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									State Benefits          Requirements of Benefit                                                                                       Where to apply for Benefit                                                                                  Status         Fees
AK    NONE              No incentives for Hybrid
AL    NONE              No incentives for Hybrid                                                                                                                                                                                                  Not at this
AR    NONE              No incentives for Hybrid                                                                                                                                                                                                  Not at this

AZ    NONE          No incentives for Hybrid
AZ    HOV - PENDING As of 7/29/05 Arizona Revised Statutes from the 47th session Chapters 28-2416 and 28-737 allow hybrid             Not Currently Available - Pending Approval                                                                  Pending        $   8.00
                    vehicles that have been approved by the United States environmental protection agency as meeting, at a
                    minimum, the United States environmental protection agency ultralow emission vehicle standard with a
                    $8.00 special plates/hybrid sticker that is displayed on said vehicle to use the High Occupancy Vehicle
                    (HOV) lanes regardless of the number of passengers. Arizona has not instituted this policy as it is awaiting
                    clairification of the federal Hybrid HOV waiver from the Environmental Protection Agency. On 1/16/06 SB
                    1179 was introduced that would reaffirm the HOV benefit--pending federal clearance.
CA    HOV           State Hybrid HOV: On Jan. 1, 2005, CA will allow hybrid electric vehicles that get at least 45mpg and have        Application for Clean Air Vehicle Stickers (REG 1000) when registering vehicle.                              In Place
                    SULEV emissions ratings to use high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes without regard to the number of                 Current form to apply for Clean Air Vehicle Stickers. The stickers allow single-occupant qualifying vehicles
                    passengers in the vehicle. As of 8/10, this incentive is now in operation. Current eligible vehicles include      to use high-occupancy vehicle lanes (carpool or diamond lanes) in California.
                    the Toyota Prius, Honda Insight and Honda Civic hybrid. Vehicles must have special decals in order to use         URL:
                    HOV lanes. Note: A total of 75,000 decals are available and will be granted on a "first come-first served"

CA    PARKING           Free parking at downtown San Jose public parking facilities and on-street meters throughout the City for      plication for Clean Air Vehicle Stickers (REG 1000) when registering vehicle.                                In Place
                        Clean-Fuel Vehicles purchased in San Jose. Los Angeles Hybrid Free Parking -- Gas-electric hybrid cars        Current form to apply for Clean Air Vehicle Stickers. The stickers allow single-occupant qualifying vehicles
                        can park at parking meters for free, but can still be ticketed for exceeding the time allotment for metered   to use high-occupancy vehicle lanes (carpool or diamond lanes) in California.
                        spaces. Police Officers have been trained to recognize hybrid cars. If you own a Zero Emission Vehicle or     URL:
                        Super Low Emission Vehicle as defined by the California Air Resources Board, you may purchase a
                        California Clean Air Vehicle Decal from the CA DMV. Once you have purchased and affixed the decal to
                        your vehicle per DMV instructions, you can park without depositing coins at metered parking spaces
                        (however, you remain subject to the posted time limit restrictions) throughout the city.

CA    EMISSION          Complete an Application for Clean Air Vehicle Stickers (REG 1000).                                            Application for Clean Air Vehicle Stickers (REG 1000) when registering vehicle.                              In Place
                        If the Clean Air Vehicle is a hybrid and you are a resident of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San        Current form to apply for Clean Air Vehicle Stickers. The stickers allow single-occupant qualifying vehicles
                        Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano or Sonoma County, you must include an original receipt from         to use high-occupancy vehicle lanes (carpool or diamond lanes) in California.
                        Bay Area FasTrak as evidence of a "FasTrak" toll account. The FasTrak receipt must show evidence that a       URL:                                                     Bay
                        toll account was issued specifically to your hybrid vehicle. Do not submit evidence of pre-existing FasTrak   area applicants are advised to contact Bay Area FasTrak at 877-229-8655 or visit the Bay Area FasTrak
                        accounts for other vehicles, as this will delay your application.                                             website before submitting an application for hybrid Clean Air Stickers.
                        Your Clean Air Vehicle Stickers will be mailed to you. Do not drive as a sole occupant in the high-           Submit the completed application, Clean Air Sticker fee, and FasTrak receipt (see above) to DMV. Mail the
                        occupancy vehicle (carpool or diamond) lanes until you receive the stickers and affix them to your vehicle.   completed application to:
                                                                                                                                      Special Processing Unit - MS D238
                                                                                                                                      Department of Motor Vehicles
                                                                                                                                      PO Box 932345
                                                                                                                                      Sacramento, California 94232-3450
CO    HOV - PENDING Colorado has passed legislation that would allow the hybrids to use the HOV lanes with single occupants,          Not Currently Available - Pending Approval                                                                   Pending
                    providing that the law did not violate any Federal regulations or prevent Colorado from receiving Federal
                    funds. Update 8/18: While a federal waiver has been passed, a representative from the Colorado
                    Department of Transportation has informed UCS that, "Pursuant to passage of the new federal
                    transportation reauthorization bill, CDOT is analyzing that bill and our state law to make sure what we have
                    in place in state law is compatible. We don't expect to make any changes right away-the EPA has up to
                    180 days to give the states guidelines for which vehicles would be allowed into HOV lanes pursuant to the
                    new federal law, and we don't want to start issuing stickers to folks and then "take them away" again ."

