OEM Vehicle Rebate

June 08, 2004


The Alternate Fuels Rebate Program provides rebates to those who acquire alternate fuel vehicles. The Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Vehicle Rebate is equal to 80 percent of the additional cost of acquiring an alternate fuel vehicle as compared to the cost of the same type of conventional vehicle. The maximum rebate is $4,000. 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. According to Illinois law, "alternate fuel" means liquid petroleum gas, natural gas, E-85 blend fuel, fuel composed of a minimum 80% ethanol, bio-based methanol, fuels derived from biomass, or electricity. The rebate application must be submitted in the calendar year when the conversion was completed. Applications are reviewed and processed twice per year, at the end of June and December. 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: 1/1/97
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Renewable Fuel Vehicles
Incentive Amount: 80% of the additional cost of purchasing an OEM vehicle
Maximum Incentive: $4,000


Name: 415 ILCS 120/30
Effective Date: 1/1/97
Expiration Date: None


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.