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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Arizona

Electric Vehicle Charging Rate Incentive - Salt River Project (SRP) – updated 5/11/2020

SRP offers a time-of-use (TOU) rate for residential customers that own or lease a plug-in hybrid electric or battery electric vehicle. The TOU rate applies to daily super off-peak hours and additional off-peak hours on weekends, holidays, and some weekday hours. Eligible customers must be able to separately meter EV charger usage. For more information, including how to enroll, see the SRP Electric Vehicle Price Plan website.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate - Salt River Project (SRP) – updated 5/11/2020

SRP offers a rebate of $1,500 per port for commercial, workplace, and multifamily customers who install networked Level 2 EVSE. EVSE must be installed between May 1, 2020, and April 30, 2021. Funds will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including how to apply, see the SRP Business EV Charger Rebate website.

Commercial Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate – Tucson Electric Power (TEP) – added 5/11/2020

TEP offers rebates and technical support to businesses, multi-family dwellings, and non-profit customers that purchase and install between two to five EVSE ports. TEP will evaluate the electrical capacity and supporting EVSE infrastructure at locations that install six or more ports on a case-by-case basis. Higher rebates are available for commercial customers located in lower-income areas. Low-income areas are defined as U.S. Census tracts where the average household income does not exceed 80% of the median Arizona household income. Rebates are available in the following amounts:

EVSE TypeLocationRebateLow-Income Area Rebate
Level 2Workplace$4,500 per port; up to 75% of project cost$6,000 per port; up to 75% of project cost
Level 2Multi-Family Dwelling or Non-profit Organization$6,000 per port; up to 85% of project cost$9,000 per port; up to 85% of project cost
Direct-Current Fast ChargerAll$24,000 per port; up to 75% of project cost$40,000 per port; up to 75% of project cost

Customers must reserve incentives through the Smart Electric Vehicle Charging Program Portal to secure and claim funding. For more information, including project eligibility and how to apply, see the TEP Smart Electric Vehicle Charging Program website.

Delaware

Heavy-Duty Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Rebates – updated 3/20/2020

As part of the Delaware Clean Fuel and Transportation Incentive Program, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) offers rebates of up to $20,000 for new or leased Class 7 or Class 8 dedicated NGVs. Eligible applicants include individuals, businesses, non-profits, or governmental entities located in Delaware or who have an in-state affiliate. Applicants must submit proof of order and proof of payment to receive the rebate; a copy of the lease agreement is required for leased vehicles. Fleets are limited to five rebates per funding cycle. All vehicles purchased through this rebate program must be titled and registered in the state. DNREC will accept applications through December 31, 2020, on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, including application instructions and eligibility requirements, see the Delaware Heavy-Duty Vehicle Rebate Program website.

Florida

State Highway Transportation Plan – added 5/11/2020

The Department of Transportation, the Public Service Commission, and the Office of Energy will develop a plan to install electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) along the state highway system. The plan must include recommendations for EVSE legislation and be delivered to the governor and Florida legislature by July 1, 2021.

(Reference Florida Senate Bill 7018, 2020)

Georgia

Plug-In Electric Vehicle Charging Rate Incentive - Georgia Power – updated 5/11/2020

Georgia Power offers a time-of-use electricity rate for residential customers who own a PEV. Eligible customers must own a smart charger capable of separately metering charger usage. For more information, see the Georgia Power Electric Vehicles website.

Biofuel Production Tax Exemption – added 5/11/2020

The sale of personal property to an alternative fuel facility for the production and processing of ethanol and biodiesel is exempt from the state sales and use tax. (Reference Georgia Code 48-8-3)

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate – Georgia Power – added 5/11/2020

Georgia Power offers residential customers a $250 rebate for Level 2 EVSE installed between January 1, 2020, and December 31, 2020. For more information, including eligible EVSE and how to apply, see the Georgia Power Electric Vehicles website.

Hawaii

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebates – Hawaii Energy – added 3/23/2020

Hawaii Energy offers rebates to commercial and multifamily dwelling customers for the installation of Level 2 and direct-current fast charging (DCFC) stations. Rebates are available for new and retrofitted EVSE. Rebates are available in the following amounts:

EVSE TypeFirst-Time InstallationsStation Retrofits
Level 2$4,500$3,000
DCFC$35,000$28,000

Rebates are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis while funding lasts. Eligible EVSE must be installed between January 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021. For more information, including program eligibility and requirements, see the Hawaii Energy Electric Vehicle Charging Stations website.