CO    REGISTRATION Aspen : : Hybrid vehicles registered in the city of Aspen are eligible for a $100.00 rebate on license             Permits are available from the Transportation and Parking Department. They are renewed each Fall. Mail      In Place -
      FEE          registration. The program was started in 2003. As of November 2005, there was some discussion among                or bring in copies of these documents along with the application to the Transportation and Parking          Pending
                   Aspen's mayor Helen Klanderud and City Council members of terminating the program, but no action has               Department                                                                                                  Terminatio
                   been taken.                                                                                                        · Valid vehicle registration                                                                                n?
                                                                                                                                      · Proof of residency (current driver's license, phone or electric bill, lease, etc.)
                                                                                                                                      · Colorado Clean Air certificate if the vehicle is not registered in Pitkin County
                                                                                                                                      · Outstanding parking tickets must be paid before a permit can be issued

CO    PARKING           Aspen: allowed to park with impunity in the city's residential and carpool zones. Owners must register the    Permits are available from the Transportation and Parking Department. They are renewed each Fall. Mail      In Place -
                        vehicle with the Parking Department. The program was started in 2003. As of November 2005, there was          or bring in copies of these documents along with the application to the Transportation and Parking          Pending
                        some discussion among Aspen's mayor Helen Klanderud and City Council members of terminating the               Department                                                                                                  Terminatio
                        program, but no action has been taken.                                                                        · Valid vehicle registration                                                                                n?
                                                                                                                                      · Proof of residency (current driver's license, phone or electric bill, lease, etc.)
                                                                                                                                      · Colorado Clean Air certificate if the vehicle is not registered in Pitkin County
                                                                                                                                      · Outstanding parking tickets must be paid before a permit can be issued

CO    ITEMS OF          Legislation passed in 2003 (31) allows hybrid vehicles, along with ILEVs, to use HOV lanes without                                                                                                                        No Special
      INTEREST          meeting the minimum-occupancy requirements. The legislation states that allowing hybrid vehicles to use                                                                                                                   Privilege
                        HOV lanes shall apply only if such exemption does not affect the receipt of federal funds and does not                                                                                                                    for Hybrid
                        violate any federal laws or regulations. Since federal law does not currently allow hybrids in HOV
                        lanes, this provision has not been implemented in Colorado.                                                                                                                                                                           ver. March 2006
CT   ITEMS OF           March 27, 2006                                                                                                                                                                                                          No Special
     INTEREST           NEWINGTON, Conn. (AP)_ A study has found that the high-occupancy vehicle lanes on Connecticut                                                                                                                           Privilege
                        highways aren't being used as much as transportation officials had expected.High-occupancy vehicle lanes                                                                                                                for Hybrid
                        are supposed to be used only by vehicles carrying two or more people. State Hybrid HOV (Bill): H.B. 5876
                        would amend the general statutes to allow a hybrid-type motor vehicle to, when carrying only the driver, to
                        use the state's high-occupancy vehicle lanes.Introduced 1/20/2005. Expired in committee, not enacted.

CT   PARKING            On June 6, 2005, the city of New Haven passed a law permitting hybrid vehicles registered in New Haven Owners will have to come to New Haven City Hall to receive a decal which will be attached the to vehicle         In Place
                        free parking at metered spots within the city. The ordinance will take effect within one month and only apply
                        to alternative fuel vehicles registered in New Haven. Owners will have to come to City Hall to receive a
                        decal which will be attached the to vehicle. Motorists will still need to obey posted time limits and must park
                        in legal spots.
CT   ITEMS OF           The DMV recently began using new hybrid fuel-efficient cars, which are part of Governor M. Jodi Rell’s
     INTEREST           purchase of 575 hybrid and alternative-fuel automobiles to help reduce the use of fossil fuels and improve
                        air quality in Connecticut.
DC   REGISTRATION Registration Fees are reduced by approx half of a standard vehicle                                                  Clean Fuel/Electric Vehicle (Hybrid) $36.00/year - Identified at time of registration                     In Place
DE   NONE         No exceptions for Hybrid - Did email just to get another source then the phone response. Does not offer
                  any breaks for hybrid vehicles. Depending on model year determines the type of inspection required for
                  that vehicle. All vehicles that fall in the last five model years (2006 to 2002) do not have to go through a full
                  inspection. These vehicles only need to get the VIN number checked in order to get them tagged and titled
                  in DE. All vehicles 2001 or older must go through a full inspection prior to getting tagged and titled.
FL   HOV          HEVs that are certified and labeled in accordance with federal regulations may be driven in HOV lanes at            More information available from the Florida Division of Motor Vehicles at or (850)   In Place      $   5.00
                  any time, regardless of the number of passengers in the vehicle. The vehicle must have a decal issued by            922-9000. (Reference Florida Statutes 316.0741) HOV decal application can be retrieved:
                  the Florida Division of Motor Vehicles, obtained for a $5 fee, which must be renewed annually.            

FL   PARKING       University of Miami offers parking at 1/2 price for students and faculty                                           University Parking Incentive Only                                                                         In Place
GA   HOV - PENDING Upon approval through either legislative action in the United States Congress or regulatory action by the          Not Currently Available - Pending Approval                                                                Pending       $ 25.00
                   United States Department of Transportation to permit hybrid vehicles with fewer than two occupants to
                   operate in a high occupancy vehicle lane, the department shall authorize hybrid vehicles that register and
                   receive a special license plate or decal for a $25.00 fee.
                   Plate: 'Alternative Fuel'
GA   NONE          No incentives for Hybrid
HI   NONE          No incentives for Hybrid
IA   NONE          No incentives for Hybrid
ID   NONE          No incentives for Hybrid
IL   NONE          Emission: Exempt only if diesel-powered and vehicles that are powered exclusively by electricity; Other
                   Incentives for all electric vehicle with plate costs as well but nothing for Hybrids at this time per Heather at
                   Steven's Title Service
IN   NONE          No incentives for Hybrid
KS   NONE          No incentives for Hybrid - Also sent online chat to customer service gov center awaiting response 3/29

