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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 Kansas.
An income tax credit is available for 40% of the incremental or conversion cost for qualified AFVs, based on gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) as outlined in the table below. following table:
|Less than 10,000 pounds (lbs.)||Up to $2,400|
|10,000 to 26,000 lbs.||Up to $4,000|
|Over 26,000 lbs.||Up to $40,000|
Alternatively, a tax credit of 5% of the cost of the AFV, up to $750, is available for the purchase of an original equipment manufacturer AFV. Qualified AFVs include vehicles that operate on a combustible liquid derived from grain starch, oil seed, animal fat, or other biomass, or produced from a biogas source. This credit is allowed only to the first individual to take title of the vehicle. For motor vehicles capable of operating on E85, the individual claiming the credit must provide evidence of purchasing at least 500 gallons of E85 between the time the vehicle was purchased and December 31, of the following calendar year. Excess credits may be carried over for up to three years after the year in which the expenditures were made. The credit is only available to entities with corporate income tax liability. For more information, see the Alternative Fuel Tax Credit website. (Reference Kansas Statutes 79-32,201)
Low-speed vehicles may only travel on roadways with a posted speed limit of up to 40 miles per hour (mph). A low-speed vehicle is any four-wheeled electric vehicle whose top speed is at least 20 mph but not more than 25 mph and is manufactured in compliance federal standards for low-speed vehicles as referenced in Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations, section 571.500. Additional conditions apply. (Reference Kansas Statutes 8-1488, 8-15,101, 8-1701, and 8-2118)
Any diesel vehicle or combination of vehicles equipped with idle reduction technology may exceed the state's gross and axle weight limits by up to 400 pounds (lbs.) to compensate for the additional weight of the idle reduction technology. Upon request, vehicle operators must be able to provide written proof of the technology’s weight and that the idle reduction technology is fully functional at all times. A vehicle primarily powered by natural gas may exceed the state's gross vehicle weight limits by a weight equal to the difference between the weight of the vehicle with the natural gas tank and fueling system and the weight of a comparable vehicle with a diesel tank and fueling system. The NGV maximum gross weight may not exceed 82,000 lbs. (Reference Kansas Statutes 8-1908, 8-1909, and 8-1917)
Kansas Gas Service offers customers a rebate of $3,000 for the purchase or conversion of a for dedicated NGV or bi-fuel vehicle. Each applicant is limited to three rebates per calendar year. Compressed natural gas (CNG) equipment must be certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or California Air Resources Board. Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, including the online rebate application form, please see the CNG Rebate Program website.
Kansas residents are eligible for a rebate from the Kansas Soybean Commission of up to $2,000 for fleets or $200 for individuals, for using biodiesel blends above 10% and 5% in diesel-powered vehicles, respectively. Fleets may be eligible for an additional rebate of $1 per gallon, up to $2,000, for up to 2,000 gallons for annual biodiesel purchases. For more information, including how to apply, see the Metropolitan Energy Center Biodiesel Rebate website.
Beginning January 1, 2020, the annual registration fee for all-electric vehicles is $100 and $50 for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and HEVs. (Reference Kansas Statutes 8-143 2214, 2019)