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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 TCEQ is now accepting applications under the Light-Duty Motor Vehicle Purchase or Lease Incentive Program. Applications will be accepted and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Unless the application period is suspended by the TCEQ prior to the deadline, applications must be received and date-stamped at the front desk, Rm. 1301, 1st floor of Building F on the premises of the TCEQ by no later than 5:00 p.m., Central Time, January 7, 2021. Only vehicles purchased on or after September 1, 2019 are eligible. Please review the Eligible Vehicle List for additional eligibility criteria.

                        GRANT STATUS
Natural Gas Rebates Remaining: 1,000
Hydrogen or Electric Rebates Remaining: 1,944

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 TCEQ is now accepting applications under the Light-Duty Motor Vehicle Purchase or Lease Incentive Program. Applications will be accepted and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Unless the application period is suspended by the TCEQ prior to the deadline, applications must be received and date-stamped at the front desk, Rm. 1301, 1st floor of Building F on the premises of the TCEQ by no later than 5:00 p.m., Central Time, January 7, 2021.

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.

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 (PDF)
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 seperate package per form. Forms may be sumitted 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.

Select from the table below and download copies of the applicable Information Request Form(s).

Information Request Forms for Manufacturers PDF
Information Request Forms for Manufacturers of New Light-Duty Motor Vehicles (TCEQ-10432a) PDF
Information Request Forms for Manufacturers of CNG and LPG Conversion Systems (TCEQ-10432b) PDF

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

Follow the Manufacturer Information Request Forms Instructions for Completion and Submission to complete and submit two (2) original signed copies of the Information Request Forms.

Information Request Forms should be completed electronically and signed where indicated. Forms for the various models may be submitted in one mail package as opposed to a separate package for each model. 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

Fax

Please use a cover sheet and send to 512-239-0077, Attn: LDPLIP Info Request.

Email

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

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