KY   NONE               No incentives for Hybrid

LA   NONE               No incentives for Hybrid

MA   EMISSION -         SB 1380 allows exemptions from the emissions and maintenance inspection programs for any qualified            Not Currently Available - Pending Approval                                                                Pending
     PENDING            hybrid motor vehicle or clean alternative fuel if such vehicle obtains a rating from the U.S. Environmental
                        Protection Agency of at least 50 miles per gallon during city fuel economy tests unless remote sensing
                        devices indicate the hybrid vehicle or clean alternative fuel vehicle may not meet current emissions
                        Introduced 3/22/05, Reported favorably by the Senate Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee
                        and referred to the Senate Ways and Means Committee 9/20/05. NOT YET APPROVED (3/1/06)

MA   HOV-PENDING        Promotion of Alternative Fuels and Hybrid vehicles (bill): S.B. 2220. For the years 2006-2010, individuals    Not Currently Available - Pending Approval                                                                Pending
                        that purchase a hybrid or alternative fuel vehicle, which can be powered by ethanol, low-sulfur diesel,
                        compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, and hydrogen will register for a special placard and receive
                        a number of incentives, including: an income tax deduction of $2000; a waiver for the initial $27.50
                        application fee for the Fast Lane Transponder; waiver of emissions inspections for hybrids getting at least
                        an EPA-estimated 50mpg city; right to travel in HOV lanes regardless of passengers for three years
                        following the enactment of the bill; discounts or free parking in municipalities which choose to participate.
                        This bill, originally S. 2176, was revised several times and finally passed by the Senate on a 38-0 vote on
                        9/29/05, and discharged to the House Rules Committee on 10/26/05.
                        NOT YET APPROVED (3/1/06):

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MD   PARKING                                                                                                           Parking Authority of Baltimore City
                 Beginning on October 31, 2005, the city of Baltimore will offer discounted parking for hybrid vehicles at 15                                                                                                       In Place
                                                                                                                       200 W. Lombard Street, Suite B
                 locations around the city. Initially, Baltimore will cap participation at 200 vehicles, and the program will
                                                                                                                       Baltimore, Maryland 21201
                 apply only to monthly, contract parking. Eligible models will be the Toyota Prius, the Honda Insight and the
                                                                                                                       443-573-2800 (Main Number)
                 Honda Civic Hybrid. Owners can apply for a decal that will let them park in specially designated spots in
                                                                                                                       410-685-1557 (Main Fax) E-mail:
                 the city's garages. A set number of first-floor spots will be designated in each garage for hybrids and a
                                                                                                                       Furnish the following necessary documentation:
                 corresponding number of decals will be issued for that garage. Waiting lists will be used if more car owners
                                                                                                                       -Proof of purchase of their hybrid vehicle;
                 are interested in taking part. Baltimore is also considering reduced metered parking charges for hybrids.
                                                                                                                       -Receipt that all applicable city taxes have been paid for the purchase;
                                                                                                                       no outstanding parking tickets;
                                                                                                                       -A $25 application fee payable by check or money order.
                                                                                                                       Once the application process is complete, individuals will receive a 24-hour access card and the Hybrid
                                                                                                                       Program decal for their back window. Parking spaces in each garage will be reserved for the program.
MD   EMISSION    In accordance with Maryland House Bill 367,passed by the 2005 General Assembly, and effective October Type of Specific Vehicle is Exempt: Under House Bill 367, ―Qualified Hybrid Vehicle - Exemption from         In Place
                 1, 2005, certain qualified hybrid vehicles are exempt from the testing requirements of the VEIP. The  Motor Vehicle Emissions Test and Inspection Requirements‖ a qualified hybrid vehicle is exempt from the
                 exemption will remain in effect until September 30, 2009.                                             VEIP requirements if the vehicle obtains a rating from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of at least
                 As a result of the provisions of House Bill 367, effective October 1, 2005:                           50 miles per gallon during city fuel economy tests.Based upon the EPA fuel economy ratings, the Honda
                 The Honda Insight and the Toyota Prius ARE exempt from the VEIP.                                      Insight and the Toyota Prius are exempt from the VEIP by virtue of a city fuel economy rating of at least 50
                 The Honda Civic Hybrid , Ford Escape, GMC Sierra Hybrid and the Chevy Silverado Hybrid are NOT        miles per gallon. The Honda Civic Hybrid, Ford Escape HEV, GMC Sierra Hybrid and the Chevy Silverado
                 exempt from the VEIP.                                                                                 Hybrid are not exempt from the VEIP because their city fuel economy rating is less the 50 miles per gallon.

ME   EMISSION    Maine has adopted the California vehicle exhaust emissions requirements, excluding the zero emission             Qualified hybrid vehicles should not receive a notice for testing.                                               In Place
                 vehicle mandate. This regulation applies to any Model Year (MY) 2001 and subsequent MY passenger                 To apply for an exemption, you must complete the reverse side of the VEIP inspection form (form #EP-1)
                 cars and light duty trucks; MY 2003 and subsequent MY medium-duty vehicles; MY 2005 and 2006 heavy-              certifying that your vehicle meets one of the criteria listed above. Then, mail the form to the MVA's Glen
                 duty vehicles and diesel engines; and all 2008 and subsequent model year heavy-duty diesel vehicles and          Burnie branch office, or hand deliver it to any of the 19 VEIP stations located throughout Maryland.
                 engines. Beginning with MY 2009, manufacturers must meet the zero emissions vehicle sales requirement.
                 (Reference New Motor Vehicle Emission Standards, Department of Environmental Protection, Chapter 127
                 and Legislative Document1465, 2005)

