use, and funded, at least in part, by the state or money from utility ratepayers. (Reference Senate Bill 1000, 2018, and California Government Code 65850.9)

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Location Assessment – updated 11/13/2018

The State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (Commission), in partnership with the California Air Resources Board (ARB), must assess whether EVSE in California is located disproportionately by population density, geographical area, or population income level. If the Commission and ARB determine that EVSE has been disproportionately installed, the Commission must use funding from the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Fund, as well as other funding sources, to proportionately install new EVSE, unless it is determined that the current locations of EVSE are reasonable and further California’s energy or environmental policy goals. (Reference Senate Bill 1000, 2018, and California Public Resources Code 25231)

Support for Plug-In Electric Vehicles (PEVs) – updated 11/13/2018

The Public Utilities Commission must consider the following to support PEVs in California:

  • Strategies to facilitate the development of technologies that promote grid integration, including technologies with submetering capabilities for residential PEV chargers, if implementing these technologies is in the interest of ratepayers;
  • Policies that support the development of technologies and rate strategies that reduce the impact of demand charges of PEV drivers and fleets and to accelerate the adoption of PEVs; and
  • A tariff specific to heavy-duty PEV fleets that encourages PEV charging when there is excess grid capacity.
(Reference Senate Bill 1000, 2018, and California Public Utilities Code 740.15)

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Assessment – updated 11/13/2018

The California State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (Commission), in partnership with the California Air Resources Board and the California Public Utility Commission (PUC), must publish a statewide assessment of the EVSE infrastructure needed to support the levels of plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) adoption required for at least five million zero emission vehicles to operate on California roads by 2030. The Commission must consider the EVSE infrastructure needs for all vehicle categories, including on-road, off-road, port, and airport vehicles. In addition, the assessment must analyze the existing and future infrastructure needs across California, including in low-income communities. The assessment must be updated at least once every two years. (Reference Assembly Bill 2127, 2018, and California Public Resources Code 25229)

Colorado

Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) Standards – updated 12/5/2018

All Model Year 2022 and later passenger cars and light- and medium-duty vehicles must meet California motor vehicle emissions and compliance requirements specified in Title 13 of the California Code of Regulations. Certain exemptions apply, including the zero emission vehicle sales requirement. For more information, see the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment LEV Standards website. (Reference 5 Code of Colorado Regulations 1001-24)

District of Columbia

All-Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebate - Pepco – added 10/19/2018

Pepco customers are eligible for a $5,000 rebate for the purchase of a new 2018 Nissan Leaf. Rebates are available through January 2, 2019. To receive the rebate, applicants must show the flyer and a recent Pepco utility bill to a participating Nissan dealer. For more information, visit the Pepco EV website.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Pilot Program – added 11/2/2018

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) administers the EVSE Pilot Program to install at least 15 EVSE, including one EVSE in every ward, by January 1, 2019. Each EVSE must be able to charge more than one plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) at a time and be able to collect and transmit data to DDOT. DDOT will publish a map of EVSE locations on its website. Beginning January 1, 2020, DDOT must submit to the Council of the District of Columbia a report that analyzes charging data and provides recommendations on access, siting, and other policies to encourage the use of PEVs. (Reference District of Columbia Law 22-78, 2018)

Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Study – added 11/2/2018

By July 1, 2019, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and other District of Columbia (DC) agencies must make publicly available a study that evaluates and makes recommendations regarding the effects of AVs on DC's economy, revenue, infrastructure, environment and public health, public safety, disability community, and transportation. The study must also evaluate the need for and use of AV data. (Reference District of Columbia Act 22-442, 2018 and District of Columbia Code 50-2353.01)

Alternative Fuel Vehicle and Infrastructure Support – added 11/2/2018

The Green Finance Authority (Authority) increases private investment in clean transportation projects, including alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure. The Authority Board will manage and authorize the Authority to issue bonds, establish the Authority Fund, and require the Authority to publish an annual report. (Reference District of Columbia Law 22-155, 2018)

Florida

All-Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebate - Duke Energy – updated 12/12/2018

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.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Pilot Program - Duke Energy – added 10/10/2018

Duke Energy offers free Level 2 and DC fast EVSE, installation, and network connection services to its customers through the Park & Plug pilot program. Eligible entities include multi-unit dwellings, workplaces, businesses, and areas along high-traffic corridors. Site hosts are responsible for electricity costs and must agree to participate in the pilot program through December 2022. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, including application requirements, see the Park & Plug website.

