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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California

Mobile Source Emissions Reduction Requirements – updated 12/20/2018

Through its Mobile Sources Program, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) has developed programs and policies to reduce emissions from on-road heavy-duty diesel vehicles through the installation of verified diesel emission control strategies (VDECS) and vehicle replacements.

The on-road heavy-duty diesel vehicle rule (i.e., truck and bus regulation) requires the retrofit and replacement of nearly all privately owned vehicles operated in California with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) greater than 14,000 pounds (lbs.). School buses owned by private and public entities and federal government owned vehicles are also included in the scope of the rule. By January 1, 2023, nearly all vehicles must have engines certified to the 2010 engine standard or equivalent. The drayage truck rule regulates heavy-duty diesel-fueled vehicles that transport cargo to and from California's ports and intermodal rail facilities. The rule requires that certain drayage trucks be equipped with VDECS and that all applicable vehicles have engines certified to the 2007 emissions standards. By January 1, 2023, all applicable vehicles must have engines certified to 2010 standards. The innovative clean transit rule sets emissions reduction standards for new public transit vehicles and requires major transit agencies to purchase only zero emission buses after 2029. The solid waste collection vehicle rule regulates solid waste collection vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of 14,000 lbs. or more that operate on diesel fuel, have 1960 through 2006 engine models, and collect waste for a fee. The fleet rule for public agencies and utilities requires fleets to install VDECS on vehicles or purchase vehicles that run on alternative fuels or use advanced technologies to achieve emissions requirements by specified implementation dates.

A summary of the requirements for diesel truck and equipment owners can be found in the ARB Multi-Rule Summary fact sheet. (Reference California Code of Regulations Title 13, 2021-2027)

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Rebate - SCE – updated 1/17/2019

Southern California Edison's (SCE) Clean Fuel Reward Program provides rebates of up to $1,000 to residential customers who purchase or lease an eligible new or used PEV. Residential account holders may apply on behalf of a PEV owner in their household. For more information, see the SCE Clean Fuel Reward Program website.

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.

Colorado

Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) Standards – added 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)

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 Clean Air Act Civil Settlement. 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).

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

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)

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.

Indiana

All-Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebate - NIPSCO – updated 2/6/2019

NIPSCO 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 NIPSCO utility bill or proof of employment to a participating Nissan dealer.

Iowa

Diesel Emission Reduction Project Funding – added 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. 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.

Maryland

All-Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebate - SMECO – updated 2/11/2019

SMECO customers and employees are eligible for a $5,000 rebate for the purchase of a new Nissan Leaf. Rebates are available through April 1, 2019. To receive the rebate, applicants must show the flyer and a recent SMECO utility bill or proof of employment to a participating Nissan dealer.

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.

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.

State Energy Policy – updated 12/20/2018

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) leads and coordinates efforts between state agencies to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and to build resilience and adapt to the impacts of climate change. In December 2018, EEA published the Massachusetts Comprehensive Energy Plan (CEP), which includes transportation strategies to meet GHG emissions limits. EEA must update the CEP every five years. (Reference Executive Order 569, 2016)

Support for Plug-In Electric Vehicles (PEVs) and Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) – updated 12/20/2018

The Massachusetts Commission on the Future of Transportation in the Commonwealth (Commission) was established to advise the Governor's Office on how to understand and plan for transportation advancements, including the increasing deployment of PEVs and AVs, in the Commonwealth from 2020 through 2040. The Commission investigated the following topics:

  • Transportation electrification and the infrastructure necessary to support the increasing deployment of PEVs;
  • Autonomous and connected vehicles and the infrastructure necessary to support the increasing deployment of these technologies;
  • Impact of on-demand transit and mobility services on public transportation;
  • Impact of greenhouse gas emissions on transportation and methods to increase resiliency of transportation infrastructure; and
  • Land use or demographic changes that will shape future transportation planning.
The Commission submitted a report on its findings and recommendations to the Governor's Office in December 2018. For more information, see the Commission website. (Reference Executive Orders 579 and 580, 2018)

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.

Michigan

School Bus Replacement Funding – added 1/8/2019

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is accepting applications for the replacement of diesel school buses with all-electric or alternative fuel vehicles through the Fuel Transformation Program. Vehicles must meet model year and use requirements. The program is funded by Michigan’s portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, including program guidance and application deadlines, see the DEQ Fuel Transformation Program 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.

Mississippi

Plug-In Electric Vehicle and Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) Fees – added 1/7/2019

In addition to standard registration fees, all-electric vehicle owners must pay an annual fee of $150. Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle and HEV owners must pay an annual fee of $75. Beginning July 1, 2021, the Mississippi Department of Revenue will increase the fee annually to account for inflation, equal to the increase in the Consumer Price Index for urban consumers for the prior year. (Reference House Bill 1, 2018)

Missouri

Medium- and Heavy-Duty Government Truck Replacement Funding – added 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. 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 – added 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. 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.

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.

New Mexico

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)

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 – added 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) – added 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 – added 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 – added 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 – added 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

Support for Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEVs) – added 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 – added 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)

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.

Ohio

Propane Vehicle and Mower Rebate - OPGA – added 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.

Oklahoma

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Grant Program – added 12/31/2018

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) ChargeOK program offers grants for public EVSE. Eligible projects include direct current (DC) fast chargers located along designated plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) transportation corridors and DC fast chargers or Level 2 EVSE located at destination locations or community charging hubs. DEQ will award competitive grants for up to 80% of eligible project costs. The program is funded by Oklahoma's portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, including the program requirements, a map of designated transportation corridors, and the application period, see DEQ’s ChargeOK website.

Oregon

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Rebate – added 12/20/2018

The Clean Vehicle Rebate Program provides rebates to Oregon residents, businesses, non-profit organizations, and government agencies for the purchase or lease of PEVs. New PEVs with a battery capacity of less than 10 kilowatt-hours (kWh) are eligible for a rebate of $1,500 and new PEVs with a battery capacity greater than 10 kWh are eligible for a rebate of $2,500. Oregon residents that meet low or moderate household income requirements are eligible for rebates of $2,500 for the purchase or lease of used all-electric vehicles (EVs) and $5,000 for the purchase or lease of new EVs. For more information, see the Clean Vehicle Rebate Program website. (Reference Oregon Law 750.149, 2017)

Pennsylvania

Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) Regulations and Committee – added 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 – added 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)

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)

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.

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

All-Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebate - Virginia Utilities – updated 1/6/2019

Current employees and customers of Virginia utilities can receive a $3,500 rebate for the purchase of a new 2019 Nissan Leaf. Rebates are available through April 1, 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

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.

Wisconsin

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.