Idaho

Commercial Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Incentive - Idaho Power – added 5/8/2020

Eligible Idaho Power business customers may apply for funding to install EVSE for electric passenger vehicles, forklifts, or other transportation technologies. Incentives are offered in the following amounts for the purchase and installation of EVSE:

Fleet EVSE ApplicationMaximum AmountLimit per Customer
Passenger vehicles50% of project costs, up to $7,500 per site for Level 1 or 2 EVSE$15,000
Forklifts50% of project costs, up to $7,500 per site for EVSE$7,500
Buses, refrigerated trucking, refuse trucks, and airport ground support equipment50% of project costs, up to $20,000 per site for EVSE$20,000

Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, visit the Idaho Power EVSE Incentive Offering website.

Indiana

Medium- and Heavy-Duty Grant Program – updated 3/9/2020

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) allocates a portion of its designated funds from the Volkswagen (VW) Environmental Mitigation Trust for the replacement or repower of eligible on- and off-road vehicles and equipment. Eligible on-road vehicles and equipment include Class 4-8 trucks and Class 4-8 school, shuttle, and public transit buses. Eligible off-road vehicles and equipment include airport ground support equipment, ferries, forklifts, port cargo handling equipment, and freight-switcher locomotives. All vehicles and equipment must be certified or verified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or the California Air Resources Board. IDEM will begin accepting proposals for the second round of funding in March 2020 (verified February 2020). Applicants proposing alternative fuel equipment or vehicle projects must identify the availability of fueling infrastructure. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, including current requests for proposals, see the IDEM Indiana VW Mitigation Trust Program website.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Rate - Indiana Michigan Power – added 3/9/2020

Indiana Michigan Power offers a time-of-use (TOU) rate to residential customers for PEV. TOU rate off-peak hours are between 9pm and 7am Monday through Friday and all-day Saturday and Sunday. Indiana Michigan Power may require customers to install a metering system that is capable of separately tracking PEV charging. For more information, see the Indiana Michigan Power Rates and Tariffs website.

Louisiana

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate – Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) – added 5/11/2020

SWEPCO offers residential customers a $250 rebate for the installation of an ENERGY STAR certified Level 2 EVSE. Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, including how to apply, see the SWEPCO Level 2 Home EV Charging Station Rebate Program website.

Maryland

Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Infrastructure Promotion – updated 5/12/2020

The Maryland Zero Emission Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Council (ZEEVIC) promotes the use of promotes the use of ZEVs, including plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV), in the state. Specific responsibilities of ZEEVIC include the following:

  • Develop policies and an action plan to promote and facilitate the integration of ZEVs into the Maryland transportation network;
  • Assist in developing and coordinating statewide standards for streamlined permitting and installation of electric vehicle charging and hydrogen fueling equipment;
  • Develop recommendations for a statewide PEV charging and FCEV refueling infrastructure plan, including standard pricing information displays;
  • Increase and support consumer awareness and ownership of ZEVs through public outreach;
  • Recommend incentives to support private-sector investment in ZEVs;
  • Develop targeted policies to support fleet purchases of ZEVs;
  • Develop charging solutions for multiunit dwellings;
  • Encourage local and regional efforts to promote the use of ZEVs;
  • Develop model procurement practices for light-duty vehicles that include an evaluation of the vehicle lifecycle costs inclusive of estimated fuel cost over the anticipated life of the vehicle;
  • Recommend policies that support PEV charging and FCEV fueling from clean energy sources;
  • Establish performance measures for meeting ZEV related employment, infrastructure, and regulatory goals; and
  • Pursue other policies, goals, and objectives that promote the adoption of ZEVs.
The Maryland Department of Transportation must provide staff support to ZEEVIC with the assistance of the Maryland Energy Administration and the Maryland Public Service Commission. For more information, including interim reports, see the Maryland Zero Emission Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Council website. (Reference House Bill 232, 2020, and Maryland Statutes, Transportation Code 11-145.1)

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Rates - BGE – updated 5/12/2020