Idaho

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Funding – added 10/9/2018

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is accepting applications for funding of DC fast charging EVSE in strategic locations within Idaho. EVSE along specific highway corridors will be prioritized, as will stations within 0.5 miles of a major highway with 24 hour public access.

The program is funded by Idaho's portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, including how to apply and prioritized EVSE site characteristics, see the DEQ EVSE Program website.

Medium- and Heavy-Duty Diesel Vehicle Replacement Rebates – updated 11/13/2018

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) offers rebates 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, which vary by vehicle type. Funding amounts are based on vehicle type, fuel type (e.g., diesel, alternative fuel, all-electric), and applicant type (e.g., government, non-government). Funding is competitively awarded, and special consideration is given for projects located in air quality priority areas, areas with higher impact on sensitive populations, and oxides of nitrogen priority counties. First-round applications are due January 31, 2019. The program is funded by Idaho's portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, including program guidance and the application, see the DEQ Volkswagen Settlement website.

Illinois

Autonomous Vehicle Initiative – updated 11/13/2018

The Illinois Department of Transportation’s (IDOT) Autonomous Illinois initiative promotes the development, testing, and deployment of connected and automated vehicle (CAV) technologies and related infrastructure. IDOT partners with state agencies to:

  • Review CAV research, pilot projects, and other relevant information to determine best practices for vehicle testing, technology deployment, law enforcement collaboration, insurance coverage, liability determinations, data-sharing arrangements, privacy issues, and infrastructure needs;
  • Evaluate current laws and regulations applicable to CAVs;
  • Pursue opportunities to make Illinois a leader in CAV transportation;
  • Collaborate with industry experts on the latest developments in CAV systems, cybersecurity, network infrastructure, and other innovative areas;
  • Work with stakeholders to strengthen the sharing and analysis of CAV generated data to enhance planning, operations and maintenance throughout the state and identify areas of interest and potential pilot projects related to improved safety and mobility for the elderly, disabled, and underserved populations;
  • Develop and implement a plan to address changing education and workforce training needs related to CAV technology development;
  • Identify public-private partnership opportunities to increase efficiency in the transportation network and seek savings for taxpayers;
  • Maintain a website to provide updates on the Autonomous Illinois initiative and offer educational resources for the public and interested stakeholders; and
  • Inform Illinois agencies, partner entities, and the public about the work of the Autonomous Illinois and its findings.
(Reference Executive Order 13, 2018)

Autonomous Vehicle Testing Program – updated 11/13/2018

The Autonomous Illinois Testing Program (Program) encourages the partnership between the state and entities developing and related infrastructure. The Program facilitates legal testing and programs on public roads and highways, and requires that a licensed driver remains behind the wheel. The Illinois Department of Transportation will create a registration system for entities wishing to conduct safe pilots or tests of connected and autonomous vehicles and will file a report with the governor on the status of the Program each December 31 and June 30 until the program ends. (Reference Executive Order 13, 2018)

Indiana

All-Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebate - Duke Energy – updated 12/12/2018

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.

Iowa

Diesel Emission Reduction Project Funding – updated 12/5/2018

The Iowa Department of Transportation (IowaDOT) is accepting applications for funding of medium- and heavy-duty on-road new diesel or alternative fuel vehicles or engine repowers and replacements, as well as off-road repowers and replacements, through January 18, 2019. Both government and non-government entities that own and operate diesel fleets and equipment are eligible for funding. Vehicles and equipment that qualify for replacement or repower include:

  • Model Year (MY) 2009 or older Class 4-8 school buses, shuttle buses, and transit buses;
  • MY 1992-2009 Class 4-7 local freight trucks;
  • MY 1992-2009 Class 8 drayage trucks; and
  • Freight switchers, ferries and tugs, marine vessel shorepower, airport ground equipment, and forklifts and port cargo handling equipment.
This grant program is funded by Iowa's portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, including how to apply, see the IowaDOT Volkswagen Clean Air Act Partial Settlements website.

