Recent State Actions

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

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Arizona

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

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

California

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Low Emission Truck and Bus Purchase Vouchers – updated 8/23/2018

Through the Hybrid and Zero Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) and Low NOx Engine Incentives, the California Air Resources Board provides vouchers to eligible fleets to reduce the incremental cost of qualified electric, hybrid, or natural gas trucks and buses at the time of purchase. Vouchers are available on a first-come, first-served basis and range from $2,000 to $315,000. Only fleets that operate vehicles in California are eligible. Voucher amounts vary depending on whether the vehicles are located in a disadvantaged community. For more information, including a list of qualified vehicles and other requirements, see the HVIP website.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate - LADWP – updated 9/7/2018

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) provides rebates to commercial and residential customers toward the purchase of Level 2 EVSE. Commercial customers who purchase and install EVSE for employee and public use can receive up to $5,000 for each charger, with up to $750 in additional rebate funds per extra charge port. Rebates do not cover the cost of installation. Eligible customers may qualify for up to 40 rebate awards depending on the number of parking spaces at the installation site. Residential customers who install wall-mounted chargers can receive up to $500. EVSE must be installed within the LADWP service area. Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis through June 30, 2021, or until funds are exhausted. For program guidelines and application materials, see the Charge Up L.A.! website.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate - Southern California – added 9/7/2018

The Southern California Incentive Project (SCIP), funded by the California Energy Commission as part of the California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP), offers rebates of up to $70,000 per direct current (DC) fast charger for installations at new sites and 75% of total project costs, up to $40,000, per DC fast charger for installations at replacement or make-ready sites. Installations in disadvantaged communities are eligible for rebates for 80% of the total project cost, up to $80,000, per DC fast charger, regardless of installation site type. Eligible applicants include businesses, non-profit organizations, California Native American Tribes listed with the Native American Heritage Commission, or public or government entities. Qualifying installation sites must be accessible 24 hours a day and be located in Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County, or San Bernardino County. For more information, see the SCIP website.

Multi-Unit Dwelling (MUD) and Workplace Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Incentives - PG&E – added 9/7/2018

Pacific Gas & Electric's (PG&E) Electric Vehicle (EV) Charge Network Program provides installation support and funding for multi-unit dwellings and workplaces in the PG&E territory to install PG&E approved EVSE in parking areas. To qualify, facilities must equip at least ten adjoining parking spaces with EVSE. Eligible expenses include the cost of installation and a portion of the EVSE unit cost, up to $1,500 per port. For more information, including how to apply, see the PG&E EV Charge Network Program website.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate for Businesses - SCE – added 9/7/2018

Southern California Edison's (SCE) Charge Ready Program offers rebates for commercial customers toward the purchase and installation of a minimum of ten Level 1 or Level 2 EVSE, or a minimum of five Level 1 or Level 2 EVSE in disadvantaged communities. To qualify, customers must own, lease, or operate a site where vehicles are typically parked for at least four hours. Eligible expenses include the costs associated with electrical upgrades and part or all of the costs of the EVSE and installation. Rebate amounts vary. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, including application guidelines, see the Charge Ready Program website.

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

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

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate - Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) – added 9/12/2018

PWP provides rebates of $600 for residential customers toward the installation of a WiFi enabled EVSE, or $200 toward the installation of a non-WiFi enabled EVSE. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, including how to apply, see the PWP Residential Electric Vehicle and Charger Incentive Program website.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Rebate - Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) – added 9/12/2018

PWP provides rebates of $250 to residential customers who purchase or lease an eligible new or used PEV. An additional $250 is available for eligible PEVs purchased or leased from a Pasadena dealership. Customers participating in PWP's income-qualifying programs may also qualify for an additional $250 rebate, for a total of $750. Rebates are available for PEVs purchased or leased on or after August 1, 2018. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, see the PWP Residential Electric Vehicle and Charger Incentive Program website.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Colorado

Natural Gas and Propane Licenses – added 9/10/2018

Any person or entity that distributes, supplies, imports, exports, carries, or blends natural gas or propane must obtain a license from the Colorado Department of Revenue. (Reference Colorado Revised Statutes 39-27-104)

