Above is a complete list of alternative fuel locations in or near La Plata, MD: biodiesel; compressed natural gas (CNG); ethanol (E85); electric; hydrogen; liquefied natural gas (LNG), liquefied petroleum gas (propane) & more.
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 La Plata, MD.
A low-speed vehicle is defined as a four-wheeled electric vehicle that has a maximum speed capability of 20 miles per hour (mph) to 25 mph. A low-speed vehicle must be registered with the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration and comply with federal safety standards contained in Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations, section 571.500. The State Highway Administration or any local authority may prohibit the use of low-speed vehicles on any controlled access highway in its jurisdiction. Low-speed vehicles are only permitted on highways with a speed limit of up to 30 mph, but may, except in certain situations, cross highways for which the maximum speed limit exceeds 45 mph if the intersection is controlled by a traffic light or a four-way stop sign. (Reference Maryland Statutes, Transportation Code 11-130.1, 21-313, 21-1125, and 22-101)
Beginning July 1, 2023, qualified EV and FCEV purchasers may apply for an excise tax credit of up to $3,000. The tax credit is first-come, first-served, and is limited to one vehicle per individual and 10 vehicles per business entity. Qualified vehicles must meet the following criteria:
Additional restrictions apply.
Permitted PEVs may operate in any Maryland HOV lanes regardless of the number of occupants. Qualified PEVs must have a maximum speed capability of at least 65 miles per hour. To operate in HOV lanes, PEV owners must obtain a permit from the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA). Each year the MDOT MVA and the State Highway Administration must report PEV use in HOV lanes to the governor. This exemption expires September 30, 2022. For more information, see the HOV Permit Issuance for PEVs website.(Reference Maryland Statutes, Transportation Code 25-108 and 21-314)
A limited speed vehicle is defined as a vehicle that is capable of achieving a maximum speed of at least 25 miles per hour (mph) but no more than 55 mph. Limited speed vehicles may only operate on highways on which the maximum speed of the vehicle exceeds the posted speed limit by at least 5 mph. Limited speed vehicles may not be sold without the required limited speed emblems. Additionally, limited speed vehicle purchasers must be informed in writing, of the limitations of vehicle use on highways. (Reference Maryland Statutes, Transportation Code 15-313, 21-804, and 21-805.1)
The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) offers a rebate to individuals, businesses, or state or local government entities for the costs of acquiring and installing qualified EVSE. Between July 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022, the rebate may cover 40% of the costs of acquiring and installing qualified EVSE, or up to the following amounts:
|Qualified Entity||Amount per EVSE|
|Businesses, Nonprofits, Workplaces, Multi-Unit Dwellings, and State or Local Government Entities||$4,000|
Applicants must demonstrate compliance with state, local, and/or federal law that applies to the installation or operation of qualified EVSE. Other requirements may apply. MEA may award up to $1,800,000 total. Each entity that applies for a commercial rebate may receive up to 18% of the total program budget per fiscal year. Rebates will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, see MEA's EVSE Rebate Program website.(Reference Maryland Statutes, Business Regulation Code 10-101, and State Government Code 9-2009)
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) offers time-of-use (TOU) rate for residential customers that own or lease a PEV. Residential customers with qualified Level 2 electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE), capable of separately tracking PEV charging data, may apply for a TOU rate applicable only to EVSE usage. For more information, see the BGE EVsmart website.
Pepco offers a time-of-use rate to all qualified residential customers in Maryland who own or lease a PEV. For more information, see Pepco's Plug-In Electric Vehicle Charging website.
An AFV powered by propane or natural gas may only use the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel and the Fort McHenry Tunnel if the vehicle has a dedicated alternate fuel system installed by the manufacturer of the vehicle or a fuel system that has been properly converted to an alternate fuel system, conforms to applicable federal regulations and industry standards, has a fuel capacity that does not exceed 150 pounds, and displays all proper markings and symbols. (Reference Code of Maryland Regulations 11.07.01.03)
Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) provides rebates to residential and multifamily customers toward the purchase of qualified Level 2 and direct current (DC) fast EVSE. BGE offers residential customers a $300 rebate for an eligible Level 2 EVSE. BGE offers customers that own or operate multifamily properties a rebate of 50% of the purchase and installation cost of an eligible Level 2 EVSE, up to $5,000 per port, and 50% of the purchase and installation cost of eligible DC fast EVSE, up to $15,000 per port. Multifamily rebate awards may not exceed $25,000 per site. Only chargers purchased and installed after July 1, 2019, are eligible. 1,000 residential rebates and 700 multifamily rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Applicants will be placed on a waitlist once the rebate limit is reached. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, including how to apply, see the BGE EVsmart website.
Pepco provides rebates to residential and multifamily customers toward the purchase of qualified Level 2 EVSE. Pepco offers residential customers a $300 rebate for a Level 2 smart EVSE. Only EVSE purchased and installed after July 1, 2019, are eligible. Pepco offers customers that own or operate multifamily properties a 50% discount on the purchase of eligible Level 2 smart EVSE and a rebate up to $7,500 for installation costs. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, including how to apply, see the Pepco EVsmart website.
The town of La Plata (MD) in Charles County has an estimated population of 8,753.
There are currently at least 26 alternative fuel stations in or near La Plata, MD (10-mile radius).
LPG and compressed natural gas are used primarily in areas that have easy access to pipelines.