Kansas

All-Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebate - Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) – updated 10/5/2018

KCP&L customers and employees are eligible for a $3,000 rebate for the purchase of a new Nissan Leaf. Rebates are available through January 2, 2019. To receive the rebate, bring the flyer and a recent KCP&L utility bill or proof of employment to a local Nissan dealer. For more information, visit KCP&L's Clean Charge Network website.

Kentucky

All-Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebate - Duke Energy – updated 12/12/2018

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.

Maryland

All-Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebate - Pepco – added 10/19/2018

Pepco customers are eligible for a $5,000 rebate for the purchase of a new 2018 Nissan Leaf. Rebates are available through January 2, 2019. To receive the rebate, applicants must show the flyer and a recent Pepco utility bill to a participating Nissan dealer. For more information, visit the Pepco EV website.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Lease Pilot Program - FirstEnergy – added 10/29/2018

FirstEnergy residential customers can lease a Level 2 EVSE for a monthly rate for three years. Included in the lease is the installation of the EVSE and a repair or replacement guarantee for the life of the agreement. For more information, including terms and conditions, see the FirstEnergy Electric Vehicle Charger Lease website.

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Plug-In and Zero Emission Vehicle Rebates – updated 12/7/2018

Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources' Massachusetts Offers Rebates for Electric Vehicles (MOR-EV) Program offers rebates of up to $2,500 through December 31, 2018, to customers purchasing or leasing a plug-in electric vehicle or zero emission motorcycle. Beginning January 1, 2019, MOR-EV will offer rebates of up to $1,500 toward the purchase or lease of eligible battery electric and fuel cell electric vehicles. Rebates are available to Massachusetts residents and residents must submit applications within three months of the vehicle purchase or lease date. Applicants must retain ownership of the vehicle for a minimum of 36 months. For more information, including application and eligibility requirements, visit the MOR-EV website.

All-Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebate - Eversource – updated 12/7/2018

Eversource customers are eligible for a $5,000 rebate for the purchase of a new 2018 Nissan LEAF. To receive the rebate, applicants must show a copy of an Eversource bill at participating Nissan dealerships with the Fleet Certification Code B66019. Rebates are available through January 2, 2019. For more information, see the Eversource EVs website.

Minnesota

Residential Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Pilot Program - Xcel Energy – added 10/2/2018

Xcel Energy offers a pilot program for residential customers who own or lease a PEV. The program provides discounted Level 2 electric vehicle supply equipment, installation, and charging costs. Enrollment is currently closed (verified September 2018). For more information, see Xcel Energy's EV Service Pilot website.

Missouri

All-Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebate - Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) – updated 10/5/2018

KCP&L customers and employees are eligible for a $3,000 rebate for the purchase of a new Nissan Leaf. Rebates are available through January 2, 2019. To receive the rebate, applicants must bring the flyer and a recent KCP&L utility bill or proof of employment to a local Nissan dealer. For more information, visit KCP&L's Clean Charge Network website.

Medium- and Heavy-Duty Government Truck Replacement Funding – updated 12/5/2018

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MODNR) is accepting applications for funding of medium- and heavy-duty vehicle replacements or engine repowers with new diesel or alternative fuel vehicles or engines for qualified state and local government trucks. Vehicles and engines must meet model year requirements, and funding amounts are based on vehicle or engine replacements. Applications are due December 31, 2018. The program is funded by Missouri’s portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, including program guidance and the application, see the MODNR Volkswagen Trust Funds website.

Transit and Shuttle Bus Replacement Funding – updated 12/5/2018

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MODNR) is accepting applications for funding of medium- and heavy-duty transit and shuttle buses with new diesel or alternative fuel vehicles or engines. Vehicles and engines must meet model year requirements, and funding amounts are based on vehicle or engine replacements and government or nongovernment ownership. Applications are due December 31, 2018. The program is funded by Missouri’s portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, including program guidance and the application, see the MODNR Volkswagen Trust Funds website.

Nebraska

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate - OPPD – added 10/30/2018

Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) offers rebates of $500 to residential customers toward the purchase of qualified Level 2 EVSE. Participants must purchase the EVSE through OPPD, and rebates are available to the first 250 participants. For more information, including how to apply, see the OPPD Electric Vehicle Rebate Pilot Program website.

