Tuesday, August 28, 2018

DEP Offering Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebates Of Up To $2,000

The Department of Environmental Protection Tuesday announced it is offering rebates up to $2,000 for Pennsylvania residents who purchase alternative fuel vehicles.
These first-come, first-served ebates are available depending on the type of vehicle purchased. Eligible vehicles are plug-in hybrid, plug-in electric, natural gas, propane, and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.
“Since the program’s inception, DEP has awarded more than 3,500 rebates to Pennsylvania residents who made the switch to alternative fuel vehicles,” said DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell. “Switching to an alternative fuel vehicle can save on fuel costs for the owners, and improve air quality in Pennsylvania.”
To be eligible for a rebate, a new alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) must have a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $60,000 or less and must have an odometer reading of less than 500 miles.
One-time preowned AFVs with 75,000 miles or less and a true market value of $50,000 or less are also eligible for a $750 rebate. Leased vehicles are also now eligible for rebates, a change that allows additional flexibility for residents.
An additional rebate of $500 for pre-owned vehicles is available to residents with household income below 200 percent of the federal income poverty level.
Rebates will be awarded in the order that the request forms and required documentation are received and approved, not the date a vehicle was purchased. Consumers may submit applications up to six months after the date of purchase.
Consumers should be aware that funds may be depleted before their rebate application can be processed.
Flexible fuel, non-plug-in hybrid and biodiesel vehicles are not eligible. Businesses are not eligible to receive rebates through this program. Rebates issued as a part of this program are taxable income and will result in the issuance of a 1099 form for the taxable year in which the rebate was received.
For program guidelines, application instructions, and an up-to-date listing of rebate availability, visit DEP’s Alternative Fuel Incentive Rebates webpage.
Alternative Fuels Grants
DEP is also accepting applications for Alternative Fuels Incentive Grants for innovative, advanced fuel, and vehicle technology projects that will result in cleaner advanced alternative transportation within the Commonwealth.
The deadline for these grants is December 14.  Click Here for more.
Driving PA Forward
Funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency settlement with Volkswagen, DEP will also be offering grant and rebate programs to replace older diesel engines to cut nitrogen oxide and other emissions under the Driving PA Forward Program.
Click Here for more general information and Click Here to watch for details.
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