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Alternative Fuel Stations in IA

Alternative Fuel Stations in IA

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Alternative Fuel Tax Incentives and Credits in Iowa


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 Iowa.


Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Demonstration Grant Authorization

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (Department) may award demonstration grants to individuals who purchase vehicles that operate on alternative fuels, including but not limited to E85, biodiesel, compressed natural gas, electricity, solar energy, or hydrogen. Individuals may use the grants to conduct research connected with the fuel or vehicle. Grant funding to purchase the vehicle is available if the Department retains the title of the vehicle, the vehicle is used for research, and the proceeds from the eventual sale of the vehicle are used for additional research. Grants are subject to funding availability. (Reference House File 750, 2019, and Iowa Code 214A.19)


Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Conversion Registration

When a motor vehicle is modified to use a different fuel type or more than one type of fuel, the vehicle's registered owner must notify the county treasurer of the new fuel type or alternative fuel types within 30 days. If the vehicle uses, or may use, a special fuel, the county treasurer will issue a special fuel identification sticker. (Reference Iowa Code 321.41)


Low-Speed Vehicle Access to Roadways

Low-speed vehicles may operate on roadways with posted speed limits of up to 35 miles per hour (mph) but may cross streets with posted speed limits greater than 35 mph. (Reference Iowa Code 321.381A)


Alternative Fuel Tax

Alternative fuels used as vehicle fuel are taxed as follows:

  • Compressed natural gas is subject to the state fuel excise tax of $0.31 per gasoline gallon equivalent, measured at 5.66 pounds (lbs.) or 126.67 cubic feet at a base temperature of 60 degrees Fahrenheit and a pressure of 14.73 lbs. per square inch;
  • Liquefied natural gas is subject to the excise tax of $0.325 per diesel gallon equivalent (DGE), measured at 6.06 lbs.;
  • Propane is subject to the excise tax of $0.30 per gallon;
  • E85 is subject to the excise tax of $0.290 per gallon;
  • Hydrogen is subject to the excise tax of $0.65 per DGE, measured at 2.49 lbs.; and
  • Electricity is subject to the excise tax of $0.026 per kilowatt-hour of fuel delivered or placed into a battery or other energy storage device of an electric motor vehicle at any location in Iowa other than a residence.
(Reference House File 767, 2019, and Iowa Code 452A.2 and 452A.86)


Residential Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate - Alliant Energy

Alliant Energy offers rebates to residential customers who purchase and install Level 2 EVSE. The rebate is $250 for non-networked EVSE and $500 for networked EVSE. The EVSE must be purchased and installed between January 1, 2019, and December 31, 2019. For more information, including how to apply, see the Alliant Energy Electric Vehicle Chargers website.


Idle Reduction and Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Weight Exemption

Any motor vehicle equipped with an auxiliary power unit (APU) or other idle reduction technology may exceed the gross, single axle, tandem axle, or bridge formula weight limits by up to 550 pounds (lbs.) to compensate for the weight of the technology. To be eligible for the weight exemption, the vehicle operator must be able to provide written proof or certification of the weight of the APU or idle reduction technology, and demonstrate or certify that the technology is fully functional at all times.

NGVs may exceed the weight limits by an amount equal to the difference of the weight of the natural gas tank and fueling system and the weight of a comparable diesel tank and fueling system. The NGV must not exceed a maximum gross vehicle weight of 82,000 lbs. (Reference Iowa Code 321.463)


Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Fee

Effective January 1, 2020, PEV owners must pay an annual fee in addition to standard registration fees. All-electric vehicle (EV) owners must pay an annual fee of $65 and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) owners must pay an annual fee of $32.50. Fees will increase through 2022 as follows:

EVPHEV
January 1, 2021$97.50$48.75
January 1, 2022$130$65

(Reference House File 767, 2019, and Iowa Code 321.116)


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