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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Arkansas

Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Pilot Program – added 4/2/2019

AVs may operate in Arkansas under a pilot program established by the State Highway Commission. To participate in the pilot program, an AV must have proof of insurance, be capable of complying with all traffic laws, and have safety mechanisms in place in the event of a failure. Under the pilot program, a person may operate an AV that is not equipped with seatbelts, a steering wheel, or a rearview mirror, and may operate a maximum of three AVs simultaneously. (Reference House Bill 1561, 2019, and Arkansas Code 27-51-1410)

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Fee – added 4/2/2019

PEV owners must pay an annual fee in addition to other registration fees. The fee is $200 for all electric vehicles and $100 for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Fees contribute to the State Highway and Transportation Department Fund. (Reference Senate Bill 336, 2019, and Arkansas Code 27-14-614)

California

Volkswagen Group of America's (VW) Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Investment Plan – updated 2/6/2019

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) approved the VW California ZEV Investment Plan. As required by the October 2016 2.0-Liter Partial Consent Decree, VW must invest $800 million over ten years to support the increased adoption of ZEV technology in California. VW will submit a series of four 30-month cycle ZEV investment plans to ARB for approval. ARB has approved the Cycle 1 plan, covering Quarter 1, 2017, through Quarter 2, 2019. The Cycle 1 plan includes building a basic charging network, launching a multi-lingual public outreach and education campaign, and beginning ZEV access projects. ZEV infrastructure rollouts will be focused in six metropolitan areas: Fresno, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, San Diego, and Sacramento. VW has also designated Sacramento as the first "Green City," with the goal of offering residents a better quality of life through enhanced mobility and improved air quality.

In December 2018, ARB approved the VW Cycle 2 plan, covering investments made from July 2019 through December 2021. Cycle 2 focuses on community charging in metropolitan and rural areas, the installation of direct current (DC) fast chargers on highways and regional routes, residential charging, infrastructure for electrified buses and shuttles, and charging for autonomous vehicles.

For more information, see the Electrify America Investment Plan website and ARB's Volkswagen Settlement website.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate - Sacramento County – added 3/1/2019

The Sacramento County Incentive Project (SCIP), funded by the California Energy Commission as part of the California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP), offers rebates in the following amounts for installations at new, replacement, or make-ready sites:

Project TypeMaximum Rebate - in disadvantaged communities (DACs)Maximum Rebate - outside DACs
Direct current (DC) fast charger80% of the total project cost, up to $80,00075% of total project costs, up to $70,000
Level 2 EVSE$5,500$5,000
Level 2 EVSE (multi-unit dwelling)$6,500$6,000

Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and applicants must reserve rebates prior to purchasing and installing EVSE. Eligible applicants include businesses, California Native American Tribes listed with the Native American Heritage Commission, or government entities. Qualifying installation sites must be located in Sacramento County and DC fast charger installations must be publicly accessible 24 hours a day. Additional site requirements apply. For more information, see the SCIP website.

Commercial Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate - Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) – added 3/18/2019

PWP provides rebates of $3,000 per port for commercial, workplace, multi-unit dwelling (MUD), and fleet customers for the installation of networked Level 2 EVSE, or rebates of $1,500 per port for non-networked Level 2 EVSE. PWP also provides rebates of $6,000 for the installation of direct-current (DC) fast EVSE or Level 2 EVSE installed at select sites. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, including how to apply, see the PWP Commercial Electric Vehicle and Charger Incentive Program website.

Colorado

Transportation Electrification Workgroup – added 2/11/2019

The Transportation Electrification Workgroup (Workgroup) will develop, coordinate, and implement state programs and strategies to support transportation electrification in Colorado. The Workgroup will report to the governor on an annually on progress made towards the goals, beginning July 1, 2019.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, along with the Workgroup, will revise the state Beneficiary Mitigation Plan for allocating funds from the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. The revised plan will focus all remaining eligible funds on supporting transportation electrification.

(Reference Executive Order B 2019 002, 2019).

Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Transportation Plan – added 2/11/2019

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), along with the Transportation Electrification Workgroup, will develop a ZEV and clean transportation plan containing strategies that support the deployment of ZEVs and expand mobility options to save energy, reduce congestion, and improve the safety of Colorado’s transportation network. (Reference Executive Order B 2019 002, 2019).

Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Standards – added 2/11/2019

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) will develop a rule to establish Colorado ZEV standards, pursuant to Colorado’s authority under Section 177 of the Clean Air Act, Title 42 of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, section 7507. CDPHE will propose the rule no later than May 2019, for possible adoption into the Code of Colorado Regulations before October 30, 2019. (Reference Executive Order B 2019 002, 2019).

Electric Vehicle (EV) Loan Program – Gunnison County Electric Association (GCEA) – added 4/2/2019

GCEA members have the opportunity to borrow an EV for one week without any cost or mileage restrictions. For more information, including how to apply, see the GCEA Electric Vehicle Program website.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Incentive – Holy Cross Energy (HCE) – added 4/2/2019

HCE offers free or discounted EVSE for residential and commercial customers, respectively. For more information, including how to apply, see HCE’s Charge at Home and Charge at Work websites.

Connecticut

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) and EVSE Rebates - Groton Utilities – added 2/8/2019

Groton Utilities offers a limited number of $2,000 rebates for the purchase of a new PEV and $1,000 rebates for the lease of a new PEV. Customers may also be eligible for a $600 rebate for the installation of a qualifying Level 2 electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE). For more information, including how to apply, see the Groton Utilities Electric Vehicle Rebate Program website.

Delaware

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Incentive - Delaware Electric Cooperative (DEC) – updated 4/5/2019

DEC offers a one-time $200 billing credit and an additional $5 monthly billing credit to customers if they do not charge their plug-in electric vehicles during Beat the Peak alerts. To qualify for the Beat the Peak incentives, residents must have qualified WiFi connected residential EVSE and enroll in the Beat the Peak program. For more information, see the Beat the Peak website.

Medium- and Heavy-Duty Emissions Reductions Funding – added 2/6/2019

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) is accepting applications for funding of medium- and heavy-duty on-road and limited off-road emission reduction projects. This grant program is funded by Delaware's portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, including program guidance and application deadlines, see the DNREC Volkswagen Mitigation Plan website.

District of Columbia

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Title Excise Tax Exemption – updated 2/8/2019

Qualified PEVs are exempt from the excise tax imposed on an original certificate of title. The original purchaser and subsequent purchasers of the same vehicle are eligible for the excise tax exemption. The District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) determines which PEVs qualify. For more information, see the District of Columbia DMV website. (Reference Bill 22-0904, 2018, and District of Columbia Code 50-2201.03(j))

Fuel Efficient Vehicle Title Excise Tax – added 2/8/2019

By January 1, 2020, the District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), in consultation with the District of Columbia Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE), must revise the vehicle title excise tax to vary based on the fuel efficiency of the vehicle seeking title. The DMV and DOEE will develop a benchmark fuel efficiency standard. Vehicles seeking title with a fuel efficiency above the benchmark standard will pay a decreased excise tax amount or receive an excise tax rebate. Vehicles seeking title with a fuel efficiency below the benchmark standard will pay an increased excise tax amount. (Reference Bill 22-0904, 2018, and District of Columbia Code 50-2201.03(j)(1A))

Utility Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Program Authorization – added 2/8/2019

The District of Columbia Public Service Commission (Commission) may consider applications by electric utilities to promote transportation electrification through EVSE ownership or other related programs and incentives. The Commission may approve applications that it finds are in the public interest and consistent with the District’s commitment to greenhouse gas emissions reductions. (Reference Bill 22-0904, 2018)

Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Deployment Support – added 2/11/2019

The Executive Office of the Mayor will establish a transportation electrification program that requires all public buses, light-duty vehicles associated with privately-owned fleets that can transport 50 or more passengers, commercial motor carriers, limousine service vehicles, and taxis certified to operate in the District of Columbia to be ZEVs by 2045.

In addition, the District Department of Transportation, in partnership with stakeholders, will develop a plan to encourage and promote the adoption of ZEVs. The plan will include recommendations for strategies to achieve at least 25% ZEV registrations by 2030 and the mayor’s transportation electrification program.

(Reference Bill 22-0904, 2018)

Emissions Reduction Plan for Transportation Network Companies – added 2/11/2019

By February 1, 2022, and every two years thereafter, each private vehicle-for-hire company must develop a greenhouse gas emissions reduction plan, including actionable proposals to reduce emissions, and submit it to the District of Columbia Public Service Commission. Plans must include strategies to increase the proportion of vehicle-for-hire drivers with zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) and to increase the proportion of vehicle miles completed by ZEVs relative to total vehicle miles traveled. (Reference Bill 22-0904, 2018)

Georgia

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate - Georgia Power – updated 4/9/2019

Georgia Power offers a rebate to residential customers, businesses, and builders who install Level 2 EVSE. Customers are eligible for a $250, $500, and $100 rebate, respectively, for each dedicated circuit installed through December 31, 2019. Other conditions may apply. For more information, see the Georgia Power Electric Vehicles and Electric Vehicles & Your Business websites.

