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Vehicles powered by liquefied petroleum gas (propane) or compressed natural gas (CNG) must visibly display identifying decals, as established by the National Fire Protection Association's standards for the Storage and Handling of Liquefied Petroleum Gases and for CNG Vehicular Fuel Systems. (Reference 625 Illinois Compiled Statutes 5/12-704.3)
Low-speed vehicles may operate on streets with posted speed limits up to 30 miles per hour (mph) if authorized by the local government. Low-speed vehicles are allowed to cross an intersection where the road or street has a posted speed limit of up to 45 mph. Low-speed vehicles may cross an intersection where the road or street has a posted speed limit of more than 45 mph if the intersection is controlled by a traffic light or a four-way stop sign. Local governments may restrict low-speed vehicle access on streets with posted speed limits of 30 mph or less if they determine that public safety may be jeopardized. A low-speed vehicles is defined as a four-wheeled motor vehicle capable of maintaining a speed of more than 20 mph, but not more than 25 mph, and conform to federal regulations under Title 49 of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, section 571.500. (Reference 625 Illinois Compiled Statutes 5/1-140.7 and 5/11-1426.2)
EVs are eligible for a reduced biennial vehicle registration fee of $35. To qualify for the reduced fee, the EV must weigh 8,000 pounds or less and be propelled by an electric engine. This fee reduction is valid until January 1, 2020. For more information, including the application documentation, see the Electric Vehicle License Plate Guide website. (Reference Senate Bill 1939, 2019, and 625 Illinois Compiled Statutes 5/3-805)
A vehicle powered by natural gas or propane may exceed the state's gross, axle, and bridge vehicle weight limits by up to 2,000 pounds. This exemption does not apply on interstate highways. (Reference 625 Illinois Compiled Statutes 5/15-111)
EVs are exempt from state motor vehicle emissions inspections. For more information, see the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency's Vehicle Emissions Testing Program website. (Reference 625 Illinois Compiled Statutes 5/13C)
Illinois Electric Cooperative (Co-op) members are eligible for loan financing at 0.5% for 60 months for the purchase of new PEVs. Members must apply and be approved for financing before purchase. The Co-op also offers a PEV time-of-use electricity rate for residential customers who own a PEV. The PEV rate is optional and requires installation of a separate meter. For more information, see the Illinois Electric Cooperative website.
Effective January 1, 2020, EV owners must pay an annual fee of $100 in addition to standard registration fees. A portion of the fees contribute to the Illinois Road Fund. (Reference Senate Bill 1939, 2019, and 625 Illinois Compiled Statutes 5/3-805)