Vehicle Conversion Rebate

June 08, 2004


Illinois' Alternate Fuels Rebate Program provides rebates for those who convert an existing conventional vehicle to an alternate fuel vehicle. The Vehicle Conversion Rebate is equal to 80% of the cost of converting a conventional vehicle to operate using ethanol or biodiesel, with a maximum rebate of $4,000. Any business, local or state government agency, organization, or individual located in Illinois may apply for this rebate. In order to qualify, vehicle conversion must take place in Illinois, and converted 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:
Administrator: Illinois EPA
Start Date: 1995
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Renewable Fuel Vehicles
Incentive Amount: 80% of conversion cost
Maximum Incentive: $4,000


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

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.