Fuel Cost Differential Rebate (Illinois)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Illinois

Name Fuel Cost Differential Rebate
Incentive Type State Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Residential, General Public/Consumer, Nonprofit, Local Government, State Government
Eligible Technologies Renewable Transportation Fuels
Active Incentive No

Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Varies depending on vehicle mileage and alternate fuel

Start Date 1995
Expiration Date No expiration date

Maximum Incentive 450/year for three years

Program Administrator Illinois EPA
Website http://www.epa.state.il.us/air/fact-sheets/alternate-fuels-rebate.html
Date added to DSIRE 2003-01-15
Last DSIRE Review 2004-06-08

References DSIRE[1]


Illinois’ Alternate Fuels Rebate Program provides rebates to owners of vehicles operating on ethanol (E-85) or biodiesel at least half of the year. Under the Fuel Cost Differential Rebate, owners of ethanol-powered vehicles will receive an annual rebate of either $450 (for vehicles accruing at least 17,500 per year) or $360 (for vehicles accruing less than 17,500 per year). A formula is used to calculate the rebate amount for biodiesel blends. Applicants for a domestic fuel rebate may receive a rebate each year over a three-year period, provided the necessary documentation for rebate renewal is submitted the following two years to the Illinois EPA prior to the end of the respective calendar year.

Any business, local or state government agency, organization, or individual located in Illinois may apply for this rebate. In order to qualify, vehicles must be registered and operated in Illinois. To request an application for a rebate or to receive additional information regarding the Alternate Fuels Rebate Program, call Darwin Burkhart or Mary Cruse at the Illinois EPA at (217) 524-4343.

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: 415 ILCS 120/30
Date Effective 1995

Expiration Date No expiration date

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Darwin Burkhart
Department Illinois EPA
Division Bureau of Air
Address 1021 N. Grand Ave. East
Address 2 Box 19276
Place Springfield, Illinois
Zip/Postal Code 62794-9276
Phone (217) 524-4343

Email darwin.burkhart@epa.state.il.us
Website http://www.epa.state.il.us

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"