Delaware

Heavy-Duty Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Rebates – updated 9/7/2018

As part of the Delaware Clean 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 commercial entities, non-profits, individuals, or businesses located in Delaware or who have in-state affiliates. 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, 2019, 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.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Pilot Program - Delaware Electric Cooperative (DEC) – added 9/7/2018

DEC offers a pilot program for qualified members to receive a free ChargePoint home EVSE. Members must have an all-electric vehicle (EV), an average consumption of 1,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) or more per month, and be able to charge the EV during off-peak times. For more information, see the EV Pilot Program website.

District of Columbia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Florida

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

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

Idaho

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

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

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

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

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) offers rebates for the replacement of qualified medium- and heavy-duty diesel vehicles with new diesel or alternative fuel vehicles. Rebates are available for medium- and heavy-duty trucks; school, shuttle, and transit buses; freight switchers; airport ground support equipment; and forklifts and port cargo handling equipment. Vehicles must meet model year requirements, which vary by vehicle type. Funding amounts are based on vehicle type, fuel type (e.g., diesel, alternative fuel, all-electric), and applicant type (e.g., government, non-government). Funding is competitively awarded, and special consideration is given for projects located in air quality priority areas, areas with higher impact on sensitive populations, and oxides of nitrogen priority counties. First-round applications are due January 31, 2019. The program is funded by Idaho's portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, including program guidance and the application, see the DEQ Volkswagen Settlement website.

Illinois

Heavy-Duty Transit Bus and School Bus Grants – added 9/10/2018

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established the Driving a Cleaner Illinois program to administer funds awarded through the Volkswagen Clean Air Act Civil Settlement. Funding is available for the replacement of existing government-owned diesel public transit buses with new diesel, alternative fuel, and all-electric transit buses, as well as for all-electric school bus pilot projects. For more information, including how to apply, see the Illinois EPA Grant Accountability and Transparency Act page.

Autonomous Vehicle Initiative – updated 11/13/2018

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

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

Autonomous Vehicle Testing Program – updated 11/13/2018

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

Kansas

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

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

Maryland

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

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

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

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

Massachusetts

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Discount - Braintree Electric Light Department (BELD) – added 9/7/2018

BELD offers a discount of $250 to customers for the purchase of a Level 2 eMotorWerks JuiceBox EVSE. For more information, see the BELD Charging Incentives website.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Incentive - Braintree Electric Light Department (BELD) – added 9/7/2018

BELD offers a bill credit of $8 per month for customers that charge their PEVs between 9pm and 12pm on weekdays or at any time during the weekend. For more information, see the BELD Charging Incentives website.

Minnesota

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

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

Missouri

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

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

Nebraska

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

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

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

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

Nevada

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

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

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

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

New Hampshire

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) and Hydrogen Fueling Station Signage – added 9/7/2018

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (DOT) must coordinate with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to ensure that EVSE signage on federal highways in the state is uniform. In addition, DOT must develop signage for EVSE and hydrogen fueling stations that is consistent with FHWA's Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for use on state roads. (Reference Senate Bill 575, 2018, and New Hampshire Revised Statutes 236:131)

Public Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Requirements – added 9/7/2018

EVSE that is available for public use must meet the following requirements:

  • If publicly funded, must be equipped to enable universal access, as defined by the New Hampshire Department of Transportation;
  • If the owner or operator requires payment for use of the EVSE, must accept multiple payment options; and
  • Must not require users to pay a subscription fee or obtain a membership at any organization to use the equipment.
In addition, the owner or operator must disclose the location and characteristics of each EVSE to the U.S. Department of Energy's Alternative Fuels Data Center. Information that must be disclosed includes, but is not limited to, address, voltage, and timing restrictions.

