Vehicle and Infrastructure Incentives and Funding Opportunities

Many state and federal grant programs exist to increase alternative transportation adoption.

The Drive Clean Colorado team of experts is here to provide individualized coaching and support for vehicle and infrastructure incentives and grant for fleets – contact us now for more information.



Commercial Clean Vehicle Tax Credit
  • Federal  Tax Credit
  • Public and Private Fleets 
  • Class 2b – Class 8 On-Road Vehicles
  • Fuel Types: Battery Electric, Fuel Cell Electric
  • New vehicles and Conversions
  • Application is being finalized
Innovative Motor Vehicle and Truck Credits for Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles
  • State of Colorado Tax Credit
  • Private Fleets with a tax liability
  • Light, medium, and heavy duty on-road vehicles
  • Fuel Types: Battery Electric and Fuel Cell Electric
  • Currently available
Clean Fleet Vehicle Technology Grant
  • Colorado Clean Fleet Enterprise (Funding from SB260)
  • Public and Private Fleets
  • Class 2b – Class 8 On-Road Vehicles
  • Available Spring 2023
  • Fuel Types: Battery Electric, Fuel Cell Electric, Recovered Methane
  • New vehicles and Conversions
  • Program Guide Available
Colorado Low Emission Vehicle Sales Tax Exemption
  • Exemption of State Sales Tax
  • Private Fleets
  • Trucks must have GVWR over 10,000 pounds
  • Available now
Colorado Clean Diesel Program
  • Funding from Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA)
  • Private and Public Fleets
  • Off-road vehicles
  • Available now
  • Fuel Types: Battery Electric, Fuel Cell Electric, Recovered Methane
  • Requires scrap vehicle
Clean Transit Enterprise Grant
  • Colorado Clean Transit Enterprise (Funding from SB260)
  • Public Fleets
  • Supports public transit electrification planning efforts, facility upgrades, fleet motor vehicle replacement, as well as construction and development of electric motor vehicle charging and fueling infrastructure.
  • Available 2023
  • Fuel Types: Battery Electric, Fuel Cell Electric


Federal Alternative Fuel and Infrastructure Tax Credits
  • Tax credits for fueling infrastructure for E85, biodiesel, CNG, propane, and electricity, including residential.
Charge Ahead Colorado
  • State of Colorado grant for chargers
  • $6,000 to $12,500 for Level 2 Fleet Chargers
  • Three application rounds, January, May and November (Current Round is January 17 to February 17, 2023)
DCFC Plazas Program
  • State of Colorado grant for Level 3 chargers
  • Up to 80% of project costs
  • Opens in Spring 2023
Community Access Enterprise Funding
  • Colorado Community Access Enterprise (Funding from SB260)
  • Supports the widespread adoption of electric motor vehicles, equitably invests in transportation infrastructure, and incentivizes the acquisition and use of electric motor vehicles and electric alternatives to motor vehicles. 
Utility Provider Programs

School Buses

Clean School Bus Funding
  • Funding from the EPA
  • Total of $5 billion between fiscal years 2022 and 2026
  • Funds the replacement of existing school buses with low- or zero-emission school buses (electric or propane)
  • Also may include funding to purchase charging and fueling infrastructure
Clean School Bus Program
  • Funding from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
  • Total of $65 million
  • Funds electric school buses and associated charging infrastructure

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