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Light-Duty Motor Vehicle Purchase or Lease Incentive Program

Statewide program to provide financial incentives for the purchase or lease of an eligible vehicle.
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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) has revised 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). The TCEQ has revised 30 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 114, Subchapter K, Division 2, §§114.610 - 114.612, 114.616, and 114.619.

 

The LDPLI is currently accepting grant applications. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until June 26, 2015, at 5:00 p.m., or until all funding is awarded, whichever occurs earlier.

Please note: Only purchases made on or after May 13, 2014 are eligible to apply for a Rebate grant.

 

Amount of Funds Remaining:
$6,284,616
(as of October 28, 2014)

 

 


How to Apply

The LDPLI is currently accepting applications for the purchase or lease of new eligible vehicles powered by compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), or electric drive (plug-in). To apply for a Rebate grant under the LDPLI, applicants must purchase or lease from a dealership or leasing company authorized to sell or lease new vehicles in Texas.

Applicants should first review the Notice of Rebates document before downloading and completing the application form.

Once you have determined that your purchase may be eligible, download the application form and follow these steps:

  1. Download copies of the application form and Notice of Rebates document, or call the TCEQ directly (512/239-4950) to obtain copies of these documents.
  2. Review the document to determine if your purchase is eligible for funding. If needed, contact TCEQ TERP staff to discuss your project.
  3. Download or obtain copies of the application form.
  4. Follow the directions below for completing and submitting the application forms.


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LDLPI Documents

Form PDF Excel
2014 Light-Duty Motor Vehicle Purchase or Lease Incentive (LDLPI) Application Form (TCEQ-20684)* PDF Excel
Terms and Conditions PDF N/A
Notice of Rebates (NoR) Document PDF N/A

 

Please submit ONE complete original application to the following address. Forms may be typed or completed by hand. Please sign the application form in blue ink. The application form must have original signatures and not be photocopied.

*If using Adobe Acrobat (PDF files), print the entire application and complete it. Forms may be typed or completed by hand. Please sign the application form in blue ink. Illegible or incomplete applications will be returned.

*If using Excel, you may fill out the application electronically and print when complete. Please note: each application page is on individual Excel worksheets in a workbook. You can access each worksheet by using the tabs located at the bottom of each page.

Printing: When printing from Excel: (1) Click on “File.” (2) Click on “Print.” (3) Under “Print What,” select “Entire Workbook.”

 

The TCEQ requires—

ONE complete set of the following:

    • Rebate Application Form (TCEQ-20684)
    • A copy of the executed purchase/lease agreement of the eligible vehicle
    • If applying as an individual or sole proprietor, a photocopy of a state or federal identification card must be included
    • A copy of a completed application for Texas title and registration

 

Mail the completed forms to:

Regular Mail:

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Implementation Grants Section (LDPLI), MC204
P.O. Box 13087
Austin, TX 78711-3087

 

Express Mail:

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Implementation Grants Section (LDLPI), MC-204
12100 Park 35 Circle
Austin, TX 78753

 

Applications may also be hand delivered to TCEQ at the reception desk, Room 2202, 2nd floor, Building F.

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What Vehicles Are Eligible for an Incentive?

TCEQ is responsible for compiling reports from vehicle manufacturers regarding LDPLI eligible vehicles and making that information available.

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Dealer and Leasing Company Reservation Information

Vehicle dealers and leasing companies (but not individual applicants) may call the TERP toll-free number at 800-919-TERP (8377) or e-mail the program at terp@tceq.texas.gov to obtain a vehicle reservation form from the TCEQ to reserve a place in line for funding consideration for a specific purchase or lease of a new vehicle that must be placed on order. Reservation requests will only be accepted for vehicles already placed on order.

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Manufacturer's Annual Report Form 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 in order to place the vehicles on the eligible list.

Manufacturer's Annual Report Form: New Item PDF file or Word file

The TCEQ issues guidelines for vehicle manufacturers to follow in identifying which vehicles are eligible for an incentive.

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Contact Information

For questions and updates regarding the LDPLI program, please contact TERP staff at 800-919-TERP (8377).

 

The TCEQ is committed to accessibility. If you would like to request a more accessible version of these documents, please contact the TERP program at 800-919-TERP (8377).

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