MI   EMISSION    Dedicated alternative fuel vehicles are exempt from emissions inspection requirements. (Reference                Only when Applicable as a Registration Requirement                                                               In Place
                 Michigan Compiled Laws 324.6311 and 324.6512)

MN   HOV         Hybrid HOV (bill): HF1243 and SF1536 would authorize single occupant hybrid vehicles to travel on high-          A decal identifying the vehicle as a hybrid for $15 would be required.                                 Contact In Place        $ 15.00
                 occupancy vehicle lanes and toll collection. A decal identifying the vehicle as a hybrid for $15 would be        Us
                 required. SF introduced 3/10/05 and HF introduced 2/22/05. Amended and passed Senate Transportation    
                 Committee 4/4/05 (adding sunset provision in 2007) and House Transportation Committee 4/6/05.                    651-296-6911 (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
                                                                                                                                  TDD/TTY for the hearing impaired - 651-282-6555
MO   EMISSION    Vehicles that are powered exclusively by electric or hydrogen power, or by fuels other than gasoline which       Your vehicle registration papers should arrive in the mail, reminding you to have your emissions test            In Place
                 are exempt from motor vehicle emissions inspection under federal regulation, are exempt from state               certificate or waiver with you when you go to register your vehicle. Vehicles with an even-model-year are
                 emissions inspection requirements. (Reference Missouri Revised Statutes 643.315)                                 primarily tested in even years, and those with an odd-model-year are primarily tested in odd years.
                                                                                                                                  Diesel, propane or other alternate fuel vehicles remain exempt,
                                                                                                                                  Gateway Clean Air Program - 1-888-748-1Air

MS   NONE        No incentives for Hybrid - Incentives actually went to Legislature in the last session but did not pass, so no
                 incentives at this time, as of 3/29/06
MT   NONE        No incentives for Hybrid
NC   NONE        No exceptions for Hybrid                                                                                                                                                                                                          No Special
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   for Hybrid
ND   NONE        No incentives for Hybrid
NE   NONE        No incentives for Hybrid

NH   NONE        No incentives for Hybrid
NJ   NONE        No incentives for Hybrid
NM   PARKING     Albuquerque : Beginning March 31, 2005, a new ordinance allows any hybrid vehicle to park free at any          The vehicle must be registered with the City's parking office, located in Room 510 Plaza Del Sol. An               In Place
                 city meter for the duration of that meter. Please be aware, this doesn't mean hybrid vehicles can stay         identification sticker will be given to the operator, who will then place the sticker on the left rear window of
                 parked at a meter all day. The free parking is only for the duration of the meter where the vehicle is parked. the vehicle.
                 Hybrid vehicles with stickers that are parked longer than the allotted time will be cited.

NV   EMISSIONS   Alternative fuel vehicles exempt from emissions:                                                                 Emission inspections are required for many original vehicle registrations and for each annual renewal.           In Place
                 ―Dedicated alternative fuel motor vehicle‖ means a motor vehicle that:                                           Your mailed renewal notice will indicate whether a test is required. Emissions inspections stations in
                     1. Operates only on an alternative fuel; or                                                                  Nevada are privately owned and decentralized.
                     2. Regardless of the type of fuel on which it operates, has been certified by the United States              DMV Emissions Lab, 2701 E. Sahara Ave.,Las Vegas, NV 89104 -(702) 486-4981
                 Environmental Protection Agency as being in compliance with the standards for the control of emissions           DMV Emissions Lab, 305 Galletti Way,Reno, NV 89512 - (775) 684-3580
                 from an ultra low-emission vehicle, or more stringent standards.                                                 DMV Compliance Enforcement Division, 555 Wright Way,Carson City, NV 89711 - (775) 684-4790

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NY   PARKING            Hybrid free parking in Westchester: Starting in January 2006, hybrid vehicle owners will be allowed to park For more information, contact County Legislator Martin Rogowski at                        In Place      $ 75.00
                        for free at two county-owned commuter lots. The cost of a monthly permit is usually $75.00. Parks
                        Commissioner Joe Stout said the county has about 1,100 commuter spaces available at two lots — about
                        200 of them on Central Avenue in White Plains at the Westchester County Center and the other 900 on
                        Fisher Avenue in North White Plains, near the train station. Roughly 1,000 of the spaces are taken by
                        drivers who buy permits and would be eligible for the new program. The program is dated to expire at the
                        end of 2007.

NY   HOV                On 3/1/06, the Long Island Expressway's HOV lanes' occupancy requirement will be waived for qualifying           Registered owners of eligible vehicles can apply to the Department of Motor Vehicles to participate in the    In Place
                        passenger vehicles meeting strict emissions standards, and having a highway fuel economy average of at           Clean Pass initiative. Applications will be taken over the phone, by calling the State Department of Motor
                        least 45 miles per gallon. Upon application approval, DMV will mail stickers with instructions to registered     Vehicles toll free (800) 697-0558.
                        vehicle owners.You cannot apply for the Clean Pass vehicle stickers on-line or at a DMV office. You
                        can only apply for the stickers by telephone at the number provided above

OH   NONE         No incentives for Hybrid
OK   NONE         No incentives for Hybrid
OR   REGISTRATION Reduced Registration Fee for Electric and Electric Hybrid vehicles                                                     Salem: (503) 945-5000                                                                                         In Place
     FEE                                                                                                                                 Portland Metro Area: (503) 299-9999
                                                                                                                                         Bend: (541) 388-6322
                                                                                                                                         Medford: (541) 776-6025
                                                                                                                                         Roseburg: (541) 440-3395
                                                                                                                                         Eugene: (541) 686-7855
                                                                                                                                         TTY: (503) 945-5001

