Rebate available for clean fuel vehicles

Owners of clean fuel-burning vehicles can receive a rebate under a bill passed by the Legislature May 29.

Under LB581, introduced by Omaha Sen. Jeremy Nordquist, the owner of a qualifying vehicle can apply for the rebate as long as the applicant has not claimed another rebate or incentive for the same vehicle.

The bill defines qualified clean-burning motor vehicle fuel as hydrogen fuel cell, compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas or gasoline containing at least 15 percent ethanol.

An applicant who has installed conversion equipment in their vehicle can receive the lesser amount of $4,500 or 50 percent of the cost of conversion.

A rebate of $2,500 or 50 percent of the cost of conversion also is available for property that is directly related to the compression and delivery of natural gas from a private home or residence, for noncommercial purposes, into a fuel tank of a motor vehicle propelled by natural gas.

The bill passed on a 41-4 vote.

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