Hawaii

All-Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebate - Hawaiian Electric Companies – updated 3/18/2019

Hawaiian Electric customers and employees can receive a $3,500 rebate for the purchase of a new 2018 or 2019 Nissan Leaf. Rebates are available through April 1, 2019. To receive the rebate, applicants must show the flyer and a recent Hawaiian Electric utility bill or proof of employment to a participating Nissan dealer.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate - Hawaii Energy – added 3/18/2019

Hawaii Energy offers rebates of $5,000 for multi-unit dwellings or eligible workplaces toward the purchase of qualified networked dual-port Level 2 EVSE, or $1,500 to retrofit a single- to dual-port networked Level 2 EVSE. Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including how to apply, see the Electric Vehicle Charging Stations website.

Indiana

Medium- and Heavy-Duty Grant Program – added 4/1/2019

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-road 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, forklifts, port cargo handling equipment, and freight-switcher locomotives. Applicants requesting funding must be registered with the Indiana Secretary of State. All vehicles and equipment must be certified or verified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or the California Air Resources Board. 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.

Louisiana

Vehicle Emissions Reduction and Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Project Funding – added 2/27/2019

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) Volkswagen Eligible Mitigation Action Project program provides up to 80% of the cost of new diesel or alternative fuel replacements and repowers for eligible government entities. For eligible non-government entities, the Program provides up to 40% of the cost of a new diesel or alternative fuel repower, up to 25% of the cost of a new diesel or alternative fuel vehicle, and up to 75% of the cost of an all-electric repower or replacement, with associated charging infrastructure. Qualifying alternative fuels include, but are not limited to, natural gas and propane. Vehicles that qualify for replacement or repower include:

Model YearVehicle Type
1992-2009Class 8 Local Freight Trucks and Port Drayage Trucks
1992-2009Class 4-7 Local Freight Trucks
2009 or olderClass 4-8 School Buses, Shuttle Buses, and Transit Buses

Eligible government and non-government entities may also receive funding for the all-electric repower or replacement of airport ground support equipment, forklifts, and port cargo handling equipment, as well as for the purchase, installation, and maintenance of light-duty EVSE.

The program is funded by Louisiana’s portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust For more information, including application guidelines, see the DEQ Louisiana Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust website.

Maryland

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate Program – updated 2/28/2019

The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) offers an EVSE rebate program to an individual, business, or state or local government entity for the costs of acquiring and installing qualified EVSE. Between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2020, rebates for 40% of the costs of acquiring and installing qualified EVSE, or up to the following amounts:

Qualified EntityAmount
Individual$700
Business or State or Local Government$4,000
Retail Service Station Dealer$5,000

Applicants must demonstrate compliance with state, local, and/or federal law that applies to the installation or operation of qualified EVSE. Other requirements may apply. Total funding for each fiscal year will not exceed $1,200,000. Applications have exceeded the program funding, but will still be accepted and placed on a waitlist (verified February 2019). For more information, see MEA's EVSE Rebate Program page.

(Reference Maryland Statutes, Business Regulation Code 10-101, and State Government Code 9-2009)

Massachusetts

Workplace Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Grants – updated 2/11/2019

The Massachusetts Electric Vehicle Incentive Program (MassEVIP) provides grants for 60% of the cost of Level 1 or Level 2 workplace EVSE, up to $50,000. Eligible entities include private, public, or non-profit workplaces with 15 or more employees on site. The program is funded by Massachusetts’ portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, including funding availability, application, and eligibility requirements, visit the MassEVIP Workplace Charging Incentives website.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) and Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Grants for Public Fleets – updated 2/11/2019

The Massachusetts Electric Vehicle Incentive Program (MassEVIP) provides grants for the purchase or lease of qualified PEVs, zero emission motorcycles, and Level 2 EVSE. Eligible applicants include local governments, public universities and colleges, and state agencies. Vehicle incentives are available in the following amounts:

Vehicle TypeIncentive for PurchaseIncentive for Lease
Battery electric vehicle (BEV)Up to $7,500Up to $5,000
Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV)Up to $5,000Up to $3,000
Zero emission motorcycleUp to $750Up to $750

Applicants may receive funding for a maximum of 25 vehicles, including BEVs, PHEVs, and zero emission motorcycles.

