Vehicle Conversion Rebate (Illinois)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Illinois

Name Vehicle Conversion Rebate
Incentive Type State Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Residential, General Public/Consumer, Nonprofit, Local Government, State Government
Eligible Technologies Renewable Fuel Vehicles
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount 80% of conversion cost

Start Date 1995
Expiration Date No expiration date
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Maximum Incentive 4,000

Program Administrator Illinois EPA

References DSIRE[1]


Illinois' Alternate Fuels Rebate Program provides rebates for those who convert an existing conventional vehicle to an alternate fuel vehicle. The Vehicle Conversion Rebate is equal to 80% of the cost of converting a conventional vehicle to operate using ethanol or biodiesel, with a maximum rebate of $4,000. Any business, local or state government agency, organization, or individual located in Illinois may apply for this rebate. In order to qualify, vehicle conversion must take place in Illinois, and converted vehicles must be registered and operated in Illinois. According to Illinois law, "alternate fuel" means liquid petroleum gas, natural gas, E-85 blend fuel, fuel composed of a minimum 80% ethanol, bio-based methanol, fuels derived from biomass, or electricity.

The rebate application must be submitted in the calendar year when the conversion was completed. Applications are reviewed and processed twice per year, at the end of June and December. 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


  • 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)"