Climate and Equitable Jobs Act

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Illinois EPA is accepting applications to install and operate new light-duty electric vehicle charging infrastructure under the Volkswagen Settlement. Applications are due December 30, 2022. The Notice of Funding Opportunity is available on the Driving a Cleaner Illinois website.

Introduction​

The Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA), Public Act 102-0662, was passed by the General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Pritzker on September 15, 2021. CEJA includes provisions to phase out carbon emissions from the energy and transportation sectors. The Illinois EPA is directed in CEJA to establish rebate and grant programs for electric vehicles and charging stations and oversee the phase-out of fossil fuel-fired electrical generation units. 

Electric Vehicle Rebate 

Beginning July 1, 2022, and continuing as long as funds are available, an Illinois resident that purchases an all-electric passenger vehicle from a dealer licensed in Illinois will be able to apply for a rebate, in the amounts set forth below. A rebate amount cannot exceed the purchase price of the vehicle. The purchaser must retain ownership of the vehicle for a minimum of 12 consecutive months immediately after the vehicle purchase date. Only one rebate will be issued to a purchaser in any 10-year period. See our Electric Vehicle Rebate Program page for more information.

Beginning July 1, 2022, a $4,000 rebate for the purchase of an electric vehicle.

Beginning July 1, 2026, a $2,000 rebate for the purchase of an electric vehicle.

Beginning July 1, 2028, a $1,500 rebate for the purchase of an electric vehicle.

Beginning July 1, 2022, a $1,500 rebate for the purchase of an electric motorcycle.

Revisions to 35 Ill. Adm. Code 275 have been adopted and are currently effective. Changes in the rule establish the Electric Vehicle Rebate Program as required by Public Act 102-0662, the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act.  

Charging Incentive Program

The Agency is directed to provide funding, consistent with Illinois Commerce Commission-approved Beneficial Electrification Plans, to public and private organizations and companies to install and maintain Level 2 or Level 3 charging stations.

Up to 80% of the cost of the installation of charging stations may be funded. Additional awards may incentivize charging infrastructure in eligible communities. Applications will be posted to this page when available.

The charging infrastructure grant rule, 35 Ill. Adm. Code 285, has been published in the Illinois Register.  The rule will establish the Charging Infrastructure Grant Program as required by Public Act 102-0662, the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act.  Comments may be submitted on the rule until October 3, 2022.  Please see the Illinois Register for details.

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Electric Generating Units (EGUs) and Large Greenhouse Gas-Emitting Units (LGUs)

Electric Generating Units (EGUs) and Large Greenhouse Gas-Emitting Units (LGUs) that are not public GHG-emitting units are required to permanently reduce all CO2e and co-pollutant emissions to zero according to a statutory schedule based upon the NOx and SO2 emissions of the unit and the unit's geographic location. Certain units must also reduce emissions in advance of the zero emission deadline.  More information about these units may be found at the Illinois EPA EGU and LGU page.

Links

Illinois Commerce Commission

Illinois Power Agency