Lots of US states have implemented some sort of tax incentive program for buyers of electric vehicles. Hawaii, California, Massachusetts and more. One of those others could soon be Texas - land of the famously anti-Tesla dealer laws - where an alternative fuel vehicle rebate is about to go into effect, perhaps as soon as next week.

Qualifying vehicles include pure electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles as well as vehicles that run on compressed natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas. As long as these vehicles have a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 9,600 pounds (CNG and LPG) or 8,500 lbs (EVs and PHEVs) or less, they qualify for the $2,500 rebate. The plug-in vehicles need to have a battery that is at least four kWh. ChargedEVs says that the rebate program expires August 31, 2015 and has enough funds for 2,000 vehicles EVs and 2,000 CNG vehicles a year.

Texas has a history of supporting EVs, with a strong charging infrastructure in place and growing Nissan Leaf sales. Some residents can also qualify for Texas' "Drive a Clean Machine" program. It provides $3,500 for people who live in certain counties and have a net income under set limits. Details here.


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      Spec
      • 2 Months Ago
      Texas should be smart like Norway....power EVs with local renewable energy and sell the oil to others.
      danfred311
      • 2 Months Ago
      So the armed revolution begins in texas :)
      mylexicon
      • 2 Months Ago
      CNG, LPG, EV, and PHEV all raise demand for natural gas
      mumbojumbo
      • 2 Months Ago
      This is obviously a slap in Tesla's face after they outlawed their direct sales in Texas. Looks like the TX legislators are trying to lure Tesla into franchised sales.
      usugo
      • 2 Months Ago
      Shame on Texas! Such progressive, liberal, illuminated behaviour is simply unacceptable! God gave us the right to drive our blessed V8 trucks!
      Aaron
      • 2 Months Ago
      Great news. It was supposed to take effect last month, but at least it isn't dead. Perfect timing, though. I need a new EV in 7 months after my current lease expires.
      Levine Levine
      • 2 Months Ago
      Texas provides incentives for EV but prohibits Tesla dealership. What a scam! Essentially, the incentives are direct subsidies to EV Leaf, Plug-in vehicles sold in NADA dealerships.
      • 2 Months Ago
      seems interesting
      RC
      • 2 Months Ago
      Never thought I'd see the day.