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"Electric Vehicles Bring Us Closer to a zero-emissions future"

– Tammie Bostick
Executive Director
Utah Clean Cities Coalition

At A Glance:
Electric Drive Vehicles

EVs cost less to operate, so the higher initial vehicle cost can be offset over the lifetime of the vehicle. That’s because electric drivetrains are very efficient, and electricity is much cheaper than gasoline or diesel fuel.
Because they use little or no gas, these vehicles minimize or even eliminate trips to the gas station. Most drivers find that they can primarily charge at home or at work.

Types of EV Charging

Learn about the differences between the three main types of EV Chargers

Alternative Fueling Station Locator

Travel with range confidence in your state by finding the closest alternative fuel location

This application is best viewed on a desktop computer or in the available downloadable apple and android apps.

Laws & Incentives

Get the latest information on laws and incentives towards EV’s

Need Help?

Utah Clean Citites is the primary point of contact for more Information on Grants & Incentives

Tammie Bostick (email)

Kelly Barrett (email)

Green Fleet Membership– Every fleet can be Idle Free. Save money and save our air.

Explore Your EV State

Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.

Federal Alternative Fuel and Infrastructure Tax Credits

Several alternative fuel federal tax credits have been extended including tax credits for biodiesel, CNG and propane, and for fueling infrastructure for E85, biodiesel, CNG, propane and electricity, including residential. Be sure to take a look at the Alternative Fuels Data Center to see what’s changed and how you can take advantage of these updated tax credits.

Need Help?

Utah Clean Citites is the primary point of contact for more Information on Grants & Incentives

Tammie Bostick (email)

Kelly Barrett (email)

Green Fleet Membership– Every fleet can be Idle Free. Save money and save our air.

USDOE: Federal Tax Credits for All-Electric and Plug-In Hybrids

Federal Tax Credit Up to $7,500!

All-electric and plug-in hybrid cars purchased new in or after 2010 may be eligible for a federal income tax credit of up to $7,500. The credit amount will vary based on the capacity of the battery used to power the vehicle. State and/or local incentives may also apply.

Small neighborhood electric vehicles do not qualify for this credit, but they may qualify for another credit.

Click here for more information

Need Help?

Utah Clean Citites is the primary point of contact for more Information on Grants & Incentives

Tammie Bostick (email)

Kelly Barrett (email)

Green Fleet Membership– Every fleet can be Idle Free. Save money and save our air.

USDOT: R.O.U.T.E.S Toolkit for Rural Opportunities

The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) has developed this Applicant Toolkit to provide guidance as part of the Rural Opportunities to Use Transportation for Economic Success (R.O.U.T.E.S.) Initiative to support potential applicants in identifying and navigating USDOT discretionary grant funding opportunities for rural transportation projects. In support of the initiative’s goals, this toolkit provides user-friendly information and resources to support rural applicants’ understanding of USDOT discretionary grant programs and the funding process.

The Applicant Toolkit is designed for all levels of grant applicant experience, aiming to enhance access to USDOT resources for rural transportation projects. Specifically, this toolkit illustrates key applicant activities when participating in the USDOT discretionary grants process, catalogues USDOT discretionary grant programs by applicant type and eligible project activities in a USDOT Discretionary Grant Funding Matrix, and provides resources for applicants to maximize the potential for award success.

R.O.U.T.E.S. will embark on three activities:

  1. Collecting input from stakeholders on the benefits rural projects offer for safety and economic outcomes, as well as the type and degree of assistance rural projects require;
  2. Providing user-friendly information to rural communities to enhance understanding about DOT’s infrastructure grant options;
  3. Improving DOT’s data-driven approaches to better assess needs and benefits of rural transportation infrastructure projects

Click here to learn more

Need Help?

Utah Clean Citites is the primary point of contact for more Information on Grants & Incentives

Tammie Bostick (email)

Kelly Barrett (email)

Green Fleet Membership– Every fleet can be Idle Free. Save money and save our air.

EPA: Clean School Bus Program

With funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, EPA’s new Clean School Bus Program provides $5 billion over the next five years (FY 2022-2026) to replace existing school buses with zero-emission and low-emission models. EPA is offering $500 million through the 2022 Clean School Bus Rebates for zero-emission and low-emission school bus rebates as the first funding opportunity. EPA will continue to update this page with additional Clean School Bus Program funding  information and educational resources.

Clean School Bus Benefits

  • Cleaner air. Electric and alternatively-fueled buses eliminate or reduce school bus exhaust, which is linked to asthma.
  • Reduced health risks, especially for children whose lungs are still developing.
  • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions, which contribute to climate change.
  • Grid resilience. Using bidirectional chargers, school buses can store energy for distribution to the grid when needed.

Clean School Bus Rebate Funding

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Need Help?

Utah Clean Citites is the primary point of contact for more Information on Grants & Incentives

Tammie Bostick (email)

Kelly Barrett (email)

Green Fleet Membership– Every fleet can be Idle Free. Save money and save our air.

USDOE: Inclusive Energy Innovation Prize

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity have launched a new Inclusive Energy Innovation Prize. Phase Two submissions will open in March 2022 and close in March 2023 and will provide cash prizes of up to $250,000 each ($2.5 million total) to groups and organizations to support entrepreneurship and innovation in communities historically underrepresented and underserved in the energy sector. If you want help applying, contact us for free coaching.

Need Help?

Utah Clean Citites is the primary point of contact for more Information on Grants & Incentives

Tammie Bostick (email)

Kelly Barrett (email)

Green Fleet Membership– Every fleet can be Idle Free. Save money and save our air.