State and Federal Laws & Incentives

 


Reference the Alternative Fuels Data Center to find federal and state laws and incentives for alternative fuels and vehicles, air quality, fuel efficiency, and other transportation-related topics.


Act 164: EV Charging Station Multi-Unit Dwelling Working Group 
Act 164/SB 1316 2015
Final Report

Act 164: Working Group Meeting #1 Materials: October 1, 2015
Working Group Agenda
Working Group Meeting Summary
Presentation:  Hawaii State Energy Office 
Presentation: Co-Star Group
Presentation: Hawaii EV Partnership

Act 164: Working Group Meeting #2 Materials: October 28, 2015
Working Group Agenda
Working Group Meeting Summary
Presentation: Hawaii State Energy Office
Presentation: Hawaiian Electric Company
Presentation: Hawaii EV Partnership

Act 164: Working Group Meeting #3 Materials: November 16, 2015
Working Group Agenda
Working Group Meeting Summary
Presentation: Hawaii State Energy Office
Presentation: Hawaiian Electric Company

Act 164: Working Group Meeting #4 Materials: December 18, 2015
Working Group Agenda
Working Group Meeting Summary 

 

State of Hawaii EV Laws

Free Parking: State &  County Facilities including meters and exemptions from HOV lanes
Act 168 / SB 2746 2012 (PDF)  Also reference Hawaii Revised Statutes 291-71 Note

State and County Parking Facilities
State of Hawaii Public Parking Facilities

Designation of parking spaces for EVs; charging system
Act 89 / SB2747 2012 (PDF)  Hawaii Revised Statutes  Section 291-71

Parking spaces reserved for EVs; penalties
Hawaii Revised Statutes Section 291-72

Placement of EV charging system- Multi-family residential or townhouse
Act 186, Hawaii Revised Statutes Section 196-2.5

Light-Duty Motor Vehicle Requirements for County and State Agencies
HRS 103D-412 (2009) For more information, go to Vehicle Purchasing Guidelines

 


 

Federal:  Qualified Plug-In Electric Drive Motor Vehicle Tax Credit

Enacted December 18, 2015
The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 (Public Law 114-113(PDF)) retroactively reinstates and extends several alternative fuel tax incentives. The law reinstates, effective through December 31, 2016, the alternative fuel infrastructure tax credit, the excise tax credit for alternative fuels and alternative fuel mixtures, the tax credit for second generation biofuel production, the income and excise tax credit for biodiesel and renewable diesel fuel mixtures, fuel cell motor vehicle tax credit, and the special depreciation allowance for second generation biofuel plant property. It also reinstates the tax credit for qualified two- or three-wheeled plug-in electric drive motor vehicles.

Key provisions relating to EVs and EV charging:  The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016  retroactively extends the tax credit for EV charging infrastructure for 2015 and going forward for 2016 (www.afdc.energy.gov)  *Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Tax Credit. Section 182 extends the tax credit for alternative fuel infrastructure through December 31, 2016. Fueling equipment and related infrastructure for electricity are eligible for a tax credit of 30%, up to $30,000. * Retroactive for EV Charging Infrastructure placed in service in 2015.  This means if you installed EV charging in 2015, you can take advantage of this credit for your investment. * Residential fueling equipment may receive a tax credit up to $1,000.

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A tax credit is available for the purchase of a new qualified plug-in electric drive motor vehicle that draws propulsion using a traction battery that has at least four kilowatt hours (kWh) of capacity, uses an external source of energy to recharge the battery, has a gross vehicle weight rating of up to 14,000 pounds, and meets specified emission standards. The minimum credit amount is $2,500, and the credit may be up to $7,500, based on each vehicle’s traction battery capacity and the gross vehicle weight rating. The credit will begin to be phased out for each manufacturer in the second quarter following the calendar quarter in which a minimum of 200,000 qualified plug-in electric drive vehicles have been sold by that manufacturer for use in the United States. This tax credit applies to vehicles acquired after December 31, 2009. For more information, see the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Plug-In Electric Vehicle Credit website and IRS Form 8936, which is available via the IRS website.

A credit is also available for the purchase of a new qualified two- or three-wheeled plug-in electric drive vehicle that draws propulsion using a traction battery that has at least 2.5 kWh of capacity, uses an external source of energy to recharge the battery, has a gross vehicle weight rating of up to 14,000 pounds, is manufactured primarily for use on public roadways, and can drive at least 45 miles per hour. The credit is for 10% of the cost of the qualified vehicle, up to $2,500, and applies to vehicles acquired between January 1, 2012, and December 31, 2013. (Reference Public Law 112-240 and 26 U.S. Code 30D)

Point of Contact
U.S. Internal Revenue Service
Phone: (800) 829-1040
http://www.irs.gov/

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