Pennsylvania offers rebate to help acquire alternative fuel vehicles

Pennsylvania residents who drive an alternative fuel vehicle could be eligible for a rebate of up to $2,000 from the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The initiative includes vehicles powered by Autogas and natural gas, as well as plug-in hybrid, plug-in electric, and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.

For Autogas vehicles, including OEM/certified conversions, the programme is offering a $1,000 rebate.

“Since the programme’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 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 pre-owned vehicle 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% of the federal income poverty level. For more information, please check this link.

26 September 2018