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) offers time-of-use (TOU) rate options to residential customers who purchase or lease a PEV. Residential customers with a qualified Level 2 PEV charger, capable of separately tracking PEV charging data, may apply for a TOU rate applicable only to PEV charger usage. Residential PEV drivers without a qualified Level 2 charger may enroll in a whole-house TOU rate, which applies to the energy used for the entire residence during a billing period. For more information, see the BGE EVsmart website.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate - Pepco – updated 5/12/2020

Pepco provides rebates to residential and multifamily customers toward the purchase of qualified Level 2 EVSE. Pepco offers residential customers a $300 rebate for a Level 2 smart EVSE. Only EVSE purchased and installed after July 1, 2019, are eligible. Pepco offers customers that own or operate multifamily properties a 50% discount on the purchase of eligible Level 2 smart EVSE and a rebate up to $7,500 for installation costs. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, including how to apply, see the Pepco EVsmart website.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate - Delmarva Power – updated 5/12/2020

Delmarva Power provides rebates to residential and multifamily customers toward the purchase of qualified Level 2 EVSE. Delmarva Power offers residential customers a $300 rebate for a Level 2 smart EVSE. Only EVSE purchased and installed after July 1, 2019, are eligible. Delmarva Power offers customers that own or operate multifamily properties a 50% discount on the purchase of eligible Level 2 smart EVSE and a rebate up to $7,500 for installation costs. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, including how to apply, see the Delmarva Power EVsmart website.

Electric Vehicle Emissions Inspection Exemption – added 5/12/2020

Vehicles powered exclusively by electricity are exempt from state emissions inspections. For more information, see the Maryland Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program website. (Reference Maryland Statutes, Transportation Code 23-206 and 23-206.4)

Massachusetts

Plug-In and Zero Emission Vehicle Rebates – updated 3/6/2020

Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources' Massachusetts Offers Rebates for Electric Vehicles (MOR-EV) Program offers residents rebates of up to $2,500 toward the purchase or lease of eligible battery electric and fuel cell electric vehicles and up to $1,500 for the purchase or lease of eligible plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Vehicle purchase prices must be below $50,000. Residents must submit applications within three months of the vehicle purchase or lease date and must retain ownership of the vehicle for a minimum of 36 months. Only vehicles purchased or leased on or after January 1, 2020 are eligible. For more information, including application and eligibility requirements, visit the MOR-EV website.

New Jersey

Volkswagen Settlement Allocation – updated 5/11/2020

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) must approve the allocation of any funds the State receives from the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. Any funds received from the Trust are deposited in a non-lapsing Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Fund. NJDEP and the Director of the Division of Budget and Accounting will ensure that the funds are distributed in alignment with the purpose of the Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Agreement. NJDEP will approve criteria for grants awarded on a competitive basis.

Funding is available for projects that convert diesel trucks, buses, port equipment, marine vessels, and trains to electric power and for electric vehicle charging infrastructure projects. Applications are due June 22, 2020. For more information, including how to apply and a list of eligible projects, visit the NJDEP and It Pay$ to Plug In website.

(Reference Senate Bill 2019, 2018)

Energy Master Plan – added 3/23/2020

New Jersey has developed an Energy Master Plan (EMP) that will guide the State to achieve its goals of electrifying the transportation sector and achieving 100% carbon-neutral electricity generation by 2050. The EMP calls for decarbonization of the transportation sector through:

  • Supporting the deployment of 330,000 light-duty electric vehicles (EVs) by 2025;
  • Deploying electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) throughout the state;
  • Creating incentives for EVSE;
  • Educating consumers and fleet owners on EVs;
  • Transitioning state fleet vehicles to EVs;
  • Partnering with industry to develop incentives for medium- and heavy-duty battery electric or fuel-cell vehicles; and
  • Exploring policies that accelerate the adoption of alternative fuels.

For more information, see the Energy Master Plan website.

New Mexico

Grid Infrastructure Development and Support – added 3/10/2020

The New Mexico Department of Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources will develop a grant program to support grid modernization technologies. Technologies include advanced metering infrastructure, energy storage systems, and electric vehicle charging systems. (Reference House Bill 223, 2020)

North Dakota

Alternative Fuel Tax Rates – updated 3/9/2020

An excise tax of $0.23 per gallon is imposed on alternative fuel sales and deliveries, including propane, compressed natural gas (CNG), and liquefied natural gas (LNG). One gallon of special fuel is equal to 120 cubic feet of CNG or 1.7 gallons of LNG. Retailers must obtain a license from the Office of the State Tax Commissioner to sell special fuels. Exceptions may apply. (Reference North Dakota Century Code 57-43.2-02 through 57-43.2-05)

