The North Florida Clean Fuels Coalition completed the first master plan in 2015, followed by detailed alternative fuels studies for Clay and Nassau counties. For the 2022/23 fiscal year, we are updating that master plan to reflect the growth and advancements in alternative fuels, vehicles and infrastructure. The updated plan will be completed by July 2023.
The North Florida Clean Fuels Coalition is helping our stakeholders learn about and take advantage of opportunities provided through two major federal initiatives.
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill was signed into law by President Joe Biden on November 15, 2021. It includes a $5 billion National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program to strategically deploy EV charging infrastructure and establish an interconnected network to facilitate data collection, access, and reliability.
Initially, funding under this program is directed to designated Alternative Fuel Corridors for electric vehicles to build out this national network, particularly along the Interstate Highway System. When the national network is fully built out, funding may be used on any public road or in other publicly accessible locations.
With funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, EPA's new Clean School Bus Program provides $5 billion over the next five years (FY 2022-2026) to replace existing school buses with zero-emission and low-emission models. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced it would nearly double the funding awarded for clean school buses this year following increased demand, with school districts from all 50 states applying for the 2022 Clean School Bus Rebates.
The Inflation Reduction Act, signed August 16, 2022 by President Joe Biden, provides $4,000 in consumer tax credits for lower- and middle-income individuals who buy used electric vehicles, and up to $7,500 tax credits for new EVs meeting the specified requirements.
List of Electric Vehicles Assembled in North America
See other alternative fuel incentives in the Inflation Reduction Act