PA   REGISTRATION Registration and Inspection Fee Exemption (bill): H.B. 969 would exempt hybrid electric vehicles, electric             Not Currently Available - Pending Approval                                                                    Pending
     FEE/EMISSION - vehicles, and zero-emission vehicles from the annual registration fee. It would also create a credit for the
     PENDING        cost of the certificate of inspection for said vehicles that the official inspection stations could claim when
                    they inspect one of these vehicles once in the calendar year. The vehicle owner is exempt from paying the
                    cost of the certificate. Finally, the bill exempts hybrid electric vehicles that obtain 40 mpg in the city from
                    required emission inspection.
                    Introduced March 15, 2005 -- referred to Transportation Committee
RI   NONE           No incentives for Hybrid

SC   NONE               No incentives for Hybrid
SD   NONE               No incentives for Hybrid
TN   HOV-PENDING        H.B. 2623 would permit hybrid vehicles into HOV lanes regardless of the number of occupants. Introduced Not Currently Available - Pending Approval                                                                             Pending
TX   PARKING            Austin: The the city's new "Drive Clean--Park Free" program gives city-registered owners of hybrid               Owners must submit an application to the city and receive a bumper sticker showing their participation in     In Place      Free
                        vehicles that receive an EPA air pollution score of 8 or better the ability to get the following package: The    the program. Eligible vehicles must be purchased at certified dealerships within the Austin City Limits.                    Program
                        first 200 people who submit a completed application and supporting documentation will receive a Green
                        Vehicle Buyers Package. The package includes a Buy Green, Drive Clean commuter mug, sun shade,
                        decal, license plate frame, and a $100 City of Austin parking card. The parking card is valid at any of the
                        City of Austin's 3,700 parking meters
TX   PARKING-           San Antonio: Hybrid Free Parking(bill): In January 2006, City Councilman Roland Gutierrez proposed               Not Currently Available - Pending Approval                                                                    Pending
     PENDING            that San Antonio develop a new pilot program that would grant owners of hybrid vehicles free parking at
                        the city's meters. If approved, the city would give hybrid drivers free meter access for one year. After that,
                        the city would conduct a cost/benefit assessment. The measure must still be adopted by City Council.
UT   HOV                Vehicles with clean fuel group license plates are authorized to travel in HOV lanes regardless of the        The clean fuel plate may be purchased for $10 from any Motor Vehicle Division office by presenting a              In Place      $ 10.00
                                                                                                                                    clean special fuel certificate.To obtain a special plate through the mail please send a copy of your current
                        number of occupants. There is a $10 fee to issue this plate. This fee is in addition to all other fees due at
                        the time the plate is issued,                                                                               registration, a check for $8.00 plus all special plate fees and any additional documentation necessary for
                        There is no fee to renew this plate. However, all other fees pertaining to the renewal of a vehicle         the special plate to the following address:
                        registration apply and must be paid. Vehicle owner must also apply for, pay the required fees, and be       Utah State Tax Commission,Motor Vehicle Division,210 North 1950 West,Salt Lake City, UT 84134
                        issued, a clean special fuel tax certificate each year the vehicle is registered.                           For more information, call 297-7780 within the Salt Lake metro area, and 1-800-DMV-UTAH (800-368-
                                                                                                                                    8824) outside of the Salt Lake area.
UT   PARKING            Salt Lake City: As of January 2006, Salt Lake City now offers free metered parking for vehicles that get at Bring your registration, driver's license and vehicle to the city's Transportation Division office located at
                        least an EPA-estimated 50mpg.                                                                               349 South 200 East, Suite 450, between the hours of 8 AM and 5 PM, Monday through Friday, to obtain
                                                                                                                                    your permit. If your vehicle registration is from a state other than Utah, you must also bring proof of Utah
                                                                                                                                    residency/property ownership or proof of business/non-profit organization location within Utah (Lease,
                                                                                                                                    rental agreement, deed or two utility bills). Please note that drivers of qualifying vehicles are still required
                                                                                                                                    to comply with posted time limits or other parking restrictions. For complete list of qualified vehicles go to:
VA   HOV                 AFVs displaying the Virginia 'Clean Special Fuels' license plate can use the Virginia HOV lanes,           Customer Contact Center Hours                                                                                      In Place      $ 25.00
                        regardless of the number of occupants, until July 1, 2006. Hybrid vehicles that currently qualify for the   Monday through Friday -- 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (est)                                                              Currently -
                        waiver are the Toyota Prius, Honda Insight, Honda Civic, 2005 Ford Escape, 2006 Ford Escape, 2006           Saturday -- 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (est)                                                                          Pending
                        Toyota Highlander Hybrid and the 2006 Lexus RX 400h.                                                   On   Toll Free: 1-866-DMVLINE (1-866-368-5463) or 1-800-435-5137                                                        Expiration
                        3/16/06, both the Virginia House and Senate passed an extension of the HOV waiver for one year, until       Fax: (804) 367-6631 TTY: 1-800-272-9268
                        7/1/07. Current eligible vehicles and vehicled purchased by 6/30/06 can register and purchase Clean
                        Special Fuels license plates for $25.00 and be eligible for the HOV waiver. Those registering their
                        vehicles after 6/30/06, be they current owners or new owners, will receive different Clean Special
                        Fuels license plates and not be eligible for the HOV waiver.

