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Tax incentives and/or other rebates, credits, incentives or related initiaves for drivers of alternative fuel vehicles or for other uses of alternative fuel in Illinois.
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)
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)
BEVs 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)
BEV 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 625 Illinois Compiled Statutes 5/3-805)
An individual may not park a motor vehicle within any parking space specifically designated for parking and charging PEVs unless the motor vehicle is a PEV. Violators may be subject to a fine of up to $100, in addition to costs associated with the removal of the vehicle from the parking spot. (Reference 625 Illinois Compiled Statutes 5/11-1308)
Ameren Illinois offers a TOU rate to residential customers that own or lease a PEV. For more information, see the Ameren Illinois EV Rate Residential Program website.
Illinois utilities joined the National Electric Highway Coalition (NEHC), committing to create a network of direct current fast (DC Fast) charging stations connecting major highway systems from the Atlantic Coast to the Pacific of the United States. NEHC utility members agree to ensure efficient and effective fast charging deployment plans that enable long distance EV travel, avoiding duplication among coalition utilities, and complement existing corridor DC fast charging sites. For more information, including a list of participating utilities and states, see the NEHC website.
Beginning July 1, 2022, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) will offer rebates to Illinois residents for the purchase or lease of a new or used EV. Rebates amounts are available according to the following schedule:
|Timeframe Beginning||Rebate Amount|
|July 1, 2022||$4,000|
|July 1, 2026||$2,000|
|July 1, 2028||$1,000|
Applicants may only receive one rebate in a 10-year period. Rebate award amounts may not exceed the purchase price of the vehicle. Additional restrictions apply. For more information, see the IEPA Climate and Equitable Jobs Act website.
(Reference Public Act 102-0662)