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Texas Light Duty Vehicle Rebate Opens Up to $5,000 for CNG Vehicles

The Light-Duty Motor Vehicle Purchase or Lease Incentive Program (LDPLIP) will provide rebate incentives statewide to persons who purchase or lease an eligible new light-duty motor vehicle powered by CNG, propane (LPG), or hydrogen fuel cells or other electric drives.  Only vehicles purchased in Texas are eligible for the incentive.

CNG vehicles qualify for a rebate of $5,000 in case of new purchases or longer-term leases.  Leases that are 2 – 3 years in duration qualify for $3,330, and 1 – 2 year lease qualifies for $1,665.  Converted vehicles qualify if converted within 500 miles of operation after first sale.  New A CNG light duty vehicle is eligible if it has a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 10,000 pounds or less.  Vehicles classified by the EPA as a “Medium-Duty Passenger Vehicle” or a “Class 2b Heavy-Duty Vehicle” with a GVWR up to and including 10,000 pounds and operating on CNG also are included.

A total of $7.7 million is available for all light-duty vehicle grants.  However, the program includes a limit of 1,000 rebates to be made available for CNG and LPG grants.  The rebates are available until May 31, 2019 but only if funds remain.

More details on the program are available here.