State Policy Description
Policy Component information last updated July 30 2018
One of the most important barriers to increased adoption of alternative-fueled vehicles (AFVs) is their sometimes higher up-front cost as compared to a similar conventionally fueled vehicle. Also, because they are new and operate differently from conventional vehicles, many consumers are hesitant to spend the substantial upfront money required to purchase one when they can stay with something they know and are used to. Consumer anxiety about these costs can be ameliorated through a range of state policies that provide financial incentives for the purchase of AFVs. Incentives can also be employed to support the conversion of existing vehicles to alternative fuels. Increasing AFV adoption may also be spurred by ensuring that the use of an AFV is as or more convenient than the use of a conventional vehicle. State programs that provide other types of incentives aim to make AFV ownership more attractive. For more information, see the full policy brief.
For more information on the components of the policy see the full policy brief.