Funding of up to $7,500 per address is also available for Level 2 EVSE associated with the purchase or lease of at least two BEVs. Incentive amounts vary depending on the number of BEVs acquired. For more information, including funding availability, application, and eligibility requirements, visit the MassEVIP Fleet Incentives website.

Vehicle Emissions Reduction Grants – added 2/11/2019

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection’s (MassDEP) Volkswagen Open Solicitation Grant Program (Program) provides up to 80% of the cost of new diesel or alternative fuel replacements and repowers for eligible government entities. For eligible non-government entities, the Program provides up to 40% of the cost of a new diesel or alternative fuel repower, up to 25% of the cost of a new diesel or alternative fuel vehicle, and up to 75% of the cost of an all-electric repower or replacement, with associated charging infrastructure. Qualifying alternative fuels include, but are not limited to, natural gas, propane, hydrogen, and diesel electric hybrid. Vehicles that qualify for replacement or repower include:

Model YearVehicle Type
1992-2009Class 8 Local Freight Trucks and Port Drayage Trucks
1992-2009Class 4-7 Local Freight Trucks
2009 or olderClass 4-8 School Buses, Shuttle Buses, and Transit Buses

Eligible government and non-government entities may also receive funding for up to 80% and 75%, respectively, of the cost for the all-electric repower or replacement of airport ground support equipment, forklifts, and port cargo handling equipment.

The program is funded by Massachusetts’ portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, including application guidelines, see the MassDEP VW Open Solicitation Grant website.

Public Access Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Grants – added 2/11/2019

MassEVIP provides grants for 80% of the cost of Level 2 EVSE and installation, up to $50,000, for eligible non-residential entities. Qualified EVSE must be available to the public at least 12 hours per day. The program is funded by Massachusetts’ portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, including funding availability, application, and eligibility requirements, visit the MassEVIP Public Access Charging Incentives website.

Multi-Unit Dwelling (MUD) Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Grants – added 2/11/2019

The Massachusetts Electric Vehicle Incentive Program (MassEVIP) provides grants for 60% of the cost of Level 1 or Level 2 EVSE installed at MUDs, up to $50,000. Eligible entities include private, public, or non-profit MUDs with ten or more residential units. The program is funded by Massachusetts’ portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, including funding availability, application, and eligibility requirements, visit the MassEVIP MUD Charging Incentives website.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Installation Incentive – Eversource – added 2/11/2019

Eversource’s EV Make Ready program provides installation and funding support for non-residential customers to install approved Level 2 or direct current (DC) fast EVSE at businesses, multi-unit dwellings, workplaces, and fleet facilities. To qualify, customers must own, lease, or operate a site where vehicles are typically parked for at least two hours. Eligible installation expenses include trenching, dedicated service meter, conduit, and wiring costs. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, including application guidelines, see the Eversource Charging Stations website.

Minnesota

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Rate Reduction and EVSE Rebate - LREC – added 2/8/2019

Lake Region Electric Cooperative (LREC) members enrolled in the ChargeWise program receive a reduced rate for the electricity used to charge PEVs between specified off-peak hours. To be eligible for the reduced rate, vehicles must use a separate sub-metered circuit.

LREC also offers a rebate of up to $500 for the installation of Level 1 or Level 2 electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE).

For more information, see the LREC ChargeWise website.

Biofuel Blending Infrastructure Grants – added 2/27/2019

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Growth, Research and Innovation (AGRI) Biofuel Blending Infrastructure Grant program provides grants of up to 35% of the installation and purchase price of biofuel blending equipment. Eligible entities include businesses, local government entities, and Native American Tribal Communities that are biofuel producers, petroleum fuel blenders or distributors, or otherwise involved in blending and supplying fuel. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, including how to apply, see the AGRI Biofuel Blending Infrastructure Grant website.

Montana

Transit Bus Replacement Grants – added 2/11/2019

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) offers grants for the replacement of qualified medium- and heavy-duty diesel transit buses with new all-electric, diesel hybrid, compressed natural gas, or propane transit buses. The program is funded by Montana’s portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, including program guidance and the application, see the DEQ Volkswagen Settlement website.