All-Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebate - OPPD – added 10/30/2018

Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) customers and employees are eligible for a $3,000 rebate for the purchase of a new 2018 Nissan Leaf. To receive the rebate, applicants must show the flyer and a recent OPPD utility bill or proof of employment to a local Nissan dealer. OPPD customers are also eligible for a $1,000 rebate for the purchase of a 2018 Audi e-Tron. To receive the rebate, applicants must show a recent OPPD utility bill to a local Audi dealer. Rebates are available through January 2, 2019. For more information, see the OPPD EV Rebate Pilot Program website.

Nevada

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Incentives - NV Energy – updated 11/13/2018

Nevada Energy (NV Energy) provides rebates for the purchase and installation of Level 2 EVSE and DC fast charging stations. Eligible projects include charging for fleet, workplace, and multi-unit dwellings. NV Energy offers rebates of 75% of project costs, up to $3,000 per connector, for Level 2 EVSE. Level 2 EVSE projects must include at least two but no more than 10 connectors. DC fast chargers are eligible for up to $15,000 per station, with no more than five stations per project. Applicants must reserve funds prior to beginning construction and complete the project within one year, at which point they will receive the rebate.

NV Energy also funds projects that do not fall within the scope of fleet, workplace, or multi-unit dwelling charging through the Electric Vehicle Custom Grant program.

For more information, see the Electric Vehicle Charging Station Incentives Program Handbook and the NV Energy Electric Vehicles website.

New Jersey

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Grants – updated 9/28/2018

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) provides grants through the It Pay$ to Plug In: New Jersey's Electric Vehicle Workplace Charging Grant Program (Program) to support plug-in electric vehicle adoption and EVSE installation. Reimbursement grants are offered on a first-come, first-served basis for the cost and installation of eligible EVSE at workplaces, government and educational facilities, non-profits, parking facilities, and multi-unit dwellings. NJDEP will reimburse applicants for a percentage of eligible costs, up to $750 for Level 1 EVSE, $5,000 for single-port Level 2 EVSE, and $6,000 for dual port Level 2 EVSE. Funding percentages are as follows:

LocationCharging Station on Government-Owned PropertyCharging Station on Non-Government-Owned Property
Public place100% up to maximum80% up to maximum
Workplace60% up to maximum60% up to maximum
Multi-unit dwelling60% up to maximum60% up to maximum

The Program is part of New Jersey's Energy Master Plan. Applications have exceeded the program funding, but will still be accepted and placed on a waitlist (verified September 2018). For more information, including application and eligibility requirements, visit the Drive Green NJ website.

New York

Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) Taxicabs – updated 12/7/2018

By February 3, 2019, the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (Commission) must approve one or more HEV models for immediate use as a taxicab by taxicab medallion owners. Approved HEV models must meet all requirements of for-hire vehicles. The Commission must also allocate 1,350 clean air taxicab medallions to HEVs. (Reference Senate Bill 7331, 2018, and New York City Administrative Code19-533).

Workplace Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate - PSEG Long Island – updated 12/7/2018

Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) Long Island offers rebates of 80% of the invoice price, up to $4,000 per port, for customers toward the purchase of up to ten Level 2 workplace EVSE units. For more information, including application guidelines, see the PSEG Long Island Workplace Charging Rebate website.

Public Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate - Greater Rochester Clean Cities (GRCC) – updated 12/7/2018

GRCC offers rebates of up to $2,000 toward the purchase and installation of public Level 2 EVSE. Eligible applicants include municipal government entities, public school districts, universities, and hospitals. For more information, including application guidelines, see the GRCC Public EV Charging Infrastructure website.

All-Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebate - Central Hudson – updated 12/7/2018

Central Hudson Gas & Electric (Central Hudson) customers are eligible for a $5,000 rebate for the purchase of a new 2018 Nissan Leaf. To receive the rebate, applicants must show a copy of a Central Hudson bill at participating Nissan dealerships with the Fleet Certification Code B74335. Rebates are available through January 2, 2019. For more information, see Central Hudson’s EVs website.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate – updated 12/7/2018

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority's (NYSERDA) Charge Ready NY program offers rebates for public and private entities toward the purchase and installation of Level 2 EVSE at public parking facilities, workplaces, and multi-unit dwellings. Rebates are available for $4,000 per port. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, including application guidelines, see the NYSERDA Charge Ready NY website.

