Fuel Cost Differential Rebate

June 08, 2004


Illinois’ Alternate Fuels Rebate Program provides rebates to owners of vehicles operating on ethanol (E-85) or biodiesel at least half of the year. Under the Fuel Cost Differential Rebate, owners of ethanol-powered vehicles will receive an annual rebate of either $450 (for vehicles accruing at least 17,500 per year) or $360 (for vehicles accruing less than 17,500 per year). A formula is used to calculate the rebate amount for biodiesel blends. Applicants for a domestic fuel rebate may receive a rebate each year over a three-year period, provided the necessary documentation for rebate renewal is submitted the following two years to the Illinois EPA prior to the end of the respective calendar year. Any business, local or state government agency, organization, or individual located in Illinois may apply for this rebate. In order to qualify, vehicles must be registered and operated in Illinois. To request an application for a rebate or to receive additional information regarding the Alternate Fuels Rebate Program, call Darwin Burkhart or Mary Cruse at the Illinois EPA at (217) 524-4343.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Illinois
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: http://www.epa.state.il.us/air/fact-sheets/alternate-fuels-rebate.html
Administrator: Illinois EPA
Start Date: 1995
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Renewable Fuels
Incentive Amount: Varies depending on vehicle mileage and alternate fuel
Maximum Incentive: $450/year for three years


Name: 415 ILCS 120/30
Effective Date: 1995
Expiration Date: No expiration date


Name: Darwin Burkhart
Organization: Illinois EPA
Address: 1021 N. Grand Ave. East
Springfield IL 62794-9276
Phone: (217) 524-4343
Email: darwin.burkhart@epa.state.il.us

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.