Biofuel Labeling Requirements – updated 3/9/2020

Ethanol and biodiesel fuel retailers must label retail dispensing units with the price, name, and main components of the fuel or fuel blend being sold. The labeling must follow established labeling specifications for petroleum-based fuels. Suppliers of ethanol and biodiesel must provide fuel retailers with an invoice stating the fuel blend. Alcohol fuel blends containing at least 1% of alcohol by volume must also be clearly labeled at the dispenser and on any price advertisements. Biodiesel and biodiesel blends must be identified by the capital letter "B" followed by the numerical value representing the percentage of biodiesel fuel. Additional specifications may apply. (Reference North Dakota Century Code 23.1-13 and 33-34-01)

Experimental Vehicle Definition and Requirements – updated 3/9/2020

A vehicle weighing 6,000 pounds or less that is primarily powered by a source other than a combustion engine may be considered an experimental vehicle. A driver may not operate an experimental vehicle unless it is registered as such with the North Dakota Department of Transportation. An experimental vehicle must be equipped with certain safety features and may not operate on a state highway unless it is accompanied by a chase vehicle following at a safe driving distance. Experimental vehicle owners must pay an annual registration fee of $50 unless owned by a government entity or political subdivision. Additional requirements and restrictions apply. (Reference North Dakota Century Code 39-10.3)

Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Pilot Program – added 3/9/2020

The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) will begin an AV pilot program to convert trucks into self-driving vehicles to improve work zone safety through impact protection technology. The pilot vehicle will be deployed in the Fargo area. This program is funded by the Federal Highway Administration’s Accelerated Innovation Deployment program. For more information, see the NDDOT website.

Oregon

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Acquisition and Fuel Use Requirements – updated 4/23/2020

All state agencies must purchase or lease zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs), including all-electric, plug-in hybrid electric, or hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, for at least 25% of new state light-duty vehicles to the maximum extent possible.

If ZEVs are not feasible, the state agency may purchase or lease AFVs and use alternative fuels to operate those vehicles, except in regions where it is not economically or logistically possible to fuel an AFV. Each state agency must develop and report a greenhouse gas reduction baseline and annual reduction targets to the Oregon Department of Administrative Services (DAS). Reports to DAS must include the number of purchases or leases of ZEVs, AFVs, and AFV conversions and the quantity of each type of alternative fuel used annually by state agency fleets. By September 15, 2020, DAS must develop a ZEV procurement plan to reduce costs for state agency ZEV purchases.

(Reference Executive Order 20-04, 2020, and Oregon Revised Statutes 283.327, 283.337, and 267.030)

Alternative Fuel Technology Weight Exemption – updated 3/9/2020

A vehicle equipped with a fully functional idle reduction system designed to reduce fuel use and emissions from engine idling may exceed the maximum weight limitations by up to 550 pounds (lbs.) to accommodate the added weight of the idle reduction technology. Any natural gas vehicle or plug-in electric vehicle may exceed the limits by up to 2,000 lbs. (Reference Oregon Revised Statutes 818.030)

Clean Transportation Fuel Standards – updated 4/23/2020

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) administers the Oregon Clean Fuels Program (Program), which requires fuel producers and importers to register, keep records of, and report the volumes and carbon intensities of the fuels they provide in Oregon. Phase 2 of the Program, implemented in 2016, requires fuel suppliers to reduce the carbon content of transportation fuels.

In 2020, a new goal was implemented to reduce the carbon content of transportation fuels by 20% below 2015 levels by 2030, and 25% below 2015 levels by 2035.

DEQ must conduct rulemaking for the Program to support greater plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) adoption. DEQ must also develop a method to aggregate and monetize all eligible PEV credits in the Program to assist in achieving the state goal of 50,000 registered PEVs in Oregon by 2020. For more information, see the DEQ Oregon Clean Fuels Program website.

