Light-Duty Motor Vehicle Purchase or Lease Incentive Program
A Program of the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP)
With the 83rd Texas Legislature enacting Senate Bill 1727, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is revising the Light-Duty Motor Vehicle Purchase or Lease Incentive (LDPLI) Program to be a statewide program to provide financial incentives up to $2,500 for the purchase or lease of eligible new vehicles powered by compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), or electric drives (plug-in). In order to implement the LDPLI program the TCEQ is currently in the process of revising 30 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 114, Subchapter K, Division 2, §§114.610 - 114.612, 114.616, and 114.619.
What Vehicles Are Eligible for an Incentive?
The TCEQ is responsible for compiling reports from vehicle manufacturers regarding LDPLI eligible vehicles and making that information available. Staff anticipates publishing the list of eligible LDPLI vehicles in the spring of 2014.
The TCEQ issues guidelines for vehicle manufacturers to follow in identifying which vehicles are eligible for an incentive. TCEQ anticipates the release of the revised TERP Guidelines for Vehicle Manufacturers under the Light-Duty Motor Vehicle Purchase or Lease Incentive Program (RG-391) in January 2014.
Annual Report on the Availability of Eligible Certified Light-Duty Motor Vehicles
If you manufacture light-duty motor vehicles that would qualify for the LDPLI and you intend to sell these vehicles in Texas, you must submit an annual report to the TCEQ no later than July 1st of each year. The Manufacturer's Annual Report form is anticipated to be updated January 2014.
How Do I Find Out More?
Incentives for the revised LDPLI program are expected to be available beginning late spring of 2014 and are subject to available funding. For questions and updates regarding the LDPLI program, please contact TERP staff at 800-919-TERP (8377).