The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has announced that US$ 7.7 million in grants are available to eligible individuals, businesses, governmental entities, and school districts, to replace older diesel vehicles with new alternative fuel, LNG and hybrid vehicles.
Eligible alternative fuel vehicles are limited to those powered by the following: electricity, compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), hydrogen, propane (LPG), or a mixture of fuels containing at least 85% methanol by volume (M85).
A hybrid vehicle is defined as a motor vehicle with at least two different energy converters and two different energy storage systems on board the vehicle for the purpose of propelling the vehicle such as electric-diesel or electric-gasoline.
TCEQ Texas Clean Fleet Program grants, which are part of the Texas Emission Reductions Plan, are offered to eligible entities that own or lease a fleet of 75 or more on-road vehicles that are currently registered in Texas and intend to replace at least 20 on-road diesel vehicles. Projects must result in at least a 25% reduction of emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx).
Grants may be awarded for up to 80% of the purchase costs of the new vehicle. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis with projects ranked according to the cost per ton of NOx reduced by the project.
Application deadline is 3 October 2014.
Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward
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