(Reference Senate Bill 575, 2018, and New Hampshire Revised Statutes 236:131)

Public Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Restriction Authorization – added 9/7/2018

An owner or operator of public EVSE may impose restrictions on the amount of time that a plug-in electric vehicle may charge at the station. (Reference Senate Bill 575, 2018, and New Hampshire Revised Statutes 236:131)

Public Utility Definition – added 9/7/2018

An owner of electric vehicle supply equipment is not defined as a utility, public utility, or public service company. (Reference Senate Bill 575, 2018, and New Hampshire Revised Statutes 236:131)

Public Utility Requirements – added 9/7/2018

Public utilities must consider whether to implement plug-in electric vehicle time-of-use rates for residential and commercial customers. In their determination, they must consider whether implementing these rates would encourage energy conservation, optimal use of facilities and resources by an electric company, and equitable rates for customers. (Reference Senate Bill 575, 2018, and New Hampshire Revise Statutes 236:131)

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Parking Requirement – added 9/7/2018

An individual may not park a motor vehicle in a parking space equipped with a public electric vehicle charging station unless the vehicle is a PEV. (Reference Senate Bill 575, 2018, and New Hampshire Revise Statutes 236:131)

New Jersey

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

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

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

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

New York

Workplace Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) and Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Incentives – added 9/13/2018

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority is offering employers in the greater New York City region $8,000 rebate per dual-connector EVSE installed. Employees of organizations that receive the rebate are eligible for a $500 rebate toward the purchase or lease of a qualified PEV. For more information, see the Charge to Work NY website.

North Carolina

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

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

Volkswagen Settlement Allocation – updated 9/10/2018

The Volkswagen Litigation Environmental Mitigation Fund (Fund) is established as a special fund in the State Treasury, with the purpose of receiving funds allocated to the state as a beneficiary of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust (Trust). The governor appointed the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) as the lead agency to manage the Fund. DEQ will manage the Fund through five programs: a school bus replacement program, a transit bus replacement program, a clean heavy-duty on-road equipment program, a clean heavy-duty off-road equipment program, and a zero-emission vehicle infrastructure program. For more information, including open requests for proposals, see the final Beneficiary Mitigation Plan and the DEQ Volkswagen Settlement website. (Reference Senate Bill 99, 2018)

Propane Dealer License – updated 9/10/2018

A propane dealer is defined as any person, firm, or corporation that sells or otherwise deals in propane. Every dealer must be registered with the North Carolina Board of Agriculture (Board). A dealer must obtain and maintain a general liability insurance, a bond, or equivalent protection for the public. The dealer must be able to provide verification of insurance within 10 days of the Board's request. Additional requirements apply. For more information, see the Standards Division website. (Reference North Carolina General Statutes 119-54 and 119-56)

North Dakota

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

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

Ohio

Commercial Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Incentive Program - AEP Ohio – added 9/10/2018

American Electric Power (AEP) Ohio offers financial incentives for the hardware, network services, and installation of EVSE for up to 300 Level 2 and 75 DC fast charging stations. Incentives in varying amounts are available to all non-residential customers that have a valid AEP Ohio account. EVSE must be installed at a workplace, government facility, multi-family complex, or other publicly available charging location served by AEO Ohio. Projects must involve a new installation from the approved EVSE list. Customers in income eligible census tracts may qualify for greater incentives. For more information, including the incentive amounts and application terms and conditions, see the AEP Equipment Charging Incentives website.

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

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

Oklahoma

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) and Infrastructure Grants for Public Fleets – added 9/10/2018

Under the Creating Long-term Energy Alternatives Now by Advancing Improvements Regionally (CLEAN AIR) Grants program, the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG) issues requests for proposals (RFPs) for alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicle projects in the Oklahoma City Area Regional Transportation Study (OCARTS) area. Projects must provide a reduction in vehicle equipment emissions and cannot increase the number of vehicles in applicant fleets. Eligible projects may also include AFV fueling station or charging infrastructure. Eligible applicants include OCARTS-member governments, certain public trusts and public authorities providing essential services to OCARTS-member governments, member entity public transit fleets, and to public school fleets whose district boundaries are contained partially or wholly within the OCARTS area. There are currently no available RFPs (verified August 2018). For more information, including open solicitations, see the ACOG CLEAN AIR Grants for Public Fleets website.