Vehicle Retrofit Requirements – updated 12/7/2018

State agencies and state and regional public authorities must install the best available retrofit technology to reduce air pollutant emissions on all heavy-duty diesel vehicles that they own, operate, or lease on or before December 31, 2019. Heavy-duty diesel vehicles that are retired from use in the state on or before December 31, 2020, may be granted a waiver from this requirement. (Reference Assembly Bill 9508, 2018, and New York State Environmental Conservation Law 19-0323)

North Carolina

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV), Idle Reduction Technologies, and Diesel Retrofits Funding – updated 10/22/2018

The Clean Fuel Advanced Technology (CFAT) project provides grant funding to reducing transportation-related emissions in nonattainment and maintenance counties for National Ambient Air Quality Standards. A project that is adjacent to these areas may also be eligible for funding if the project will reduce emissions in eligible counties. The North Carolina Department of Transportation funds the CFAT project, which covers three broad areas: education and outreach; project funding; and recognition of exemplary activities. For the fiscal year 2019 funding cycle, financial support is available for AFV purchases or leases, idle reduction technologies, and diesel retrofits. For more information, including current requests for proposals, see the CFAT website.

All-Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebate - Duke Energy – updated 12/12/2018

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.

Support for Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEVs) – updated 12/5/2018

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (DOT), in coordination with the Department of Environmental Quality, must develop a ZEV Plan to increase the number of ZEVs in the state by at least 80,000 by 2025. The Plan will establish ZEV corridors, coordinate and increase the installation of ZEV infrastructure, and identify best practices for increasing ZEV adoption. DOT must submit the Plan to the governor by October 1, 2019. (Reference Executive Order 80, 2018)

Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Requirements – updated 12/5/2018

State-owned vehicle fleets must prioritize ZEVs in the purchase or lease of new vehicles and use ZEVs for agency travel when feasible. The Department of Administration (Department) must develop the North Carolina Motor Fleet ZEV Plan (Plan) by October 1, 2019. The Plan will identify the types of trips for which ZEV-use is feasible, recommend infrastructure necessary to support ZEV use, and develop ZEV procurement options and strategies. The Department must also provide information about each agency’s ZEV acquisitions and miles driven by vehicle type by October 1, 2019, and annually thereafter. (Reference Executive Order 80, 2018)

North Dakota

Agriculturally-Derived Fuel Production Facility Loan Guarantees – updated 10/9/2018

The Bank of North Dakota offers loan guarantees for eligible entities constructing facilities using biomass for agriculturally-derived fuel production. The total value of loan guarantees under this program may not exceed $25 million at any one time. Additional restrictions apply. (Reference North Dakota Century Code 6-09.7-01 and 6-09.7-09)

Ohio

All-Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebate - Duke Energy – updated 12/11/2018

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.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Lease Pilot Program - FirstEnergy – added 10/29/2018

FirstEnergy residential customers can lease a Level 2 EVSE for a monthly rate for three years. Included in the lease is the installation of the EVSE and a repair or replacement guarantee for the life of the agreement. For more information, including terms and conditions, see the FirstEnergy Electric Vehicle Charger Lease website.

Propane Vehicle and Mower Rebate - OPGA – updated 12/11/2018

Ohio Propane Gas Association (OPGA) provides rebates of $1,000 to Ohio propane customers for the purchase of new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-approved propane vehicles or mowers. Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and applicants are limited to five rebates. For more information, including eligibility requirements and the rebate application, see the OPGA Propane Autogas website.

All-Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebate - AEP Ohio – updated 12/11/2018

American Electric Power (AEP) Ohio customers and employees are eligible for a $3,000 rebate for the purchase of a new 2018 or 2019 Nissan Leaf. Rebates are available through January 2, 2019. To receive the rebate, applicants must bring the flyer and a recent AEP utility bill or proof of employment to a participating Nissan dealer. For more information, visit the AEP Nissan Leaf Offer website.

