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Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV)

An alternative fuel vehicle is one that is powered only by an alternative fuel. Arizona statute defines an alternative fuel as one of the following:

  • Electric
  • Natural gas / CNG or LPG
  • Hydrogen
  • Blend of 70 percent alternative fuel, 30 percent gasoline (unavailable in Arizona)
  • Solar

If a vehicle is converted to operate solely on alternative fuel, the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality must inspect the vehicle and issue an Alternative Fuel Certificate.

Reduced Vehicle License Tax

The vehicle license tax (VLT) for an AFV is changed to a rate of $4 per $100 of assessed valuation, which is determined by the following:

  • For the first year, the assessed value is 1-percent of the factory list price (FLP) of the AFV.
  • For subsequent years, the assessed value is depreciated 15-percent each year.
  • The minimum VLT for an AFV registration is $5.

To calculate the savings for an Alternative Fuel Vehicle, take the Vehicle License Tax due (for gasoline or diesel vehicles) and multiply it by 0.02381. The result is what you would have paid (or $5, whichever is higher).

HOV Lane Privileges

If you have a current AFV special plate, you can use the HOV freeway lanes at any time, regardless of the number of passengers. 

Emissions

Hydrogen, solar and electric powered vehicles are exempt from all emissions testing requirements.

For more information contact the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality at 877.692.9227 or visit myazcar.com.

Civil RightsTitle VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ADOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. Persons that require a reasonable accommodation based on language or disability should contact ADOT’s Civil Rights Office at 602.712.8946 or at [email protected]. Requests should be made as early as possible to ensure the State has an opportunity to address the accommodation.

De acuerdo con el título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964 y la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA por sus siglas en inglés), el Departamento de Transporte de Arizona (ADOT por sus siglas en inglés) no discrimina por raza, color, nacionalidad, edad, género o discapacidad.  Personas que requieren asistencia (dentro de lo razonable) ya sea por el idioma o por discapacidad deben ponerse en contacto con la Oficina de Derechos Civiles al 602.712.8946 o en [email protected]. Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más pronto posible para asegurar que el equipo encargado del proyecto tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.