Energy Performance Contract Authorization – added 4/2/2019

Government entities in Montana are authorized to enter into energy performance contracts to pay for energy efficiency improvements with energy savings, including savings from the use of energy-efficient vehicles. (Reference Montana Code Annotated 90-4-1101)

New Jersey

Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Task Force – added 4/2/2019

The New Jersey Advanced AV Task Force (Task Force) was established to conduct a study on AVs, including evaluating the AV safety standards established by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and make recommendations on laws, rules, and regulations that New Jersey may implement to safely integrate AVs in the state. The Task Force must submit a report to the governor and the legislature within 180 days of its first meeting. (Reference Assembly Joint Resolution 164, 2019)

New Mexico

Biodiesel Blend Mandate – updated 4/8/2019

All diesel fuel sold for use in on-road motor vehicles to state agencies, political subdivisions of the state, and public schools must contain at least 5% biodiesel (B5). All diesel fuel sold to consumers for use in on-road motor vehicles is mandated to contain at least B5. As of December 12, 2018, the biodiesel blend mandate is suspended through June 15, 2019. (Reference New Mexico Statutes 57-19-27 through 57-19-29)

State Emissions Reduction Strategy – added 2/8/2019

The governor established the Climate Change Task Force (Task Force) to evaluate strategies to reduce GHG and criteria pollutant emissions in New Mexico, including potential low emission vehicle and ZEV standards. New Mexico will pursue GHG emissions reduction of at least 45% below 2005 levels by 2030. The Task Force will develop a climate strategy with initial recommendations by September 15, 2019. (Reference Executive Order 2019-003, 2019)

Public Utility Definition – added 4/8/2019

An entity that is not a regulated utility that resells natural gas or electricity as motor fuel is not defined as a public utility. (Reference House Bill 521, 2019, and New Mexico Statutes 62-3-4)

Utility Support for Plug-In Electric Vehicles (PEVs) – added 4/8/2019

By January 1, 2021, and upon request by the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (Commission) thereafter, public utilities must file an application to the Commission to expand transportation electrification. Applications may include, but are not limited to, incentives to facilitate the installation of PEV charging infrastructure, electrification of public fleet vehicles, PEV charging rates, and customer outreach and education programs. The Commission may approve applications based on whether the proposed projects can be reasonably expected to improve the electrical system efficiency of the public utility, to increase access to electricity as a transportation fuel, including in low income and underserved communities, to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, and to encourage consumer adoption of PEVs. (Reference House Bill 521, 2019, and New Mexico Statutes 62-3)

North Carolina

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate – Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative (CHEC) – added 2/11/2019

Cape Hatteras Electric Co-Op (CHEC) offers a bill credit of $100 to residential customers who install a Level 2 EVSE. For more information, including how to apply, see the CHEC Electric Vehicles website.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Rate Incentive – Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative (CHEC) – added 2/11/2019

Cape Hatteras Electric Co-Op (CHEC) offers time-of-use (TOU) electricity rates to residential customers with a PEV. For more information, see the CHEC Electric Vehicles website.

Oklahoma

Public Utility Definition – added 2/18/2019

An entity that is not a regulated utility that provides retail plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging services is not defined as a public utility and may sell electricity if it is used for the purpose of fueling a PEV. (Reference Oklahoma Corporation Commission RM 201800010 and Oklahoma Administrative Code 165:35-13-1)

Oregon

Residential Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Electricity Rebate - Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB) – added 4/2/2019

Residential EWEB customers who purchase a qualified PEV are eligible for a $300 rebate to use toward electricity costs or to help offset the cost of a residential electric vehicle charging station. For more information, including how to apply, see EWEB’s Electric Vehicles website.

Commercial Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Incentives - Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB) – added 4/2/2019

Commercial EWEB customers are eligible for a $300 rebate to use toward offsetting electricity costs used to charge a PEV or toward the purchase of Level 2 electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE). Commercial customers are also eligible for a 4% loan to cover the upfront costs, including installation, of EVSE. For more information, including how to apply, see EWEB’s Electric Vehicles for Business website.