VA   EMISSION           Hybrids that get 50 miles to the gallon in the city are exempt from emissions testing           Qualified For emission inspection program fees and information or to find the location of the inspection station               In Place ver. March 2006
                        hybrid motor vehicles (e.g. Toyota Prius, Honda Insight, Honda Civic Hybrid, 2005 Ford Escape, 2006 Ford nearest to you, please visit the Department of Environmental Quality at (703) 583-3900 or toll free in
                        Escape, 2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid and the 2006 Lexus RX 400h Hybrid).                                 Virginia at 1-800-275-3844.
VT   NONE           No incentives for Hybrid
WA   EMISSION       Hybrid vehicles that operate on a combination of gas and electric power and achieve a fuel efficiency rating Call 1-800-272-3780, or visit the Dept. of Ecology's Emissions website, to find out if you need an emissions In Place
                    of at least 50 mpg for city driving are exempt from emission testing                                         test and to obtain information on the locations of testing centers. The test takes only a few minutes and
                                                                                                                                 costs $15. The fee can be paid in cash, personal check or credit card at the testing facility. The largest bill
                                                                                                                                 denomination accepted at the emission test site is $20.

WI   NONE           No incentives for Hybrid
WI   ITEMS OF       Requires state employees to use hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles whenever possible
WV   NONE           No incentives for Hybrid
WY   REGISTRATION   Fuel efficient vehicle registration (bill): H.B. 0116 would allow an owner of a vehicle that                Motor Vehicle Services                                                                                       75%
     FEE            achieves a fuel economy of 50 mpg or more as published in the Fuel Economy Guide by the                     5300 Bishop Blvd.                                                                                            Reduction
                    United States department of energy for the year the vehicle was manufactured to pay only                    Cheyenne, WY 82009-3340
                    25 % of the registration fees.                                                                              Phone: (307) 777-4851
                                                                                                                                FAX (307) 777-4772                                                    COUNTY
                                                                                                                                TREASURERS' OFFICES IN THE COUNTY SEAT OF THE COUNTY OF RESIDENCE. FOR SPECIFIC
                                                                                                                                LICENSE PLATE AND REGISTRATION QUESTIONS CONTACT THE APPROPRIATE COUNTY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ver. March 2006
1-907-269-5551 - No specific incentives
Jackie @ DMV - 334-242-3000

Marsha Ellis [] Supervisor - Motor
Vehicle Records Unit

Daisy - Phoenix 602-255-0072

Eligibility-- Contact-- Jason Burton (408) 794-1427,

                                                                 ver. March 2006

Phone: (302) 326-5000 & email response:DE DMV Kenneth F.
Shock, Training/Education Administrator Division of Motor
Vehicles-302-744-2544 or (850) 922-9000.                    For
List of Vehicles:
County Driven - No incentives within Hawaii at this time
515-237-3055 - Customer Service
Vehicle Reg/Plates - (208) 334-8649 - Carolyn
ml#exempt - Heather @ Stevens Title Service

Donna @ Midwest Tag & Title - 866-807-1536

Jessica ( Office of Energy Policy: (800) 282-
0868 - Vehicle Licensing: (502) 564-5301
(225) 925-6991 - 'Special Plates & Transfer Unit'

                                                                  ver. March 2006

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Assist Hybrid


Cost of Hybrids -Calculating
the True Cost


Engine Shut Off


Flexible-fuel vehicle

Ford Escape Hybrid

Ford Fusion Hybrid
Fuel Cells

Full Hybrid


Green Technology

Honda Accord

Honda Civic Hybrid

Honda Insight

HOV Lane

Hybrid Electric Car
Hybrid Fuel

Hybrid Gas Requirement

Hydraulic Hybrid

Integrated Motor Assist

Lexus RX 400h

Mild Hybrid

Parallel Hybrids

Plug-in hybrid
Regenerative brake

Series Hybrids

Taxicabs - Hybrid

Toyota Camry Hybrid

Toyota Prius Hybrid
Uses the engine for primary power, with a torque-boosting electric motor also connected to a largely conventional
powertrain. The electric motor is essentially a very large starter motor, which operates not only when the engine
needs to be turned over, but also when the driver "steps on the gas" and requires extra power. Honda's hybrids
including the Insight use this design, leveraging their reputation for design of small, efficient gasoline engines;
their system is dubbed Integrated Motor Assist (IMA). Assist hybrids differ fundamentally from full hybrids in that
they cannot run on electric power alone. However, since the amount of electrical power needed is much smaller,
the size of the battery systems is reduced.

The battery is automatically charged during regular driving by energy created by braking, and/or from the on-
board generator.
While hybrids may save a little more gasoline than a traditional internal-combustion engine, it turns out that they
take more energy to build than a regular car.
A hybrid version of a car takes four times as much energy to build than a similarly-sized gasoline-powered non-
hybrid, says a study by CNW Marketing Research, Inc, and more than 30 percent higher than the industry
CNW says it used public records, manufacturer and supplier data and other sources to create an Energy Index
for producing each of more than 300 models sold in the U.S. in 2005, virtually all of which are also sold in
One particularly interesting hybrid vehicle combination uses a diesel engine for power. Diesels are excellent at
delivering constant power for long periods of time, suffering less wear while operating at higher efficiency.
However, the engines also suffer from poor acceleration due to having a limited rpm range (which, incidentally, is
one reason it is easy to pass a semitruck on an uphill). This poor acceleration can be addressed with the hybrid
technique, and such designs may offer performance in a car of over 100 mpg US (2.35 L per 100 km).
Diesel vehicles, and therefore diesel hybrids, have the advantage they can use 100% pure biofuels (biodiesel), so
they don't need petroleum at all. Diesels are not widely used for passenger cars in the United States,as US diesel
fuel has long been considered very "dirty", with relatively high levels of sulfur and other contaminants in
comparison to the Eurodiesel fuel in Europe, where greater restrictions have been in place for many years.
Despite the dirtier fuel, the US has tough restrictions on exhaust, and it has been difficult for car manufacturers to
meet emissions levels given what is put into the engine. However, ultra-low sulfur diesel is set to be mandated in
the United States in October 2006. automatically when the car is standing still, for example at traffic lights or in
The gas engine sometimes shuts off
drive-through lanes. This saves on both gas and polluting emissions. The gas engine starts up automatically and
seamlessly when the driver presses the gas pedal
Also known as ethyl alcohol or grain alcohol, is a flammable, colorless chemical compound, one of the alcohols
that is most often found in alcoholic beverages. In common parlance, it is often referred to simply as alcohol. Its
chemical formula is C2H5OH, also written as C2H6O.