Oklahoma

Alternative Fuel School Bus and Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate Program – added 10/29/2018

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is accepting applications for projects that repower or replace an actively used, engine model year 2009 or older, diesel school bus with an alternative fuel. Eligible alternative fuels and technologies include all-electric, electric hybrid, propane, and natural gas. Government-owned vehicles may be reimbursed up to 50% of the project cost and non-government owned vehicles may be reimbursed from 25% to 50% of the project cost, depending on the project. Charging infrastructure for electric buses is eligible for funding, but is subject to a per-charger maximum and the project cap. The program is funded by Oklahoma's portion of the Volkswagen (VW) Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, including per-vehicle caps on project reimbursements and application deadlines, see the DEQ VW Settlement website.

Oregon

All-Electric Vehicle Rebate - Pacific Power – updated 11/12/2018

Pacific Power customers and employees are eligible for a $3,000 rebate for the purchase of a new 2018 Nissan Leaf. To receive the rebate, applicants must show proof of Pacific Power employment or a copy of a Pacific Power bill at participating Nissan dealerships with the Fleet Certification Code B65280. Rebates are available through January 2, 2019. For more information, see Pacific Power's Efficiency & Environment website.

Pennsylvania

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment and Hydrogen Fuel Cell Infrastructure Grants – updated 9/26/2018

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection offers competitive grants for the acquisition, installation, operation, and maintenance of publicly available direct current (DC) fast charging equipment and hydrogen fueling infrastructure. Grant reimbursements are awarded after project completion in the following amounts:

Project TypeMaximum ReimbursementMaximum per Award
DC Fast ChargingUp to 75% reimbursement$500,000
Hydrogen Fueling - at least 250 kg/dayUp to 33% reimbursement$500,000
Hydrogen Fueling - at least 100 kg/dayUp to 25% reimbursement$500,000

Eligible project locations are transportation corridors, destination locations, and locations that serve as community charging or fueling hubs. This program is funded by Pennsylvania's portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, including program guidelines, eligibility requirements, application deadlines, and instructions, see the Driving Pennsylvania Forward website.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate – updated 10/22/2018

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) offers rebates for the acquisition, installation, operation, and maintenance of Level 2 EVSE. Rebates are available for Level 2 EVSE on publicly accessible government-owned or non-government-owned property, at workplaces, or at multi-unit dwellings that are not publicly accessible. Rebates are awarded in the following amounts:

Project TypeMaximum Reimbursement - Government Owned PropertyMaximum Reimbursement - Non-Government Owned Property
Public Access, Networked$5,000 per plug or up to 100% of total project costs$5,000 per plug or up to 80% of total project costs
Public Access, Non-Networked$5,000 per plug or up to 90% of total project costs$5,000 per plug or up to 70% of total project costs
No Public Access$4,000 per plug or up to 60% of total project costs$4,000 per plug or up to 60% of total project costs

DEP must approve all project applications and processes rebates on a first-come, first-served basis, until funds are exhausted. DEP will award a rebate voucher to successful applicants once project work is complete. Applicants will have 180 days to complete projects. This program is funded by Pennsylvania's portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, including program guidelines, eligibility requirements, and instructions, see the Driving Pennsylvania Forward website.

All-Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebate - DLC – updated 12/11/2018

Duquesne Light Company (DLC) customers and employees are eligible for a $3,000 rebate for the purchase of a new 2018 or 2019 Nissan Leaf. Rebates are available through January 2, 2019. To receive the rebate, applicants must bring the flyer and a recent DLC utility bill or proof of employment to a participating Nissan dealer. For more information, visit the DLC EVs website.

Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) Regulations and Committee – updated 12/11/2018

A CAV is defined as a vehicle equipped with an automated driving system or connected by wireless communication or other technology to another vehicle allow for coordinated or controlled movement. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission authorizes the locations to deploy and test CAVs.

PennDOT established the Highly Automated Vehicle Advisory Committee (Committee). The Committee will advise and consult PennDOT on each aspect of connected and automated systems, including developing technical guidance, evaluating best practices, reviewing existing laws, regulations and policies, and engaging in continued research and evaluation of connected and automated systems technology necessary to ensure safe testing, deployment and continued innovation in the commonwealth. PennDOT will provide an annual report of the Committee activities.