(Reference Executive Order 20-04, 2020, Oregon Revised Statutes 468A.266, and Oregon Administrative Rules 340-253)

State Emissions Reductions and Reporting Requirements – added 4/23/2020

Oregon will pursue transportation electrification as part of greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets of at least 45% below 1990 levels by 2035, and at least 80% below 1990 levels by 2050. Select state agencies must report actions to reduce emissions annually. In consultation with appropriate state agencies, the Oregon Department of Transportation must submit a report to the governor on statewide transportation electrification infrastructure analysis by June 30, 2021. Additional requirements apply. (Reference Executive Order 20-04, 2020)

Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Rate Incentive - Portland General Electric (PGE) – added 5/1/2020

PGE offers a discounted time-of-use (TOU) electricity rate for customers with a PEV. The TOU rate is for charging during the off-peak period. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, see the PGE Cost Savings website.

South Dakota

Volkswagen Settlement Allocation – added 5/11/2020

The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources may use funds awarded to South Dakota through the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust to issue grants for the reduction of nitrogen oxide air emissions from mobile sources in the state. The funds are deposited into a Clean Air Act Settlement fund.

(Reference South Dakota House Bill 1258, 2019)

Texas

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate – Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) – updated 5/11/2020

SWEPCO offers residential customers a $250 rebate for the installation of an ENERGY STAR certified Level 2 EVSE. Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, including how to apply, see the SWEPCO Level 2 Home EV Charging Station Rebate Program website.

Utah

Residential Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate - Rocky Mountain Power – added 4/10/2020

Rocky Mountain Power provides rebates for residential customers for the purchase of Level 2 EVSE. Level 2 EVSE purchased on or after January 1, 2020, are eligible for a rebate of 75% of equipment cost, up to $200 per EVSE. Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, see the Rocky Mountain Power Utah Electric Vehicle Incentives website.

Residential Electric Vehicle Time of Use (TOU) Rate Pilot – Rocky Mountain Power – added 4/10/2020

Rocky Mountain Power offers a TOU rate to residential customers that own plug-in electric vehicles. Residential customers that participate for one year are eligible for a $200 incentive. This program ends January 1, 2022. For more information, see the Rocky Mountain Power Utah Electric Vehicle Incentives website.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate Program Authorization – added 4/10/2020

The Utah Public Service Commission is authorized to establish a large-scale EVSE program, with a maximum cost of $50,000,000. The program may include utility-owned EVSE, a new EVSE rate structure, and a public education plan. Utilities implementing EVSE programs must submit annual progress reports by June 1 for the previous calendar year.

(Reference Utah House Bill 396, 2020, and Utah Code 54-4-41)

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Plan – added 4/10/2020

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) must lead state agencies in the creation of a statewide EVSE plan to provide electric vehicle charging facilities along certain state highways at distances no greater than every 50 miles. EVSE locations must be determined by June 30, 2021, and installed by December 31, 2025. UDOT shall provide a report by November 30, 2020, outlining the plan.

(Reference Utah House Bill 259, 2020, and Utah Code 72-1-215)

Electric Vehicle Emissions Inspections Exemption – added 4/10/2020

Vehicles powered exclusively by electricity are exempt from state motor vehicle emissions inspections. (Reference Utah House Bill 180, 2020, and Utah Code 41-1a-1223 and 41-6a-1642)

Virginia

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Time-of-Use (TOU) Rate – Appalachian Power Company – added 4/8/2020

Appalachian Power Company offers a TOU rate to residential customers that own a PEV. Off-peak hours are 8pm to 6am on weekdays and all day on Saturdays and Sundays. Eligible customers must have a meter that is capable of separately identifying PEV usage. For more information, including billing rates and additional service conditions, see the Appalachian Power Company Virginia Rates & Tariffs website. This service is experimental and only available until September 12, 2023.

Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebate Program Working Group – added 5/11/2020

The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy in collaboration with the Department of Environmental Quality, Department of Taxation, and the Department of Motor Vehicles will convene a working group to evaluate the feasibility of an EV rebate program. The working group will:

  • Review methods for structuring and administering an EV rebate program;
  • Review funding options;
  • Evaluate vehicle sales data in states that offer EV rebates,
  • Identify metrics for evaluating an EV rebate program for incentives under $4,500, and;
  • Recommend incentives for low-income individuals.
The working group must submit a report with program recommendations to the Virginia General Assembly by November 1, 2020. The EV rebate program must be operational by December 30, 2021.

(Reference House Bill 717, 2020)

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Policies for Associations – added 5/11/2020

Homeowners associations (HOAs) or condominium associations may not prohibit the installation of an EVSE for personal use within the EVSE owner’s designated parking space. HOAs may establish restrictions on the number, size, placement, manner of installation, and insurance requirements for the EVSE if it is installed on the exterior of the property or in a common area. HOAs are not liable for the EVSE.

