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Funding and Incentives 

 

Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Credit

ImageThe Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Credit that expired in 2013 has been retroactively extended to December 31st, 2016. The tax credit will cover 30%, not exceeding $30,000 of the coast for fueling equipment for natural gas, propane, liquid hydrogen, electricity, E85, or biodiesel fuels. A tax credit of up to $1,000 is also available to consumers who purchase qualified residential fueling equipment prior to December 31st, 2016. 

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Electric Vehicle Tax Credit

ImageThis tax credit is extended to both two and four wheel vehicles. There are stipulations based off of weight, battery charge capacity, and the specific purchasing patterns of that make and model. The credit is for %10 of the cost of qualified vehicles, reaching up to $2,500 for those purchased between January 1st, 2015 through December 31st, 2016. 

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Alt-Fuel Vehicle Technologies Funding
 
ImageThe Vehicle Technologies Office has delivered a notice of intent stating their interest in deploying funding in 2017 for the adoption of vehicle technologies that reduce petroleum consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. There is a wide variety of such technologies and the funding will likely span research, development, and deployment practices. Anticipated particular areas in interest include alt-fuel vehicle community partner projects and energy efficient mobility systems projects.  We will provide updates on this funding as is becomes available.
 
To learn more about the notice of intent, click here.

 

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Conversion Grant

ImageThe Alternative Fuel Vehicle Conversion Grant was recently passed by the Ohio General Assembly and is designed to reimburse companies for their alternative vehicle conversions. The grant will be available to class 7 or 8 trucks seeking CNG, propane, and LNG conversions. Any one recipient may not receive more than $400,000 and at least half of the miles driven by the newly converted vehicle must be within Ohio. The money is not available yet, but is anticipated to become available this spring. 

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Volkswagen Mitigation Grants

ImageDue to a violation of the Clean Air Act, Volkswagen is to pay $2.7 billion into an Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund, with Ohio receiving $71.4 million between 2017 and 2027. In order to dispense these funds the EPA must create a distribution plan and will allow for public comment on the plan. To be added to the Interested Parties list (receive email updates), send your email address and contact information to derg@epa.ohio.gov

If you are an owner of one of the estimated 15,000 affected vehicles registered in Ohio, visit www.vwcourtsettlement.com for information about buyback and modification options. To submit a claim, click here. To learn about who is eligible for funding and also more about the settlement generally, click here

 

 

 

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