(Reference House Bill 1958, 2018)

Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (AFIG) Program – updated 12/11/2018

The AFIG Program provides financial assistance for innovative, advanced fuel and vehicle technology projects. Projects that result in product commercialization and the expansion of Pennsylvania companies are favored in the selection process. Eligible applicants include school districts, municipal authorities, political subdivisions, non-profits, corporations, limited liability companies or partnerships incorporated or registered in the Commonwealth to support:

  • Incremental cost expenses relative to retrofitting vehicles to operate on alternative fuels as a bi-fuel, dual-fuel, hybrid or dedicated vehicle
  • Incremental cost expenses to purchase bi-fuel, dual-fuel, hybrid or dedicated vehicles
  • The cost to purchase and install the necessary fleet refueling or home-refueling equipment for bi-fuel, dual-fuel, hybrid or dedicated vehicles
  • The cost to perform research, training, development and demonstration of new applications or next-phase technology related to alternative fuel vehicles.
For more information, including forms and detailed requirements and restrictions, see the AFIG Program website.

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

South Carolina

All-Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebate - Duke Energy – updated 12/12/2018

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.

Tennessee

School Bus Replacement Grants – added 10/25/2018

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation's (TDEC) School Bus Replacement Grant program provides funding for the replacement of model year 2009 or older Class 4-8 school buses with new diesel, alternative fuel, or all-electric school buses. Alternative fuels include, but are not limited to, compressed natural gas, propane, and hybrid electric technologies. Private, public, and non-profit organizations, including state, local, and tribal governments, are eligible for funding. This grant program is funded by Tennessee's portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, including how to apply, see the TDEC School Bus Replacement Grant website.

Texas

All-Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebate - Oncor Electric Delivery – updated 10/3/2018

Oncor Electric Delivery customers and employees are eligible for a $3,000 rebate for the purchase of a new 2018 Nissan Leaf. Rebates are available through December 31, 2018. To receive the rebate, applicants must show the flyer and a recent Oncor utility bill or proof of employment to a participating Nissan dealer. For more information, visit the Oncor EV Offers and Information website.

Workplace Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate - Austin Energy – added 10/10/2018

Austin Energy offers a rebate for commercial customers to install approved EVSE at workplaces. Austin Energy provides a rebate of 50% of the cost to install approved Level 1 or Level 2 EVSE, up to $4,000 depending on the equipment, and provides rebates up to $10,000 to workplaces that install a DC fast charger. For additional information, see the Austin Energy Workplace Charging website.

Multi-Unit Dwelling (MUD) Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate - Austin Energy – added 10/10/2018

Austin Energy offers a rebate for MUDs to install approved EVSE for use by all residents. Austin Energy provides a rebate of 50% of the cost to install approved Level 1 or Level 2 EVSE, up to $4,000 depending on the equipment, and provides rebates up to $10,000 to MUDs that install a DC fast charger. For additional information, see the Austin Energy Multifamily Charging website.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Rate Pilot Program - CPS Energy – added 10/10/2018

CPS offers a rate option for qualified customers for charging PEVs. The flat rate option is $60 annually for each PEV. For rate information, including how to qualify, see the CPS Energy Electric Vehicles website.

Utah

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Registration Fees – added 9/20/2018

Beginning January 1, 2019, battery electric vehicle (EV), plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), and hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) owners are required to pay an additional registration fee as follows:

201920202021 & Beyond
EV$60$90$120
PHEV$26$39$52
HEV$10$15$20

Owners of a vehicles powered by a fuel other than motor fuel, diesel fuel, electricity, natural gas, or propane are required to pay an additional registration fee equal to the EV fees outlined in the table above. A six-month registration option with fees at prorated amounts is also available.