Pennsylvania

State Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Acquisition Requirements – added 2/6/2019

Pennsylvania state agencies must replace 25% of their passenger car fleets with PEVs by 2025 and evaluate fleet utilization for vehicle miles traveled reductions. Agencies must collectively reduce all energy consumption by 3% annually, with a 21% reduction from a 2017 baseline by 2025. To meet these goals, the Governor's Green Government (GreenGov) Council was reestablished to work with state agencies to oversee the development and implementation of procedures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and energy usage. (Reference Executive Order 2019-01, 2019)

Commercial Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Incentive Program – Duquesne Light Company (DLC) – added 4/9/2019

DLC offers rebates to commercial customers for the installation of publicly available Level 2 EVSE. Rebates are available for 100% of make-ready installation costs, up to $32,000 per site. Eligible projects must include a minimum of four dual-port Level 2 networked EVSE. For more information, see the DLC Electric Vehicles website.

All-Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebate - Duquesne Light Company (DLC) – added 4/9/2019

Current employees and customers of DLC can receive a $3,500 rebate for the purchase of a new 2019 Nissan Leaf or a $2,500 rebate for the purchase of a new 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus. Rebates are available through July 1, 2019. To receive the rebate, applicants must show proof of employment at DLC or a copy of a current DLC bill at participating Nissan dealerships with the Nissan Leaf Rebate Flyer.

Texas

Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) Task Force – added 2/11/2019

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) formed the CAV task force to support CAV advancement in Texas. The task force will serve as a resource for information and will coordinate all ongoing CAV projects, investments, and initiatives in Texas. The task force will host industry forums and report lessons learned to facilitate progress and encourage collaboration. For more information, see the TxDOT website.

Utah

Natural Gas Rate and Cost Recovery Authorization – updated 4/4/2019

The Utah Public Service Commission (Commission) may allow a gas corporation to set a natural gas vehicle fuel rate that is less than full cost of service if it is reasonable and in the interest of the public. If the Commission approves such a request, the remaining costs may be spread to other customers of the gas corporation.

The Commission may also allow a gas corporation to recover expenditures directly related to the construction, operation, and maintenance of natural gas fueling stations and related facilities through an incremental surcharge to all of its rate classes. The Commission may allow this only if it finds that the expenditures are reasonable, do not exceed $5 million in any calendar year, are in the interest of the public, and will result in an annual incremental increase in revenue greater than 50% of the corporation's annual revenue requirement for the stations and facilities.

The Commission may also allow a gas corporation to establish a natural gas incentive or program to support the use of natural gas, including renewable natural gas, if it is reasonable and in the interest of the public. If the Commission approves such a request, the remaining costs may be spread to other customers of the gas corporation.

(Reference House Bill 107, 2019, and Utah Code 54-4-13.1 and 54-4-13.4)

Natural Gas and Hydrogen Tax – updated 4/4/2019

Compressed natural gas (CNG) and hydrogen are taxed at a rate of $0.165 per gasoline gallon equivalent (GGE). Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is taxed at a rate of $0.165 per diesel gallon equivalent (DGE). One GGE is equal to 5.660 pounds (lbs.) of CNG or 2.198 lbs. of hydrogen. One DGE is equal to 6.06 lbs. of LNG. Beginning January 1, 2020, the tax rate for natural gas and hydrogen will be annually adjusted by the State Tax Commission (Commission) not to exceed $0.225 per GGE or DGE. The Commission will publish the adjusted fuel tax no later than 60 days prior to the effective date. (Reference Senate Bill 72, 2019, and Utah Code 59-13-102 and 59-13-301)

Support for Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Operation – updated 4/4/2019

All local agencies, political subdivisions, or other entities must facilitate the proper operation of AVs in Utah. AVs are motor vehicles equipped with automated driving systems technology that allows vehicle automation to perform the entire driving task on a sustained basis.

AVs must follow all applicable federal and state traffic and motor vehicle safety, insurance, accident reporting, titling, and registration laws and regulations. Other conditions may apply.

(Reference House Bill 101, 2019, and Utah Code 41-26-102 to 46-26-108)

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Road Usage Charge Program – added 4/4/2019

Beginning January 1, 2020, the owner or lessee of an AFV may apply for enrollment in the mileage-based revenue collection program. If approved by the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT), the owner or lessee of an AFV may participate in the program in lieu of paying AFV registration fees. To participate, the owner or lessee of an AFV must report mileage driven, pay the road usage fee for each payment period, and comply with all provisions and requirements.

UDOT will administer the program and establish terms and conditions for participation, including payment periods and standards for mileage recording and payment processing. UDOT will make recommendations to and consult with the Transportation Commission regarding road usage mileage rates for each type of AFV. Additional conditions apply.

