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).
Key eligibility criteria include:
- having four wheels and manufactured for use primarily on public streets, roads, and highways;
- rated at not more than 9,600 pounds unloaded vehicle weight;
- rated at less than 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR);
- a CNG fuel system (dedicated or bi-fuel) with a range of at least 125 miles when using the alternative fuel as estimated, published, and updated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); and
- a CNG fuel system that complies with 2013 (or newer) NFPA 52 Vehicular Gaseous Fuel Systems Code and American National Standard for Basic Requirements for Compressed Natural Gas Vehicle Containers, commonly cited as “ANSI/CSA NGV2.
Only new CNG vehicles purchased or leased from a dealer or leasing company licensed to sell or lease new vehicles in Texas may qualify.
The following new vehicle makes and models have been reported to the TCEQ by vehicle manufacturers and/or compiled from other sources as potentially meeting the eligibility requirements and available in Texas in 2014 or 2015.