(Reference Senate Bill 136, 2018, and Utah Code 41-1a-1206)

Vermont

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Analysis – added 10/10/2018

The Vermont Public Utility Commission (Commission) must evaluate PEVs and PEV charging in the state. The Commission must provide public notice, opportunity for submission of written comments, and one or more workshops on PEVs before the evaluation is conducted. In its report, the Commission must include analysis and recommendations on the following topics regarding electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) owned by electric utilities:

  • Removal of barriers to EVSE installation, including strategies to reduce operating costs for EVSE users;
  • Strategies to manage the impact of PEV charging on the electric transmission and distribution system;
  • Strategies to facilitate the services provided by PEVs to the electric transmission and distribution system;
  • Benefits and costs to the electric system of PEV charging, electric utility planning for PEV charging, and rate design for PEV charging; and
  • The role of electric utilities with respect to the deployment and operation of EVSE.
For EVSE owned or operated by non-utility entities, the Commission must report on its analysis and recommendations for:

  • How and when these EVSE stations will obtain electricity;
  • Safety standards for EVSE;
  • The role of the Commission and other relevant state agencies in managing these EVSE;
  • Regulations, if any, on pricing structures for EVSE, including transparency to the consumer of any rates or prices; and
  • Billing and complaint procedures for EVSE.
The Commission must also consider:

  • Options for PEV drivers to contribute toward the cost of maintaining the State's transportation infrastructure;
  • The accuracy of electric metering and submetering technology for PEV charging;
  • Strategies to encourage PEV adoption and achieve the State's Comprehensive Energy Plan and greenhouse gas reduction goals; and
  • Any other topics that the Commission believes are relevant to fair, cost-effective, and accessible PEV charging.
During its evaluation, the Commission must also report any recommendations for proposed legislation. The Commission must submit a report to relevant Vermont House and Senate committees by July 1, 2019. (Reference House Bill 197, 2018)

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Grants – added 10/25/2018

The Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) provides funding to governments, businesses, non-profit organizations, homeowner associations, electric utilities, and EVSE providers for the cost and installation of eligible EVSE. Funding is available for up to 60% of project costs, with a maximum of $150,000 per project site. This grant program is funded by Vermont's portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, including application requirements, see the DHCD EVSE Grant Program website.

Virginia

Port Drayage Truck Replacement and Retrofit Incentive – updated 10/9/2018

The Virginia Port Authority, in partnership with Virginia Clean Cities, offers regional Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement funds to retire aging drayage trucks and replace them with modern clean diesel vehicles. This program provides 50% of the cost to purchase new clean diesel drayage trucks, up to $30,000. For more information, including eligible vehicles, see the Green Operator website.

All-Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebate - Virginia Utilities – updated 10/5/2018

Current employee and customers of Virginia utilities can receive a $3,000 rebate for the purchase of a new 2018 Nissan Leaf. Rebates are available through January 2, 2019. To receive the rebate, applicants must show proof of employment at a Virginia utility or a copy of a current Virginia utility bill at participating Nissan dealerships with the Nissan Leaf Rebate Flyer.

Washington

All-Electric Vehicle Rebate - Pacific Power – updated 11/12/2018

Pacific Power customers and employees are eligible for a $3,000 rebate for the purchase of a new 2018 Nissan Leaf. To receive the rebate, applicants must show proof of Pacific Power employment or a copy of a Pacific Power bill at participating Nissan dealerships with the Fleet Certification Code B65280. Rebates are available through January 2, 2019. For more information, see Pacific Power's Efficiency & Environment website.

West Virginia

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Lease Pilot Program - FirstEnergy – added 10/29/2018

FirstEnergy residential customers can lease a Level 2 EVSE for a monthly rate for three years. Included in the lease is the installation of the EVSE and a repair or replacement guarantee for the life of the agreement. For more information, including terms and conditions, see the FirstEnergy Electric Vehicle Charger Lease website.

Wisconsin

Heavy-Duty Transit Bus Grants – added 10/2/2018

The Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) offers grants for the replacement of eligible public transit buses. Funding is available for the replacement and scrapping of model year 1992-2009 heavy-duty public transit buses with new replacement diesel or alternative fueled buses. The program is funded by Wisconsin’s portion of the Volkswagen Clean Air Act Civil Settlement. For more information, including how to apply, see the DOA VW Mitigation Program page.

Energy Innovation Grants – updated 12/7/2018

The Wisconsin Public Service Commission’s (PSC) Office of Energy Innovation (OEI) offers grants for qualified renewable energy and transportation technologies that result in reduced energy consumption. The application period is currently closed (verified November 2018). For more information, including how to apply, see OEI’s Energy Innovation Grant Program website.