A flexible-fuel vehicle or dual-fuel vehicle is an automobile that can typically alternate between two sources of
fuel. A common example is a vehicle that can accept gasoline mixed with varying levels of ethanol (gasohol).
Some cars carry a natural gas tank and one can switch from gasoline to gas.

The Escape Hybrid's 133 horsepower (99 kW) gasoline engine and 94 hp electric motor combine to give
performance similar to the 200 hp V6 engine commonly used in the regular Escape. The hybrid is said to give
approximately 75% greater efficiency, with about 33 to 36 mpg in city traffic, (and has demonstrated it can travel
400–500 miles on a single 16.5 gallon tank of gasoline in city driving), and 29 to 31 mpg on the highway. Unlike
conventional vehicles, hybrids achieve better figures in the city because they do not waste power idling and can
recover some power when stopping (by using regenerative braking) that would be wasted on a conventional

Expected in 2007
Some fuel cell-powered vehicles currently in development use some hybrid-like technology to store auxiliary
energy. Like diesels above and steam power outlined below, fuel cells are best at delivering a fairly constant flow
of electricity, so having a secondary system is helpful. In some cases, batteries have been replaced with
ultracapacitors, which can store and retrieve energy quickly, but are inappropriate for long-term electrical storage.

A full hybrid, sometimes also called a strong hybrid, is a vehicle that can run on just the engine, just the batteries,
or a combination of both. The Prius and Escape Hybrids are examples of this, as both cars can be moved forward
on battery power alone. A large, high-capacity battery pack is needed for battery-only operation. These vehicles
have a split power path that allows more flexibility in the drivetrain by interconverting mechanical and electrical
power, at some cost in complexity. To balance the forces from each portion, the vehicles use a differential-style
linkage between the engine and motor connected to the head end of the transmission

Used in most hybrid designs, and will likely remain dominant for the foreseeable future. While petroleum-derived
gasoline is the primary fuel, it is possible to mix in varying levels of ethanol created from renewable energy
sources. Like most modern ICE-powered vehicles, hybrids can typically use up to about 15% ethanol.
Manufacturers may move to flexible-fuel engines, which would increase allowable ratios, but no plans are in place
at present.
Is a technology that offers a more environmentally friendly solution compared to an existing technology.
Examples: Alternative energy,Green building,Green syndicalism,Hybrid vehicle,Solar power,Solar cell
Solar heating,Environmental science
The Accord Hybrid not only gives you the inner satisfaction of driving a partial zero-emission vehicle, but it also
lets you experience the exhilaration of driving a high-performance car. Because this hybrid runs on a 253-
horsepower, V-6 engine with Integrated Motor Assist (IMA™), and coddles you with luxuries like an 8-way power-
adjustable driver's seat and a dual-zone hybrid automatic climate control system

The Honda Civic Hybrid is a hybrid version of the Honda Civic sedan.
For the 2003 model of the Civic, Honda added a continuously variable transmission and a Integrated Motor Assist
hybrid system similar to that of the Insight, creating a fuel efficient hybrid sedan. Honda Civic Hybrid is an assist
hybrid. Officially, the electric motor isn't able to drive the car itself but provides useful assistance to the gasoline
engine during heavy load situations like accelerating.

The Honda Insight is a 2-seater hatchback hybrid automobile manufactured by Honda. It was the first mass-
produced hybrid automobile sold in the United States, introduced in 1999 (in Japan, however, the first generation
of the Toyota Prius was launched in 1997). According to the EPA, the 5-speed manual transmission variant of the
Insight is the most fuel-efficient mass-produced automobile sold in the United States.

A High occupancy vehicle (or HOV) is a transportation engineering and transportation planning term referring to a
vehicle with a driver and one or more passengers. In some cases, single occupant vehicles are allowed provided
that they are hybrid vehicles or use alternative fuels; in some cases, motorcycles are allowed to use the lanes, as
well. In some areas, such as Southern California, the HOV lanes are full-time, while in others, such as the San
Francisco Bay Area, they are usable by other vehicles outside of peak hours.

The car combines a traditional gasoline-fueled internalcombustion engine with an electric battery-powered motor
to reduce gas consumption and air pollution.
In addition to vehicles that use two or more different devices for creating motive power, some also consider
vehicles that use distinct energy input types (fuels) to be hybrids:
Some electric trolleybuses can switch between an onboard diesel engine and overhead electrical power
depending on conditions. Flexible-fuel vehicles can use a mixture of input fuel (typically gasoline and ethanol,
though diesel-biodiesel and liquid petroleum gas-natural gas (LPG-NG) vehicles would also qualify).
Some vehicles have been modified to use another fuel source if it is available. Cars modified to run on propane,
and diesels modified to run on waste vegetable oil are possibilities.
Power-assist mechanisms for bicycles and other human-powered vehicles are also included.

