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Light-Duty Motor Vehicle Purchase or Lease Incentive Program

The Light-Duty Motor Vehicle Purchase or Lease Incentive Program (LDPLIP) provides rebates statewide to persons who purchase or lease an eligible new light-duty motor vehicle powered by compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), or hydrogen fuel cell or other electric drive (plug-in or plug-in hybrid). This website will provide you with useful information about the program, eligibility, and how to apply.

The Light-Duty Motor Vehicle Purchase or Lease Incentive Program (LDPLIP) provides rebate incentives statewide to persons who purchase or lease an eligible new light-duty motor vehicle powered by compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), or hydrogen fuel cell or other electric drive (plug-in or plug-in hybrid). This website will provide you with useful information about the program, eligibility, and how to apply.


The latest application period has ended. Applications may no longer be submitted for funding consideration.
                        GRANT STATUS
Natural Gas (CNG or LPG) Rebates Awarded: 13
Hydrogen or Electric Rebates Awarded: 1762

Regardless of the amount of funding available, the TCEQ may award no more than:
  • 1,000 rebate grants for a combination of CNG and LPG vehicles, and
  • 2,000 rebate grants for hydrogen fuel cell or other electric drive (plug-in or plug-in hybrid) vehicles.

Instructions for Completing the Light-Duty Motor Vehicle Purchase or Lease Incentive Program (LDPLIP) Rebate Application Form

The latest application period has ended. Applications may no longer be submitted for funding consideration.

This page provides steps for verifying program eligibility and preparing and submitting a project application. Grant documents are provided in each of the steps below.

If you need to download Form 130U(PDF)Exit the TCEQ (Application for Texas Title & Registration), please visit www.txdmv.govExit the TCEQ.

Follow These Steps:

NoR (PDF)
The NoR is the formal announcement of funding opportunities under the LDPLIP and serves as a guide for determining applicant eligibility.

Addendum No. 1
This addendum serves to amend the application and application instructions.

LDPLIP Terms & Conditions (PDF)
The LDPLIP example Terms & Conditions are the legal criteria that an applicant must follow if awarded a grant under the LDPLIP.

Eligible Vehicle List
The Eligible Vehicle List is the formal list of vehicles that qualify for consideration under the LDPLIP. If your vehicle is not included on the Eligible Vehicle List, please contact the TCEQ to determine whether the vehicle may qualify for a rebate under this grant program.

Download the application and/or reservation form from the table below:

Application Form (TCEQ-20684) PDF
Application Instructions PDF
Reservation Form
This form is to be completed by the dealer for vehicles placed on order. Please see the reservation criteria at the bottom of the form for conditions of submission and acceptance.
PDF

Keep these tips in mind when completing and submitting a LDPLIP Application:
  • Application and Reservation forms should be printed single sided.
  • Information requested in Sections 1, 2, & 3 of Form 1: Application, Contract, and Payment Approval must be provided.
  • Only one name should be entered as the Applicant Legal Name. Co-Buyers and Borrowers are not required to be listed on the application.

Ensure that you have included copies of all required attachments:

  • Copy of completed Application for Texas Title and Registration signed by the buyer and seller. Applications lacking these two signatures will not be considered. The following documents may be submitted in lieu of the signed Application for Texas Title and Registration:
    • an Application for Texas Title and Registration Receipt issued by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles; or
    • a copy of the Vehicle Title and Registration Receipt.
  • Copy of a state or federal identification card i.e. driver's license (If applying as an individual or sole proprietor)
  • A completed W-9 Form
  • Copy of completed and executed Purchase/Lease agreement signed by the buyer and seller. Lease agreements must include the terms and conditions of the agreement. A Buyer’s Order may be accepted in lieu of a Purchase/Lease agreement so long as it is signed by both the buyer and seller and submitted along with one of the following documents:
    • a copy of a cancelled check (front & back) showing payment in full; or
    • a finance agreement with a financial institution that indicates the purchase or lease date, the VIN, and the loan amount; or
    • a retail installment contract signed by the financial institution and the buyer.

The TCEQ requires applicants to complete the W-9 to certify their Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN). The W-9 Form must be submitted with the Application Forms.

W-9 Form—Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and CertificationExit the TCEQ(PDF)

Use the LDPLIP Application Instructions to complete and submit two (2) original signed copies of the Application(s) or Reservation Form(s). Application forms can be completed both electronically or by hand but must be delivered via postal mail service or hand delivery. Wet ink signatures are required where indicated.

Forms may be submitted in one mail package as opposed to a separate package per form. Forms may be submitted as follows:

Regular Mail:
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Air Grants Division, MC-204
LDPLIP
P.O. Box 13087
Austin, TX 78711-3087
Express Mail:
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Air Grants Division, MC-204
LDPLIP
12100 Park 35 Circle
Austin, TX 78753

Instructions for completing the Light-Duty Motor Vehicle Purchase or Lease Incentive Program Manufacturer Information Request

Only vehicles purchased or leased in Texas are eligible for the incentive. For vehicles purchased and then converted to operate on an eligible fuel within 500 miles of the operation after first sale, both the sale or lease of the vehicle and the installation of the eligible fuel system must occur in Texas.

To be eligible for an incentive, a vehicle or conversion system must be included on the list of eligible vehicle models and conversion systems compiled by TCEQ. In order for a manufacturer to ensure that its vehicle or conversion system is included on the list, the manufacturer must submit a report to the TCEQ listing the new light-duty motor vehicle models and conversion systems meeting the eligibility requirements under 30 TAC §114.612. If your vehicle is not included on the Eligible Vehicle List, please contact the TCEQ to determine whether the vehicle may qualify for a rebate under this grant program.

The TCEQ is requesting responses only from those entities listed as the manufacturer on the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Certificate of Conformity and/or the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Executive Order. Entities not listed as the manufacturer on the EPA certificate and/or CARB Executive Order should not complete the forms.

Follow These Steps:

Download the Instructions for completing the Light-Duty Motor Vehicle Purchase or Lease Incentive Program Manufacturer Information Request. This document provides manufacturers with instructions for completing the Information Request Forms.

Review the Instructions to determine if your entity should complete the Information Request Forms.

Follow the Manufacturer Information Request Forms Instructions for Completion and Submission to complete and submit the Information Request Forms.

Information Request Forms should be completed electronically and signed where indicated. Forms for the various models may be submitted together. Forms may be submitted via email or mail as follows:

Email
Please include the phrase “LDPLIP Info Request” in the subject line and send to terp@tceq.texas.gov

Regular Post Delivery
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Air Grants Division
LDPLIP, MC-204
P.O. Box 13087
Austin, TX 78711-3087

Express Delivery
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Air Grants Division
LDPLIP, MC-204
12100 Park 35 Circle
Building F, 1st Floor, Room 1301
Austin, TX 78753

Questions or Comments?

If you have questions regarding the TCEQ's Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP) program, you may contact us toll free at 800-919-TERP (8377).

You may also contact us by email at terp@tceq.texas.gov or send correspondence to the following addresses:

Regular Mail:
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Air Grants Division, MC-204
P.O. Box 13087
Austin, TX 78711-3087
Express Mail:
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Air Grants Division, MC-204
12100 Park 35 Circle
Austin, TX 78753