A condominium association may prohibit the installation of an EVSE if it is not technically feasible or practical due to safety risks, structural issues, or engineering conditions. Condominiums may establish requirements on the manner of installation, architectural design, insurance requirements, and community-related expenses for the EVSE.

(Reference Senate Bill 630, 2020, and Virginia Code 55.1-1823.1, 55.1-1962.1, and 55.1-2139.1)

Utility Company Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Requirement – added 5/11/2020

Utilities must establish electric distribution grid transformation projects that facilitate the integration of electrical facilities and infrastructure necessary to support EVSE. Utilities will petition the State Corporation Commission for program approval and will receive a final order within six months of the petition filing.

(Reference Senate Bill 851, 2020, and Virginia Code 56-576 and 56-585.1)

Washington

Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Sales Requirements and Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) Standards – updated 4/7/2020

Washington adopted the California motor vehicle emissions and compliance requirements specified in Title 13 of the California Code of Regulations. The Washington Department of Ecology adopted rules to implement these emissions standards for passenger cars, light-duty trucks, and medium-duty passenger vehicles, known as the Clean Car Law. For more information, see the Washington Clean Car Standards website. (Reference Senate Bill 5811, 2020, and Revised Code of Washington 70.120A.010 and 70.120A.020 and Washington Administrative Code 173-423-010 - 173-423-150)

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Road User Assessment System Pilot – updated 4/13/2020

The Washington Transportation Commission (Commission) studied the feasibility of transitioning from a fuel tax to a road user assessment system in the state. In 2012, the Commission conducted a limited scope pilot project to test the feasibility of this new system as it applies to PEVs. For the results of this evaluation, see the Washington State Department of Transportation report. The Commission began a year-long pilot project in fall 2017. On January 13, 2020, the Commission submitted a report of findings and recommendations to the governor, state legislature, and the U.S. Department of Transportation. The governor and state legislature will decide if a road usage charge will be implemented. For more information, see the Commission Road Usage Charge Assessment website.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Study Incentive - Tacoma Public Utility (TPU) – added 4/7/2020

TPU is conducting a study to understand the charging patterns for residential PEVs. In exchange for completion of surveys about PEV charging and use, TPU customers may be eligible for an up to $250 incentive per year. Eligible residential customers must own or lease a PEV and own their own charging equipment. For more information, see the TPU EV Charging Study website.

Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Testing Requirements – added 4/7/2020

Starting October 1, 2021, a self-certifying entity may test AV on any public roadway under the Washington Department of Licensing (DOL) AV self-certification testing pilot program. The following information must be provided by the self-certifying entity testing the AV:

  • Contact information specified by the DOL;
  • Local jurisdictions where testing is planned;
  • The AV identification numbers; and
  • Proof of an insurance policy in an amount not less than $5 million dollars per occurrence.
The entity testing the AV on any public roadway must notify the DOL of any collisions or moving violations and submit a report by February 1 of each year, covering reportable events from the prior calendar year. In advance of testing, the entity must provide written notice to applicable local and state law enforcement agencies that includes the expected testing time period. Additional terms and conditions apply.

(Reference House Bill 2676, 2020, and Revised Code of Washington 46.30.001)

Mandatory Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Building Standards – updated 4/13/2020

By July 1, 2021, the Washington State Building Code Council must adopt rules for EVSE installation at all new buildings that provide on-site parking. At least one parking space, or 10% of parking spaces rounded to the next whole number, must be made-ready for Level 2 EVSE. Electrical capacity must accommodate the potential to serve a minimum of 20% of the total parking spaces with Level 2 EVSE. For assembly, education, or mercantile buildings, the requirements apply only to employee parking spaces. Buildings classified as residential R-3, utility, or miscellaneous are exempt from these requirements. Additional terms and conditions apply. (Reference Revised Code of Washington 19.27.540)

West Virginia

Special Fuel Tax Exemption – added 4/8/2020

Natural gas sold in bulk quantities of 500 gallons or more for use in municipal-owned vehicles may be exempt from the fuel excise tax. To receive the exemption, municipalities must submit an application to the State Tax Commissioner along with an affidavit, a copy of invoices, and the paid sales slips. (Reference West Virginia Code 11-14-5)