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

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

Oregon

Propane License Requirement – added 9/10/2018

Any individual or business doing propane work in Oregon must obtain a license from the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal. For additional information on license types, see the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Program website. (Reference Oregon Revised Statutes 480.432)

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

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

Pennsylvania

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Funding – updated 9/8/2018

The Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (AFIG) Program provides financial assistance for qualified projects; information on alternative fuels, AFVs, and hybrid electric vehicles; and advanced vehicle technology research, development, and demonstration. Projects that result in product commercialization and the expansion of Pennsylvania companies are favored in the selection process.

The AFIG Program also offers rebates to assist eligible residents with the incremental cost of the purchase or lease of new AFVs, including all-electric vehicles (EVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs), natural gas vehicles (NGVs), and propane vehicles. Eligible vehicles must have a total purchase price not exceeding $60,000. Rebates are available in the following amounts:

Vehicle TypeRequirementRebate Amount
EV, PHEV, electric motorcycle, and low-speed EVBattery capacity greater than or equal to 85 kilowatt hours (kWh)$2,000
Battery capacity less than 85 kWh and equal to or greater than 30kWh$1,750
Battery capacity greater than or equal to 10kWh and less than 30kWh$1,000
FCEVOriginal equipment manufacturer (OEM) or certified retrofit$2,000
Natural gas and propaneOEM or certified retrofit$1,000
One-time preowned AFV75,000 miles or less$750

An additional rebate of $500 is available for all vehicles if an applicant meets the low-income requirement, as defined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Rebates are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including forms and detailed requirements and restrictions, see the AFIG Program and AFV Rebates websites. (Reference Title 73 Pennsylvania Statutes, Chapter 18E, Section 1647.3)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Public Utility Definition – added 9/10/2018

A person, corporation, or entity that owns or operates electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) that is open to the public is not defined as a public utility. Each electric distribution company must address third-party owned and operated EVSE in its tariff. (Reference Title 52 Pennsylvania Code 69.3501 and 69.3502)

Rhode Island

Low-Speed Vehicle Access to Roadways - City of Newport – added 9/7/2018

A low-speed vehicle may operate on the roadways of the City of Newport as a commercial jitney service between the hours of 6am and 12am. A low-speed vehicle may not operate on a street or highway with a posted speed limit greater than 25 miles per hour (mph), but it may cross a street or highway with a posted speed limit greater than 35 mph. For the purpose of this regulation, a low-speed vehicle is defined as a self-propelled, electric, or gas powered motor vehicle that is designed to carry no more than eight passengers; is designed to be and is operated at speeds of not more than 25 mph; and conforms to the maximum safety equipment requirements and standards specified in Title 49 of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, section 571.500. (Reference House Bill 8203, 2018, and Rhode Island General Laws 31-19.5-1)

Tennessee

School Bus Replacement Grants – added 10/25/2018

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

Texas

Propane and Natural Gas Licensing and Safety – updated 9/10/2018

The Railroad Commission of Texas regulates the safety of the natural gas and propane industries. Any business that engages in propane or natural gas activities in Texas must be licensed. These activities include selling, transporting, dispensing or storing propane and natural gas and manufacturing, installing, servicing or repairing propane and natural gas containers, systems and appliances. Some exceptions apply. For more information, see the Texas Safety, Licensing, Training, and Certification website. (Reference Texas Statutes, Natural Resources Code 113.011 and 116.011)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Utah

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

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

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

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

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

Vermont

Alternative Fueling Infrastructure Incentive – added 8/29/2018

The Vermont State Infrastructure Bank (SIB) offers loan assistance to municipalities, regional development corporations, political subdivisions of the state, and private companies working for the state to finance public electric vehicle charging and natural gas fueling stations. 1% fixed loans are available to municipalities and 3% fixed loans are available to private sector borrowers. Other terms and conditions may apply. See the Vermont Economic Development Authority's SIB page for more information, including how to apply.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Virginia

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

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

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

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

Washington

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

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

West Virginia

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

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

Wisconsin

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

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