Nearly all hybrids still require gasoline as their sole fuel source though diesel and other fuels such as ethanol or
plant based oils have also seen occasional use.
A hydraulic hybrid vehicle uses hydraulic and mechanical components instead of electrical ones. A variable
displacement pump replaces the motor/generator, and a hydraulic accumulator replaces the batteries. The
hydraulic accumulator, which is essentially a pressure tank, is potentially cheaper and more durable than
batteries. Hydraulic hybrid technology was originally developed by Volvo Fly-g-motor and was used experimentally
in buses from the early 1980s and is still an active area

A Honda's hybrid car technology, introduced in 1999 on the Manual 5-speed Insight. It uses an electric motor
mounted between the engine and transmission to act as a starter motor, engine balancer, and assist traction
The Lexus RX 400h is an automobile assembled by Toyota Motor Corp. under the Lexus brand name using
Toyota's Hybrid Synergy Drive technology. The assistance of the electric motor increases the vehicle's
performance; the 400h/Harrier Hybrid can reach 60 mph (97 km/h) in less than 8 s, quicker than the petrol-only
RX. Despite the increased performance, the RX 400h/Harrier Hybrid consumes roughly the same amount of
petrol as a compact four-cylinder saloon and it qualifies as a Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV) in
Conventional vehicles with oversized starter motors, allowing the engine to be turned off whenever the car is
coasting, braking, or stopped, yet restart quickly and cleanly. Accessories can continue to run on electrical power
while the engine is off, and as in other hybrid designs, the motor is used for regenerative braking to recapture
energy. The larger motor is used to spin up the engine to operating rpm speeds before injecting any fuel.
Many people do not consider these to be hybrids at all, and these vehicles do not achieve the fuel economy of full
hybrid models.

Parallel systems, which are most common at present, connect both the electrical and internal combustion
systems to the mechanical transmission. They can be subcategorized depending upon how balanced the different
portions are at providing motive power. In some cases, the internal combustion engine is the dominant portion
and is used for primary power, with the motor turning on only when a boost is needed. Others can run with just
the electric system operating alone. Most designs combine a large electrical generator and a motor into one unit,
often situated between the internal combustion engine and the transmission, in the location of the flywheel,
replacing both the conventional starter motor and the generator or alternator. A large battery pack is required,
providing a higher voltage than the normal automotive 12 volts. Accessories such as power steering and air
conditioning are powered by electric motors, so that they continue to function when the internal combustion
engine is stopped; this offers the possibility of further efficiency gains, by modulating the electrical power
delivered to these systems, rather than having them run directly from the engine at a speed which depends on
engine speed.

A plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) is a full hybrid, able to run in electric-only mode, with larger batteries and
the ability to recharge from the electric power grid. They are also called gas-optional, or griddable hybrids. Their
main benefit is that they can be gasoline-independent for daily commuting, but also have the extended range of a
hybrid for long trips.
Is an apparatus, a device or system which allows a vehicle to recapture and store part of the kinetic energy that
would otherwise be 'lost' to heat when braking.
A series design, the internal combustion engine is not directly connected to the drivetrain at all, but powers an
electrical generator instead. This is similar to the operation of diesel-electric train locomotives, but they do not
store auxiliary power in batteries for later use, and in fact is similar to an electric car which is recharged by
electricity from a stationary fossil fuel power plant, except that the power plant is carried on board.
Electricity from the generator is fed to the motor or motors that actually move the car, and excess energy can be
used to charge batteries. When large amounts of power are required, electricity comes from both the battery pack
and the engine-generator section. Because electrical motors can operate quite efficiently over a wide range of
speeds, this design removes or reduces the need for a complex transmission. The internal combustion engine
can also be finely tuned to operate at its most efficient speed whenever it is running, for a great gain in efficiency.
Separate small electric motors installed at each wheel are featured in some prototypes and concept cars; this
allows the possibility of easily controlling the power delivered to each wheel, and therefore simplifies traction
control, all wheel drive, and similar features.

 In 2005, New York City added six Ford Escape Hybrids to their taxi fleet and city officials said the entire fleet of
13,000 vehicles could be converted within five years
Is a hybrid version of Toyota's popular Toyota Camry sedan, to be introduced for the 2007 model year. The
Camry Hybrid is expected to be available in late spring 2006 for US MSRP $25,900[1]. Estimated production is
50,000 vehicles per year [2].
The Camry Hybrid will utilize a 4-cylinder gasoline engine, a setup that will produce 192 hp (143 kW).

Is one of the world's first commercially mass-produced and marketed hybrid automobiles, manufactured by
Toyota. The vehicle recharges the battery by capturing kinetic energy via regenerative braking. As well, when
cruising or idling, some of the output of the combustion engine is fed to a generator (merely the electric motor(s)
running in generator mode[1]) which produces electricity to charge the batteries.
                                URL ADDRESS
Hybrid Iniatives Update - Good
Resource for Future Updates
Q & A on Hybrid Vehicles

Detail on Hybrid Vehicle
Hybrid Car Incentives by State
Advances in Energy - State Information

Compares Hybrid Vehicles 'Side by
How Hybrid Vehicles Work
Energy Efficient Economy
Hybrid Center - Incentives by State
Electric Drive Transportation
Association - Information by State
US Dept of Energy - Articles, National
State Incentives: Hybrid Electric
Article Regarding Hybrid Vehicles -
Benefits, etc.
Appendix C - State Legislation Alloving
Environmentally friendly vehicles to use
HOV facilities

Federal-Aid Highway Program
Guidance on High Occupancy Vehicle
(HOV) Lanes
Green Vehicle Guide
Article - Some State Information (And if
you drive a hybrid in cities like Los
Angeles, San Jose, Calif., New Haven,
Conn., and Albuquerque, N.M., parking
at the city meters is free).
State Specific Information with Map to
Hydrid Vehicle Purchase Incentives
State Specific Information
                         Hybrid Vehicle Incentives by State


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