(Reference Senate Bill 72, 2019)

Vermont

Plug-In Electric Vehicle Rebate - Burlington Electric Department (BED) – updated 2/8/2019

BED customers are eligible for a $1,200 rebate on the purchase or lease of a new qualifying all-electric vehicle (EV). Qualifying plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) are eligible for a $1,000 rebate. Moderate income customers are eligible for an additional $600 rebate for an EV or an additional $500 rebate for a PHEV. Vehicles must have a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of less than $50,000 and be registered in Burlington, VT. Rebates are available through December 31, 2019. For more information, including how to apply, see the BED Electric Vehicles website.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Loan - Burlington Electric Department (BED) – added 2/8/2019

BED provides low- or no-interest loans for the purchase of a new PEV. Eligible customers can also apply a BED PEV incentive of up to $1,800 toward the purchase of the PEV. For more information, see the BED Electric Vehicles website.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Rate Reduction and EVSE Rebate - BED – added 2/8/2019

Burlington Electric Department (BED) offers a per kilowatt-hour discount for residential customers to charge PEVs during off-peak times. To qualify, customers must install a WiFi enabled electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE).

BED also offers a rebate of $400 for the purchase and installation of a qualifying Wifi enabled EVSE for customers that have enrolled in BED’s Residential EV Rate. Eligible applicants must have purchased EVSE within 60 days of the acquisition of the EV.

For more information, see the BED EV Rate website.

Virginia

Public Entity Retail Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Infrastructure Authorization – updated 3/11/2019

The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Department of General Services (DGS), Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), and Department of Transportation (DOT), as well as any locality, public institution of higher education, or school boards, may operate retail fee-based PEV charging infrastructure on its property. A locality may restrict use to employees of the locality and authorized visitors and may install signage that details these restrictions. Retail fee-based PEV charging provided by DGS, DMV, and DOT must be offered at rates similar to those in competitive areas. PEV charging infrastructure access must be restricted to employees, students, and authorized visitors only during school hours, and must be accompanied by appropriate signage. (Reference House Bill 1934, 2019; and Virginia Code 22.1-131, 56-1.2, 56-1.2:1, 56-232.2:1, and 2.2-614.5)

Transit Emissions Reduction Grants – added 3/7/2019

The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation’s (DRPT) Making Efficient + Responsible Investments in Transit (MERIT) program provides funding for capital improvement projects, including the purchase or lease of new plug-in electric or hybrid electric vehicles. Funding amounts vary based on the project type.

In addition, as part of the MERIT program, the Clean Transportation Voucher Program (Program) offers grants of up to 100% of the incremental cost for transit agencies to replace model year 2009 or older Class 7 and Class 8 diesel transit buses with all-electric buses and up to 100% of the purchase cost of associated charging infrastructure. The Program is funded by Virginia's portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust.

For more information, including program guidance and the application, see the DRPT MERIT website and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality Volkswagen Settlement Agreements website.

Washington

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate – Avista – added 2/11/2019

Avista offers rebates to residential and workplace customers for the installation of a Level 2 EVSE of up to $1,000 and $2,000, respectively. Rebates are limited to the first 240 residential and 175 workplace customers that apply. For more information, including how to apply, see the Avista Electric Transportation website.

Wyoming

Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) Decal Fee – updated 3/6/2019

Owners of PEVs must pay an annual decal fee of $200. (Reference House Bill 0166, 2019, and Wyoming Statutes 39-17-301 (a) and 31-3-102 (a))

Diesel Emission Reduction Project Funding – added 3/6/2019

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is accepting grant applications for nitrogen oxide emissions reduction projects. Funding is for heavy-duty on-road new diesel or alternative fuel repowers and replacements, as well as off-road repowers and replacements. Both government and non-government entities are eligible for funding. Vehicles that qualify for replacement or repower include:

  • Model Year (MY) 1992-2009 Class 8 local freight trucks and port drayage trucks;
  • MY 1992-2009 Class 4-7 local freight trucks;
  • MY 2009 or older Class 4-8 school buses, shuttle buses, and transit buses;
  • Airport ground support equipment;
  • Light-duty zero emission vehicle supply equipment; and
  • Diesel Emission Reduction Act projects.
This grant program is funded by Wyoming's portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, including how to apply, see the Wyoming DEQ’S Volkswagen Settlement website.